Vacancy Group Leader QC – Support, Planning and Coordination – Haarlem


05 SEPT ’22:For a global pharmaceutical leader, we are currently looking for a Group Leader QC – Support, Planning and Coordination. 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 grow both their generic and speciality medicines business through investment in R&D, marketing, business development and innovation.


The Group Leader QC – Support, Planning and Coordination will be leading an enthusiastic knowledgeable team consisting of a team of analysts (±10 people). The team is responsible for all supportive tasks within the department, ranging from planning, equipment management, LIMS, Inventory management, preparation of GMP administration, sampling of raw materials to arranging shipments. The Group Leader is responsible to plan the various activities in close collaboration with all stakeholders while remaining aligned with the strategy, commitments and goals of the QC organisation. You will act as a department representative in communication with the facility and maintenance departments and will be an expert in keeping an overview of all ongoing activities in the team.

The responsibilities of this role are managing to commission, decommission and data integrity compliance of equipment and guiding the team in planning, communication and decision making and managing the team in establishing and maintaining quality at the lab by Site SOPs, regulatory guidelines and cGXP compliance requirements. Maintaining a culture of enhancing quality throughout the entire Laboratory is also important. Performance of in-depth root cause analyses and problem-solving. Furthermore, you’ll:

  • Act as a Subject Matter Expert during regulatory and internal audits
  • Is a subject matter expert concerning equipment lifecycle management and data integrity
  • Responsible for cross-departmental communication with stakeholders like Operations and Facilities
  • Manage own team through talent identification, active performance management, succession planning, employee development, mentoring and modelling behaviour according to the company’s values
  • Run an efficient and effective QC Planning & Coordination team by managing the team budget and resources
  • Manage and 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 a solid experience with the equipment used for routine chemical analytical testing and good knowledge of ICH guidelines on data integrity and equipment lifecycle management. Experience with working in a pharmaceutical environment using LIMS and inventory management. Good knowledge of pharmaceutical quality systems and production processes and experience in Lean/Opex is preferred. Furthermore, you have:

  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree in analytical chemistry/pharmacy/metrology or equivalent experience;
  • Excellent organisational skills and a strong affinity for planning and coordination of complex, multi-stakeholder activities;
  • Management Experience is preferred (2-3 yrs);
  • Good scientific analytical attitude;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills – Dutch & English;
  • Pro-active team player and results-oriented.


What the organisation can offer you is a base annual salary between EUR 47.000 – 66.000based on experience. And an 8% performance bonus, with a 5,3% Personal Choice Budget. Furthermore, you’ll have:

  • 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

+31 6 10 46 76 39
+31 23 754 86 60