Job description

Requirements

  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Longford

Description

JOB DESCRIPTION: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 Diagnostics Division (ADD) Longford

Abbott established the first diagnostics manufacturing facility in Sligo in 1994 to manufacture blood-screening products and reagents.  In 2004, Abbott Diagnostics operations in Ireland expanded with the opening of a second facility in Longford. The plant was first occupied in December 2004.  Manufacturing commenced in March of the following year and the first product (Architect TSH) was launched in December of 2005.  The Longford facility plays a key role in helping Abbott to meet the increasing global demand for diagnostic testing in areas such as infectious disease, cancer, thyroid and cardiovascular diseases.


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We currently have a vacancy for a Purchasing Supply Chain Specialist and this role will involve the following:


Primary Function

The Purchasing Professional will be responsible for coordinating and executing day-to-day operations with the end goal being to ensure new products, procured materials and finished goods are available as requested and customer service are consistently achieved ensuring high standards of cost and quality compliance


Key Responsibilities:


- Site key account contact for identified supplier portfolio, responsible for working with suppliers to ensure on time delivery of raw materials
- Process daily purchase orders and follow orders through from PO to Delivery   Stage to corresponding Invoice through the SAP system
- Ensure raw material continuity of supply throughout the Supply Chain, ensuring visibility to weekly & monthly material availability Issues, elevating through integrated business planning processes as required
- Continue to establish positive supplier relationships & measure supplier performance in line with Longford Key Supplier Metrics (e.g Supplier on Time In Full)
- Liaise with corporate purchasing and peers throughout the organization in an effort to develop skills and harvest further savings
- Monitor and control purchasing activities to ensure compliance with company quality policies in line with financial budgets
- Ensure adherence to weekly PO maintenance; ensure correct levels of safety stocks exists
- Lead purchasing strategic programs, ensuring adherence to project timelines and project budgets
- Identify and manage cost improvement opportunities
- Maintain ETMS TO DO LIST
- Conduct business in a manner that will protect human health, safety and the environment by complying with all applicable EHS laws, as well at the Abbott Global and Technical standards.
- Monitor and control purchasing activities to ensure compliance with company quality policies in line with financial budgets


Education


- The following level of education provides a necessary foundation for this Job function:

- A relevant third level qualification preferably a business qualification and/ or APICs or IIPMM qualification / relevant experience provides a good foundation for this job function.
And / or
- Experience in a similar role in a manufacturing environment (preference regulated environment) as this provides a good foundation for this job function.


Background
- Highly organised, energetic, enthusiastic person with attention to detail when performing tasks, ability to anticipate and manage problems with ability to prioritize and escalate where necessary.
- Ability to communicate with other team members and suppliers, at all times, in a professional, courteous manner.
This experience is necessary to ensure the skills; management expertise and problem

solving techniques have been acquired


Accountability·Ensure availability of materials to meet production requirements·Accountable for maximizing cost effectiveness through strong sourcing activities and developed supplier relationships.
- Works under general direction of Manager.
- Interact with management within Longford and across other Abbott Affiliates.


     

JOB FAMILY:Supply Chain     

DIVISION:ADD Diagnostics        

LOCATION:Ireland Longford : Lisnamuck     

ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS:     

WORK SHIFT:Ie - Shftpre0 (Ireland)     

TRAVEL:Not specified     

MEDICAL SURVEILLANCE:Not Applicable     

SIGNIFICANT WORK ACTIVITIES:Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)

About the company

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.

Connect with us at www.abbott.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Abbott and www.facebook.com/AbbottCareers, on Instagram @AbbottGlobal, and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal.

We invite you to explore opportunities at Abbott, to see if your talents and career aspirations may fit with our openings. An equal opportunity employer, Abbott welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

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