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Microbiology - Associate Director

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Carlow
  • Sector: Scientific
  • Date posted: 24/10/2017
  • Job reference: J376218A

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Microbiology - Associate Director

Primary activities/responsibilities:

  • Ensure the highest Compliance standards are met on a daily basis
  • Ensure supply of high quality product in line with testing schedules
  • Work Closely with the Quality Leadership Team (QLT) on key operational and strategic areas
  • Delivery of area performance to meet or exceed performance and quality goals
  • Provide sound financial stewardship, management and control
  • Lead a cross-functional management team providing ongoing coaching and support, including the identification and development of key talent
  • Drive performance and management of individuals and team
  • Ensure compliance with safety, health, environmental and cGMP and other applicable regulations.
  • Participate in corporate and regulatory audits
  • Continuously develop the test and support systems within the laboratories to a state of optimal performance.

Minimum Education:

  • Third level qualification (Degree) in a science related discipline, ideally in Microbiology, Industrial Microbiology or Biotechnology.
  • Project Management qualification such as, Project Management Professional.
  • Evidence of Continuous Professional Development.
  • Preference for Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

Minimum Experience:

  • Microbiological department experience in a sterile pharmaceutical plant.
  • 10 plus years' experience in the Pharmaceutical industry or a similar operating environment which includes significant leadership roles with experience in a front-line supervisory role in operations environment.
  • Knowledge of and experience in applying Six Sigma and Lean methodologies.
  • Demonstrated leadership and change management skills with a continuous improvement focus

Initial Travel Requirements:

The successful candidate may be required to travel to other sites within Europe or the US