Johnson & Johnson Careers

Plant Manager

Limerick, Limerick
Plant Management

Job Description

Requisition ID: 1805649637W

About the Company:

Vision Care Ireland is located in Limerick and produces the world’s leading contact lens product in the Acuvue range of lenses.  Our site uses the industry’s most advanced technology and directly employs over 900 people. We produce a diverse array of contact lenses using our highly automated production process.  Key to our success has been the combination of state-of-the-art material science with technologies such as precision injection moulding, robotics, vision systems and data analytics.


Vision Care Ireland was established in 1995 in the National Technology Park, close to the University of Limerick.  The facility opened with six production lines that manufactured one day disposable contact lens for the European and Japanese markets.  Since then we have been on a continuous expansion and improvement path and now have over 37 advanced production lines, manufacturing over 8 million contact lenses a day, which are shipped to customers worldwide.

                                                              PLANT MANAGER

Job Purpose:

Plans, develops, and directs all aspects of the organization based on sales/profitability and other goals and objectives established in conjunction with the next highest level of management.
Formulates and communicates overall business objectives, policies, and strategic plans for the site. Ensures effective implementation and execution of policies and plans to direct the growth of the Company and to achieve both long-term and short-range objectives

Reporting to:        Manufacturing Platform Leader


Main areas of responsibility:

  • Directs the development and preparation of short-term and long-range sales/profitability and other goals plans and budgets based upon the broad Business Unit goals and growth objectives. 
  • Makes timely decisions and balances short-term needs with longer term strategic impact.
  • Develops and establishes Business Unit operating policies consistent with the policies and objectives as set by the top leadership in the organization and insures their execution.
  • Appraises and evaluates the results of overall operations regularly and systematically and reports these results. 
  • Maximizes business unit performance and productivity from insight generation to strategy development. 
  • Identifies, directs and participates in acquisition and future growth activities, including investigations, evaluations, and negotiations in accordance with Business Unit objectives. Builds organizational capability, and allocates appropriate resources to achieve growth goals. 
  • Creates the structure and processes necessary to manage the organization's current activities and its projected growth. 
  • Maintains a sound plan of Business Unit organization, establishing policies to ensure adequate management development and to provide for capable management succession. 
  • Ensures sound services and working relationships with key staff of important customers and vendors, with outside services such as consultants, legal counsel, advertising agencies, and regulatory agencies, and with outside public and governmental bodies.
  • Plays a key role in shaping the external environment. 
  • Builds an engaged workforce and establish a plan for continuous staff development.
  • Leads and coaches the executive team.




Education and Experience Required:

  • Degree or equivalent in engineering or business related subject
  • Minimum 14 years relevant experience in a manufacturing environment
  • 5 years senior management experience within a regulated multinational environment
  • Strong global leadership profile


  • Masters Degree in engineering or business related subject
  • Previous Plant Manager Experience within a manufacturing environment
  • Experience of implementation of lean manufacturing practices



Primary Location
Johnson & Johnson Vision Care (Ireland) Limited (8182)
Job Function
Plant Management
Requisition ID