Job Description

MES Senior Manager

Location: Cork or Dublin, Ireland 


Are you a motivated Senior Manager with Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) experience within the Life Science, Pharmaceutical or Biotech industry? Are you passionate about driving forward innovation in manufacturing excellence, and helping leading organizations to move towards Manufacturing and Factory Digitalization? Would you like to accelerate your career and join our growing team of MES experts? 


We are looking for an ambitious Manufacturing Execution Systems Senior Managers with 15 years’ MES experience ready to take on new challenges, joining our ESP teams in Cork and Dublin.

This opportunity will see you join an industry leader in deployment of Manufacturing Systems for the Life Science Manufacturing industry 

Our global teams, (part of Accenture Industry X.0 since 2019), partner with some of the world’s leading life science companies, offering professional engineering and consulting services (strategy, plan, design, deploy and sustain) for Manufacturing and Supply Chain Operations. We leverage our deep MES, Validation, Serialization and Data Analytics skills, combined with Accenture’s core capabilities and digital enablers, to transform manufacturing and supply chain operations for pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device clients globally. 

Role and Responsibilities 

As a MES Senior Manager, you will – 

  • Provide support for strategy, planning, design, deployment and sustainment of manufacturing and supply chain systems solutions.  

  • Understand and translate customer needs into solutions via the range of leading methodologies that drive business value. 

  • Apply knowledge of technologies, applications, methodologies, processes and tools to support a client, project or entity.  

  • Provide consultative Business and System Integration services to help clients to create strategy and implement effective solutions 


Grow Industry  

  • Develop and refresh industry go-to-market strategies to drive sales and grow market share based on industry-specific assets, offerings and business services 

  •  Build and maintain the internal network (i.e., ecosystem) to advance industry solutions in the marketplace and align and mobilize internal resources 

Shape solutions for our clients  

  • Apply industry knowledge and expertise to deliver industry solutions and business services, providing subject matter expertise, market leadership, and thought leadership  

  • Create and strengthen the link between industry challenges and Accenture offerings, supporting further development of credentials for our business services, offerings and campaigns  

  • Shape our business by developing the most innovative and differentiated industry assets and offerings to create value for our clients 


 Main areas of responsibility 

  • Manage and mentor a growing team of Manufacturing Execution System professionals in a demanding, business critical work environment. 

  • Lead Global program deployments at scale 

  • Ensure skill set of team meets requirements by fostering a learning mentality 

  • Ensure awareness and alignment of the team to the company’s strategic goals and growth objectives 

  • Assist with career development objectives of the team, mentor junior employees 

  • Manage utilisation/assignment of team members across multiple fixed-fee projects and T&M assignments 

  • Govern the activities of the team responsible for program /project delivery  

  • Liaise with project managers and senior delivery team personnel in defining and achieving project delivery milestones, project workload sequencing/resourcing and controlling project costs 

  • Report to Leadership on project performance and KPI metrics and areas for improvement 

  • Consult with Leadership team in setting the strategic direction and growth potential for the business 

  • Lead the development of business opportunities, including project pricing, drafting proposals and closing sales 

  • Relationship building with key clients, vendors, partners and stakeholders 

  • Collaborate with technology leads across the Accenture life science practices to enable transformation of manufacturing and supply chain digital operations for our clients 

  • Support sales and client relationship efforts through technical contributions 

  • Be the technical lead responsible for the design, development, documentation, and implementation of Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) 

  • Lead MES Strategy /Feasibility/Assessments/Studies/Roadmaps for clients 

  • Work collaboratively with business management and users to strategically define the needs and design solutions that add value 

  • Lead Global MES programs and medium to large sized teams 


Background and Experience 

  • Bachelors’ degree in Science, Engineering or relatable technical degree  

  • 15 years’ MES/ Operations experience, gained in a highly automated Life Sciences manufacturing environment 

  • Experience with MES platforms - PAS|X, Syncade, PharmaSuite, XFP, POMS, Camstar or other life sciences compatible MES solutions 

  • Excellent working knowledge of FDA and GMP guidelines and of software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and support methodologies required 

  • Proven ability to work in a team-oriented, collaborative environment, 

  • Proven ability to lead Global Programs   

  • Experience facilitating & leading client and internal meetings - with a results and outcome focused mindset 

  • Experience in leading RFP response submissions, SOWs, understand pricing models   

  • Strong written and oral communication skills  

  • Ability to work in a team-oriented, collaborative environment and foster team development & growth 

  • Proven ability in leadership and mentorship 

  • Innovative and creative problem solving skills 


The opportunity to grow, develop and learn 

We provide our consulting professionals with comprehensive and continuous training and learning opportunities (covering business acumen, technical and professional skills development). You will work with leading industry experts in MES and Validation, honing your functional skills and expertise to your area of specialization. We offer learning and growth opportunities through a variety of formal and informal training programs, through project and client collaborations, which provides a platform to support you as you continue to build your career and to set you up for success every day.  


If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you.  


About Accenture 

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions — underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network — Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With 505,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at 


Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.  

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