Collins McNicholas

Role Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for leading the team on QC Materials and Packaging Components testing.
  • API, Excipient and Packaging Batch Review and Release
  • Support API/Excipient and Packaging component testing where necessary
  • Maintain & Publish QC Materials and Packaging area metrics (WIP level, weekly Output etc) and feed back to the client Lead.
  • Liaise closely with client Lead on testing priorities and provide timely feedback on progress
  • Update materials Board with Deliveries from Inventory PO Report
  • Training Co-ordination- drive cross training and maintain a cross training matrix for team
  • Lead Investigator – deviations & OOS’s and non-tests for Materials and Pack items
  • CAPA’s relating to Materials and Pack items
  • Procedural Updates and Periodic Reviews relating to Materials and Pack items
  • Change Controls & Completion of Assigned Tasks relating to Materials and Pack items
  • Non-Test Investigations relating to Materials and Pack items
  • Schedule testing of Materials and Pack to meet priorities working closely with the client Materials lead on deliverables
  • Drive team to meet weekly targeted delivery
  • Cross functional communication with Warehouse, Planning, QA, packaging, etc  

Role Requirements:

  • Minimum BSc (Hons) in Analytical Chemistry (or equivalent)
  • At least 1 years’ experience in a supervisory/leadership capacity
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience in a fast-paced QC Testing GMP Environment
  • Experience with finished product release testing and packaging.
  • Passionate about quality and customer service.
  • Excellent communication skills (internally and externally) and understanding of appropriate client interactions.
  • Willing to operate in a flexible manner and be able to switch priorities at short notice.
  • Good team player, organised, accurate, have strong documentation skills


For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Aisling Lane on 021-4320675 or email

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