JOB DESCRIPTION : Abbott in Ireland
Abbott in Ireland
In Ireland, Abbott employs almost 3,000 people across 11 sites. Abbott has six manufacturing facilities located in Clonmel, Cootehill, Donegal, Longford and Sligo and a third party manufacturing management operation in Sligo.
It has commercial and support operations in Dublin and shared services in Dublin and Westport. Abbott serves the Irish market with a diverse range of health care products including diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic pharmaceuticals.
Abbott has been operating in Ireland since 1946.
Abbott Diagnostics Division (ADD) Longford
Abbott established the first diagnostics manufacturing facility in Sligo in 1994 to manufacture blood-screening products and reagents.
In 2004, Abbott Diagnostics operations in Ireland expanded with the opening of a second facility in Longford. The plant was first occupied in December 2004.
Manufacturing commenced in March of the following year 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.
We currently have a vacancy for a Snr Quality Professional and this role will involve the following :
Primary Function :
Conduct quality-related activities to deliver consistent, high quality documents, services, products and processes, which adds value to the business.
Major Responsibilities :
Ensures that solutions are compliant, innovative, thorough, practical and consistent with organizational objectives. May lead projects with cross-
functional or broader scope. Interacts effectively with employees, manager, and cross-functional peers. May represent own team while on cross-
functional project teams with other functional leaders.Communicates confidently and effectively with management, peers, and key stakeholders.
Implements tactical solutions related to assignment. Able to contribute functional skills and expertise broadly. Directly influences project direction and scope.
Scope includes one or more QA functions, with general knowledge of other related disciplines.Provides guidance and trains other Professionals and Technicians.
May provide oversight to one or more QA professionals and / or contractors.
Ensures compliance to site level policies and procedures and demonstrates a solid understanding of Division and Corporate policies and procedures by promptly addressing noncompliance issues within Division and Corporation as appropriate.
Ensures adherence and maintains the effectiveness of the Quality System, including the Subsystems and Key processes that govern the area by promptly addressing non-compliance issues.
Makes independent decisions within defined parameters while assuring that these decisions are compliant with site level policies and procedures and are aligned with the appropriate quality system.
Responsible for ensuring compliant documentation in area of responsibility.
Carries out tasks with little management oversight.
Decisions have long term impact, aligned with the organization strategy.
Eduncation & Experience :
At least 5 years work experience in Quality or related field experience; Less experience may be appropriate with advanced degree.
Preferred experience in the Healthcare industry.Has a history of completing successful projects and driving positive compliance outcomes.
Depending on Functional Area
Solutions are compliant, innovative, thorough, practical and consistent with organizational objectives. Ensures compliant documentation in area of responsibility.
Represents the site as an SME or Process Community member.
Authors or approves validation packages, design plans, and risk management deliverables (e.g. FMEAs).
JOB FAMILY : Operations Quality
DIVISION : LOCATION :
LOCATION : Ireland >
ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS : WORK SHIFT :
WORK SHIFT : Standard
TRAVEL : Not specified
MEDICAL SURVEILLANCE :
SIGNIFICANT WORK ACTIVITIES :
Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)