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Manager Continuous Improvement

Bunratty, County Clare, Ireland
October 28, 2016

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David Sage

Bunratty Clare

Mob: 353-**-*******


Manufacturing and production professional skilled in leading high-producing teams and lean manufacturing techniques to reduce costs and increase process efficiency.


February 2011 to July 2016

Star Elm Frames – Limerick

Joined Star Elm Ltd Feb 2011 as office manager, became General Manager of Star Elm Frames 2012

Rationalised headcount in line with new business needs

Negotiated and successfully obtained a new profile supplier with exclusivity for the 32 counties

Managed and guided the company successfully through an examinership process

Improved and redesigned process flow through factory floor using lean methodology

Responsible for management of Sales Team, manufacturing budgets and all direct and indirect reports

Obtained NSAI WEP certifications for all products

Negotiated and built relationships with major suppliers

Facilities Supervisor

June2003 to November 2010

Roche Pharmaceuticals Ireland – Clare

Responsible for management of Waste Treatment Plants/Incinerators/Solvent Recovery/Nitrogen and dI Water Plants

Responsible for facilities budget

Maintained and enforced a safe and clean working environment at all times

Lead regular stand up meetings for safety and quality and team performance

Lead continuous improvement projects with measurable goals for Operational Excellence

Developed and introduced the Barcoding training programme for the site

Developed SLA’S between relevant manufacturing and support departments

Responsible for coaching and performance management of 20 facilities staff

Lead the Management Coaching Programme for Roche Clare-castle

Shift Facilitator

April 1996 to June 2003

Analog Devices – Limerick

Responsible for 3 Team Leaders and 40 team members on a five cycle shift

Trained developed and counselled employees to develop high performing self-managed teams

Ensured shift cycle time and manufacturing targets achieved

Reviewed production orders, schedules, delivery dates and inventory levels to determine product availability

Collaborated with the engineering department to review and modify processes

Maintained safety/quality and housekeeping standards

Enforced a culture of lean manufacturing and continuous improvement with providing operational leadership

Shannon Window Systems – Clare

Family business – May 1991 to April 1996


Diploma in MGT – Irish Mgt Institute – 2009

CIPD Diploma in Training and Development – Midwest Business Institute – 2005

Certificate in Health and Safety – University of Limerick – 1995

Selection of In house courses including Facilitation Skills, Safety Harness Inspector, Manual Handling coach, Permit to work writing






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