Change Control Manager Job at Abbott Laboratories in Sligo

Job Description

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 109,000 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 4,000 people across nine 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 Diagnostic Division Sligo

Abbott Diagnostic’s is a global leader of in vitro diagnostics with approximately 70,000 institutional customers in more than 100 countries. Our diagnostic products offer a broad range of innovative instrument systems and tests for hospitals, reference labs, blood banks, physician offices and clinics.

Abbott’s diagnostic products offer customers automation, convenience, cost effectiveness and flexibility. Abbott has helped transform the practice of medical diagnosis from an art to a science, helping to create the modern diagnostics industry through the company’s commitment to improving patient care and lowering overall costs. The history of Abbott Diagnostics is filled with examples of first-of-a-kind products and significant technological advancements.

Department Function/Objective

To ensure the plant meets its customer service, financial, inventory management, quality and safety goals through the effective management development and execution of Change Control activities impacting the AIDD Sligo Site Operations.

Primary Function

This position manages the Change Control team who author, approve and release DMR and QSR documents. The Change Control Manager is expected to develop, implement and manage the critical aspects of the change control group in order to support strategic programmes or projects at the site.


The position reports to the Business Excellence and Portfolio Manager.

Supervisory/ Management Responsibility

The position will require significant interaction both with Site Management as well as Division on an international scale. Will Demonstrate Management competencies

Team Leadership

Set Vision and strategy

Build organization and inspire people

Know the Business and drive for results

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Manage the Change Control team to ensure all activities are conducted in accordance with procedural requirements in a timely fashion thus achieving internal and external commitments.

Any site documentation referring to activities performed by Change Manager can be performed by Change Control Manger.

Tailor and apply project management related tools to facilitate efficient management of team activities and communication.

Develop, track and communicate progress against key programme milestones, deliverables and resource constraints.

Drive change control coordination between functional teams.

Consistently support collaborative efforts and promote a cooperative team environment at all levels of the Site while maintaining a direct connection with Division Management.

Develop innovative approaches to change management and have very keen foresight to anticipate activities and events that may cause delay in implementing change.

Use foresight to anticipate roadblocks before they occur.

Optimise the use of Human Resources by encouraging an atmosphere of involvement, open communication and effective teamwork

Complete all activities in a safe manner ensuring that any potential safety issues and areas for improvement are highlighted to Manager.

Ensure Environmental procedures eg recycling, waste minimization is adhered to and improvements made where possible.

Continuous Improvement of change control activities and optimization of workflow.

Prioritization, tracking and elevation of any issues that could significantly impact on delivery of required changes.

Education and Experience Required:
A Third level qualification in Business / Science/Engineering/or Quality together with Manufacturing / Business experience. This will provide the basic understanding of Business principles and analytical skills.

Excellent interpersonal skills

Leadership skills.

Good communication abilities.

Five years post-graduate experience in Operations, Quality or Operations support organization

Good Business Knowledge

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About Company

Company: Abbott Laboratories

Company Location:  Sligo

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