Vacancy Group Leader QC – Analytical Laboratory – Haarlem


05 SEPT ’22:For a global pharmaceutical leader, we are looking for a Group Leader QC – Analytical Laboratory. They offer a uniquely diverse portfolio of products and solutions for patients and they’ve built a promising pipeline around their core therapeutic areas. They develop patient-centric solutions and significantly grow both their generic and speciality medicines business through investment in R&D, marketing, business development and innovation.


The Group Leader QC – Analytical Laboratory Parenteral In-Process Control & Release is supported by an enthusiastic knowledgeable team consisting of a team of analysts (±20 people), who closely collaborates with each other to perform release testing of their parenteral drug product portfolio. The team is also responsible for providing analytical support to in-process control testing. The Group Leader is responsible to plan the various activities in close collaboration with stakeholders while remaining aligned with the strategy, commitments and goals of the QC organisation. You will act as a subject matter expert in analytical analyses and will be an expert in problem-solving.

The responsibilities for this role consist of: managing the routine release and in-process control testing, where you’ll guide the team in the performance of routine analytical testing and manage the team in establishing and maintaining quality at the lab in accordance with Site SOPs, regulatory guidelines and cGXP compliance requirements and maintain a culture of enhancing quality throughout the entire Laboratory. And the performance of in-depth root cause analyses and problem-solving. Furthermore, you’ll:

  • Act as a Subject Matter Expert during regulatory and internal audits;
  • Be a Subject Matter Expert with respect to analytical analyses;
  • Be responsible for meeting business demands with respect to release testing of parenteral drug products;
  • Be responsible for cross-departmental communication with stakeholders like Operations and Supply chain;
  • Manage own team through talent identification, active performance management, succession planning, employee development, mentoring and modelling behaviour according to the organisation’s values;
  • Run an efficient and effective QC Parenteral In-process & release team by managing the team budget and resources;
  • Maintain a culture of enhancing safety throughout the entire Laboratory;
  • Review and provide options to meet business needs without compromising health & safety.


The requirements for this role are good knowledge of the use of ICH guidelines and Pharmacopoeia methods, Pharmaceutical quality systems and production processes. And a solid experience with routine analytical testing with a good scientific analytical attitude.Furthermore, you have:

  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree in analytical chemistry/pharmacy or equivalent experience;
  • Excellent organisational skills and a strong analytical-oriented mindset;
  • Experience with working in a pharmaceutical environment;
  • Management Experience is preferred (2-3 yrs);
  • Pro-active team player and results-oriented.


What the organisation can offer you is a base annual salary between EUR 47.000 – 66.000 based on experience. You also have an 8% performance bonus and a 5,3% Personal Choice Budget. Furthermore, will receive:

  • 25 vacation days;
  • 5% health insurance discount;
  • Excellent pension plan.


If you are interested in this job, or in similar ones, please feel free to contact me directly.

Eda Günes
Associate | Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals

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