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Joe Watson

Program Management

About Joe

Joe has 40+ years management experience in manufacturing operations working for major multinational companies in medical device, FMCG and general industrial sectors.  He has held key senior management roles in Operations, Engineering, Quality Assurance and Human Resources

Joe started his career in the oil industry before moving to operations management with Mauri Foods and Technical Manager with a medical products division of WR Grace.  He later joined Gillette/P&G at the Oral-B manufacturing site in Newbridge, Ireland and progressed to Plant Manager successfully implementing Lean principles and leading the introduction of new products and technology, maintaining exceptional customer service and driving loss elimination and continuous improvement programs.

In recent years, Joe has successfully fulfilled contract Program Management roles.  These have included the use of “Should Cost” methodology to facilitate management teams at manufacturing sites in Ireland, Denmark, India and the United States in the development of medium and long term integrated strategic and operational plans, the development of global enterprise resource planning systems and the establishment of a greenfield manufacturing plant in Lithuania.

Joe is a Chartered Engineer and holds a BE degree in Chemical Engineering, a Masters in Engineering Science and a Graduate Certificate in Information Technology.


  • General Management
  • Factory Management
  • Engineering
  • Process Development
  • Worldwide Sourcing of Consumer
    and Industrial Products
  • Production & Logistics
  • Business Transformation
  • Business Integration