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QC Leader

  • Sector: Science & Pharma
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  • Job Ref: 20463

QC Leader required for a leading multi-national lifescience organisation in Cork. The QC Leader is responsible for managing and providing leadership to the QC department.

Overview of Responsibilities:

  • To take overall responsibility for delivering the QC department activities.
  • Ensuring systems are in place so that QC testing and activities are carried out in compliance with product licence commitments, cGMP and Quality standards.
  • Defining Quality Control Policies, in consultation with QA guidelines.
  • To lead a team of QC People Team Leaders and QC/Micro Specialists to deliver the responsibilities and mandate of the department.
  • Plan for future requirements of a QC department, including procedural requirements, new technologies, capital planning, personnel recruitment and compliance requirements.
  • Anticipate changes needed to reflect future demand for services from the departments.
  • Foster an environment of continuous improvement and provide leadership in this area by identifying and implementing efficiency, cost reduction, quality and service level improvements.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of pharmaceutical legislation and industry best practice
  • Participate pro-actively as a significant member of the QO Leadership team.
  • Ability to create and maintain effective interpersonal relationships with all levels of personnel within all cross functional departments in the organization.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills promoting openness, dialogue and collaboration

What the ideal candidate looks like:

  • 5 – 7 Years' experience within a regulated environment.
  • 3rd level qualification in Science discipline essential, supported by a sound technical background in either chemistry or microbiology. A post-graduate qualification is desirable.
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills are a pre-requisite for this role.
  • Good level of knowledge of safety regulations, good laboratory practices and QC validation.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with staff at all levels across multiple functions of the organization.

What you will get in return:

  • Competitive Salary.
  • Bonus.
  • Pension.
  • Healthcare.

For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Aisling Lane.