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Abbott Manufacturing Supervisor in Sligo, Ireland

About Abbott

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 113,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Abbott serves the Irish market with a diverse range of healthcare products including diagnostics, medical devices and nutritionals products. In Ireland, Abbott employs over 6,000 people across ten sites. We have six manufacturing facilities located in Clonmel, Cootehill, Donegal, Longford and Sligo and a third-party manufacturing management operation in Sligo. Abbott has commercial, support operations and shared services in Dublin and Galway. We have been operating in Ireland since 1946.

Abbott Ireland Nutrition Sligo

We understand that proper nutrition is the foundation for living the best life possible. That’s why we develop science-based nutrition products for people of all ages. Our products help babies and children grow, keep bodies strong and active, and support the unique nutrition needs of people with chronic illnesses — to make every stage of life a healthy one.

Abbott is a leader in providing enteral nutrition feeding devices, including enteral feeding pumps and pump sets. Enteral feeding (also known as tube feeding) is a means of providing nutrition to people who cannot obtain nutrition by swallowing. Enteral nutrition contains all the calories and vitamins a person needs.


Monday to Thursday 4pm to midnight

Friday 3.45pm to 10pm

Key Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Operations & Supply Chain Manager, key responsibilities include:

  • Leading some of the following areas and maintain a high-profile presence in the area:

  • Moulding & Extrusion teams plus Warehouse Team

  • Assembly Teams

  • Drive own team and work with other teams to maximize performance.

  • Work with other stakeholders to resolve day to day problems, effect changes in procedures and ramp up line speeds or throughput.

  • Ensure strict compliance with all procedures, regulatory and GMP requirements, quality procedures including record keeping, inspection standards, product disposition and validation protocols.

  • Implement corrective and preventative actions identified through the quality process.

  • Manage your team’s time and attendance, including absenteeism/overtime review and occupational health follow-up.

  • Maintain a positive employee relations atmosphere, ensuring that there is good communication and co-operation by encouraging knowledge sharing and open exchange of ideas within the Plant.

  • Take responsibility for training and development of employees on his/her shift. Ensure all employees achieve their full potential and develop their skills to meet the current and future needs of the Operations and Supply Chain Department.

  • Manage team effectively through coaching and counselling where appropriate, leading by example at all times

  • Promote continuous improvement and manage change effectively.

  • Ensure financial performance is maintained at required level with regard to material and labour efficiency.

  • Assist Department Manager and Planners in preparation of schedules.

  • Provide support as required for projects such as:

  • Process development, optimization and validation

  • Material selection and qualification

  • Equipment / mould procurement and introduction

  • Management of capital projects from inception to completion

  • EHS support and compliance within all areas of the dept.

Supervisory/Management Responsibilities:

  • General Manufacturing Operators and Process Service Operators will report to the Operations Front Line Leader.

EHS Responsibilities:

  • Foster an awareness of Environmental Health & Safety in the plant and promote a culture of continuous improvement.

  • Maintain plant safety at the highest level with a zero accident target

  • Ensure strict compliance with plant environmental, health and safety policies, including:

  • Detailed and timely incident and accident reporting

  • Thorough investigation and corrective action for all hazardous occurrences and accidents and follow-up

Education Required:

  • A relevant third-level qualification


  • Proven track record in people management

  • Demonstrated flexible and innovative approach to work

  • At least three years experience in a supervisory role in a GMP Manufacturing/Pharmaceutical industry.

  • Good problem-solving, communication, computer analysis and decision-making skills are required.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Good human relations skills in dealing with all levels of employees.

Accountability / Scope

  • Deviation from specification or failure to take corrective action or follow procedures for any period of time could have serious financial and quality consequences.

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