Job description


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



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 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.

We currently have a vacancy for a TECHNICAL PRODUCT MANAGER and this role will involve the following:


Ensure that the plant meets its customer, quality, service, regulatory, financial and safety goals through effective technical support of Diagnostic Reagent Operations.

Support on market product teams by providing excellent customer service, maximizing the potential of existing products and introducing new and upgraded products.

Directly supervise the technical workforce in his/her assigned area ensuring that production targets and project timelines are met.


Manage the smooth transfer of new products from other Abbott sites and third party manufacturing sites into AIDD in compliance with quality system requirements.

Lead product/process development/improvement projects, in compliance with Q04 document series requirements.

Direct and support technical investigations utilizing the Six Sigma DMAIC process and associated tools to ensure a standardized and systematic approach.

Assist manufacturing with the necessary resources to provide high quality, safe and effective diagnostic products.

Ensure that the relevant EHS and global technical standards are met and safe working practices are adhered to.

Recommend/implement improvements to standards and foster a culture of continuous improvement in safety.

Work in concert with the manufacturing team to identify, document, investigate and remedy the cause of product non-conformance in compliance with site CAPA system requirements.

Optimize the use of human resources by encouraging an atmosphere of involvement, open communication and effective teamwork.

Ensure applicable GMP and GLP requirements are maintained.

Ensure regular appraisals are carried out, that training needs are identified and training plans are agreed and implemented.

Ensure all employees, including those not under his/her direct supervision comply with all company rules/regulations.

Identify and communicate project progress, achievements and any project related issues to Site Director and Management Team through formal Project/Product Review meetings and develop contingencies.

Maintain ETMS to do list.


Supervisory/Management Responsibilities


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

A Bachelor of Science degree or higher in a relevant life science or chemistry discipline as this will provide a basic understanding of the scientific principles required to understand the manufacturing processes and the skills required to record and analyse data from process testing or laboratory experiments.


The following experience provides a necessary foundation for this Job function:

Minimum of two years people management experience

Two years’ experience in the development or manufacturing support of diagnostic assays.


Two years’ experience in a technical position in a relevant scientific industry


A relevant post graduate qualification

This experience will ensure awareness and the importance of

Following procedures

Accurate record keeping

Basic problem solving skills


The Manager is responsible for the day to day running of

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.

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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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