Scope

 

To face our constant growth, we are currently actively looking for a Laboratory manager.

You will work on innovative (bio)pharmaceutical products under development (non-clinical and clinical phases).

You will be part of a team involved in projects outsourced by our clients.

Those projects are related to the development, validation and/or application of analytical methods based on a protocol for the characterisation and quality control of biomolecules.

Your mission

You will report to the Scientific Operations Director.

You will manage a team of 25 people (Project leaders, Technical leaders, Scientists, Analysts and Technicians).

In this role, you will be accountable for:

  • Managing all HR aspects such as:

    • Participation to selection interviews

    • Staff evaluation

    • Developing, mentoring laboratory staff to enhance the culture of quality within the laboratory

    • Career development plan follow-up

  • Daily management of team activities in the lab

    • Resources allocation: staff and equipment

    • Approval of reports

    • Projects follow-up

    • Acting as the subject matter expert for the team on root cause analysis or CAPA for identified issues and audit findings

    • Participating to customer visits

    • Participating to audits (Regulatory authorities, internal, clients)

    • Working in close relationship with all internal teams (Quality Assurance, Sales, Supply, Talent Management, Training, Technical)

  • Contributing to department's growth strategy

Your profile

Master's degree or PhD in Sciences

Required

  • At least 5 years practical experience in QC, Stability studies management, methods validation and development

  • Minimum 5 years of practical experience in the pharmaceutical industry in a GMP environment

  • 5 years of experience in a people management role

  • Very good communication skills both in French and English (writing scientific documents, reports, protocols and mails, phone conferences, contacts with clients)

  • Very good knowledge of one of these techniques (or both)

    • Liquid chromatography ((U)HPLC)

    • Bioassay

  • Knowledge of Capillary Electrophoresis on macromolecules (ICIEF) and Molecular biology techniques is a plus

  • Excellent communication skills interacting internally with peers and externally with clients

  • Strong organizational skills with ability to manage projects through wise planning, time optimization, detail orientation and prioritization

  • Ability to deal with multiple and changing priorities

  • Strong leadership

  • Ability to train and mentor staff

What we offer

  • A sector compliant remuneration package including numerous fringe benefits (luncheon vouchers, hospitalisation and ambulatory insurance, pension plan, etc.)

  • In addition to the fringe benefits received by all the personnel, you will also be provided with a company car.