Hartley People

QC Team Leader

Hartley People Recruitment in partnership with our client are in search of a dedicated QC Team Leader to take charge of the day-to-day operations of our QC Microbiology testing laboratory based in Waterford.

Working collaboratively with QC Management and fellow Team Leaders, you will contribute to devising a strategy that enhances safety, compliance, and operational excellence throughout our QC laboratories.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure strict adherence to safety and regulatory standards in all laboratory activities.
  • Provide analytical services and support to various manufacturing departments.
  • Supervise the daily operations of the Laboratories, supporting production areas and guiding Analysts’ workloads.
  • Foster the growth and advancement of team members, facilitating their achievement of both personal potential and team objectives.
  • Drive and champion Continuous Improvement initiatives, positioning your team to tackle future challenges effectively.
  • Assist in new product launches and product transfers by engaging with project teams.
  • Develop and execute quality control systems tailored for the Waterford QC Labs.
  • Guarantee that QC laboratories adhere to current Good Laboratory Practice (cGLP) and validation requisites.


  • Hold a Science or Quality Qualification.
  • Possess over 3 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Demonstrate an ability to embrace change and innovation, initiating novel and improved approaches to work processes.
  • Exhibit exceptional communication skills and collaborate effectively within cross-functional teams.
  • Prior leadership experience is advantageous.


​If you are a candidate with a strong background in science or quality, backed by substantial experience in the pharmaceutical sector, and are motivated to drive positive change while ensuring the highest standards of quality control, we invite you to apply.

This role offers the opportunity to lead a skilled team, influence process improvements, and contribute to the success of our QC operations. Join us in our mission to deliver excellence and innovation in pharmaceutical manufacturing.


For immediate consideration please email your CV to darren@hartleypeople.com in response to this job posting.

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