Abbott Senior Quality Professional - Change Control Coordinator in Longford, 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 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.

Discover why candidates choose a career at Abbott Ireland here at

We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Quality Professional - Change Control Coordinator 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:

• General Area:

Defines project goals and milestones.

Responsible for timely project completion.

Provides solutions to a wide range of difficult problems.

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.

• Quality System Compliance:

Demonstrates good, general understanding of the standards and regulatory bodies that regulate our industry.

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.

• Risk Management:

Ensures evaluation of product safety and efficacy and elevation of risk-based issues.

Creates and reviews risk management documentation to reduce or eliminate risk.

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.

• Problem Solving:

Receives little detailed or general direction.

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.

Dependending on Functional Area

• Validation Activites:

Acts as Subject Matter Expert (SME) for minimum of at least one respective Validation Subsystem.

• Risk Management:

Authors risk control packages and demonstrates the ability to analyze, evaluate, and control risk decisions by utilizing common practices throughout the quality system to achieve the Division quality policies.

• Complaint Evaluation:

Investigates complex complaints with little management oversight.

Provides solutions to a wide range of problems. Solutions are compliant, innovative, thorough, practical and consistent with organizational objectives.

Ensures compliant documentation in area of responsibility.

• Design Control / Documentation & Change Control:

Formulates thorough reason and justification for change.

ldentifies critical parameters associated with change.

Represents the site as an SME or Process Community member.

• Quality Engineer:

Applies solid understanding of quality system elements from product inception through launch.

While recognizing project interdependencies and with minimal oversight, leads complex quality discussions across various departments including, as needed, external suppliers.

Authors or approves validation packages, design plans, and risk management deliverables (e.g. FMEAs).

Education and Years Experience:

• Apprenticeship or Bachelor's degree in Life Science, Engineering, or closely related discipline is required OR relevant combination of education or 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.

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