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Quality Laboratory Supervisor (Center of Excellence) Netherlands,  

MSD (company)

Posted on : 22 April 2017

Project Description

  • Our company  is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. 
  • Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company  one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us. 
  • Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of an individual like you. 
  • To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. 
  • As part of our global team, you ll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.

The organization
  • Quality Operations Biotech (around 100 people) is responsible for ensuring that our Manufacturing Division manufactures, tests and releases Biological Drug Substances and Bulk Drug Products in accordance to applicable local and international regulations.
  • To this end the various Quality departments actively collaborate and set standards for all other Integrated Process Teams (IPTs) and CoEs (Center of Excellencies) of our Manufacturing Division as well as regularly interact with other Manufacturing Division sites.

The Position
  • Reporting to the Quality Control Lead, you will manage a laboratory team (around 10-15 people) with the following responsibilities: assure timely generation of changes required by all laboratory areas, manage laboratory instrumentation installation, qualification, calibration and maintenance program, lab deviations and CAPA systems, document changes; you will assure that any related quality issues are provided having the required visibility and resolution in an expedited manner.

Other tasks/ responsibilities:
  • Providing general management and guidance to compliance with company policies, standards, procedures, cGMP s, GLP s, and regulations;
  • Maintaining up to date analytical procedures used by the company; 
  • Managing directly or through supervisory employees, the microbiology environmental monitoring program pertaining to the manufacturing operations;
  • Enforcing safety procedures in the laboratory, concerning the analysts and/ or other employees who visit the laboratory area;
  • Assuring training is provided to the laboratory employees on regulations under the cGMPs requirements and also responsible for the on-the-job training of the team;
  • Planning, managing and providing quality expertise to cross-functional investigations;
  • Reviewing and approving investigations associated with all areas of responsibility and providing support on data evaluation, investigation and in exercising sound decision making;
  • Managing and attending assigned area regulatory inspections;
  • Supporting management to provide responses to audit observations and findings;
  • Investigating most probable cause for products trends, complaints and deviations to recommend sound corrective and preventive measures to avoid recurrence;
  • Managing and monitoring assigned area departmental budget.

  • Bachelor s or Master s degree, preferably in Science or Chemistry;
  • At least eight years of related experience with at least three years in a supervisory role;
  • At least six years of experience in lab testing, deviations management, validation, or in technical capacities which support these initiatives;
  • Strong technical competencies in laboratory equipment, automation, qualification and quality systems;
  • Knowledge to handle lab related investigations, out of specifications, out of trend results, change controls, etcetera;
  • Extensive knowledge of cGMP, GLP, and laboratory operations;
  • Strong supervisory capabilities;
  • Knowledge of Quality Operations and /or Manufacturing processes and Laboratory testing processes;
  • Strong knowledge of Risk Management tools to determine impact and mitigating actions due to quality and compliance issues;
  • Knowledge of and experience in applying Lean Six Sigma and Lean methodologies;
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to influence, motivate, and lead projects and teams.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Dutch.

A good place to work 
  • Our company  is an attractive employer offering interesting opportunities in Research & Development, production and staff departments for an enormous range of disciplines such as biologists, chemists, process engineers, technicians, mechatronic engineers, pharmacists and operators.  
  • Our company  always seeks best-in-class  employees at all levels.  
  • We expect a lot from our people and company  has a lot to offer them as well.  
  • Team spirit, entrepreneurship, integrity, leadership and cross-border communication skills are what company values and rewards most. 
  •  If you enjoy being challenged, over and over again, our company  will be a good place for you to work. 
  •  We have an excellent fringe benefit program, and we invest heavily in the development of our people.  
  • Our company gives you plenty of opportunities for individual initiative and responsibility.

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