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Abbott Quality Professional in Sligo, Ireland

About Abbott

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 107,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Abbott serves the Irish market with a diverse range of healthcare products including diagnostics, medical devices and nutritionals products. In Ireland, Abbott employs over 4,000 people across nine sites. We have six manufacturing facilities located in Clonmel, Cootehill, Donegal, Longford and Sligo and a third-party manufacturing management operation in Sligo. Abbott has commercial, support operations and shared services in Dublin and Galway. We have 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.


  • Conduct quality-related activities to deliver consistent, high quality documents, services, products and processes, which adds value to the business.


  • General Area: Contributes to defining and timely achievement of overallproject goals. Provides compliant solutions to a variety of problems ofmoderate scope and complexity. Interacts constructively with employees,managers and cross-functional peers. May lead a project with a limitedscope, but usually a contributor on broader projects. Provides guidance toother Professionals and Technicians. Scope typically limited to one specificQA function.

  • Quality System Compliance: Maintains awareness of standards thatregulate our industry. Ensures compliance to site level policies andprocedures by promptly reporting non-compliance issues to managementwithin Division and Corporation as appropriate. Maintains vigilance toensure adherence to Quality Policy and Quality system procedures bypromptly reporting noncompliance issues to management.

  • Risk Management: Applies basic to moderate Risk Management principlesto work.

  • EHS: Complete all activities in a safe manner ensuring that any potentialsafety issues and areas for improvement are highlighted to Manager. EnsureEnvironmental procedures e.g. recycling, waste minimization are adhered toand improvements made where possible.

  • Risk Management: Participates in the development or modification of Riskmanagement files.

  • Design Control / Documentation & Change Control: Assist initiators ofchange control documentation, including change plans, design plans andchange requests (as required) to aid in the implementation of change.Reviews and approves changes to QSR and DMR documentation asrequired. Initiates site Change Plan and Document Change Request activities(as required) for changes identified through Product / Processimprovement,Transfer activities and/or Identified compliance issues. Coordinateand manage Change Plan and Document Change Requests throughto closure, including tracking of identified deliverables and action items.Work in conjunction with relevant Document/ Process owners to identifyand organize CFTs. Identifies areas for process improvement. Attendsprocess community meetings.

  • Quality Engineer: Coordinates quality decisions between different quality and engineering groups. Participates inthe development or modification of validation packages, design plans, and risk management deliverables (e.g.FMEAs).Team member helping and interfacing with suppliers to deliver product meeting our quality requirements.

  • CAPA: Acts as a SME for the CAPA system, involved in Process community and site meetings. Coordinatesquality decisions from a CAPA perspective at the site and ensures compliance to all aspects as applicable.


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

  • At least 3 years work experience in Quality or related field experience; Lessexperience may be appropriate with advanced degree. Demonstrates understanding of how their function supports the business. Demonstrates technical and business competencies that drive results and continuousimprovement

  • Receives general direction and exercises considerable discretion to own work detail. Recommends possible solutions. Ensures compliant documentation, carrying out tasks related to area of responsibility with management oversight. Decisions may have short and long term impact.

  • Provide leadership, clear direction and define priority during all activities in area of responsibility. Promote awareness and ownership for area of responsibility to establish the function as a key quality system. Provide SME support for assigned area of responsibility.

  • Excellent communication, team and organizational skills required.Ability to use own initiative and be proactive in the management of assignedtasks to set and meet deadlines. Ability to work co-operatively and effectively with others to establish and maintain good working relationships.The position may also require communication with the following:• Contacts with all levels within the plant.• Contact with external suppliers.• Contacts with Abbott personnel at many levels, Division, Affiliateand other plants.

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