Catalent Pharma Solutions Manager/Senior Manager, Quality Control in San Diego, California

Job Description

Catalent Pharma San Diego is hiring for an experienced Manager/Sr. Manager for the Quality Control department. The QC Manager will report to the Director of Quality Control, and be responsible for managing the daily performance of a talented and developing group of QC chemists, with a focus on instilling scientific curiosity and learning in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. The QC Manager will provide guidance in standard QC activities such as release/stability analysis and data interpretation, deviations, investigations, and GMP compliance, as well as serving to provide expertise in analytical techniques inter- and intra-departmentally. This role will interface closely with clients, adjunct departments such as Analytical Development and Quality Assurance, and will provide important feedback to the head of the Quality Control department. Qualified candidate will be hired at the appropriate level (II-III) commensurate with education and years of required relevant experience.

The Role (daily responsibilities)

  • Direct supervision of up to 15-20 chemists, including managerial responsibilities such as resource hiring, allocation, engagement, personal development and performance reviews

  • Ensure a high level of internal and external customer service; timely communication and resolution of customer questions and complaints relating to quality

  • Provide progressive analytical support and application of technical guidance for junior chemists on method and instrument trouble shooting

  • Maintain an active role in internal continuous improvement teams

  • Coordinate with the training coordinator to design, develop and implement QC training programs

  • Collaborate closely with Analytical Development and Quality Assurance to improve project hand-offs, inter-departmental communication, and process improvements

The Candidate (requirements)

  • BS degree in Analytical Chemistry or related scientific discipline with 10+ years of applicable regulated laboratory experience. OR MS degree with 5+ years of applicable experience.

  • 3+ years of proven management experience

  • Must possess excellent communication (oral and written), organizational, and interpersonal skills with ability to multitask while working under restrictive timelines

  • Extended proficiency with many common standard lab practices and expertise in a variety of analytical techniques with a strong focus on H/UPLC. Experience with LC-MS, GC, Dissolution, XRD, PSD, TGA, DSC preferred

  • Ability to demonstrate flexibility, leadership and adaptability to the ever-changing demands of the company and maintain excellent communication with the department head, the other managers within QC, and the heads of other departments (QA, Analytical Development, Pharmaceutics, Manufacturing)

Catalent’s standard leadership competencies that are used to interview and for Performance & Development:

  • Leads with Integrity and Respect

  • Delivers Results

  • Demonstrates Business Acumen

  • Fosters Collaboration and Teamwork

  • Champions Change

  • Engages and Inspires

  • Coaches and Develops

Position Benefits

  • Potential for career growth within an expanding team

  • Defined career path and annual performance review and feedback process

  • Medical, Dental, Vision and 401k are all offered from Day One of employment

  • Generous paid time off (PTO) and holidays

About Catalent San Diego

Catalent San Diego, Inc. (Formerly Pharmatek Laboratories, Inc.) is a premier pharmaceutical chemistry development and manufacturing organization supporting the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Catalent San Diego focuses on bringing client drug compounds from discovery to the clinic with services that include analytical development, preformulation testing, formulation development, GMP manufacturing and stability storage and testing. At Catalent San Diego, we recruit and develop exceptional individuals with a passion for science and determination to excel. We offer a technically challenging and stimulating environment and the opportunity to learn from the best. We provide a generous benefits package, on-site gym and fitness programs, team sports, activities and competitive compensation.

About Catalent Pharma Solutions

Catalent offers rewarding opportunities to further your career! Join the global drug development and delivery leader and help develop some of the nearly 200 products we launch each year or help supply over 7,000 products for patients around the world. Catalent is an exciting and growing international company where our professionals work directly with pharma, biopharma and consumer health companies of all sizes to advance new medicines from early development to clinical trials and to the market, for the benefit of patients globally.

Catalent. More products. Better treatments. Reliably supplied.™

Visit www.catalent.com/careers to explore career opportunities, or contact us at +1 877 503 9493.

Catalent is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity. If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, you may submit your request by sending an email along with the job number and title to Jobs@catalent.com. This option is reserved for individuals who require accommodation due to a disability. Information received will be routed to a recruiter who will provide assistance to ensure appropriate consideration in the application or hiring process.

Notice to Agency and Search Firm Representatives: Catalent Pharma Solutions (Catalent) is not accepting unsolicited resumes from agencies and/or search firms for this job posting. Resumes submitted to any Catalent employee by a third party agency and/or search firm without a valid written & signed search agreement, will become the sole property of Catalent. No fee will be paid if a candidate is hired for this position as a result of an unsolicited agency or search firm referral. Thank you.

Catalent offers rewarding opportunities to further your career – join the global drug development and delivery leader! You will help develop some of the nearly 200 products we launch each year or help supply some of the over 7,000 products for patients around the world. Our highly skilled, dedicated global team of over 9,500 is passionate about improving the health of patients by combining their personal expertise with advanced technologies to advance science and supply innovative new products of the highest quality to patients globally.

Why Catalent?

  • Gain unparalleled experience by working on multiple products and technologies – we launch nearly 200 new products for our customers each year.

  • We have 20 global pharmaceutical Product Development teams on five continents, who are, at any given time, working on over 700 new products and hundreds of ongoing clinical trials.

  • Our products include some of the latest life-saving medicines as well as some of the most well-known consumer health brands used by families every day.

  • Catalent’s more than 30 global facilities on 5 continents manufacture over 70 billion doses of over 7,000 important medicines and consumer health products.

  • Nearly 1 in 20 doses of medicines taken around the world has been touched by the Catalent team.

  • We have +1,100 patents on many superior patient-preferred technologies used by all the top pharmaceutical, biologic and consumer health companies.

  • We established the Catalent Applied Drug Delivery Institute to drive collaboration and scientific exchange among industry professionals, academics and partners.

  • Many of our 1,400+ scientists are regularly published in top industry journals and present at top industry conferences to advance knowledge sharing and the development of better life-saving medicines.

Catalent is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, you may submit your request by sending an email along with the job number and title to Jobs@catalent.com. This option is reserved for individuals who require accommodation due to a disability. Information received will be routed to a recruiter who will provide assistance to ensure appropriate consideration in the application or hiring process.