QC Manager

  • Salary: Up to £45,000
  • REF Number: 00052292
  • Consultant: Sarah Farrow
  • Contact: 0191 3706486
  • Date Published: 14.12.2021
  • Sector: Pharmaceutical
  • Location: Sandwich, South East
  • Discipline: Quality, Laboratory Services

CK Group is recruiting for a QC Manager on behalf of a growing manufacturing of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients, to be based at their site in Sandwich on a permanent basis.

Joining the company in their state of the art facilities, you will beresponsible for managing the QC laboratory and QC team on a daily basis. This is a hands-on role where you will perform analytical testing as required and report accurate results.

The key responsibilities will be to:

  • Perform physical andanalytical testing of raw materials, intermediates and finished product using techniques including HPLC and GC
  • Ensure departmental adherence to GMP requirements.
  • Verification and approval of testing data generated within the Q.C Laboratory.
  • Ensure that laboratory housekeeping standards are maintained at all times and documented accurately.
  • Writing, revision and approval of key quality documentation.
  • Developing methods and SOP’s
  • Writing up reports on QC activities.
  • Undertakelaboratory investigations and OOS reports when required.
  • Undertake troubleshooting and maintenance on Q.C equipment.
  • Co-ordination of analytical testing carried out by 3rd parties, when required.
  • Developing validation protocols, validation reports, product specifications and technical reports.
  • Day to day management and oversight of the QC laboratory.
  • Identification and evaluation of new analytical techniques to support both production and customers.
  • Training of QC staff

Tobe considered for the position you should be an experienced QC professional with experience of people management within a GMP environment.

For more information, or to apply for the position, please contact Sarah Farrow on 0191 3706486 or sfarrow@ckgroup.co.uk. Entitlement to work in the UK is essential for this role.idered for the role you will ideally have the following skills and experience:

  • Experience of working in a targeted business development role in a relevant chemistry based organisation
  • Candidates looking to move into a commercial role from an analytical chemistry background may be considered for the position.

This role will include significant UK based travel, and a full UK driving licence is essential/

For more information or to apply for the position please contact Sarah Farrowon 0191 3706486 or sfarrow@ckgroup.co.uk. Entitlement to work in the UK is essential for this role.her at conferences or seminars appropriate to the discipline.

  • Contribute to grant applications submitted by others.
  • Begin to write, with appropriate support, bids for individual research funding or, where funders do not permit this, contribute to the writing of collective bids.
  • Begin to referee papers for external bodies.
  • Participate effectively in activities to achieve engagement with research, and/or impact beyond academia.
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Education, Experience & Achievements


  • A relevant postgraduate research degree or equivalent professional experience in the field of carbohydrate material science.
  • Previous experience of independent research.
  • Presentations at conferences and a track record of publications in respected journals or equivalent in the field.


  • Research experience in polysaccharide and their industrial applications.
  • Involvementin packaging material research and development.
  • Materials formulation and characterisation expertise.

Skills & Knowledge


  • Demonstrable communication skills in English language.
  • Good IT skills in Microsoft/Adobe Programmes.
  • Excellent report writing and presentation skills.
  • Good time management and organisational skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills. Initiative in planning research.
  • Detailed subject knowledge in the area of research.
  • Specialist knowledge and practical skills capable of leading to independent, original contributions to the subject area.
  • High-level analytical skills.
  • Full awareness of the ethical issues involved in their research work.


  • Project managementexperience.
  • Team working skills.
  • Communication skills.

Personal Attributes


  • Ability to communicate complex information clearly, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to stimulate and encourage the commitment to learnin others.
  • Ability to use initiative, and apply creativity, to solve problems that


  • A passion for making a positive impact on the environment especially in plastic waste.

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