South Africa

Chemistry Laboratory Manager

Company Fresenius Kabi Manufacturing SA (Pty) Ltd
Reference # 2021/001
Published 06/01/2021
Contract Type Permanent
Salary R 40,000.00 - 55,000.00 Monthly
Location Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
To maintain and control the chemistry laboratory by ensuring that the staff are adequately trained and provided with the correct equipment to perform analysis following standard methods of analysis of all raw materials, components, in-process products, finished products, water and to ensure compliance to all GMP, GDoP, GLP, PIC/S standards and regulations.
Job Functions Chemistry, Physics and Biology,Quality Control
Industries Pharmaceutical / Medical / Healthcare / Hygiene
•Responsible for coordinating and allocating work to the staff in the chemistry laboratory
•Co-ordinate all chemical testing of raw materials, components, water, LVP, SVP, and intermediates in conjunction with the supervisors
•Co-ordinate the on-going stability testing programme, liaison with the responsible analyst, microbiology manager and the pharmaceutical services manager
•Involved in new product development and co-ordinate testing as required
•Responsible for scheduling HPLC method validations, product and method evaluations, production and customer queries
•Checking and approval of new specifications, updates to existing specifications and validations
•The evaluation of new raw material suppliers and submission of reports to the pharmaceutical services manager
•Experience with equipment and area cleaning validation
•Ensure that all laboratory equipment is maintained and calibrated regularly following the relevant standard operating procedure
•Ensure routine maintenance is performed of laboratory equipment where possible
•Responsible for the pricing, ordering and receipt of all chemicals, standards, glassware, equipment and consumables for the laboratory
•Ensure that the chemistry laboratory stays abreast with new technology and development
•Ensure Good Laboratory Practice and safety principles are applied to and adhered to at all times
•Ensure Good Manufacturing Practices and ISO9001 are implemented and adhered to by all Chemistry Lab employees
•Involved in trouble shooting in the lab and assist where possible in the factory
•Writing, review and approval of standard operating procedures
•Maintain a suitable control system, ensuring analysis, document, standard and equipment traceability
•Conduct internal factory audits
•From time to time carry out other jobs within the department / factory, which are consistent with the grade, qualification and training of the incumbent.
•Responsible for Budget Control and optimising the cost within the department
•Set quality and performance KPI’s for the department and monitor the departmental performance on a defined frequency
•Continuously improve processes to introduce World Class Manufacturing practices within the business
•Identify opportunities for productivity and efficiency improvements
•Manage all personnel in the department including disciplinary procedures and performance
•Ensure that all personnel in the department is developed and trained
•Implementation of equity plan as set out in the Employment Equity Policy

Level of Education:Minimum qualification, BSc or NTD (Analytical Chemistry)

Skills & Experience:
5 years pharmaceutical industry experience at a managerial level required.

•Be a passionate leader and be able to engage and motivate with your team
•Accurate with attention to detail
•Able to function effectively under pressure.
•Strongly motivated
Job Closing Date 20/01/2021
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