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QC Team Leader - Microbiology

Haarlem, Netherlands

Who we are

Together, we’re on a mission to make good health more affordable and accessible, to help millions around the world enjoy healthier lives. It’s a mission that bonds our people across nearly 60 countries and a rich, diverse variety of nationalities and backgrounds. Working here means working with the world’s leading manufacturer of generic medicines, and the proud producer of many of the products on the World Health Organization’s Essential Medicines List. Today, at least 200 million people around the world take one of our medicines every single day. An amazing number, but we’re always looking for new ways to continue making a difference, and new people to make a difference with.

The opportunity

The Quality Control Microbiology Laboratory is responsible for all microbial testing to support the production Cytotoxic and Inhalation drug products. The laboratory executes a wide variety of microbial test package to test APIs, excipients, packaging materials and drug products for release and stability purposes. The Quality Microbiology Laboratory is also responsible for transfer, validation and verification of microbial methods for testing of new drug products.  The Quality Control Microbiology Laboratory is searching for a Group leader Environmental Monitoring team.

The group leader Environmental Monitoring team is supported by an enthusiastic knowledgeable team, which is responsible for Environmental monitoring of the production and perform sampling of water systems. The variety of activities is closely coordinated in close cooperation with various other departments like, production and Visual Inspection. The group leader is responsible to plan these activities, while remaining aligned with the strategy, commitments and goals of the QC organization.

How you’ll spend your day

Manage Planning & coordination

  • Manage  the team in establishing and maintaining quality at the lab in accordance with Site SOP’s, regulatory guidelines and cGXP compliance requirements.
  • Maintain a culture of enhancing quality throughout the entire Laboratory. Performance of in-depth root cause analyses.
  • Act as SME during regulatory and internal audits.
  • Responsible to deliver a sustainable planning for release testing of parenteral & inhalation drug products which meet the business needs and current regulations.
  • Responsible for cross-departmental communication to meet these demands
  • Responsible for keeping the QC equipment & software compliant to the current regulations
  • Responsible for Stock management


  • Maintain LIMSv6 and LIMSv7 up to current standards.
  • Execute and updating LIMS specs
  • Act as SME for the department.
  • Act as SME during regulatory and internal audits.

Manage Team and Resources

  • Manage own  team through talent identification, active performance management, succession planning, employee development, mentoring and modeling behavior according to Teva values.
  • Run an efficient and effective environmental monitoring team through managing the team budget and  resources.

Manage of Culture of Safety

  • Maintain a culture of enhancing safety throughout the entire Laboratory.
  • Review and provide options to meet business needs without compromising health & safety.

Your experience and qualifications

  • Bachelor or Master degree in microbiology or equivalent experience
  • Able to act as an excellent liaison between microbiology department & other departments
  • Good Knowledge with the use of ICH guidelines and Pharmacopoeia methods
  • Excellent organizational skills and a strong analytical oriented mindset.
  • Experience with working in LIMS system
  • Experience with working in a pharmaceutical environment
  • Experience with compiling planning schedules for analytical testing
  • Management Experience is preferred (2-3 yrs)
  • Good knowledge of Pharmaceutical quality systems and production processes
  • Good scientific analytical/microbial attitude
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Pro-active team player
  • Results oriented

Reports To

Group Leader Microbiology

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Pre Employment Screening

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Teva Pharmaceuticals is committed to equal opportunity in employment. It is Teva's global policy that equal employment opportunity be provided without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ancestry, veteran status, national or ethnic origin or any other legally recognized status entitled to protection under applicable laws. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace for all. If you are contacted for a job opportunity, please advise us of any accommodations needed to support you throughout the recruitment and selection process. All accommodation information provided will be treated as confidential and used only for the purpose of providing an accessible candidate experience.

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