Abbott Senior Quality Professional Microbiology in Longford, Ireland

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Primary Function :

Lead the site microbiological program, to deliver consistent, high quality documents, services, products and processes, which adds value to the business.

Major Responsibilities:

· General Area: Defines project goals and milestones. Responsible for timely project completion. Provides solutions to a wide range of difficult problems. Ensures that solutions are compliant, innovative, thorough, practical and consistent with organizational objectives. May lead projects with cross-functional or broader scope. Interacts effectively with employees, manager, and cross-functional peers. May represent own team while on cross-functional project teams with other functional leaders.Communicates confidently and effectively with management, peers, and key stakeholders.Implements tactical solutions related to assignment. Able to contribute functional skills and expertise broadly. Directly influences project direction and scope. Scope includes one or more QA functions, with general knowledge of other related disciplines.Provides guidance and trains other Professionals and Technicians. May provide oversight to one or more QA professionals and/or contractors.

  • Quality System Compliance: Demonstrates good, general understanding of the standards and regulatory bodies that regulate our industry. Ensures compliance to site level policies and procedures and demonstrates a solid understanding of Division and Corporate policies and procedures by promptly addressing noncompliance issues within Division and Corporation as appropriate.Ensures adherence and maintains the effectiveness of the Quality System, including the Subsystems and Key processes that govern the area by promptly addressing non-compliance issues.

  • Risk Management: Ensures evaluation of product safety and efficacy and elevation of risk-based issues.Creates and reviews risk management documentation to reduce or eliminate risk.Makes independent decisions within defined parameters while assuring that these decisions are compliant with site level policies and procedures and are aligned with the appropriate quality system.

  • Problem Solving: Receives little detailed or general direction.

  • Responsible for ensuring compliant documentation in area of responsibility.

  • Carries out tasks with little management oversight.

  • Decisions have long term impact, aligned with the organization strategy.

  • Provides Microbiological technical support to the site. Provide guidance on compliance issues to the Micro Dept and Support departments to ensure that current processes remain compliant with all Site, Division and external regulatory requirements. Initiate and lead process improvements within the Micro area. Lead site CAPA investigations into micro / environmental-related issues.. Create and manage Key performance indicators (KPIs) for product microbiology and environmental monitoring test programs and investigate negative trending as required.

Eduncation and Years Experience:

  • A third level qualification in Microbiology. A post graduate qualification is advantagous.

  • At least 5 years work experience in microbiological-related activities such as environmental monitoring or product micro testing or a relevant post-graduate qualification.Less experience may be appropriate with advanced degree. Preferred experience in the Healthcare industry

  • Has a history of completing successful projects and driving positive compliance outcomes.

JOB FAMILY:

Operations Quality

DIVISION:

ADD Diagnostics

LOCATION:

Ireland > Longford : Lisnamuck

ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS:

WORK SHIFT:

Ie - Shftpre0 (Ireland)

TRAVEL:

No

MEDICAL SURVEILLANCE:

Yes

SIGNIFICANT WORK ACTIVITIES:

Not Applicable

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