Back to Job Search

QC Supervisor

  • Location: County Westmeath
  • Job Type:Permanent
  • Sector: Science & Pharma
  • Contact Email:
  • Job Ref: 19175

QC Supervisor | Permanent Role | Westmeath

Excellent opportunity for an experienced Quality Control Supervisor to join an established and leading Global Pharmaceutical company on a permanent basis, onsite their facility in Co. Westmeath.

Reporting to the Manager of QC Laboratory Services the successful candidate will supervise all aspects of the Quality Control In-Process and Finished Product Testing Team, supervising the testing and release of In-Process and Finished Products (including Stability samples) required to support both commercial and development projects.



  • Lead and manage a group of analysts while ensuring high cGMP and GLP standards are maintained and adherence to schedules and targets to meet regulatory and business requirements.
  • Continuous management and appraisal of the performance and development of a group of analysts in accordance with the site performance for growth development program.
  • Employee relations, change, policy implementation, motivation, discipline, target setting, communications, occupational health & safety, training.
  • Perform investigations using systematic RCA approach and effective CAPA planning. Ensure follow-up on anomalies, failures, and external complaints.
  • Regulatory compliance through the creation and maintenance of controlled documentation for training, SOPs and analytical protocols.
  • Preparation of documentation for audits carried out by internal auditors and Regulatory bodies. Follow up on the close out of actions/ recommendations identified from both internal and external audits.
  • Utilising available resources in an efficient manner - lean lab management methods, leading continuous development of lab technique training and associated improvement programs in a QC lab team.
  • Prepare and review QC department reports and metrics e.g. monthly quality report, analysis trending reports, exceptions reports, KPI reports, etc.
  • Communicate to senior management on key events and issues etc. via normal in-house reporting structure e.g. meetings, formal reports, etc.


  • Third level qualification (BSc or higher) in Science Related Discipline with desired 6 years’ experience in a pharmaceutical environment.
  • Laboratory Safety knowledge of best industry practices and experience in laboratory safety management.
  • Min 1 yr of previous supervisory experience is necessary along with the ability to influence peer groups.
  • Previous experience in leading and influencing positive change initiatives e.g. department improvement initiatives, six sigma lean lab, systematic root cause analysis (RCA) and CAPA implementation for laboratory investigations.
  • Technical troubleshooting experience, understands data driven decision making, critical thinking and experienced in problem-solving skills in HPLC related methodologies, Dissolution, Moisture and Spectroscopy methodologies (e.g. UV, IR, Raman).
  • Previous experience of FDA/HPRA regulated site including regulatory audit preparation and auditor interaction experience e.g. HPRA, FDA.
  • Excellent knowledge of laboratory testing practices, transfer and validation of analytical methods and cGMP applicable to a pharmaceutical environment.
  • Proven planning and organisational skills e.g. previous project lead experience.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Proven track record in your current role is essential.
  • Responds positively to changing circumstances and priorities.

*Excellent benefits package on offer*

For a confidential discussion about this opportunity please contact Ranait Coughlan

(090) 6450664 (01) 66 200 88