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Production Manager / Project Lead site extension

Skopje 1000, Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of | Skopje | Full-time

Job Description

In the beginning the Production Manager will act as a project lead from pro-actively ramping up a new production facility until leading a lean manufacturing organization to support the company’s growth trajectory and to align corporate strategies and objectives across the company’s operations in Macedonia with a clear focus on sustainable profitability. The individual will be part of the global project team that is working closely together during the ramp up phase.

This function reports directly to the Senior Plant Director in Skopje and has a dotted line to Germany.

  • Project lead for the project in Skopje, NMK (monitoring construction, leading project meetings, monitoring time and cost schedules, managing suppliers, interface to the corporate project team).
  • Support of the set-up of the production facility and leading the production ramp-up as well as project transfers within the targeted project time line.
  • Implement and optimize manufacturing processes based on the corporate standards with consideration for safety, quality and efficiency according to “lean” methodologies to adapt quickly to changing market requirements.
  • Improve efficiency and effectivity through process and system improvements
  • Selection, hiring and consequently leading the personnel development of the direct reports on site with assistance of the Head of HR & the Senior Plant Director
  • Analyze KPIs and variances against established standards and sets necessary corrective actions; assure proper monthly reports to the Plant Management.
  • Initiate and successfully implement investment projects including the supervision.
  • Coordinate and align processes abreast with other departments and assure proper usage of ERP systems.
  • Set-up, extend and secure a well-run organization and facilitate teamwork and success through continuing education, structured communication and ensuring health & safety standards


  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience as Production Manager in a manufacturing environment, preferably a regulatory one within the pharmaceutical, chemical or food industry
  • Experienced in working in international project groups and transferring technologies
  • B.S. / M.S. Industrial Engineering or technical field mandatory
  • Macedonian level C2, English level C1, German language skills would be an advantage
  • Solid understanding of and experience with manufacturing, inventory management, production scheduling, supply chain, and sales
  • Demonstrable understanding of manufacturing with a focus on “Process Efficiencies” (e.g., Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen, TQM, TPS, Six Sigma or 5S) as well as production related KPI’s
  • Good planning, project management and organizational skills, with ability to analyze and improve business structures and processes, as well as the ability to effectively communicate goals and objectives to staff
  • Familiar with the cost management/control using KPI’s, SAP as ERP system
  • International and intercultural work experience as well as working within a global collaborative framework
  • Strong ability to “walk the talk” into the organization with an authentic personality and clear customer orientation; self-driven and passionate
  • Stable, solid personality with strong leadership skills able to quickly establish credibility internally and externally
  • Structured problem-solving abilities with a high-level of intrinsic motivation and an organized personality focused on objectives without losing sight of relevant budgetary requirements
  • Demonstrable communication and negotiation skills both internally and externally utilizing networking and exchanging best practices
  • Proactively initiates new and pragmatic procedures and policies, e.g. employee development;
  • Possesses intercultural sensitivity and understanding
  • Leads by example with a visibly hands-on approach
  • Willingness to international business travel


Food & drinks

We offer all our employees a canteen on site.

Learning & development

According to the job and position, we make sure our employees get regular trainings and coaching to unleash their possibilities.

Healthcare & pension

We offer a company pension.


We offer organized transportation facilities for our employees as well as transportation allowances.

Working environment

Creating a great place to work is essential for us, so we live up to our values teamwork, responsibility, integrity, bold innovation and excellence (TRIBE).

Company Description

Gerresheimer is the global partner for pharma, biotech, healthcare and cosmetics with a very broad product range for pharmaceutical and cosmetic packaging and drug delivery devices. The company is an innovative solution provider from concept to delivery of the end product. Gerresheimer achieves its ambitious goals through a high level of innovative strength, industrial competence, focus on quality and customers. In developing innovative and sustainable solutions, Gerresheimer relies on a comprehensive international network with numerous innovation and production centers in Europe, America and Asia. Gerresheimer produces close to its customers worldwide with around 10,000 employees and generates annual sales of more than €1.4 billion. With its products and solutions, Gerresheimer plays an essential role in people's health and well-being.

Equal Rights

All applicants are considered without any regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status or membership, or any other legally protected status.

Interested? Apply today!

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