Jazz Pharmaceuticals

  • Governance & OPEX Leader

    Job Post Information* : Posted Date 4 months ago(10/9/2018 5:16 AM)
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    Job Post Information* : External Company Name
    Jazz Pharmaceuticals
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    Advertised Location : Address
    Waterloo Exchange
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  • Overview

    Jazz Pharmaceuticals is an international biopharmaceutical company focused on improving patients’ lives by identifying, developing and commercializing meaningful products that address unmet medical needs. We are continuing to expand our commercial product portfolio and our research and development pipeline in therapeutic areas that can leverage our unique expertise.

    Our therapeutic areas of focus include sleep and hematology/oncology – areas in which we have a deep understanding of the patient journey and a suite of products and product candidates to address critical needs.

    We are looking for the best and brightest talent to join our team.  If you’re looking to be a part of a company with an unwavering commitment to improving patients’ lives and being a great place to work, we hope you’ll explore our career openings and get to know Jazz Pharmaceuticals. 

    Position Profile

    This opportunity is available in Dublin, Ireland.

    Purpose Statement

    Manages, coordinates and aligns the overall Tech Ops governance processes ensuring alignment of Roles and responsibilities and appropriate escalation processes are in place Drives and facilitates operations excellence program within the global Technical Operations function. Ensures coordination and alignment vertically and horizontally across organization to ensure seamless integration. Establishes and maintains performance metrics to measure OPEX program success & manage program governance. Supports decision making of the Tech Ops Leadership Team by ensuring that the appropriate metrics are collected and available. Manages special projects/assignments related to Techs Ops Summits, Global meetings, communication, metrics and decision making.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Manages the governance processes within Tech Ops to ensure efficiency and effectiveness is maintained. Manages change while implementing improvement programs.
    • Coordinates process improvement programs across the various functions in within Tech Ops
    • Supports Process Excellence program through delivery of own project work, occasional facilitation of Kaizen Events and other Lean methodologies.
    • Supports engagement strategy, infrastructure and training program to engage employees in the Tech Ops OPEX program
    • Works with the OPEX functional leads to support project identification, prioritization and selection process.
    • Supports rollout of Tech Ops Process Excellence programs at sites/functions.
    • Develops strong working relationships with management at all levels and manages the communication process.
    • Facilitates meetings with management to review and examine project progress.
    • Identifies business opportunities through partnerships with other employees or organizations.
    • Participates in OPEX training sessions and is a champion for the application of the appropriate LEAN methodologies
    • Ensures that metrics are collected and communicated appropriately to support the Tech Ops Governance bodies & processes
    • Coordinates, aligns and monitors the process for generating high-level Tech ops and annual Goals and Objectives for the various functions.
    • Manages TOLT meetings, summits and off-sites, driving agenda/discussion topics, pre-meeting preparation and meeting logistics.

    Qualifications & Abilities

    • Third Level degree in relevant discipline
    • 7+ years’ experience of developing, evaluating and/or managing significant programs and or initiatives, preferably within the bio/pharmaceutical or High Tech industry.
    • 5 years’ experience working in a management/leadership or advisory role requiring  collaboration with executive and key operational groups
    • Progressive and proven track record of managing projects, preferably within a multi-national environment.
    • Extensive experience in Process Excellence & Lean methodology
    • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, communication and presentation skills
    • Ability to effectively lead and participate on multi-disciplinary teams.
    • Must be willing to travel internationally (10-20%)

    Jazz Pharmaceuticals is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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