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Associate Manager Chemistry in Limerick at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 1/23/2019

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Job Description

Your Key Responsibilities

In this Role, the Associate Manager will be responsible for day-to-day management and operation of the Chemistry Laboratory unit, organised around specific manufacturing processes. The key activities include: 

-        Achieving output, quality and service targets within agreed cost parameters.

-        Identifying and introducing systems /testing improvements.

-        Direct Reports are Laboratory Analysts, Chemists and Senior Chemists. 

•        Day-to-day scheduling of Product testing ensuring this is carried out in a timely and cost effective manner as per agreed production schedules.  

•        Establish performance targets for the Laboratory, and monitor actual performance against targets, taking appropriate and timely corrective action where negative trends begin to emerge. 

•       Ensure awareness and achievement of all regulatory and compliance requirements (FDA, ISO, EH&S, etc.) Ensure all laboratory and other relevant procedures are compliant with GLP/GMP requirements and laboratory test records are maintained.  

•       Employee selection, training & development and performance appraisals for the Laboratory Team.     

•       Ensure the validation status for all Test methods and laboratory equipment is compliant with regulatory requirements and internal procedures.  

•       Provide technical support to the Manufacturing team regarding issues which arise and are detected in the laboratory and also for trials which are performed as part of Root Cause investigation. 

•       Support all Process and Equipment Validations projects where laboratory services are required.  

•       Maximize employee engagement as measured by Q12 (employee engagement survey) while maintaining a strong focus on individual and team performance.  

•       Ensure all analysts are appropriately trained in all GLP/GMP procedures.  

•       Prepare and working to adhere to annual budgets for laboratory expenses. 

What are we looking for:

•       Bachelor's Degree or Higher in Science, Chemistry or related subject. 

•       6+ year’s relevant experience in GMP Manufacturing/Testing environment in Medical Device/Pharmaceutical Industry. 

•       Must be able to work in a team &individual environments, interacting effectively at all levels, and across all functions with ability to develop organisational relationships and build trust. 

•       Demonstrated ability to make timely and sound decisions, through effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions. Works with a sense of urgency at all times. 

•       Maximize employee engagement as measured by Q12 ( employee engagement survey ) while maintaining a strong focus on individual and team performance 

•       Project management skills and experience. 

•       Strong leadership skills and can demonstrate success in managing change, developing the project team, and confronting performance issues.  

•       Proven to be self-directed, self-motivated and able to prioritize and resolve competing priorities.  

•       Demonstrated knowledge of current regulatory requirements (FDA requirements preferable) pertaining to Laboratory Management and general GMP also within a pharmaceutical /medical device environment.  

•       The ability to continually adapt to a changing regulated environment.  

•       Possess highly developed interpersonal skills.   

•       Be competent in meeting customer’s requirements whilst managing their overall expectations.  

•       A working knowledge of Statistical techniques and analysis would be desirable.  

•       Experience in defending Laboratory Systems and areas of responsibility during regulatory inspections.  

•       Validation experience including Test method validation is desirable. 

Work From Home: No

Travel Percentage: Up to 25%

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