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Head of QC Virology in Central QC

Institution GSK Vaccines
City Wavre
Country Belgium
Job Title Head of QC Virology in Central QC
Description - Lead the virology Quality Control service with a team of 4-6 supervisors and 30-40 laboratory technicians to perform testing in order to release intermediates and vaccines.
- Lead the Virology Quality Control service composed by 5 QC release laboratories, prioritize activities and interact efficiently with internal and external partners for delivering all objectives on time and with quality required to Supply Chain customers (Belgium and other sites), in line with GSK Vaccines priorities.
- QC release and stability of intermediates and vaccines.
- Provide the laboratory support to establishment and validation of Biological material for Vaccines.
- Ensure the provision of a timely, efficient, cost efficient and comprehensive Quality Control service to both commercial and non-commercial customers, which are in compliance with both GSK Vaccines policies and standards, and those of external regulatory agencies and bodies for a sub set of testing.
- Improve, implement and assure quality management within his /her QC commercial service.
- Participate to the optimization of the QC commercial Operations processes for his /her service through identification and development of the best technological solutions and lean management processes.
- Support the development of junior staff in the QC commercial operations
- Be proactive in anticipating potential improvements of the current quality processes while assuring compliance with the Change Management Procedures for his /her service.
- Ensure the flexibility of manpower workforce in order to achieve customer satisfaction and cost targets in the short, medium terms in managing downsizings and / or headcount increases for his /her service
- Work collaboratively with the quality systems group to realize synergies and consistency of approach.
- Provide global QC support to international sites by sharing expertise, best practices and timely analyses
Category Manufacturing
Keywords "QC" "Virology"
Education PhD in biology, engineer or equivalent with virology background
- Experience if the field of analytics and quality control
- Experience in pharmaceutical field
- GMP knowledge is required and good capacity to work in GMP environment
- Pharmacopeia knowledge is an asset
- Customer oriented ;
- Organized, rigourous,
- French (fluent is mandatory) and English (spoken and written)
- Strategic thinking
- Ability to engage, influence, lead and manage people
- Ability to obtain information and identify key issues and relationships relevant to a long range quality goal or vision; committing to a course of action to accomplish a long range goal or vision after developing alternatives
- Ability to communicate complex information both orally and in writing. Ability to listen effectively.
- Ability to drive change
- Good Communication, decision making, problem solving skills..
- Deep inspection frontline experience
Work experience  
Primary Language French
Secondary Language English
Other Requirements  
Comments GSK is a science-led global healthcare company with a mission to help people do more, feel better, live longer. At GSK, we research, manufacture and make available a broad range of medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products.

GSK Vaccines is a world’s leading company, involved in vaccine research, development and production. We have 16 candidate vaccines in development and our broad portfolio of around 40 vaccines prevent illnesses such as hepatitis A, hepatitis B, diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, measles, mumps, rubella, polio, typhoid, influenza and bacterial meningitis. Globally, we have more than 16.000 people working to deliver vaccines safely, every day, to people in 90% of the world’s countries. In 2014 we distributed around 800 million doses of vaccine, 80% of them to least developed, low and middle income countries.
At GSK we provide a supportive working environment, and a range of development challenges and opportunities. We also offer competitive benefits and compensation packages designed to attract and to retain the very best. GSK is proud to promote an open culture, encouraging people to be themselves and giving their ideas a chance to flourish. GSK is an equal opportunity employer.
Job created May 30, 2016 14:20:28
Job last modified May 30, 2016 17:27:51