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Conal Corduff

Conal Corduff

European Co-Manufacturing Manager

Kellogg Company

European Co-Manufacturing Manager at Kellogg Company


Kellogg Company

European Co-Manufacturing Manager

• Managed manufacturing outsourcing relationships and contract negotiations within the European Contract Manufacturing Network
• Prepared strategy for new platforms and outlined competitive forces at play in new markets resulting in the successful launch of several niche products.
• Led new product introductions in several cereal and snack formats throughout the European manufacturing and markets.
• Implemented Lean methodologies in both manufacturing and support functions in the European Supply Chain, including cost savings identified through value stream mapping.
• Business process redesign of innovation, tendering and project management systems.
• Managed end to end supply chain functions for contract manufacturers from procurement, operations and relationship perspectives.
• Managed quality and R&T issues and audits in contract manufacturers and led resolution plans as required.

Career medium 03
Career medium 04

MPS Mastered Performance Solutions

Project Manager

Designed efficiency and performance management tools tailored to clients needs.
• Introduced Lean methodologies to manufacturing and service companies including but not limited to 5S, Process mapping, OEE, cost per unit reduction, layout design and kaizen events.
• Trained staff and specifically designed a Lean Six Sigma training program in a banking institution.
• Designed of an efficiency and waste measurement system for a banking organisation.
• Project management on contract basis implementing productivity improvement projects


Abbott Vascular Devices

Manufacturing Engineer

• Led yield, cost reduction, cycle time and cell layout improvements. Through use of Lean methodologies.
• Problem solving and process improvement with the use of industrial tools such as DMAIC, Six Sigma, Statistical Engineering, DOE and FMEA.
• Designed, introduced, implemented an performance management system, trained staff and rolled out to all lines.
• Investigation, design, development and implementation of new manufacturing processes and technologies to support the introduction and manufacturing ramp plans of new products. Solicited Quality Assurance, R&D, Quality Engineering, Supply Chain, and others as necessary.
• Completed CAPA (corrective and preventative action) projects as per industry standards.
• Supervisor of in house tool-room and design office, ensuring the timely design, maintenance and manufacture of high quality tooling.
• Led a team through a 40% reduction in service time, in a design and outsourcing office.

Career medium 05
Career medium 03


Senior Manufacturing Engineer

Fully responsible for process performance of inkjet manufacturing lines, achieving and sustaining record yields and product quality standards.
• Managed the roll out of TPM allowing for front line staff to have the skill set and autonomy to solve problems as they occur without managerial involvement.
• Managing and scheduling of engineering process improvements (DOE, FMEA etc)
• Coaching of maintenance technicians and operators in operational performance (TPM, 5S, Process analysis etc)
• Managed line down situations to resolution in a timely manner using proven problem solving techniques and coordination of all staff involved.
• Continuous focus on reduction of unit cost and subsequent 25% reduction in same through waste elimination.



Process Engineer

• Strong problem solving aptitude, having generated savings of over €7M on a single project.
• Developed new processes for the manufacture of new and current products to increase yield and reduce unit cost.
• Sourced, designed and managed the automation of the manufacturing process
• New technology investigation and implementation.
• Travel to machinery vendors to perform commissioning of equipment.
• Provide technical guidance on projects to both engineering and manufacturing support staff.
• Worked with marketing department to provide technical information and provide plant tours to customers when required.

Career medium 02
Career medium 01

Transitions Optical

Project Engineer

• Specialised machine design (AutoCAD) in consultation with vendors, management, technical staff and users. Negotiate costs and agree implementation programme and after-sale service contracts
• Developed Design of Experiments assignments, reported results, validated and implemented findings.
• Designed plant layout (AutoCAD), identified key factors to achieve Lean Manufacturing targets.
• Provided engineering guidance to rapid improvement workshops, cost reduction projects (5S, Value Stream Mapping, layout changes, Kaizen events)
• Introduced OEE (overall equipment effectiveness) system to further production improvements.


Waterford Institute of Technology

MBA, Business Administration and Management, General


National University of Ireland, Galway

BEng, Mechanical Engineering


Yeats College

Leaving Cert

520 points