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Job Title: Quality Control (QC) Team Lead
Location: East Grinstead

When you’re part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do challenging work, and be part of a team that values performance, quality and innovation. As part of a successful, growing global organization you will be encouraged to perform at your best. With revenues of $18 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our people the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world.

Position Summary:

The purpose of the role is to ensure that materials and finished product are tested and released compliantly, and in accordance with customer requirements. The job holder will deliver QC related projects and will be responsible for developing and managing the QC team to continually review and improve flow of materials through the laboratory. The position holder will report into the Site Quality Manager. The role has both budgetary and line management responsibilities.
As part of the department leadership team, a Team Lead is assigned a team to deliver organisational and production results in line with the site strategy (strategic A3) and goals, together with specific objectives for the team including:
• Safety
• Quality
• Adherance to planned production schedule
• Engagement
• Attendance
• Training and Development


· Ensuring compliance of the Quality Management Systems standards i.e. ISO 9001, ISO 13485, FDA and the In Vitro Diagnostics Directive.
· Lead the training of your team ensuring they acquire the skills necessary to operate within their roles in a safe and effective manner
· Be a role model leader and demonstrate behaviors in line with the 4I values, operations and leadership competencies
· Ensure appropriate approvals and adherance of manufacturing processes and associated documentation; to include, but not limited to, Batch sign off, UD’s and the production schedule.
· Manage and utilize all resources available to you to support the achievement of your teams goals, including people by way of managing holidays and absences by effective mentoring.
· Take accountability for the results from within your team and responsibility for the decisions
you make; ensuring your team members are clear on their responsibilities and roles.
· Develop your team by effectively managing the PMD process in a timely and effective way.
Setting clear expectations with meaningful feedback to encourage continuous learning and
improve individual performance and business results.

· Be responsible for driving and maintaining standards of safety, quality and cGMP within your
team in adherence to our operating systems and manufacturing procedures.
· Lead the tiered meeting process; driving actions and accountability to solve problems and
drive effective communication and teamwork both within the team and with appropriate

· Encourage engagement and motivation within your teams; create an environment that
encourages change, growth and development.
· Write and review SOP’s within the QC department
· To maintain full records relating to procedures within the QC lab
· To ensure positive, timely and effective communication with production and other support

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:
Acts as a role model leader – will lead by example with a flexible approach.
Competent in use of Word/Excel and preferably SAP.
Microbiology or a biological degree with microbiological experience
High attention to detail
Ability to communicate with others and to work to deadlines
• Experience in leading a team

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience in cGMP or GMP environment
• Clean room practice and understanding desirable


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