Head of Quality Control - Analytical Science and Technology

Posted 04 January 2022
Job type Permanent
DisciplineLife sciences careersProject/Program Management

Our world needs ideas! As one of the world's most research-intensive chemical companies, we have been developing leading solutions for numerous sectors - from construction to photovoltaics and cosmetics to rubber - for over 100 years. We have a global presence with production sites on three continents and 14,300 employees from 70 nations.

Wacker Biotech, as part of WACKER, is a leading global biotechnology organization specializing in the production of biopharmaceuticals. The company has outstanding technologies for the rapid, efficient and thus cost-effective production of therapeutic proteins for clinical and commercial supply. Currently it is the biggest dedicated microbial Contract Development & Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) in the world. Its four dedicated and fast-growing production sites are currently based in Germany (Halle and Jena), The Netherlands (Amsterdam) and The United States (San Diego, CA).

Are you looking for a dynamic, globally active technology company - yet at the same time, you appreciate a value-oriented, trusting company? We offer you exciting work as part of a team of experts who treat each other as equals. At our Amsterdam-based center Wacker Biotech B.V. focuses on the GMP-compliant microbial based production of recombinant proteins, vaccines and live microbials as drug substance and drug product. We are currently looking for a:

Head of Quality Control - Analytical Science and Technology (ASAT)

For more detailed information please feel free to contact Mrs. Sari Steenhauer, tel. 0031 (0)6 33 13 77 46.

The head of QC-ASAT leads the QC-ASAT team towards a high quality and timely delivery of the results within budget. He/she leads projects in accordance with GLP/GMP with the focus on quality, personnel, planning and cost efficiency. In addition, he/she works closely together with other QC teams working on various pharmaceutical products (e.g.: protein, polysaccharide, mRNA, live microbials).

Job Responsibilities

  • Leading and managing a team of professionals;
  • Providing constructive feedback and coaching to team members, and fostering an innovative, professional, team-oriented work environment;
  • Leading all the activities of the team including monitoring of the critical activities;
  • Prioritization of activities under consideration of client project priorities;
  • Primary contact in QC for Business Development;
  • Lead and take strategic discussions / decisions with the client on analytical and microbiological topics;
  • Conduct QC resource planning for client project activities;
  • Further conceptional development of ASAT related processes;
  • Review and approval of documentation related to method validations.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master of Science or higher with minimum 7 years working experience in a pharmaceutical/GMP environment;
  • At least 3 to 5 years leadership experience in managing a team of professionals on Manager level;
  • Scientific and regulatory knowledge of biopharmaceutical analytical method (incl. method validation and transfer);
  • Experience in leading and coordinating projects;
  • Experience and confidence in leading executive presentations and providing analytical conclusions for senior management;
  • Interest in working independently as well as part of a team and the ability to proactively address unstructured problems;
  • Sound presentation skills, with the ability to lead meetings and hold workshops;
  • Strong financial, analytical, interpersonal and communication skills;
  • A strong work initiative, high energy level, and the ability to adapt to new challenges and ideas;
  • English written and oral communicative skills;
  • Residing and eligible to work in the Netherlands (valid work permit).

Sustainability is one of WACKER's corporate goals - also as an employer. We want you to remain productive, healthy and successful long term. That is why we offer, for example, comprehensive health management and a variety of advanced training programs and courses for individual development opportunities, alongside a good work-life balance. Naturally, we also have a fair compensation system and above-average social benefits. After all, social responsibility has a long tradition at WACKER.

Sari Steenhauer
T: 06 33 13 77 46
When interested please react through the application process with your English resume.

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