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Scientific & Laboratory

Executive / Management

Job Description

Associate Director QA is required by CareerWise Recruitment for our Meath based client. This position is a key leadership position that will provide QA direction for New Product Introduction (NPI) as a commercialisation site. The overall responsibility for this role will be to manage, plan and direct QA on site by supporting QA Operations, Disposition and QA Systems.

Role of this position

  • Strategic QA oversight and leadership at the Biologics facility to meet functional and site goals and objectives.
  • Responsible for QA (QA System, QA Operations, Disposition, Quality Risk Management (QRM) and Permanent Inspection Readiness (PIR))
  • Hire, develop, lead and coach the QA team and drive a high-performance organizational culture that accommodates rapid growth and highly dynamic expectations, ensuring attainment of site operational and development goals.
  • Responsible for adhering to domestic and international GMP regulations, cGMP's, company policies, leadership behaviours, performance and budget management.
  • Responsible for the management of site QMS (Change control, Document Management, SQM, Deviation Management & CAPAs, PIR, QRM, Customer Complaints, Returns & Recalls and APQRs.



  • Minimum of level 8 Bachelor's degree in a technical discipline (e.g. biochemistry, chemistry, microbiology) or equivalent.
  • At least 12 years' experience in the biotechnology and/or pharmaceutical industry (preferably both).
  • Proven leader capability in developing people and teams with at least 8 years of management experience.

Please call Mike Morrissey today for further information on 021-429 7536 or email:
CareerWise Recruitment (In Search of Excellence) Established in 1999, CareerWise Recruitment specialises in recruitment of management and technical professionals for the life sciences, ICT, engineering, food and agri sectors. We operate out of multiple locations in Ireland and have offices in Cork, Shannon, Galway, Mayo and Dublin. By applying for this position, you are consenting to allow CareerWise Recruitment to process and retain your data in accordance with our Privacy Policy, contained on our website for the purposes of providing career opportunities. CareerWise Recruitment accepts that you do not wish your personal data, including your CV, to be forwarded to any client company without your prior consent and gives an absolute assurance that this wish will always be respected. Please feel free to contact us if you have any queries or wish to withdraw or amend your consent.

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Scientific & Laboratory

Executive / Management

Cork Office

CareerWise Recruitment. EastGate Village, EastGate, Little Island, Cork.

Phone: +353 (0) 21 206 1900