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Our client is a professional Pharmaceutical, Chemicals and Biotechnology organisation, based in Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Belgium. The client has developed his own portfolio of innovative technologies in order to improve synthesis processes, control quality and simplify (or eliminate) HPLC purifications for short peptides.

Role description

The QC Manager will be working as part of the Quality department ensuring products are manufactured, stored and packaged in accordance with cGMP.
He / she will be responsible for ensuring timely, accurate completion of QC testing performed both in house and at vendors.
In addition, the QC manager provides strategic input regarding lab organization and structure.
Under the direction of the reporting manager, continuously strengthen quality awareness and investigate quality issues using applicable process improvement and problem solving techniques to assure successful outcomes of Company and external Health Authority inspections.
The QC manager is reporting to the Head of Quality.


• Management up to 12 QC chemistry and microbiology team members: (staff support, coaching, training and recruitment)
• Ensuring follow-up of day-to-day activities, supervising implementation and progress of the QC activities
• Managing SOPs, change controls, deviations, OOS and CAPA
• Ensuring smooth running of the lab: on-time & GMP-compliant analyses; housekeeping of the lab
• Develop and/or review departmental documentation including test methods, SOP’s, protocols and reports ensuring compliance with cGMP and applicable regulatory guidelines
• Validation of Analytical methods : need to be able to set up and write validation protocol , to analyze the validation results and provide conclusion , to release the validation report
• Implementing and validating the new analytical methods after development phase done by R&D team (write validation protocol, analyze the validation results and provide conclusion )
• Stability studies management and results interpretation
• Review and Approval of analytical dossier
• Contact with external customers for QC related issues
• QC Release of raw materials, intermediates products and finish product
• Technical support during customer audit and regulatory inspections (FDA, AFMPS, other)
• Coordinate laboratory equipment acquisition, qualification, calibration and preventative maintenance.
• Leading QC optimization processes and Operational Excellence QC project
• Ensuring budget follow-up
• Ensuring good relationship with internal and external stakeholders


• University degree in a scientific discipline with analytical background is mandatory (Chemistry is an asset)
• 8 years with 5 years in a similar role in the pharmaceutical industry (API is an asset)
• Strong laboratory skills and good knowledge of analytical chemistry
• People management experience (Leadership experience)
• Strong problems solving skills, issue resolution and root cause analysis
• Very good knowledge of cGMP in a regulated environment (US and Eur)
• Experience with guidelines , standards (ICH, Pharmacopea, 21CFR part 11)
• Experience with regulatory inspection (FDA and AFMPS)
• Proven ability in prioritizing according to the needs
• Strong quality and service minded
• Customer oriented, team player, focused on improvement
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Working knowledge of computer packages (Word, Excel, MS Project, Visio, Power Point)
• Able to work independently in a fast paced multitasking environment.
• Language : French, good knowledge in English

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Are you interested and do want to apply for this role, please fill out your application via the apply button below and contact Ewout de Jong.

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SIRE Life Sciences®

Listed by: SIRE Life Sciences®
Listed on: 25-01-2019
Country: Belgium
Region: Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest
Employment: Permanent
Expertise: 6 - 10 years
Location Type: On location
Education: Master
Language: French
Sector: Pharmaceutical
Specialisation: Quality

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