Abbott Laboratories

Business Excellence Data Analyst

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 – Longford:
Abbott established a diagnostics manufacturing facility in Sligo in 1994 to manufacture blood-screening products and reagents.

In 2004, Abbott’s operations in Ireland expanded with the opening of a second facility in Longford. The plant was first occupied in December 2004, 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.

Abbott in Longford manufactures 18 diagnostic reagent products for thyroid function, fertility, and pregnancy, cardiology, renal and metabolic. Our products are manufactured to the highest standards of quality and are regulated by bodies such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).


  • Identify business needs, collect, data analysis & interpretation and visualisation of manufacturing and business data

  • Report insights and help users to make decisions and find improvement opportunities


  • Develop, manage and maintain KPI’s and dashboards to facilitate performance monitoring and improve business insights

  • Analyse data, draw insights, and present results in a cohesive, intuitive, and simplistic manner to site and executive management in weekly, monthly and quarterly meetings

  • Automate the data analysis reporting system and empower business with necessary tools to visualise data for quicker decision making

  • Collaborate with business users to understand their problems and needs, propose feasible solutions and implement the task or project

  • Work with IT and business to ensure data accuracy and availability

  • Lead, mentor and/ or provide guidance to business process owner on how to utilize existing or newly created dashboards.

  • Search and find new strategies to analyze and grow the business using innovative methods such as AI or machine learning

  • Participate in continuous improvement projects that improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the systems and process

  • Supervisory / Management Responsibility

  • Works independently or Individual Contributor.


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

  • A third level qualification in Information Systems/ Computer Science/ Computer Engineering/ Business Analytics or other relevant discipline is preferred.

  • Strong knowledge in data visualisation tools such as Power BI

  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills

  • Strong attention to detail and good problem solver

  • Strong communication and stakeholder management skills

  • Demonstrated team player and ability to work in a globally oriented work environment

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