Science & Pharmaceutical JobsBiopharm Team Leader

  • CJ50904
  • Permanent
  • Munster, Waterford

Collins McNicholas

One of the industries leading Pharmaceutical companies in the South East are currently looking to add a Biopharma Team Lead to their growing team on a permanent basis.

Collins McNicholas Recruitment & HR Services Group are supporting this global organisation to source a self-starter who enjoys working in a dynamic and fast-paced environment. If you have at least 6 years of experience in a GMP analytical lab with minimum of two years in a supervisory capacity please read on..

Main Day to Day Responsibilities

  • To effectively manage all members of their team including areas such as, work rotas, productivity, training & development, housekeeping, safety, quality, documentation, etc. to ensure the laboratory is run at maximum efficiency.
  • To liaise closely with the pharmaceutical chemistry biopharma Section Manager to ensure that resources are available to guarantee that testing activities are completed to customer’s timelines
  • To manage online reporting on LIMS, scheduling the work from start to sign off, developing and checking customer reports in a timely manner so as customer expectations are met consistently.
  • To perform analysis as requested to ensure that customer’s deadlines are met.
  • To review test methods for quotation purposes.
  • To ensure that the Biopharma Department Systems and Procedures are maintained to meet regulatory requirements.
  • To provide continuous feedback to all members of their team on all items in relation to customer or organisational requirements / changes.
  • To handle any customer related queries where necessary and liaise with their team to solve these queries if needed.
  • To ensure all relevant documentation is authorised and filed accurately in line with company procedures.
  • To communicate regularly with their team and all other ancillary groups to ensure information is transferred effectively throughout the organisation.
  • To write and keep updated laboratory SOPs in their area of work.
  • To maintain a high standard of quality in the day-to-day work emanating from their laboratory and to problem solve any quality issues with other members of the organisation.
  • To participate in routine regulatory and customer inspections.
  • To ensure that all analysts are trained and have completed training records for all tests and other training completed
  • To liaise with management, customers and other members of the organisation on any relevant problem areas or enhancements to the business.
  • To ensure the correct standards of cleanliness, tidiness and safety is maintained within the laboratory.
  • To ensure equipment is properly maintained and in the event of a breakdown that it is repaired in accordance with company procedures (with reference to the timeliness, quality, and cost.)
  • To ensure that all documentation is completed on time, accurately and legibly.
  • To keep their training records up to date and to initiate training where possible.
  • To update any relevant documentation as required.
  • To ensure that customers’ requirements are fully met and in so doing be flexible to work in any area of the business as is required.
  • To identify any opportunities for improvement of quality and service and work with the team to implement continuous improvement.
  • In the absence of the Section Manager, this person is responsible for ensuring the continued smooth running of the company.


What the Ideal Candidate Looks Like:

  • A degree in chemistry or a related discipline.
  • At least 6 years’ experience in a GMP analytical laboratory is desirable.
  • At least 2 years’ supervisory experience is desirable.
  • Ability to coordinate, schedule and prioritize analytical work.
  • Excellent technical ability and strong, proven leadership skills.


For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Aisling on 021 4809118 or email

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