Are you missing out on operations contractors?

Thinking about hiring a contractor for your operations team? Not sure? Here's benefits of taking on a contractor, from production operators to Opex leads.

Operations are becoming more and more complex, companies in pharmaceutical, medical devices, electronics and FMCG companies are realising the benefits of hiring candidates with direct experience and expertise. Hiring contractors has been common practice in other areas such as IT for quite some time and now companies are realising the importance of supplementing their operations departments in the same way. ? Across Ireland there has been a surge in demand for professionals required on a contract basis from production operators or operational excellence leads. The benefits of this have become obvious.


When looking to recruit a contractor to join your team, above all else you want this person to hit the ground running. You do not have time for training or for them to find their feet. This is where a specialist agency is oh so important. With Morgan McKinley your consultant will specialise in a vertical, for me it’s production operations and LEAN. You could say I have my finger on the pulse of the production and ops employment market.


We save our clients time by interviewing prospective candidates before sending them to a position. This does not change when it comes to a temporary worker.

This saves time and man hours on the part of the client to know that we have fully vetted every candidate. When it comes to production operators it would be standard practice for Morgan McKinley to do the first round of interviews with all candidates and provide detailed feedback on each candidate with recommendations on who will fit your potential needs.

Cost saving

With LEAN thinking on the tip of everyone’s tongue at the minute, cost saving is high on everyone’s agenda. While hourly rates for contractors may initially seem higher than that of a full time employee, there is a significant reduction in the financial risk or burden associated with hiring a permanent employee. It can also usually be done much quicker than hiring a permanent employee as the nature of contractor means that they move from project to project as quickly as possible.

To hire a production operator or lean lead contractor or have a discussion on the costs and benefits of hiring operations contractors, you can contact me via my details below.



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Senior Consultant | Supply Chain | Production, Operations, Lean Recruitment


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