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QC Supervisor


Major Duties and Responsibility

• Direct team members towards achieving daily and long term business goals. Effectively monitor and manage progress and performance and provide timely feedback to the relevant teams and team members.

• Review and approval of analytical data generated within QC once trained.

• Perform testing of stability studies where required.

• Pro-actively lead operations and processes to ensure quality standards are met, e.g. GMP / GLP / H&S.

• Drive compliance to MHRA, FDA, Regulatory and Company requirements / standards.

• Ensure effective and timely delivery of business metrics and reviews.

• Participate in problems-solving and continuous improvement initiatives across all functions within QC / Business including lean related thinking (5S principals, elimination of waste, streamlining operations with no impact on quality).

• Provide relevant solutions and proposals to facilitate any decision making processes.

• Foster trusting and collaborative relationships with internal customers to gain perspective and effectiveness when dealing with operational issues.

• Supports efforts to ensure compliance with health and Safety requirements.

• Leads team performance and objectives to ensure that the QC department achieve objectives on Quality, Cost, Safety, Delivery and Business goals / aims –

• Manage the performance of team members to include:

• Writing / producing and delivering performance appraisals within company timescales

• Provide positive recognition when warranted

• Liaising with Human Resources to ensure consistency in administration and compliance with company policies

• Focusing on developing team members and those targeted for succession planning

• Coach, mentor and develop team members to encourage and support a high-performance work culture

• Ensure all employees are provided with the proper training and evidence based development program in order to carry out their duties/role to a competent level on a consistent basis

• Effectively managing testing schedule irrespective of employee attendance, holidays

• Co-ordinate testing plans to ensure that internal and external customer needs are met to agreed/required standards


• BSc in a Science related discipline

• Ideal candidates should have hands on experience of analysis within a pharmaceutical environment under a cGMP quality system in a fast-paced environment, preferably with knowledge of how a stability program is managed

Knowledge and Experience

Typical Years of Experience- 3 years experience.

Minimum Expected Education- BSc Required or equivalent level of experience within a leadership role.

Additional information-Desirable if capable of using techniques such as HPLC, GC and FTIR ideally gained within an industrial or lab-based environment.

Knowledge of stability testing, performing and managing stability studies is desirable.

Leadership or mentoring experience in a laboratory environment would be highly desirable.

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