Head of QC

The laboratory

As Head of QC you will have the overall responsibility for all activities within the Quality Control laboratory consisting of the following four areas; Analytical Development, Analytical Support, Starting Material & Environmental Monitoring and System & Equipment. The department is continuously growing and consists of approx. 42 employees covering Technicians, Analytical Scientists and Chemists.

The laboratory supports most of the chemical analyses and there are plans in place to also support microbiological analyses in the future.


  • Lead and develop the QC department together with the personnel
  • Develop a long-term strategic roadmap together with the Executive Management and your QC Leadership Team
  • Responsible for executing both operational and strategic objectives
  • Support development projects and commercial production with resources and deliver according to project- and production plans
  • Responsible for keeping an adequate quality level and setting the overall direction and provide guidance in quality matters ensuring compliance and at the same time keeping efficiency
  • Develop the organization, systems and routines to meet current and future requirements
  • Take the lead in the digitalization of the lab, i.e. re-think the way work is conducted in a lab using digital tools such as LIMS, CDS and other computerized systems within the lab
  • Apply and maintain a LEAN mindset e.g. identify and implement value adding activities and eliminate waste
  • Represent QC during inspections from health authorities (EMA, FDA or others) and from customers
  • Participating in one or two of QPharmas management teams; production and projects

We believe that you hold a M.Sc. and/or PhD degree in chemistry or analytical chemistry or equivalent and have profound experience (at least 10 years) from the pharmaceutical industry as Head of QC or a similar position.

  • You are experienced working in a regulated environment and have extensive knowledge and experience with GMP and ICH guidelines
  • Experience of managing staff, preferably also through other managers
  • Experienced in handling day to day operational matters with strong decision-making skills
  • General knowledge in method validation and equipment qualification
  • High technical skills including very good knowledge of QC equipment and computerized systems
  • General knowledge in the field of sampling of starting material, environmental monitoring and microbiological requirements related to GMP production
  • Proven track record of representing the company and QC during Audits from FDA or local authorities
  • Very good written and verbal communication skills in Swedish and English

We strongly believe that your personal characteristics are very important to be a successful leader at QPharma. Our expectations are:

  • High capacity and a sense of ownership, high drive with a can-do attitude, positive personality and with a high level of engagement
  • Excellent communication skills, flexible and dynamic leadership style creating commitment and treats people with respect
  • Strong and engaging people manager who brings people on board
  • Ability to build relationships and teams with a high level of trust
  • Solution driven mindset, takes decisions and get things done
  • Good at delegating and sharing responsibility and tasks, while providing support
  • Strong ability to think strategic and see things from a holistic perspective
  • You have the ability to keep calm in stressful situations with high pressure
  • You have very high collaboration and stakeholder management skills

Important is that you share our values:

  • Make a difference
  • Close to customer
  • Best workplace

Examples of rules of engagement at QC connected to QPharma values:

  • We help each other and share knowledge
  • We show respect and honesty
  • We show appreciation and give each other positive feedback
  • We see opportunities and work to improve things to the better

To read more about us please visit our website www.qpharma.com.

In this recruitment, we collaborate with Experis Executive. If you have questions about the employment or recruitment process you can contact Chief Recruitment Consultant Patrik Nordberg on 040-6606355 or patrik.nordberg@se.experis.com. The selection is made on an ongoing basis so apply as soon as possible. Send you application via https://www.experis.se/swe/lediga-jobb/jobb/2ad98a06-571d-44ce-942d-58d47e83da17/chef-qc-till-qpharma

Union representatives: Anna Ejdemo – Unionen tel. 040-36 18 90, Maria Nilsson – Akademikerförbundet (SSR) tel. 040-36 19 61.