Quality Control Physico-Chemical Team Leader

Hiring By - Biostaffic



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Mid-Senior level

Posted 4 months ago
Job details
Make your mark for patients
We are looking for a Quality Control Chemical Team Leader to join us in our Braine Technical Operations Team, Quality Control Department, based in our Braine l’Alleud offices in Belgium
About the role
  • Release, Stability, project support analytical testing and double check for QC NCE related activities.
  • Physical-chemical analytical activities supporting New Chemical Entities (NCE).
  • “New product introduction” (NPI) coordinator
  • Manag ing the technician team encompassing NCE projects.
  • managing the technician team to ensure optimal phys-chem analyses and doublecheck on due time.
  • be ing the QC representative for all chemical products.
  • build ing strong analytical knowledge for Phase III and commercial chemical products.
  • participat ing to the implementation and follow-up of new lab process flows.
  • the management of regulatory aspect linked to activities, ensure the interface between the NCE lab and Regulatory Affairs, and ensure NCE testing lab being compliant to regulation requirement updates.
What You’ll Do
  • Motivate, recognize team members performance, maintain discipline and compliance to rules whilst firmly supporting teamwork and spirit. Manage conflicts.
  • Increase team's competency by ensuring adequate training, coaching and development of technicians in function of the team and people potentials.
  • Define and communicate openly the objectives of individuals and of the team in accordance with the company's strategy and formally assess the results with the adequate KPI (Key Performance Indicators) covering HSE, quality and overall performance both for the individuals and the team.
  • Ensure interim review and end year performance review of each team member as well as their contribution to the team in time.
  • Ensure job descriptions & training plan of people are in lign with the RM & NCE Lab organization
  • Be back-up of other TL’s & NCE head when needed
  • Ensure the day-to-day operational planning and coordination in order to satisfy the client needs based on a monthly forecast.
  • Organize daily meetings with team to follow-up on the planning and collect and give information’s. Ensure that each one contribution is done in due time
  • Ensure required corrective actions are taken and put in force.
  • Implement, follow-up and communicate on KPI with its related corrective actions
  • Inform customers and/or RM & NCE head if deviations from the day-to day-planning occur.
  • Be prepared and participate actively to weekly/monthly planning meetings, propose solutions, demonstrate creativity and pro-activity in order to ensure adherence to plan and performance.
  • Ensure that continuous improvement is part of day-to-day activities of the laboratory
  • Ensure the implementation of the continuous improvement strategy within the team.
  • Ensure the lab infrastructure is maintained.
  • Maximize the utilization of departments budget within given budget limits.
  • Be accountable for a pro-active collaboration with Pharmaceutical and Packaging Plants, QA/RA (validation), Metrology (calibration), BPS, HSE (Security and Environment), DEV and bio-pilot plant, HR (Human Resources), oE (Centers of expertise), QC from other sites.
  • Coordinates the implementation of new NCE products (NPI) in the lab from an analytical, administrative and logistical point of view
  • Ensure update of procedures and instructions.
  • Ensure follow-up of corrective actions and preventive actions. Ensure audit readiness, participate to the preparation, the follow-up and the realization of audits.
  • Ensure the follow-up of OOS and take actions to reduce the number of laboratories OOS.
  • Ensure adequate training/coaching of technicians linked to the analytical activities requested and performed
  • Personally promote an effective EHS culture and lead by example
  • Ensure a safe working environment to meet site safety objectives.
I nterested? For this role we’re looking for the following education, experience and skills
  • Bachelor / Master +5yrs in a GMP lab, 3+ years of management experience
  • Experience in commercial areas of the pharmaceutical industry required (NCE).
  • Must have experience in a GMP regulated laboratory.
  • A very good management background is imperative. Capacity to cope with change management, high sense of empathy, capacity to motivate and make people grow through proper training and delegations.
  • Ability to evaluate staffing and means versus project workload and translate into a clear action plan with an appropriates follow-up is essential. Must be able to manage multiple projects at the same time.
  • HSE, Operational excellence and compliance should be the ‘must’ reference of any operational decisions.
  • Capable to make one’s proper decisions by utilizing strong analytical skills, troubleshooting and problem solving approach.
  • Master interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Key technical backgrounds: HPLC / UPLC, GC, CHN, atomic absorption, pharmacopea testing, particule size, spectroscopy, potentiometry, RMN
  • Investigation skills in order to carry out investigation with proper details and outcome.
  • Scientific and business driven problem solving.
  • Good level of analytical troubleshooting needed for support to Manufacturing and laboratory issues (including outsourcing lab).
Are you ready to ‘go beyond’ to create value and make your mark for patients? If this sounds like you, then we would love to hear from you!
About Us
UCB is a global biopharmaceutical company, focusing on neurology and immunology. We are around 8,500 people in all four corners of the globe, inspired by patients and driven by science.
Why work with us?
At UCB, we don’t just complete tasks, we create value. We aren’t afraid to push forward, collaborate, and innovate to make our mark for patients. We have a caring, supportive culture where everyone feels included, respected, and has equitable opportunities to do their best work. We ‘go beyond’ to create value for our patients, and always with a human focus, whether that’s on our patients, our employees, or our planet. Working for us, you will discover a place where you can grow, and have the freedom to carve your own career path to achieve your full potential.
UCB and its subsidiaries encourage diversity and inclusion in the workplace; we are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race/color/religion/sex/national origin/veteran/disability/age/sexual orientation/gender identity.
Should you require any adjustments to our process to assist you in demonstrating your strengths and capabilities contact us on on EMEA-Reasonable_Accommodation@ucb.com . Please note should your enquiry not relate to adjustments; we will not be able to support you through this channel.

Benefits Offered?

  • No

Bonus Offered?

  • No

Travel Required?

  • No


  • Belgium


  • Mid-Senior level

Global Experience Needed?

  • No

Specialized Experience Needed?

  • No

Apply before:

  • Apr 16, 2024
Company Overview

Current Openings: 0

UCB – Inspired by patients. Driven by science. At UCB, we put our heart, soul and skills into making a difference for people living with severe diseases. We look to transform patients’ lives by pushing the boundaries of what is possible. With us, our talents makes the most of who they are, unlocking innovation and setting new standards for patients. Everything we do starts with a simple question: “How will this make a difference to the lives of people living with severe diseases?” And to find the answers, we connect globally with patients and their families living with the physical and social burdens of severe disease. These connections give us new perspectives, drive our innovation, and offer a hope for a new generation of therapies that will help to transform lives. UCB – The Facts With more than 8700 employees in approximately 40 countries, we are a global biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Brussels, Belgium which invests more than 25% of revenue in cutting-edge scientific research to meet unmet patient needs. A few other reasons that make UCB an amazing place to work: - Promising pipeline that includes several novel molecules; - 2022 Key Financials: €5.5 billion global revenue Specialties: Neurology, Immunology
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