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Team Leader - QC

iStock-547131866-209239-edited.jpgNorth Yorkshire | Permanent | Competitive Package + Bonus + Pension

Broughton Laboratories Limited is an independent contract analytical laboratory based on the stunning Broughton Hall Business Park servicing the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. An opportunity to join the Broughton Laboratories Quality Control Team has arisen and we are looking for a successful candidate to be a key figure in helping deliver further success to our clients.

In line with expansion we are seeking to recruit a hard-working, highly motivated and professional Team Leader capable of working within a fast-moving quality laboratory environment.

Main Purpose of the Job

The Quality Control Team Leader is principally responsible for the management of a Quality Control team performed at Broughton Laboratories. A team consists of up to 6 Scientists of varying experience that perform analysis for dedicated clients associated with the team. The job holder will maintain and build a strong QC team. Having a strong understanding of the regulatory requirements and a thorough understanding of GMP the job holder will liaise with clients to deliver results in a timely manner in line with client expectations. Working with other Team Leaders they will drive the ethos and working practices within QC. As a key member of the QC team they will; help to develop reliable and robust analytical practices that can be reliably used for QC testing.

The Quality Control Team Leader will work closely with the Quality team to ensure analytical data is recorded and reported in an accurate and consistent manner over the entire data lifecycle. This will include effective investigational support to identify root cause, contributing factors and where necessary, escalation to corrective and preventive action plans. To continuously deliver our service to ensure customer expectations are always met and often exceeded.

Key Tasks & Accountabilities

  • To provide leadership and direction to all the QC Analyst within their team.
  • To liaise with other team leaders within the Quality Control team to ensure a smooth transition of all work through the Department.
  • Ensure that the operational activities are efficient and quality compliant and that all team members are suitably trained.
  • Take responsibility for the planning and forecasting of the QC studies within their team.
  • Exhibit effective communication of scientific output of their team to the Analytical Services Manager.
  • Work with the commercial team to provide outline and detailed quotes in a timely manner.
  • Report all analytical results to clients in line with company procedure.
  • Create a strong scientifically knowledgeable and confident team.
  • Create an environment oriented to trust, open communication, creative thinking, and cohesive team effort.
  • Lead by example; motivate and inspire team members to deliver an exceptional performance.
  • Perform annual performance reviews for direct reports.
  • Co-ordinate testing by liaising with clients, completing technical assessments, preparing quotes, protocol writing, executing test plans and generating certificates of analysis.
  • Manage the testing scheduling within the team to ensure competent and timely completion of projects while working with colleagues and managers to obtain necessary resources to support the team’s requirements.
  • Provide status updates of team performances against QC objectives on a regular basis to the Analytical Services Manager.
  • Ensure that the teams’ training requirements are identified and executed effectively.
  • Perform technical reviews and support to the QC team.
  • Continuously identifying solutions and new ways of working to help the QC team develop and the company to move forward.
  • Perform other duties as and when required by the company and act always in the best interest of the company.

Key Person Specification

  • Graduate of Chemistry or Analytical Chemistry related subject.
  • Significant experience 5+ years of working in a GMP regulated analytical laboratory.
  • A passion for leading and developing people in a scientific role.
  • Good analytical and technical problem solving skills.
  • Experienced in a range of analytical techniques for the analysis of small molecules.
  • A keen eye for detail and experience in the review of technical documentation.
  • Confident verbal reasoning skills with colleagues and customers.
  • Results driven, customer focused and commercially astute.

Our Offer

Broughton Laboratories provides exciting opportunities for you to apply your knowledge, skills and experience through hands-on assignments and projects. You will work alongside the best Scientists within the industry. Each year, Broughton invests in learning and development offering you a competitive salary, pension, supportive leadership team and tailored training programme. Join our team to discover your potential and take pride in valuable achievements.

About Broughton

Broughton Laboratories is a privately-owned global analytical services business. We are an FDA and MHRA inspected laboratory focused on delivering a high-quality service for industry-leading clients across the pharmaceutical, animal health and medical device industries. Whether it’s innovation or optimisation, Broughton Laboratories tackles the toughest challenges from new product development to fast-paced routine Quality Control.

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