Abbott Validation Team Leader in Longford, 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 Validation Team Leader and this role will involve the following:

Primary Function

  • Support Quality goals to ensure targets in terms of quality, cost, safety, availability and continuous improvement are attained by driving department projects, championing continuous improvement activities, developing department metrics and supporting financial plan development.

Major Responsibilities

  • Maintain ETMS TO DO LIST.

  • 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.

  • Support key site projects and ensure successful planning, execution, completion and implementation. Drive and monitor improvements to throughput to ensure efficient and effective processes and cycle times and generate true measurements of same.

  • Liaise directly with all stakeholders in an effective manner to ensure support services are fully utilized, and ensure stakeholder engagement from project concept to implementation.

  • Provide Quality leadership to site-wide initiatives such as Continuous Improvement, etc.

  • Plan and initiate improvements to the Quality Assurance area as needed to meet changing demands or requirements

  • Support resource and budget requirements planning associated with quality assurance related activities

  • Provide training and development of functional area personnel to ensure skills and talents are appropriate to meet the quality assurance organizations responsibilities

  • Communicate effectively throughout site and across sites

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the application of the Quality Policy through daily activities.

Supervisory / Management Responsibility

  • Supervisory/Management Responsibility.


  • The following level of education provides a necessary foundation for this Job function:

  • A third level qualification in a relevant Chemistry or Life Science discipline as this experience/level of education provides a necessary foundation for this Job function.

  • Excellent communication skills desired. Communicates with co-workers, other departments, and other sites

  • Good presentation skills to conduct training and presentations


  • The following experience provides a necessary foundation for this Job function:

  • Five years experience in a regulated industry including three years experience in a a position with personnel responsibility as this will provide a good foundation for this job function

  • Excellent communication skills desired. Communicates with co-workers, other departments and other sites.

  • Good presentation skills to conduct training and presentations.


  • Initiate, plan and execute assigned projects and Improvement initiatives.

  • Activities broadly defined by agreed impact goals.

  • Review and feedback occurs via periodic goal reviews, annual performance and career development reviews.

  • Individual is given authority to carry out duties without close supervision.

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