Abbott Manufacturing Team Leader (Shift Position) in Sligo, 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 Ireland Diagnostic Division – Sligo:

Abbott Diagnostic's is a global leader of in vitro diagnostics with approximately 70,000 institutional customers in more than 100 countries. Our diagnostic products offer a broad range of innovative instrument systems and tests for hospitals, reference labs, blood banks, physician offices and clinics.

Abbott’s diagnostic products offer customers automation, convenience, cost effectiveness and flexibility. Abbott has helped transform the practice of medical diagnosis from an art to a science, helping to create the modern diagnostics industry through the company's commitment to improving patient care and lowering overall costs. The history of Abbott Diagnostics is filled with examples of first-of-a-kind products and significant technological advancements.

We currently have a vacancy for the position of Manufacturing Team Leader and the role will involve the following:

Primary Function:

Working within the Operations Manufacturing Team, you will be responsible for ensuring business goals of product quality, production efficiencies and customer service levels are achieved and ensure all EHS regulations and procedures are adhered to. This will be achieved through the effective supervision and motivation of the manufacturing team while maintaining a harmonious employee relations climate. The position reports into the Manufacturing Manager.

Note: The Operations department runs across a 24/7 shift pattern so candidates need to be flexible to different shift patterns to support business needs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Directly supervise the manufacturing team in your area to ensure that the service, quality and cost objectives are achieved. Demonstrate use of metrics to track performance versus goals.

  • Ensure safety standards are met and safe-working practices adhered to.

  • Ensure all procedures are adhered to and that all GMP requirements are maintained.

  • Motivate employees and build teams to support the plant's policy of continuous improvement

  • Carry out performance appraisals, identify training needs and agree training plans.

  • Ensure all direct reports are fully trained and maintain all relevant training records up to date.

  • Optimise the use of human resources by encouraging an atmosphere of involvement, open communications and effective teamwork.

Experience & Education:

  • You will possess a Third level qualification in a Science or Engineering related discipline with

  • 3 years staff supervisory experience in a relevant manufacturing healthcare or pharmaceutical environment is preferable.

  • Proven experience of operating successfully within a quality-controlled environment would be an advantage.

Key Skills:

  • Advanced leadership skills to build an effective team by providing clear direction and define priorities.

  • Proven record in delivering results

  • The ability to work co-operatively and effectively with others to establish and maintain good working relationships.

  • Proven lean leadership and problem-solving skills.

  • Competency in driving Continuous improvement through Business Excellence

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