QC Operations Manager

Highly Competitive
  1. Permanent
  2. Senior/Director & VP
  3. United Kingdom
Stevenage, England
Posting date: 24 Sep 2019
This vacancy has now expired

An international biotechnology company is recruiting a QC Operations Manager to their UK office. The organisation focuses on gene therapy to treat the suffering of people suffering from chronic systemic diseases. With a next-generation gene therapy platform to provide treatments for a wide range of diseases, this position represents an exciting opportunity to work with a leading company.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Working closely with the Dir. Quality Control in the establishment, development and operation of the systems and processes for the company's QC capability covering both in-house and external testing, in GMP and GCP arenas.
  • Working with the QC function heads and Project leads to establish and operate planning processes for short, mid, and long-term testing, introduction of technological advances, and capacity creation.
  • Co-ordinating and managing QC service provision for the company's product development programs.
  • Developing and tracking KPIs for critical business deliverables.
  • Supporting planning and executing projects to establish and expand new internal lab services and capacity.
  • Developing and maintaining systems for managing contracts and budgets for external testing at 3rd party suppliers.
  • Ensuring ongoing update of the QC business plan and working with the team to develop resource/capacity proposals to meet future business needs.
  • Driving development and implementation of policies and procedures and working with QA to ensure optimal design of QMS.
  • Project managing/leading substantial systems projects such as LIMS implementation, QC documentation generation, and archiving.
  • Representing Health, Safety and Environment committees.
  • Acting as secretary for departmental meetings.
  • Ensuring all operations are conducted in compliance with required standards, regulations, and guidance.

Skills and Requirements:

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent in an analytical or biological/physical science discipline.
  • Strong background in QC and/or development analytical settings in pharma/biotech.
  • Strong understanding and demonstrable experience of the application of GxP requirements, including design and implementation of SOPs/systems for regulated environments.
  • Experience of working with or at test house CROs.
  • Experience of preparing for, hosting and/or delivering audits, internally and/or externally, and of with regulatory inspections.
  • Experience of participating in or leading analytical and manufacturing investigations.
  • Experience of working in a continuous improvement environment/implementing lean methodologies.
  • Strong project planning skills with familiarity with MS project and typical Project Management tools.
  • Qualification in project management or Operational Excellence/Lean Sigma practice an advantage.
  • Demonstrable multitasking, project management, and execution skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills, including communication, presentation, persuasion, and influence.
  • Good organisational skills, including efficiency, punctuality, and collaboration in a team environment.
  • Proficiency with computer skills, such as MS Office.

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