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Employer CPL
Job Title Operational Lead - QC

Operational Lead - QC

  • Brand new position with a manufacturing multinational in the Mayo area.

  • Heading up a new QC plant

  • You will be responsible for building a team of analytical specialists/managers /supervisors for this new facility.

Reporting to:

  1. Laboratory Director
  2. General Manager

The Role:

  • lead the team in all aspects of the laboratory operation, providing leadership, management and technical expertise.
  • The successful candidate will possess strong technical skills in laboratory analysis and Quality Management.
  • Subject matter expert and consultant for the Company.
  • The role is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of a laboratory that tests and analyses the quality of the organization’s raw materials, in process products and finished goods.
  • Implements and monitors laboratory operating procedures
  • Ensures that experiments are conducted within established budgets.
  • Allocates laboratory operations and workflow; liaises with other functional and operational area managers.
  • Establishes annual laboratory budgets
  • Makes hiring decisions and recommends investments in technology and systems.


  • Manage a group of people in all aspects of laboratory operation.
  • Provide direct reports with leadership, direction, and coaching to achieve work objectives and improve performance and skills.
  • Leverage employee feedback to develop and engage the team members.
  • Ensure proper use of resources i.e. equipment, people & information systems.
  • Develop and execute people plans for the laboratory including evaluating resource requirements, reallocating resources to meet testing needs, reward and recognition program.
  • Ensure laboratory is operated under local and TCCC safety requirements.
  • Manage purchasing process for the lab. Control operational expenses for laboratory including operating budget (OPEX) and capital plan (CAPEX).
  • Work to and ensure self/team compliance to Quality Management requirements for training, documentation, instrumentation control/ maintenance and audits.
  • Assure lab processes and customer service meets business needs.
  • Lead all aspects of the day-to-day operation, including people and lab infrastructure.
  • Supports troubleshooting of quality issues (incoming and outgoing).
  • Support the creation and oversee the development of short- and long-term Business Plans (BPs) for a business unit or department that are comprehensive, realistic and aligned with broader Company and Business Unit plans
  • Act as scientific, regulatory, technical or quality expert and consultant by responding to targeted questions from the field or other departments/business units


  • Masters or PhD qualification in Science preferably Analytical Chemistry, Food Science, or Microbiology with a demonstrated aptitude to relate business and technical requirements.
  • 10+ years Analytical and Operational leadership roles in a Laboratory.


  • 10% regional and global travel

Interested candidates please contact Annette Murphy on 091 507515 or email your CV in confidenece to

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Location Mayo
Date Added 9 days ago
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