Abbott Director TPM Operations in Sligo, Ireland


Abbott in Ireland

In Ireland, Abbott employs almost 3,000 people across 10 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, support operations and shared services in Dublin. 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 Third Party Manufacturing (TPM) – Sligo

The Irish Contract Manufacturing Group, located in Sligo, was established to manage all aspects of the business relationship and the day-to-day activities related to the major international nutritional contract manufacturing business. The group is responsible for all aspects of quality, operations, finance, R&D, business excellence, issue resolution as well as the contract and business terms for these and future sites.

The group also evaluates and qualifies new sites and capabilities, as required, to meet developing business needs. Subject matter experts will be used where required to augment the skills and capacity of the group. Personnel in Ireland will also direct on-site resources where these are deemed necessary to oversee Abbott’s business.

Primary Job Function

Responsible for managing Reagent TPM (Third Party Manufacture) products across ADD to include establishment of new TPMs and repatriation of products from TPMs into internal ADD manufacturing. This position is the primary liaison for 25+ TPM Suppliers for 6 ADD Operations sites, 3 Business Segments, and multiple division functions. Drives product launches, quality initiatives with suppliers, and all operational aspects related to product delivery for TPM Reagent suppliers. Manages the commercialization process and new product launches. Establishes internal management and external partner metrics. High level of interface with upper ADD management.

Core Job Responsibilities

  1. Responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the quality system.

  2. Directly responsible for all Reagent TPM Products across ADD. Communication link among Supplier, Division, R&D, Operations Site, Marketing, Business Strategy, and Supply Chain.

  3. Continually assess value of TPM operations and drives decisions to either maintain, expand, or repatriate product portfolio in effort to create optimal business results and maximize profitability. Working with Quality and Technical organizations, establishes minimum standards and sets expectations (stability, design control, validation, and performance metrics) for all reagent TPM partners. Primary contact for all cross functional organizations to resolve operational issues, elevate and managing responses to field actions, ensure Level III investigations are completed, quality audit responses, payable / product delivery issues, labeling changes, and approve technical statement of work documents.

  4. Responsible for new product launches from TPM locations and product transfers from/to TPM or to another supplier.

  5. Responsible for scale-up/capacity analysis, perform resource analysis, and flag direct & indirect needs across all organizations. Proactive involvement in TPM assessments and supplier selection.

  6. Directly manages up to 6 TPM Operations Managers and their staff, who are responsible for managing 25 TPM partners and $325MM of Spend/SCOP for the division.

Position Accountability / Scope

The incumbent is directly accountable to the Sr. Director ADD Operations and Technical Support. The individual is responsible for directing the commercialization of ADD TPM products. Incumbent will provide direction and execute projects with impact to long-term division profits typically in excess several million dollars per year. There are currently 500+ TPM Reagent products supplied by 25+ companies, which account for approx. 15% of ADD Sales. Incumbent must have an understanding of Commercial Business Operations and customer utility of assays in order to identify the scope and impact of manufacturing strategies, tactics and decisions. The incumbent must possess interpersonal skills to manage conflict and negotiate with supplier operations sites and across other Division functions. The individual will need to be sensitive to and effectively deal with cross-cultural diversity in ADD global operations. Experience in Quality Compliance and Implementing Quality improvement is essential. Knowledge of regulations for IVD and Biologics, required

Minimum Education

  • Engineering, Science, Finance, or Operations Degree RequiredBachelor’s Degree:

  • Master’s Degree:Masters of Business Administration or in a Technical field highly desired but not required.

Minimum Experience / Training Required

  • At least 5 years of Project Planning and Management experience. A combination of at least 5 years of working in diagnostic assay manufacturing, materials management, quality, regulatory compliance, engineering, or TPD is required. At least 5 years of managing a departmental budget and supervisory experience

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Supply Chain


ADD Diagnostics


Ireland > Sligo : Ash Lane



Ie - Shftpre0 (Ireland)


Yes, 25 % of the Time


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