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QC Team Lead

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Waterford
  • Sector: Quality & Compliance
  • Date posted: 17/11/2016
  • Job reference: J358339A

QC Team Leader
Reporting to QTA Manager

Purpose of Role

To take a leading role in the maintenance of safe, efficient and functional laboratories, developed to the required standards, in accordance with budget.

Job Requirements

  • Develops and implements quality control systems for the Waterford QTA Labs
  • Oversees the day to day running of the Laboratories supporting production areas, directing the workload of the QTA Chemists
  • Manages the site analytical support, plus transfer of methods and specifications associated with new product introductions
  • Provide analytical services and support to manufacturing.
  • Ensure QTA laboratories meet current Good Laboratory Practice (cGLP) and validation requirements.
  • Manage teams to ensure team members achieve their potential and the team meets its goals
  • Ensures projects are managed in conjunction with all required Sanofi and legal requirements (EHS, cGLP, method transfers, environmental etc). This includes new product introductions, cleaning analytical methods, and similar projects.
  • Implement continuous improvement projects as required.
  • Ensure adequate oversight of manufacturing aseptic practices.


Degree in Science (Chemistry, Microbiology or Pharmacy preferred)

Post-graduate studies as appropriate to augment primary degree


  • Detailed knowledge of Biopharma analytical methodologies and technologies.
  • 4 -6 years' experience working in a Healthcare manufacturing environment - ideally part of which would be in the pharmaceutical or biopharmaceutical sector.
  • Effective technical knowledge of Biopharmaceutical manufacturing
  • Prior experience in leading or co-ordinating a team would be an advantage.
  • Operational experience of quality laboratories in a fast moving manufacturing environment.
  • Detailed knowledge of quality management systems.
  • Effective technical knowledge of pharmaceutical plants.
  • Knowledge of requirements for cGLP, cGMP, pharmacopoeial methods and stability.
  • Ability to manage projects to plan/budget
  • Excellent & efficient communicator at organisation, team and individual levels
  • High energy, commitment and flexibility.
  • Ability to work independently and adapt.
  • Excellent leadership skills with ability to influence and affect change
  • Capable of resolving issues of conflict effectively within a team
  • Ability to understand the 'broader picture' and business context
  • Ability and willingness to identify opportunities to 'break the mould' with systems and processes

Designation Deputy

May be required to deputise for QTA Manager

Personal Characteristics

  • Excellent communication skills (interpersonal, presentation & writing)
  • Ability to effectively communicate technical & non-technical information
  • Works well with others at all levels of the organization, across multi-sites, and in a multi-national environment
  • Initiative - able to work in a self-directed manner to see issues through to completion.
  • Highly motivated. Ability to multi-task

If you wish to have a confidential conversation about this role please call Sandra 086 044 3460 or email

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