QC Section Head - Raw Materials
Job ID : 94616BRLocation : United Kingdom - Swindon : Job DescriptionWhen you’re part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do challenging work, and be part of a team that values performance, quality and innovation. As part of a successful, growing global organization you will be encouraged to perform at your best. With revenues of more than $20 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our people the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world.At our site in Swindon, ThermoFisher are forging partnerships that are transforming the industry, creating new business models between pharma companies and their pharma service providers. We are pioneering solutions that are driven by client needs, with successful recent partnerships including Flexion and Pacira.We currently offer solutions spanning the entire pharmaceutical life cycle to help pharma and biotech companies of all sizes meet their complex development and manufacturing needs at any stage or scale enabling us to deliver a combination of unrivaled quality, reliability and compliance, backed by a reputation for scientific and technical excellence.The range of services at ThermoFisher for drug substances and drug products is wider than that of any other CDMO and we offer end-to-end capabilities and expertise to take your discovery from pre-clinical and clinical development, through scale-up, all the way to commercial supply across more than 40 oral solid, sterile and softgel dosage forms.Key Accountabilities This role is an exciting opportunity for the successful applicant to playing a pivotal role as part of a team responsible for providing Quality Control (Raw Materials) support to the site.This is a diverse role and the accountabilities include:To organise the Section's activities, to perform routine laboratory procedures, and to oversee laboratory work within the Section.To authorise technical documentation and to routinely participate in batch release procedure in relation to the Section's activities. This may extend to other areas within the Department, as requiredTo prepare technical documentation within the Department, as required.May deputise for the Manager in their absence.To appraise staff within the section, including setting and assessing the achievement of objectives.To train others as required, to ensure that all members of the Section are adequately trained, and to ensure that appropriate training records are maintained for the Section.To maintain sectional expenditure within budgetary constraints.To maintain a thorough understanding of international regulatory and ISO requirements pertinent to the Section, and to ensure that all work within the Section complies with these, with departmental procedures and the principles of Good Manufacturing Practice.To ensure that all sectional lead times, including those of sub-contract facilities providing a service to the Section are complied with, subject to there being no attenuating circumstances.To carry out and manage projects within the Department and at international level, as required.To develop and validate laboratory procedures within the Section and with other organisations internationally, as required. This includes the qualification of equipment.To review analytical and laboratory data within the Department for accuracy, completeness and compliance with documented procedures.To communicate effectively with others on site and internationally, and to participate with them in problem solving activities, as required.To carry out any other tasks which may be required from time to timeFollow Company procedures to ensure the team is managed in an effective way.Ensure cGMP is applied in their area of work and comply with cGMP in all areas of the business.ExperienceYou will be a flexible, highly motivated quality professional seeking a new opportunity to develop and grow your skills within a unique operating model. To be considered for this role you will ideally have experience of the Pharmaceutical industry and a strong understanding of current GMP and technical processes. In addition to this we are looking for an individual who is able to demonstrate:Degree in Chemistry or strongly related scientific disciplineRelevant industrial experienceExtensive experience of instrumental and traditional analytical techniques.Supervisory experience desirableAbility to work to critical time lines.Effective communication skills at all internal and external levels.Excellent attention to detail.Excellent organisational skillsDeveloped time management and project management skills.When applying for this role, please use the 'cover letter' of the on-line application to describe how you meet the competencies for this role, as outlined in the job requirements above.The information that you have provided in your cover letter and CV will be used to assess your application.Thank you for your interest in this opportunity.