Analytical Team Leader (Raw Materials)


Analytical Team Leader (Raw Materials)

Hours: 37.5 hours per week worked over a flexible work pattern

Salary: Competitive and dependent on experience and suitability

Ref No: HRJOB8642

Business Unit: Pharma Services

Location: Loughborough, Leicestershire

Open To: Internal and external candidates

About The Role

The post holder will provide technical leadership, management and coaching for the raw material analytical team and enable the delivery of a high class raw materials testing service supporting complex pharmaceutical projects.

They will manage the progress of analytical work to cGMP requirements, ensure that project schedules are met and that the work is carried out efficiently and accurately, providing regular updates to their Head of Department.

About You

To be successful in this role, we are looking for you to have:

• Significant experience of leading analytical activities for pharmaceutical raw materials in a cGMP environment supporting all phases of the pharmaceutical drug product lifecycle

• Significant experience of supervising cGMP laboratory activities and staff.

• Significant experience of hands on and theory of:

Pharmacopeial raw material testing

Analytical instrumentation used for pharmacopeial testing including method development and validation of analytical
tests eg GC, KF, UV-Vis, FT-IR.

The use of a Chromatography Data System such as Empower in a regulated laboratory.

• Significant experience leading QMS driven aspects of a cGMP laboratory, Laboratory error investigation, OOS investigation, Deviation investigation and CAPA.

• Experience scheduling and planning workloads, resource and equipment including developing systems to support these activities.

• Proven ability to successfully lead business improvement projects.

• Experience of customer interactions both internal and external and a proven ability to meet changing and demanding customer deadlines.

The following criteria would also be beneficial to your application, but is not essential:

• MSc/PhD (or equivalent) in a Chemistry or Life Science with a significant chemistry component.

• Previous experience of implementing major laboratory change projects e.g. implementing LIMS software.

• Significant experience of client interactions within a CMO.

• Experience of using statistical data analysis techniques and designing statistically relevant experiments.

• An understanding of microbiological testing applied to a pharmaceutical operation.

• Significant experience in the use of Empower 3.

• Be trained as a Six Sigma greenbelt or above.


For the successful candidate, we offer an attractive benefits package which includes a competitive salary, a flexible hybrid working model with a degree of home working, annual bonus, employer pension contributions, 34 days paid annual leave, healthcare benefits and much more.

To Apply: Apply online by submitting a CV that details how you meet the essential and desirable criteria. Only direct applications will be accepted initially, recruitment agent applications by invitation only.

Closing Date: Friday 31 May 2024 at 1700 hours

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.


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