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Operational Excellence Lead




Donegal, Connaught/Ulster


Abbott is a global healthcare company devoted to improving life through the development of products and technologies that span the breadth of healthcare. With a portfolio of leading, science-based offerings in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritional and branded generic pharmaceuticals, Abbott serves people in more than 150+ countries and employs approximately 97,000 people. In Ireland, Abbott has five business units, represented across eight sites. The Abbott Diabetes Care division based in Donegal Town manufactures FreeStyle blood glucose test strips for use in diabetes management. Among Abbott Diabetes Care leading brands are the FreeStyle Precision, FreeStyle Lite and FreeStyle Libre system. In the North West of Ireland we are currently going through a significant expansion as we introduce new technology and machinery to manufacture the Libre Freestyle Sensor which is revolutionary in the care and management of Diabetes as part of that expansion we have an immediate requirement for an Industrial Engineer. MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES Responsible for identifying and implementing improvements to strategic site operations and processes to support the delivery of site goals. Lead industrial engineering activities relating to clean room and equipment expansion programs and achievement of planned capacity. Apply engineering methods to deliver models and presentations relating to facility, capacity and expansion planning and recommendations to management. Measure and report on efficiency data. Maintain oversight of manufacturing data routinely collected to ensure necessary data is available to inform strategic decision making. Use influencing skills to ensure outcomes of analysis are implemented to good effect. Recommend and develop manufacturing methods and tools that support and promote improvements in the utilisation of people, equipment, processes materials and utilities across all business processes. Establish, set and maintain process standards and the capacity book, measuring performance to plan. Deliver solutions to address unfavourable variances. Through knowledge and Lean Sigma tools identify and deliver improvements to reduce waste and improve process and system performance. Analyse capacity requirements to achieve output, propose labour and equipment resources to achieve business plans. Develop and lead continuous improvement projects, working cross functionally to implement changes that deliver savings across the business. Establish effective communication and build partnerships with all functional areas across operations, providing linkage to customers, suppliers and other process areas. Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and performing other duties as assigned by management. Note: This job description describes the principal and main elements of the job. It is a guide to the nature and main duties of the job as they currently exist but it is not intended as a wholly or comprehensive or permanent representation. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering with +3 Years Relevant Experience, In-depth knowledge and application of industrial engineering techniques, measurement of OEE, and knowledge of Lean Sigma tools. This job originally appeared on

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164 days ago