Abbott Warehouse Manager in Cootehill, Ireland

About Abbott

At Abbott, we're committed to helping you live your best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 94,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

Abbott in Ireland

In Ireland, Abbott employs more than 3,200 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 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 Ireland Nutrition Division – Cootehill

Abbott Nutrition in Cootehill manufactures infant nutritional products for the export markets. The facility is dedicated to providing products of the highest quality standard to its customers.

Abbott Nutrition produces a range of infant formulae in all pack sizes under the brand name “Similac”. To complement the range of “Similac” infant formulae, the facility also manufactures a range of follow on formulae under the brand name of “Gain”. The essential ingredient is liquid skim milk and this is combined with carbohydrate, vegetable oils, vitamins and minerals. The product is blended, pasteurised, dried and packaged at the site and once packaged, is distributed to Europe, South East Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and Canada.

Established in 1975, Abbott Nutrition in Ireland is the largest powder manufacturing facility for the production of infant formulae within the Abbott Corporation worldwide.

Approximately 1,000 dairy farms in Ireland and Northern Ireland supply quality milk to the Cootehill facility which processes 500,000 litres per day. This secure supply together with Ireland’s reputation as a green, clean environment is of significant strategic importance to Abbott Nutrition.

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We currently have a vacancy for Warehouse Manager and this position will include the following:

Overall responsibility for:

  • Receipt, storage, movement and issue of all Plant materials and recording of inventory movements and levels

  • Management of Finished Goods shipping and related documentation

  • Management of all storage areas (internal and external) including special areas such as Freezer, Fridge

  • Management of warehouse equipment including maintenance and contracts on fork trucks, AGVs and lifting equipment

  • Management of Waste removal

  • Promote use of Inventory Control System

  • Execution of work in compliance with Abbott Cootehill and Divisional procedures and policies,

  • Product availability, ensuring a safe working environment.

  • Management of external warehousing and shipping

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

The Warehouse Manager is responsible for the supervision of Warehouse direct headcount, Shipping Clerk, and direct links with the external warehouse management and staff.

Additionally the position will require a managerial role in the following areas:

  • Contacts with all levels of management within the plant.

  • Contacts with Abbott personnel in other affiliates especially in


  • Contact with suppliers for material receipts

  • Contacts with Customs / Revenue in relation to Finished Goods

shipments and documentation, Product Rebates, Authorised

Economic Operator and Known Consignor status

Interpersonal Skills

  • Ability to work with all levels of management.

  • Communicate with team.

  • Recognise and reward effort.

  • Resolve conflict constructively.

  • Seek feedback.

  • Extend contacts with Manufacturing, and Distribution in U.S. and Netherlands,with vendors and Government agencies.


Bachelor’s Degree: Appropriate qualification in either Logistics / Distribution / Warehousing e.g. Degree in Supply Chain Management SCM or supported by relevant APICS (American Production and Inventory Control Society) examinations.


General Degree with relevant Manufacturing experience.

This will provide a basic understanding of the Warehousing and Distribution techniques being used in Abbott Cootehill that are required for the position.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email