MES Program Manager

Aspira is currently looking for seasoned Program Manager with Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) experience to work on a major MES Platform Upgrade as part of Manufacturing Applications Portfolio for a global client in the medical devices industry.

The project encompasses a global team across Ireland, India and the US covering application support and software development. The rollout of the upgrade will also be required in 17 production sites across US, Brazil, Malaysia and Ireland

Role Requirement:

  • Familiar with MES in Manufacturing (Med Devices Preferred) within a heavily regulated environment
  • Experience in managing large teams in this space across global multi-site environments and deployments
  • Strong leadership, influencing and strategic capability and awareness within a purely matrix environment
  • Willingness and capability to lead and steer senior team members in best practice planning, management and delivery
  • Must have background and exposure to agile best practices
  • Experience and capability to manage multiple Scrum Teams
  • Experience with remediation in heavily integrated application environments
  • Strong relationship building experience across client internal business and IT departments as well as multi-vendor environment

Behaviour/Values Required:

  • Strong Communication (verbal & written) and Interpersonal Skills
  • Ability to work effectively within a highly skilled and knowledgeable team environment
  • Work effectively with stakeholders located both locally and remotely
  • Strong project management with an ability to understand dependencies within a project or wider programme of work. Knowing when and how to push back (to business users, or senior stakeholders).
  • A strong and motivational leader
  • Demonstrable ability to think “outside of the box“ and innovate
  • Proven ability to drive and manage best practices and enhanced process improvements
  • Comfortable challenging the ideas of others
  • Strong influencing skills, particularly with senior executives
  • Capable of working across borders and cross organisational boundaries
  • Commercial & Strategic acumen