Abbott Principle Projects Manager in Cootehill, Ireland

About Abbott

At Abbott, we're committed to helping you live your best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 94,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

Abbott in Ireland

In Ireland, Abbott employs more than 3,200 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 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 Nutrition Division – Cootehill

Abbott Nutrition in Cootehill manufactures infant nutritional products for the export markets. The facility is dedicated to providing products of the highest quality standard to its customers.

Abbott Nutrition produces a range of infant formulae in all pack sizes under the brand name “Similac”. To complement the range of “Similac” infant formulae, the facility also manufactures a range of follow on formulae under the brand name of “Gain”. The essential ingredient is liquid skim milk and this is combined with carbohydrate, vegetable oils, vitamins and minerals. The product is blended, pasteurised, dried and packaged at the site and once packaged, is distributed to Europe, South East Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and Canada.

Established in 1975, Abbott Nutrition in Ireland is the largest powder manufacturing facility for the production of infant formulae within the Abbott Corporation worldwide.

Approximately 1,000 dairy farms in Ireland and Northern Ireland supply quality milk to the Cootehill facility which processes 500,000 litres per day. This secure supply together with Ireland’s reputation as a green, clean environment is of significant strategic importance to Abbott Nutrition.

We are now looking for Principle Projects Engineer.

This is a senior role and requires a candidate with significant experience and skills included in, but not limited to, the following areas:

  • The Principle Projects Engineer is responsible for consulting any SOP’s for any job task he/she may carry out and ensure they fully understand and adhere to the SOP. It is important that GMP is a main priority in any operation carried out in this job function.

  • Direct responsibility of the manufacturing organisation to facilitate efficient operations within the production area, to optimise human resources, existing processes, and to ensure that production goals are met. Monitors performance of equipment, machines and tool and corrects equipment problems or process parameters that produce non-conforming products, low yields or product quality issues. Interfaces with technical organisation to integrate new products or processes into the existing manufacturing area.

  • 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.

  • Develop 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 and guidance to team and experienced employees to achieve project goals.

  • Interacts with internal and external customers, by meeting regularly, responding to requests and explaining procedures.

  • Interprets and executes policies that affect work processes and personnel within the assigned organisation unit.

  • Monitors compliance with company policies and procedures.

  • Monitors internal and external indicators by reviewing reports and organisation literature, meeting with peers and reading departmental reports.

  • Contributes to the development and monitoring of area budget through regular analysis of cost and spending.

  • Participates in validation activity. Role may vary between providing input to owning activities such as protocol/report writing and managing execution of validation activities.

  • This job function will change where update procedures to GMP, EHS, Technical/New Equipment, Quality procedures and SOPs are made.

Education

  • National Framework of Qualification (Level 7 qualification) in Business, Science, Food Technology or Engineering with 7+ years’ experience in manufacturing leadership role. Preferred: Advanced Degree / Masters in Business, Science, Food Technology or Engineering. Greenbelt / Blackbelt certified.

Discover why candidates choose a career at Abbott Ireland here at http://bit.ly/workingatabbottireland

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 corpjat@abbott.com