Abbott Engineering Manager in Clonmel, Ireland


Abbott in Ireland

In Ireland, Abbott employs almost 3,000 people across 10 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, support operations and shared services in Dublin. 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 Ireland Vascular Division – Clonmel

Abbott Vascular is one of the world's leading vascular care businesses. Abbott Vascular is uniquely focused on advancing the treatment of vascular disease and improving patient care by combining the latest medical device innovations with world-class pharmaceuticals, investing in research and development and advancing medicine through training and education.

Our broad line of vascular devices–which includes vessel closure, endovascular and coronary technologies–are used to treat vessel diseases of the heart, carotid arteries and peripheral blood vessels. These vessel diseases can lead to heart attack, stroke, critical limb ischemia and other serious vascular conditions.

We are looking for a Engineering Manager to join the Vascular Division located in Clonmel and this role will involve the following:

Primary function

Manages activities and allocates resources within the manufacturing engineering area, to ensure complete engineering support is provided to meet department and company goals. Coordinates manufacturing engineering department activities to ensure that equipment and processes required for each new product are developed, qualified, validated and designed for manufacturability. Identifies areas and means to improve manufacturing processes and equipment and product quality on existing product and processes.

Main responsibilities

  • Recruits, coaches and develops organisational talent.

  • Fosters a diverse workplace that enables all participants to contribute to their full potential in pursuit of organisational objectives.

  • Creates an entrepreneurial environment.

  • Provides direction and guidance to exempt specialists and/or supervisory staff who exercise significant latitude and independence in their assignments. May supervise non-exempt employees.

  • Keeps the organisations vision and values at the forefront of decision making and action.

  • Demonstrates effective change leadership.

  • Builds strategic partnerships to further departmental and organisational objectives.

  • Develops and executes organisational and operational policies that affect one or more groups by utilising technical/professional knowledge and skills.

  • Monitors compliance with company policies and procedures (for example (e.g.) compliance with Food and Drug Administration (FDA), British Standards Institution (BSI), Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) regulations, etcetera (etc.)).

  • Makes decisions regarding work processes or operational plans and schedules in order to achieve department objectives.

  • Develops, monitors and appropriately adjusts the annual budget for department(s).

  • Participates in validation activity, including reviewing and signing protocols and reports. Ensures that resources are sufficient to meet validation requirements or escalates gap for resolution

Education & Job Skills

  • (Experience/Education) National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) level 7 qualification in a relevant discipline. 9+ years of related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.

  • (Technical/Business Knowledge (Job Skills)) Provides direction and monitors progress of exempt specialists and/or supervisory staff toward departmental goals; monitors costs of projects and of human and material resources within a department or unit; monitors company-wide indicators such as market share and profitability; monitors external environment in areas of technical or professional responsibility. Will perform this job in a quality system environment.

  • (Cognitive Skills) Develops and/or identifies new work processes and the improved utilisation of human and material resources within the assigned or related functions or groups; facilitates others' participation in the continuous improvement program; investigates and solves problems that impact work processes and personnel within or across units or departments; develops and communicates a vision for the organisational unit assigned.

  • (Influence/Leadership) Develops, communicates, and builds consensus for operating goals that are in alignment with the division. Provides leadership to assigned staff and supervisors by communicating and providing guidance towards achieving department objectives.

  • (Planning/Organisation) Creates immediate to long-range plans to carry out objectives established by top management; develops and calculates a budget for a department or group to meet organisational goals; forecasts future departmental needs including human and material resources and capital expenditures; recommends or modifies the structure of organisational units or a centralised functional activity subject to senior management approval.

  • (Decision Making/Impact) Assignments are expressed in the form of objectives; makes decisions regarding work processes or operational plans and schedules in order to achieve the program objectives established by senior management; consequences of erroneous decisions or recommendations would normally include critical delays and modifications to projects or operations with substantial expenditure of time, human resources, and funds, and may jeopardise future business activity.

  • (Supervision Received) Work is performed without appreciable direction. Exercises considerable latitude in determining technical objectives of assignment. Completed work is reviewed from a relatively long- term perspective, for desired results.

  • (Supervision Provided) Provides direction and guidance to exempt specialist and/or supervisory personnel who exercise significant latitude and independence in their assignments; evaluates performance of and assists in career development planning for subordinates; often responsible for a centralised staff or professional function of the company.

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AVD Vascular


Ireland > Clonmel : Cashel Road



Ie - Flexft1 (Ireland)


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