Manufacturing Manager (Weekend Shift – Temporary Contract)

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**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).

We currently have a vacancy for a **Manufacturing Manager (Weekend Shift)** and the role will involve the following:

**Primary Function**

+ To lead a team of professionals in managing all KPI’s in a fast paced, dynamic, GMP environment, running from Friday to Sunday.

+ To ensure the department meets its customer quality, service, regulatory financial and safety goals through effective management of the manufacture and testing of diagnostic products for the plant’s product range.

+ To ensure continual compliance with Abbott policies relating to Safety, Quality and Customer Service.

+ To support new product and process transfers.

**Key Responsibilities**

+ To lead and manage assigned Operations manufacturing and / or support functions at the site.

+ Ensure that assigned area meets the quality requirements of its customers, ADD, internal & external Auditors and other external agencies.

+ To ensure that all customer requirements are met while maintaining product availability of diagnostic reagents.

+ Recommend / implement improvements to standards and foster a culture of continuous improvement in safety.

+ To drive timely completion of non-conformance investigations and CA/PA activities within the department.

+ Promote, Support and Drive Continuous Improvement in all aspects of the Business.

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

+ Keep abreast of developments in technical and manufacturing areas to ensure the plant continues to produce quality products, which are compliant to regulatory standards.

+ Manage the interface between Longford Operations and colleagues at other Abbott sites.

+ Understand the sites business requirements as defined by the Site Director and Senior Management.

+ Ensure all personal are adequately trained as per ETMS procedures.

+ 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.

**Education & Experience**

You will have a relevant third level qualification, preferably in Science, Engineering or Business with five years’ experience in the medical device industry (Diagnostic Area preferable, but not a mandatory requirement) or other regulated manufacturing environment with a minimum of which is in a people management role

**Key Skills**

+ Good communication skills.

+ Experience of structured problem-solving techniques.

+ Ability to manage and attain all KPI’s of assigned Operations functions at the site.

+ Ability to set targets and goals to achieve each year, these are agreed in advance with the Operations Manager.

+ Decision making within confines of agreed product availability and performance goals.

+ Ability to review and provide feedback, occurs via periodic goal reviews annual performance and career development reviews.

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