Laboratory Quality Manager

HERO

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Location Galway
Salary Negotiable
Posted
Role Type Fixed Term Contract
Contact Katie Kilbane
email network@hero.ie

Laboratory Quality Manager

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Job ID: JOB-12979

Laboratory Quality Manager

Feeling like work is lacking the challenge for you right now?  Is career development, a great team and good rewards important to you?  This Laboratory Quality Manager job opportunity located in Galway could be just what you’re looking for.  Let us tell you more…  

Responsibilities

The successful candidate will:

  • Carry out the role of Quality Manager to maintain the high standard of accreditation/certification (ISO17025 and ISO9001) and expand the scope, as necessary.
  • Represent the client in discussions with accreditation bodies and auditors, as well as with FSAI, vendors, sub-contractors and other relevant agencies.
  • Keep abreast of evolving national and international legislation and regulations to ensure that the scope of the quality system satisfies requirements – including the policies and standards to which the quality system adheres.
  • Identify opportunities for improvements and efficiencies in laboratory based activities within the organisation (e.g. through the use of laboratory information management systems).
  • Work closely with the Facilities Management to ensure that best usage is made of the Institute’s laboratory facilities.
  • Work closely with the Purchasing function of the organisation to ensure:

    • Good practice and efficient supply and availability of laboratory consumables
    • Good value is achieved in the procurement of goods and services, in particular those relating to maintenance and servicing of laboratory equipment.
  • Carry out Health and Safety activities, and ensure that policies, procedures and risk assessment are fit for purpose and adhered to.
  • Promote the quality ethos within the organisation.

Qualifications

  • A Degree in Science or an equivalent qualification.
  • A minimum of three years relevant work experience in an ISO 17025 accredited laboratory environment.
  • Management experience with direct proven ability to manage people, projects and budgets.
  • Experience of significant involvement in a laboratory quality management system – e.g. as quality manager/deputy
  • Significant knowledge of and experience with ISO17025 standard.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of technical procedures and principles for validation of analytical test methods.
  • Experience of auditing in a laboratory context and closing audit non-compliance identified, assessing the risks posed by the issues raised, determining root causes, ongoing recommendations
  • Proven knowledge of document control software (e.g. Paradigm).
  • High Level of experience in the use of Microsoft Office software packages.
  • Proven report writing Skills, ideally to include Technical reports.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to work with and effectively communicate with colleagues and external to the organisation.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills in addition to effective numeracy skills.
  • The ability to manage time effectively and work to deadlines.

Desirable:

  • Quality-related qualification – e.g. Diploma in Quality Management; Food Safety or Laboratory Lead Auditor.
  • Experience in implementing formal quality systems in a busy laboratory environment.
  • Knowledge of/experience with other relevant standards – e.g. ISO 9001, ISO/IES 17043:2010.
  • Hands-on experience in the use of Paradigm compliance management software.
  • Broad understanding of technical aspects of the role and the relevant food safety, environmental and fish health legislation.
  • Experience of organising and participating in an INAB audit.
  • Project management experience / Laboratory Information Management systems
  • Knowledge of/experience with laboratory Health & Safety/Risk Assessment procedures.

 

For further information on this role please contact Katie Kilbane on 086 1283368 / network@hero.ie

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Katie Kilbane

JOB-12979

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Laboratory Quality Manager

Katie Kilbane

Role Type Fixed Term Contract
Contact Katie Kilbane
email network@hero.ie
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