Director of Operational Excellence & Quality

Closing date for applications: 17/11/2021

Director of Operational Excellence and Quality


HPRA is seeking to recruit a Director of Operational Excellence and Quality (OEQ). Reporting to the Chief Executive, the Director will be responsible for the development of organisational systems and standards across the HPRA, working with the senior leadership team to ensure operation success. In addition, they will be responsible for leading the HPRA’s quality, business and strategic planning functions.

The Director will be a member of the HPRA’s leadership team providing strategic and operational direction to the OEQ department.



Principal responsibilities for the Director will include:

  • Working with the leadership team, delivering direction to achieve enhanced operational excellence through  focusing on business process uniformity and continuous business improvement.
  • Coordinating and developing the strategic planning process
  • Working closely with the HPRA’s ICT and Business Services department to ensure the alignment of common objectives [for both business process optimisation and application development]  which meet business needs.
  • Developing the business planning and reporting process to ensure effectiveness and alignment to strategic plans


  • Full details of the role and the criteria required are outlined the Role Profile


If you believe you have the drive, passion and experience necessary to take on this role, please send an email including a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae and Supporting Letter outlining how your experience fits the requirements to Deirdre O’Shaughnessy , Partner, Odgers Berndtson at Closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon on Wednesday 17th November 2021.

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