About Abbott

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Abbott serves the Irish market with a diverse range of healthcare products including diagnostics, medical devices and nutritionals products. In Ireland, Abbott employs over 4,000 people across nine sites. We have six manufacturing facilities located in Clonmel, Cootehill, Donegal, Longford and Sligo and a third-party manufacturing management operation in Sligo. Abbott has commercial, support operations and shared services in Dublin and Galway. We have been operating in Ireland since 1946.

Abbott Ireland Diagnostic Division Sligo

Abbott Diagnostic's is a global leader of in vitro diagnostics with approximately 70,000 institutional customers in more than 100 countries. Our diagnostic products offer a broad range of innovative instrument systems and tests for hospitals, reference labs, blood banks, physician offices and clinics.

Abbott’s diagnostic products offer customers automation, convenience, cost effectiveness and flexibility. Abbott has helped transform the practice of medical diagnosis from an art to a science, helping to create the modern diagnostics industry through the company's commitment to improving patient care and lowering overall costs. The history of Abbott Diagnostics is filled with examples of first-of-a-kind products and significant technological advancements.

PURPOSE OF THE JOB:

  • To ensure the plant delivers its customer service, financial, energy management, quality and safety goals through the effective management of all activity in relevant manufacturing area.

  • To manage the resources in the assigned area so as to ensure targets are communicated and achieved while maintaining a harmonious employee relations climate.

  • Ensure Environmental Health and Safety standards are met and all EHS regulations and procedures are adhered to.  Foster an awareness of Environmental Health and Safety in the plant and promote a culture of continuous improvement.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Carry out the responsibilities inherent in the position of a Manager in respect of Manufacturing Operations, including all aspects of safety, training, performance and people development.

  • Maintain GMP, HR, EHS, IT, financial and quality procedures and standards by encouraging an atmosphere of involvement, open communication and effective teamwork.

  • Motivate employees and build teams to foster culture of continuous improvement & “Right First Time”.

  • Ensure that all customer requirements are met and maintain product availability.

  • Ensure manufacturing department operates within agreed budgets.

  • Primary contact for new process transfers into the Manufacturing Area.

  • Implement and monitor new manufacturing strategies.

  • Liaise with the relevant Quality & Technical groups to identify, document, investigate and remedy the cause of product or process non-conformance.

  • Keep abreast of developments in manufacturing areas to ensure the plant continues to produce quality products while maintaining regulatory compliance.

  • Responsible for EHS performance and compliance through active participation and support of Abbott's EHS Program.

  • Recommend/Implement improvements to Safety standards and foster continuous improvement culture to safety.

  • Optimize the use of human resources by encouraging an atmosphere of involvement, open communication and effective teamwork.

EDUCATION & COMPETENCIES:

  • Encourage Open Exchange of Ideas and Knowledge Sharing.

  • Set Vision, Strategy and Implement.

  • Build an effective team.

  • Know the Business.

  • Drive for Results.

  • Provide clear direction and define priorities.

  • Ability to work and communicate with all levels of management.

  • The minimum education requirement is a Third level qualification in a Science/Engineering related discipline.

  • Ideally minimum of 5 years previous management experience in an operational excellence/ Total Quality Management environment.

  • Knowledge of GMP requirements in healthcare/pharmaceutical plant is desirable as would give   understanding of requirements of the medical industry.

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