Quality Control Manager | Collins McNicholas

Quality Control Manager

  • Reference: GY43475AO
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Location: Galway, Mayo
  • Category: Science, Pharmaceutical & Food

This is a list of Core Duties and must not be taken as a definitive list. You may be asked from time to time to undertake other duties, either in or out of your area of responsibility 


  • Provide guidance to direct reports to ensure activities are completed as per schedule and in a GMP compliant manner. Evaluate team’s abilities and developmental needs
  • Manage and motivate team members through effective communication and effectively assign responsibility and resources to achieve required goals. 
  • Hold performance meetings according to company policy.
  • Maintain capacity as per business needs including recruitment & management of staff. 
  • Coach and develop team members to support the Company’s succession planning.
  • Maintain strong relationships with management and colleagues in the business units and the quality function, direct reports and customers. Articulate the necessary quality requirements in a clear, concise and persuasive manner. 


  • To agree with the Senior QA Manager the delivery of the company quality plan and global regulatory requirements for the QC department
  • Assess quality implications of new regulatory guidance and implement necessary changes for area of responsibility.
  • Manage QC requirements for process changes & new product introductions
  • Ensure effective recording, analysis and reporting of QC KPIs ensuring issues impacting quality performance are addressed and drive continuous improvement.
  • Demonstrate active support and involvement in successful progress of compliance initiatives to enhance the site quality program.
  • Represent the company in Ministries of Health inspections as deemed necessary



  • Provide quality control and Supplier quality input for all activities across the business units, including, but not limited to direction on non-conforming material/deviated batches, and packaging activities.
  • Prepare and deliver the annual QC budget. Manage the ongoing budget effectively  ensuring cost reduction/ efficiency initiatives associated with QC activities are pursued.
  • Foster an environment of continuous improvements for the QC area by identifying and implementing efficiencies and quality improvements.
    • Provide direction to the QC personnel across all business units ensuring activities are undertaken in a compliant manner.
    • Support all process changes and validation projects where QC services are required.



  • Co-ordinate QMS Management for area of responsibility
  • CORAL: Review and approval of assigned documentation & component drawings.
  • ECR approvals in PaxPro
  • Process non-conforming documentation including On Holds, reinspections and AQLs.
  •             Attend all meetings as required or arrange an appropriate deputy. For example:
    • Departmental/ANDON Board/APEX/Project Meetings
    • H&S



Education and Experience/Knowledge:

  • Proven track record in a quality discipline in the Pharma/Medical Device environment.
  • Third level Science qualification
  • Clear understanding of working within a regulated environment
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to use sound judgment to make effective decisions within appropriate timeframes
  • Proven to be self-directed, self-motivated and ability to prioritise competing priorities



  • Relationship Building: establishing excellent working relationships with all functions within the business unit and QA management team.
  • Communication: excellent communication and presentations skills, both written and oral. Articulate the quality requirements in a clear, concise and persuasive manner.
  • Planning & Organising: excellent analytical skills. Ability to plan and schedule.
  • Decision Making: identify and understand issues, problems and opportunities whilst providing a viable solution.
  • Adaptability; Able to work in a fast, dynamic, environment whilst being able to adjust readily to meet unexpected constraints.
  • Passion for results: – Drive, high energy, maturity, and ability to work under pressure and deliver results; get things done (an action-oriented approach); overcome obstacles.
  • Receptivity to feedback – Receptive to the ideas of others and welcome and accept constructive feedback, display humility where appropriate.  
  • Culture fit: Have a people centred approach to their management style whilst upholding the values and ethos

Other requirement 

  • Undertake any training or travel that the role may require, including the completion of quality inspections of third party contract facilities as required

For a confidential discussion and more information on the role/company please contact Amy O’Neill on 091-706718 or email amy.oneill@collinsmcnicholas.ie

For more information on our Recruitment and HR Services and to see a full list of our available jobs across Ireland, please visit our website www.collinsmcnicholas.ie

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