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Quality Specialist

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Cork
  • Sector: Science
  • Date posted: 07/02/2019
  • Job reference: BBBH97587

Quality Specialist

My client, a Global Pharmaceutical company based in Cork is looking to hire a number of Quality Specialists as part of a continued expansion this year. This position within the QA department will provide Quality oversight, support and knowledge to activities relating to Quality Systems across the site and is accountable for the Quality Systems within the site.

This role requires the delivery of a robust Quality Management System to support a flexible, collaborative, multi-skilled teamwork environment. The Quality Specialist will have proven capability in development of Quality Systems as an active member, across cross functional teams, to deliver process improvement. This is a perm position, and one that can offer consistent development and progression in an exciting and rapidly growing company within the Pharmaceutical industry.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provides to the site knowledge and experience in Quality Systems.
  • Uses knowledge to improve Quality Systems, solve problems, provide continuous improvement and execute tasks.
  • Provides compliance contribution to project teams and leads small projects.
  • Coaches and guides colleagues within the site.
  • Understands and applies regulatory / compliance requirements to their role together with remaining current on upcoming regulatory and compliance changes.
  • Responds to non-standard requests from customer needs.
  • Makes decisions within guidelines and policies which impact own priorities and allocation of time to meet deadlines.
  • Supports Corporate Quality to ensure actions related to Quality Systems at the site are executed.
  • Participation in inspections of Site by Divisional / Regulatory Bodies / third parties together with follow up actions where applicable.
  • Participation in and leading internal inspections
  • Supplier management oversight
  • Ensures supply of high-quality product through the implementation and oversight of the Quality Management System for the site.
  • Champion the highest Quality and Compliance standards for the site.
  • Ensure highest safety standards.


  • Degree or 3rd level qualification (Science, Quality).
  • Demonstrated knowledge in more than one pharmaceutical and/or chemical manufacturing operation
  • 3 - 5 years' experience in the Pharmaceutical industry or a similar operating environment which includes experience in a Quality function
  • Quality Assurance SME knowledge, from both operational and educational experience, is required
  • Knowledge and experience in interpreting current regulatory requirements and providing independent support to the site.

The Quality Specialist will be required to work on his/her own initiative as much as working as part of a team. As such excellent interaction, communication and presentation skills are necessary to be successful in the role. The QA Specialist will be committed to;

  • Continuous improvement projects
  • Leading initiatives and working with members of the Value Stream to drive efficiencies and to assure compliance standards for the site.

Please reach out to Jack on 01-6455250, or email your CV to jack.conway-kenny AT and I'll follow up!

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