Microbiology Manager

Ref No. BHN518230
Location Petersfield, England
Job type Permanent
Job Status Open


Salary Negotiable - POA

Location - Petersfield, Hampshire

Shift - 08.15am - 16.30pm


Microbiology Manager

The Job

Salary Negotiable - POA

Location - Petersfield, Hampshire

Shift - 08.15am - 16.30pm

My client, a world leader in the production of health and beauty products are currently looking for an experienced Microbiology Manager to join their team.

Management of QC Lab Testing for a shift or lab function

  • Support the QC Lab Lead through managing that specific shift in planning, organizing, implementing and controlling the daily activities of the QC laboratory to ascertain that both raw materials and assay of finished goods/mass meet internal and external specification. This includes management for lab workflow, sample analysis, sample retention, standards management, raw material qualification, TPM testing, outsourced testing, inventory management and document management
  • Ensure execution of data integrity checks / verifications per procedures
  • Provide QC expertise to plant hygiene program and lead corrective action based on findings
  • Ensure there is testing support in relation to the environmental monitoring program and any associated risk assessments
  • Identify SOPs and support QC Lab Lead in work instruction updates or creating new based on lab trends and CAPAs.
  • Review SOPs and work instructions and provide to QC Lab Lead for approval.
  • Review and trending of OOS, CAPAs and deviations related to their QC lab function

Testing Data Review and Release - Data Reviewer role responsibilities

  • Review of routine supporting test data and results, including sample preparation records, chromatograms / graphs, logbooks, calculations, and data sheets. Enter results in SAP/LIMS.
  • Release of raw materials, non-OTC mass, and Cosmetic FGs in SAP
  • Review of non-routine supporting test data and results (i.e. micro testing for water systems, validation testing)

Equipment Program

  • Manage QC lab equipment budget, equipment purchases, installation and initiate change control as needed
  • Development of lab equipment qualification (IQ/OQ/PQ) protocols and reports
  • Manage specific area's equipment administration, including calibration, preventive maintenance, and troubleshooting as needed.

Compliance / Continuous Improvement within Lab Function Area

  • Ensure all lab processes are adhering to relevant regulatory GMPs and global company policies & procedures
  • Participate in internal audits to ensure regulatory readiness
  • Work collaboratively with Planning, GBSC, QA Labs, Manufacturing, Validation, and Operations to drive continuous improvement.
  • Monitor lab KPIs and drive improvements
  • Ensure all customer complaints are investigated, improvements implemented, and response made in a timely manner

Personnel Management & Training

  • Apply QC Lab objectives to their lab function area and conduct performance reviews against those objectives.
  • Provide the coaching, mentorship and training necessary to support ongoing personal and professional development of QC lab staff (GMP and refresher training)
  • Assist in the development and execution of quality training curriculum for the laboratory

Qualifications/Characteristics that are essential/desirable for this role include:

  • Strong problem-solving skills with an ability to troubleshoot instruments and issues.
  • Laboratory experience preferably in microbiology in Quality Control for a global consumer goods or pharma company
  • Experience in developing laboratory SOPs and revisions according to regulatory guidelines
  • Strong knowledge of GMP, ISO and safety guidelines
  • Solid knowledge of all laboratory equipment (e.g., Viscometer, ACS Color Computer, Vitek, Analytical Instrumentation)
  • Experience in managing direct reports and following people management protocols and processes

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