Associate Director of QC Pharma | Collins McNicholas

Associate Director of QC Pharma

  • Reference: AJ45158
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Location: Westmeath
  • Category: Science, Pharmaceutical & Food

Applications are invited for the opportunity of Associate Director within the QC Department. Reporting to the Director of Quality Control the successful candidate will manage all aspects of the Quality Control function including Raw Material testing, In-Process and Finished Product testing, Sampling and Packaging, and associated support activities.


  • Management of daily/weekly laboratory issues while ensuring schedule and target adherence in conjunction with the Planning Department.

  • Ensure optimisation of laboratory resources and operations in accordance with cGMP, regulatory and business requirements.

  • Manage the delivery of laboratory automation strategies.

  • Management of employee relations, change, policy implementation, motivation, performance, discipline, appraisals, target setting, communications, occupational health & safety, training, etc.

  • Develop, operate and evaluate GMP training programmes, and ensure that training is carried out in accordance with the training plan/specific departmental training needs.

  • Assist in ensuring that current compliance issues and trends, both internal and site-wide, are critically evaluated and training is provided.

  • Management of process improvements, technical developments and opportunity definition in order to increase operational efficiencies and maximise output.

  • Compliance and audit preparation.

  • Management of special projects as appropriate.

  • Manage the transfer of new project technologies and analytical methods.

  • Continuously improve analytical methodologies and laboratory systems to ensure continuing cGMP compliance and improve departmental cost efficiencies.

  • Represent Quality Control department at internal and external meetings with other departments, customers and suppliers and at company audits involving customers and regulatory bodies.


  • Third level qualification in a science discipline, preferably BSc in a chemistry subject.

  • Minimum 10 years Pharma technical expertise & relevant leadership/people management experience in a quality environment.

  • Specialist knowledge of pharmaceutical operations within the regulated industry.

  • Experience of FDA/HPRA regulated site.

  • Excellent knowledge of laboratory practices and cGMP applicable to a pharmaceutical environment.

  • Logical and problem solving skills.

For more information or to apply please contact Tina Egan on 09064 50663.

Please Note: Collins McNicholas will not forward your details to any company without your prior approval.

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