Abbott Supervisor Production in Clonmel, 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 Ireland Vascular Division – Clonmel

Abbott Vascular is one of the world's leading vascular care businesses. Abbott Vascular is uniquely focused on advancing the treatment of vascular disease and improving patient care by combining the latest medical device innovations with world-class pharmaceuticals, investing in research and development and advancing medicine through training and education.

Our broad line of vascular devices–which includes vessel closure, endovascular and coronary technologies–are used to treat vessel diseases of the heart, carotid arteries and peripheral blood vessels. These vessel diseases can lead to heart attack, stroke, critical limb ischemia and other serious vascular conditions.

We currently have a vacancy for a Production Supervisor to join Abbott Vascular in Clonmel.

Primary Function

With general guidance from functional management, responsible for providing team leadership to a group of employees committed to increased quality and productivity. Supports demand of the business unit. Identifies and analyses problems, plans tasks and solutions. Provides guidance to team on development, performance and productivity issues. Reports to functional and/or organisation management on team accomplishments, achievements and productivity.

Key Duties

Implements a staffing plan by identifying resource requirements, writing justifications for additional personnel, obtaining approval for changes, and co-ordinating the selection process with Human Resources (HR). Develops direct reports by securing appropriate training, assigning progressively challenging tasks, applying progressive disciplinary action as appropriate and conducting formal written and verbal performance reviews. Monitors daily work operations and provides direction to predominantly non-exempt and entry level staff to achieve unit or departmental goals. Interacts with internal and external customers, by meeting regularly, responding to requests and explaining procedures. Interprets and executes policies that affect individuals within the assigned organisational unit or department. Monitors compliance with company policies and procedures (for example (e.g.) compliance with Food and Drug Administration (FDA), British Standards Institution (BSI), Equal Employment Opportunities regulations etcetera (etc.)). Develops work schedules for department by assessing priorities, workload and available resources. Maintains personnel records (e.g., work schedules, vacation schedules/leaves and makes or directs modifications in the database to reflect actual changes. May perform individual contributor tasks, especially in staff or professional units.

Education/Skills Required

Experience/Education) National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) level 7 qualification in a relevant discipline and 2+ years of related work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience (Technical/Business Knowledge (Job Skills)) Monitors progress of non-exempt employees toward departmental goals; monitors costs of projects and human and material resources within a department or unit. Will perform this job in a quality system environment. Failure to adequately perform tasks can result in non-compliance with governmental regulations. (Cognitive Skills) Develops and/or identifies new work processes and the improved utilisation of human and material resources within the assigned area or related departments; facilitates other’s participation in the continuous improvement programme; investigates and solves basic problems that impact work processes and personnel within a unit or department. (Influence/Leadership) Promotes department goals by selecting, motivating, and training capable staff. Leads the activities of assigned staff by communicating and providing guidance towards achieving department objectives. (Planning/Organisation) Schedules human and material resources within a department or section in conjunction with near-term plans to ensure their availability; carries out operations within an established budget. (Decision Making/Impact) Assignments are expressed in the form of tasks; generally makes day-to-day decisions within established policies, procedures and guidelines in order to carry out the operations and processes selected at higher levels; consequences of erroneous decisions or recommendations might include delays in programme schedules and result in the allocation of more resources. (Supervision Received) Works under general supervision. Receives limited supervision on standard issues, and detailed instructions on new assignments. Work is reviewed for soundness of judgement, overall adequacy and accuracy. (Supervision Provided) Provides direction and guidance to predominantly non-exempt and entry level exempt personnel; evaluates performance of and assists in career development planning for subordinates; often responsible for a local functional or process activity.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

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