Team Leader – Incoming Quality Assurance

Abbott Laboratories (Longford, Ireland) 25 days ago

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 – Longford:
Abbott established a diagnostics manufacturing facility in Sligo in 1994 to manufacture blood-screening products and reagents.

In 2004, Abbott’s operations in Ireland expanded with the opening of a second facility in Longford. The plant was first occupied in December 2004, and the first product (Architect® TSH) was launched in December of 2005.

The Longford facility plays a key role in helping Abbott to meet the increasing global demand for diagnostic testing in areas such as infectious disease, cancer, thyroid and cardiovascular diseases.

Abbott in Longford manufactures 18 diagnostic reagent products for thyroid function, fertility, and pregnancy, cardiology, renal and metabolic. Our products are manufactured to the highest standards of quality and are regulated by bodies such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

PURPOSE OF THE JOB:

Support Quality goals to ensure targets in terms of quality, cost, safety, availability and continuous improvement are attained by driving department projects, championing continuous improvement activities, developing department metrics and supporting financial plan development.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintain ETMS TO DO LIST.

  • Conduct business in a manner that will protect human health, safety and the environment by complying with all applicable EHS laws, as well at the Abbott Global and Technical standards.

  • Support key site projects and ensure successful planning, execution, completion and implementation. Drive and monitor improvements to throughput to ensure efficient and effective processes and cycle times and generate true measurements of same.

  • Liaise directly with all stakeholders in an effective manner to ensure support services are fully utilized, and ensure stakeholder engagement from project concept to implementation.

  • Provide Quality leadership to site-wide initiatives such as Continuous Improvement, etc.

  • Plan and initiate improvements to the Quality Assurance area as needed to meet changing demands or requirements.

  • Support resource and budget requirements planning associated with quality assurance related activities.

  • Provide training and development of functional area personnel to ensure skills and talents are appropriate to meet the quality assurance organizations responsibilities.

  • Communicate effectively throughout site and across sites.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the application of the Quality Policy through daily activities.

EDUCATION & COMPETENCIES:

  • A third level qualification in a relevant Chemistry or Life Science discipline as this experience/level of education provides a necessary foundation for this Job function.

  • Excellent communication skills desired. Communicates with co-workers, other departments, and other sites.

  • Good presentation skills to conduct training and presentations.

  • Five years experience in a regulated industry including three years experience in a a position with personnel responsibility as this will provide a good foundation for this job function.

  • Excellent communication skills desired. Communicates with co-workers, other departments and other sites.

  • Good presentation skills to conduct training and presentations.

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