Microbiology Manager
Auckland, Auckland
5d ago

Microbiological Manager

Have a passion for manufacturing or pharmaceuticals and all things Quality?

  • Exciting Leadership role in an entrepreneurial global business
  • Global animal health pharmaceutical manufacturer
  • Successful and innovative business with a unique Kiwi origin
  • We are in the animal health business, partnering with our clients in the areas of Research and Development (R&D) and manufacturing to produce pharmaceuticals for both farm and companion animals.

    Originally founded in 2006 by a New Zealand chemist with an entrepreneurial mindset, Argenta’s vision is Healthier Animals, Sustainably .

    Our recipe for success has been our uniqueness in our vision and our people. Argenta now has operations across 6 sites with locations in New Zealand, the United States, Scotland, and Germany with almost 500 employees globally.

    We are currently looking for someone to lead our Microbiology Team reporting directly to the Head of Quality New Zealand, you will lead a team of 3 Microbiological Analysts.

    This is a new role which will focus on meeting the service needs of the business for microbiological testing as well as become a key advisor to the wider business.

    The key focus areas are to lead, develop and empower your team while working with other departments to ensure microbiological activities are completed in compliance with GMP and regulations.

    We are looking for someone who can build strong working relationships and contribute to the advancement of Micro Services and be a leader in the quality culture change for the site.

    You will have strong microbiological technical skills as well as strong leadership skills and experience within a highly regulated pharmaceutical environment.

    Your key responsibilities will include :

  • Overall accountability for Argenta’s Microbiology laboratory performance ensuring the efficient delivery of; testing of starting materials, finished products, stability samples, validation samples, data review and investigations.
  • Lead the development of Argenta’s Microbiology systems, ensuring on time delivery of valid results to internal clients.
  • Develop, achieve and report on relevant KPI’s for the Microbiology function for the site
  • Demonstrate Subject Matter Expertise in all aspects of microbiology for the business, advising on best practice methods and standards, seeking process efficiencies and looking for ways to enhance microbiology knowledge across the site
  • Proactively seek out ways for the business to utilise inhouse microbiology capability
  • Grow, develop and support your analytical staff.
  • Demonstrate leadership on quality, compliance and HS&E culture.
  • Management of Microbiological laboratory budget.
  • Your background, experience and attributes will include :

  • Relevant tertiary qualification or equivalent experience in Microbiology within a pharmaceutical environment
  • A minimum of 5 years working experience within a cGMP environment
  • Outstanding leadership skills
  • Advanced knowledge and experience in a cGMP Quality Environment
  • Strong commercial skills and acumen
  • On offer is an opportunity to work for a successful and rapidly expanding business where your input will be valued, your skills will be developed and you will be rewarded with a competitive salary as well as comprehensive, life, medical and income insurance.

    If the sound of this opportunity excites you, then please don’t delay get your application to us today!

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