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QC Leader

Reference:AOORAVKJ-283511 Location: Cork
Cork City
Qualification:DegreeExperience:7-9 Years
Job Type:PermanentSalary: Not Disclosed

QC Leader

The QC Leader is responsible for managing and providing leadership to the QC department. The person must develop the QC function, possess the effectiveness to achieve results through the team and the leadership skills to ensure QC supports and delivers the Corks site priorities, projects and continuous improvement initiatives.


  • 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 (PTLS) and QC/Micro Specialists to deliver the responsibilities and mandate of the department.
  • Plan for future requirements of a QC department, including such aspects as procedural requirements, new technologies, capital planning, personnel recruitment and compliance requirements.
  • Anticipate changes needed to reflect future demand for services from the departments and reflecting these in a timely way in the area budgeting process.
  • Foster an environment of continuous improvement and provide leadership in this area by identifying and implementing efficiency, cost reduction, quality and service level improvements.
  • Responsible for training and developing people to apply best practice in QC techniques and systems.
  • 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.
  • Results-orientated with a strong ability to effectively troubleshoot and problem solve issues.
  • Exceptional planning skills to consistently deliver stretch targets and objectives.
  • Promote a culture of continuous improvement.
  • 8+ Years' experience in a leadership role in the life science industry.
  • 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.
  • Self-starter with good motivational, decision making, planning, project management and communication skills.
  • 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.

For further information, contact Alan on 087 3657522 / alan.oriordan@lifescience .ie