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(IRL-Longford) Senior Specialist Quality Assurance


Dublin - Ireland
Full-Time Job Apply Method - External site
Posted Date - January 20, 2020 Expiry Date - N/A
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Job Description
  • **About Abbott**

    Abbott is a global healthcare company devoted to improving life through the development of products and technologies that span the breadth of healthcare. With a portfolio of leading, science-based offerings in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic pharmaceuticals, Abbott serves people in more than 150 countries and employs approximately 74,000 people.

    **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 – Longford (ADDLF)**

    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 Senior Specialist QA to join our Team and this role will involve the following:

    Main Responsibilities:

    + Work with ADD Suppliers to conduct quality-related activities to deliver consistent, high quality documents, services, products and processes

    + Project Management for quality-related activities as well as leading projects

    + Work in international and cross-functional teams

    + Ensuring compliance to site level policies and procedures, addressing of noncompliant issues within Division and Corporation as appropriate

    + Ensuring adherence and maintaining the effectiveness of the Quality System

    + Evaluation of product safety and efficacy and elevation of risk-based issues

    + Compliant documentation in area of responsibility

    + Actively leads issue management due to supplier related topics linking to all relevant stakeholders and suppliers

    + Actively works with specific suppliers through improvement initiatives taking ownership and accountability for the supply of these suppliers.

    + Acts as Subject Matter Expert (SME) for GSCQA organisation linking to site leadership and Auditors as required.

    + Active participant across all areas of the ADD GSCQA organisation ie Ops support, Project, Supplier Change Notification and Supplier Development


    + 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 with manufacturing and related quality systems including CAPA.

    + Good, general understanding of the standards and regulatory bodies that regulate our industry

    + Strong communication skills

    + Ability to work independently

    + Fluent in English

    + Experience in the Healthcare industry is preferred


    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


About Abbott
Abbott is a diverse, global healthcare company serving customers in more than 150 countries with a staff of approximately 69,000 employees. For 125 years, Abbott has continually evolved to advance practices in medicine, science and technology—shaping new ways to help people lead healthier lives. Whether it’s next-generation diagnostics, life-changing devices, science-based nutrition, or novel reformulations, we are advancing some of the most innovative and revolutionary technologies in healthcare. The people of Abbott come to work each day with energy, enthusiasm and a promise to enhancing human health and well-being of millions of people across regions and cultures. Through generations, they've shaped a company committed to creating enduring impact for the people we serve. We invite you to explore employment opportunities at Abbott, to see if your talents and career aspirations may fit with our available opportunities


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