Abbott Technical Manager (Engineer / Scientist) in Donegal Town, Ireland

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 97,000 people.

In Ireland, Abbott has five business units, represented across eight manufacturing sites. The Abbott Diabetes Care division based in Donegal Town manufactures FreeStyle blood glucose test strips for use in diabetes management. Among Abbott Diabetes Care leading brands are the FreeStyle Precision, FreeStyle Lite and FreeStyle Libre system.


  • Responsible for the Project Management of Divisional and Site Strategic activities and projects.

  • Responsible for prioritization, problem solving, supporting resource management, communication and risk management within assigned activities and projects.

  • Manage and co-ordinate activities of assigned resources to execute projects per agreed programme timelines.

  • Ensure goals and growth plans are in place for all members of the assigned Project Management Team.

  • Complete performance reviews for direct reports.

  • Ensure regulatory and compliance requirements are met for all projects.

  • Evaluate impact of project changes and adjust implementation activities as required.

  • Identify and communicate any project related issues to Site Management Team and develop contingencies as applicable.


  • A Third Level Qualification in a relevant science / engineering discipline.

  • Strong technical knowledge of design control process and experience of leading technology transfers.

  • Minimum of 3 years’ people management experience in a technical capacity in medical device or pharmaceutical industry.

  • Significant project experience and an ability to influence others are essential.

  • Advanced leadership skills in order to build an effective team by providing clear direction and defining priorities.

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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