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Technical Manager

Reference:DY1AL01 Location: Longford
Qualification:DoctorateExperience:5-7 Years
Job Type:PermanentSalary: Not Disclosed
May be suitable for: Technical Project Manager, BD Manager

Technical Manager

Our client is a leading brand across diagnostic testing in areas including infectious disease, cancer, thyroid and cardiovascular disease. As part of their growth strategy, a vacancy for a Technical Manager has become available. This Technical Manager with +5 years’ experience within the pharmaceutical industry, a chemistry PhD and extensive leadership, technical design transfer and portfolio of Assays experience.

This role will involve the following major responsibilities:

  • Manage the smooth transfer of new products from other sites and third party manufacturing sites in compliance with quality system requirements.
  • Lead product/process development/improvement projects, in compliance with Q04 document series requirements.
  • Direct and support technical investigations utilizing the Six Sigma DMAIC process and associated tools to ensure a standardized and systematic approach.
  • Assist manufacturing with the necessary resources to provide high quality, safe and effective diagnostic products.
  • Ensure that the relevant EHS and global technical standards are met and safe working practices are adhered to.
  • Recommend/implement improvements to standards and foster a culture of continuous improvement in safety.
  • Work in concert with the manufacturing team to identify, document, investigate and remedy the cause of product non-conformance in compliance with site CAPA system requirements.
  • Optimize the use of human resources by encouraging an atmosphere of involvement, open communication and effective teamwork.
  • Ensure applicable GMP and GLP requirements are maintained.
  • Ensure regular appraisals are carried out, that training needs are identified and training plans are agreed and implemented.
  • Ensure all employees, including those not under his/her direct supervision comply with all company rules/regulations.
  • Identify and communicate project progress, achievements and any project related issues to Site Director and Management Team through formal Project/Product Review meetings and develop contingencies.
  • Maintain ETMS to do list.


The following level of education provides a necessary foundation for this Job function:

  • A Bachelor of Science degree or higher in a relevant life science or chemistry discipline as this will provide a basic understanding of the scientific principles required to understand the manufacturing processes and the skills required to record and analyse data from process testing or laboratory experiments.


  • The following experience provides a necessary foundation for this Job function:
  • Minimum of two years’ people management experience
  • Two years’ experience in the development or manufacturing support of diagnostic assays.


  • Eight years’ experience in a technical position in a relevant scientific industry


  • A relevant post graduate qualification
  • This experience will ensure awareness and the importance of
  • Following procedures
  • Accurate record keeping
  • Basic problem solving skills


  • The Manager is responsible for the day to day running of his/her area. He/she will be responsible for improvement/development/transfer projects and technical decisions related to product performance and quality. If not carried out properly then employee relation difficulties or product quality problems could result in losses to the company.
  • Set targets and goals to achieve each year, which are agreed in advance with the Department Manager.
  • Decision making within confines of agreed performance goals.
  • Accountable for project/programme scope, execution and completion within budget constraints and scheduled target dates.
  • Discussion and direction occurs via regular one to one and team meetings with the Department Manager.
  • Review and feedback occurs via periodic goal reviews, annual performance and career development reviews.


This role is based in Longford, Ireland.


An attractive, market competitive remuneration package will be offered. Further details of which can be discussed with Dylan in Life Science Recruitment.

If you would like further Information you can contact the recruiter directly:

Dylan Rainey | Tel: +353 (0) 1 507 9254