Quality Control Admin and IT Services Lead

AstraZeneca UK

Location: Cheshire East, County Dublin

Job Type: Full time


Why AstraZeneca?

Join a team that supports the delivery of life-changing medicines for patients by enabling the rest of the business to run optimally and harness our progressive science. We're on a journey of growth and evolution. to find better ways to translate value for the business and our patients. We're always adapting and challenging the status quo, it's what helps us to succeed. But it's not change for change's sake. It's about working together seamlessly and inclusively, sharing ideas to find a better way. As a multi-cultural team, we are a winning combination of deep process knowledge, eye for business and hard work. We always go above and beyond for the collective good of the team. And with a deep personal connection to our patients, there's nowhere we'd rather be.

Ready to make a difference? Apply now!

Job Title: Quality Control Admin and IT Services Lead

Introduction to role:
Join us at AstraZeneca as a Quality Control Admin and IT Services Lead, where you will be at the forefront of shaping and leading the QC systems across our global facilities. This newly built role offers an exciting opportunity to implement and modernize how we bring together lab data electronically, providing guide technical and analytical leadership to the Quality Control function. If you are qualified to graduate level or equivalent in a scientific subject area, with extensive experience in a Good Manufacturing Practice laboratory environment, this could be the flawless role for you!

As the global domain expert, you will ensure the QC Systems are crafted to meet business requirements including reliability, adaptability, and compliance. You will be responsible for building the system and developing the governing process to ensure standard ways of working are maintained across the QC operation. You will provide technical direction in defining master data requirements and be responsible for master data maintenance activities. You will also deploy key IT systems to the sites, maintain global business usage SOP’s, develop global training documentation, and provide training on the system.

Essential Skills/Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science degree, preferably in a Science related field.
  • A minimum of 7 years’ experience in a cGMP laboratory environment with substantial relevant experience in pharmaceutical Quality Control department.
  • Working knowledge of lab systems and their functionality. Prior experience leading implementations of software such as Biovia 1Lab, SmartLab, LIMS, Empower and SAP is strongly preferred.
  • The ideal candidate will have worked in a Quality Control as an analyst and developed a strong working knowledge of QC business processes and lab systems.
  • Solid understanding of quality systems and health authority requirements such as FDA, EMEA, MHRA, etc.
  • Able to work in a highly matrix global organization with a multi-functional team with the ability to influence without authority.
  • Desirable Skills/Experience:
  • Excellent IT skills and capable of building and leading databases.
  • Solid understanding of Operations processes and how QC interconnects
  • Good level of Lean operational experience

At AstraZeneca, we take Quality seriously. Our work is relevant and valued. We are always innovating, trialling the latest models and technologies to improve reliability and excellence in our processes. We draw findings from others, to develop and understand what it takes to drive our modern mentality forward. Here you'll feel empowered to step up, follow the science and evidence to make decisions that put patients first. Our focus is on scaling and introducing new technologies, using models to predict and proactively handle risk. We are a team of bold people, who want to go far and we're all here to achieve.

Are you ready to make a difference? Apply today and be part of our exciting journey towards improving patient healthcare!

📌Positions are open to Mexican Citizens and official residents of Mexico with additional locations in UK and Sweden.
📍Primary Location: Guadalajara (hybrid)
📌Strong English interpersonal skills required.

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AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.