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QC Laboratory Supervisor

Primary Sligo, Ireland Req ID 2302344 Category Quality Assurance Division AbbVie

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The complexities of our global organization provide unique opportunities for growth, job stability, and the pursuit of what matters most to us in our lives. Our passion for operational excellence helps us have a remarkable impact on lives worldwide while maintaining a strong work/life balance that keeps us focused and fulfilled.

We are now recruiting for Quality Laboratory Supervisor to join AbbVie Manorhamilton Road in Sligo on a fixed term contract to basis.

As our new Quality Laboratory Supervisor, you will be responsible for ensuring that all raw materials, in-process, finished product, stability and contract testing and is carried out per schedule and records are maintained to appropriate requirements. 

As part of this role you will ensure that technical and systems excellence is maintained in the laboratory by ensuring own skills are maintained, by coaching and training analysts to ensure right first time behavior and by implementing improved working practices in terms of efficiency, compliance and Right First Time.
You take full responsibility for an assigned segment of the QC operation for example, Raw Materials & Drug Product Analysis or In-process & API.

So if you are ambitious and driven to make a real impact on a global scale, read on to find out more and apply….
Key Activities:

  • Ensure Laboratory Documentation and Computerized Systems compliance with Data Integrity policies and regulatory requirements.
  • Understand Regulations and business processes required to maintain Laboratory Data Integrity.
  • Ensuring timely completion of all laboratory analysis assigned.
  • Ensuring that analysts working in the assigned cell or team are performing to the best of their ability, coaching and providing guidance where issues occur such as poor set-up or test execution performance.
  • Improving the overall efficiency and velocity within the assigned team.
  • Identifying and implementing improvements in analytical practices such as poke yokes.
  • Ensuring that the agreed test schedule is adhered to and identifying recovery paths to bring test schedules back into alignment with plant requirements.
  • Identifying weaknesses in laboratory performance and working with the laboratory manager to rectify.
  • Resolving analytical OOS issues as they arise in a timely manner both through practical work and through Soltraqs.
  • Acting as designee for the Laboratory Manager as assigned.
  • Ensuring 6S excellence is maintained across the Laboratory.
  • Instilling a quality culture of Zero, Believe it, Achieve it amongst the QC laboratory team
  • Ensuring that all laboratory test equipment is utilised and maintained correctly.
  • Executing and / or supporting projects as assigned by the laboratory manager

Education & Experience:

  • 3rd Level Qualification in na relevant Science discipline
  • Minimum 4 years analytical experience in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Proven track record in an analytical role. Must be expert in HPLC, GC,LCMS, GCMS, Automatic titration, Identification techniques.
  • Strong knowledge on regulatory requirements.
  • Proficient in using analytical equipment in the QC lab.
  • Involvement in product transfers / method transfer experience preferred
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills essential for working across multi-functional teams 

So, does this sounds like the opportunity you have been looking for? Then join AbbVie!

AbbVie is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer; we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop innovative solutions for patients and being part of an inclusive work environment.

AbbVie is an equal opportunity employer including disability/vets. It is AbbVie’s policy to employ qualified persons of the greatest ability without discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, status as a disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, Armed Forces service medal veteran or active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran or a person’s relationship or association with a protected veteran, including spouses and other family members, or any other protected group status. We will take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified minorities, women, individuals with a disability, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, Armed Forces service medal veterans or active-duty wartime or campaign badge veterans. The Affirmative Action Plan is available for viewing in the Human Resources office during regular business hours.

Travel: No

Job Type: Temporary Work

Schedule: Full-time

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