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Programme Manager - Digital Manufacturing

About Aerogen: 
Headquartered in the vibrant city of Galway, with offices around the world, Aerogen is proud to be the world leader in acute care aerosol drug delivery. Recognised through multiple MedTech awards and eight-time winner of the Zenith award for Respiratory Care Excellence in North America, collectively our employees make a difference to patients’ lives every day, having already reached 16 million patients in over 75 countries.  
Our talented and skilled team collaborate to innovate, challenge and test not only in relation to our products but every facet of how we work. We lead the way, finding innovative solutions to even the most complex problems, all in the name of delivering better patient care. 
Our business is growing rapidly across the globe and as we grow, our core culture of “We Care” universally connects us. We believe that your ambition and integrity fuels ours and we are committed to supporting our employees to reach their full potential through tangible investment in their careers. Join us as we continue to #discoverbetter. 

What is the role?  
The Digital Manufacturing role at Aerogen will play a crucial role in our ongoing digital transformation initiatives. 
As the digital manufacturing expert, you will work closely with our production, quality, and engineering teams to digitize our in-house manufacturing processes. With the support of our wider digital transformation team, the successful candidate will lead the effort to scale up our manufacturing processes using the latest digital technologies. Join us in shaping the future of manufacturing at Aerogen.

What are the key responsibilities?  

In collaboration with the Digital Transformation site team and Manufacturing stakeholders (Quality, Engineering, Production) lead the creation and update of the digital Manufacturing strategy as part of the overarching business strategy. 
Plan digital manufacturing system strategy & roadmap to incorporate Factory 4.0 principles leading best in class practices to rethink manufacturing systems.
Gatekeeper role across Manufacturing functions (Production, Engineering, Quality, and Operation Excellence) to develop an inventory of digital opportunities and support prioritization through governance process.
Provide project management oversight to lead or support cross-functional teams in deployment of Manufacturing Digital solutions. Work with cross-functional teams on the integration between plant floor system and up/down stream systems.
Standardize the stage-gate approach for deployment of Digital solutions from concept through to Production handover and startup support. 
Drive the digital methodologies and technologies used for trend monitoring and data analytics initiatives which can be consumed during RCA investigation and design and implementation of CAPA enhancements.
Collaborate with Manufacturing stakeholders to support process improvement opportunities that lead to quantifiable efficiencies in product yield, reduced cycle time, cost avoidance, and cost reduction: all within the framework of preserving product quality.
Develop and promote the adoption of a digital toolbox for all Manufacturing functions.
Participate in Smart Factory, Connected Plant and Factory of the Future knowledge networks and Governance meetings.
Participate in NPI (New Product Introduction) projects from initiation to ensure digital by design is a guiding principle for process design.

What education and experience are required?  
Level 8 honours qualification in a quantitative field such as Engineering, Science, Computer Science.
Minimum 8 years experience in a Manufacturing environment with at least 2 years in Medical Device / Pharmaceutical Manufacturing.

What key skills will make you great at the role? 
Hands-on experience using Digital Manufacturing solutions e.g., MES, OEE, SPC, ERP, etc.
Experience in the deployment of digital solutions in high-volume manufacturing.  
Proven track record of successfully applying Agile/SCRUM methodologies as a project manager. 
Excellent planning, project management and communication skills.
Technical leadership and project management experience.
Strong analytical ability with experience in process and production monitoring and metrics. 
Demonstrated experience working in large scale, multi-solution deployment programs.
Have a good understanding of IT infrastructure and system integration. 
Ability to present ideas and concepts clearly and effectively to all levels of the company.
Ability to manage risk in striving to meet objectives.

What is it like to work at Aerogen?  
Our purpose is to transform patient lives and our ethos is to #discoverbetter. This also translates to how we look after our people. We want talented, passionate and engaged people to join Aerogen and build your career with us. We understand that your life evolves through different stages, and we are here to support our global team with a range of financial and non-financial rewards and benefits. There’s something for everyone! Here is an idea of what we offer: 
Excellent medical care. 
Bonus & Pension. 
‘Aerogen Connect’ – our employee led programme which supports our global teams to unite and have fun.  
We pledge 1% of profits and time to charities and organisations 

Check out our careers website to discover more about Life at Aerogen 

Aerogen is committed to promoting diversity, inclusion and equality in the workplace. If you have any difficulty using our application process, please contact us by emailing Please include your name and preferred method of contact. 

Ireland - Head Office (B2)


Job Title
Programme Manager - Digital Manufacturing