Find a Job
354 available
Back to all search results

Section Manager - Cell and Gene Therapy

Ref: 78123

  • 60,000-65,000
  • 21 Oct 2022
  • Waterford
  • Permanent

Section Manager - Cell and Gene Therapy

About the Company

This client is a World Leader in the provision of critical testing services to the Life Science Industry.

About the Position

This role is a leadership position in their expanding Cell and Gene Therapy section. You will lead a strong team of QC Analysts with 3 Team Leaders as direct reports. You will ensure the timely completion of the sections work and guide it's strategic expansion over the next 12 months.
On offer is a permanent role with an attractive salary and benefits package.
This a full time on site position.

Key Responsibilities

  • Effectively co-ordinate and manage the department to consistently meet the requirements of the organisation and the client. 
  • Manager client project planning, set up and resources.
  • Build and manage client relationships at an operational level.  
  • To organise the scheduling of work.
  • Ensure that scheduled work is completed accurately and within agreed timelines.
  • Ensure equipment and systems calibration / qualification schedules are adhered to.
  • Ensure investigations and technical issues are completed and resolved in a timely manner.
  • Maintaining the MOS (management Operating System) and reporting performance as required.
  • Achieve the financial targets of the section. 
  • Track and control section budget and spending.
  • To assist in identifying opportunities for project continuity and / or new business opportunities.
  • Motivate the team to perform to a consistently high standard through staff training and development and continuous feedback on performance.
  • Instill a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Assist in the planning of required people resources and for selecting and recruiting the desired candidates. 
  • Assist in the planning of other resources e.g. equipment in line with budget requirements and ensure that that selected equipment is implemented in line with the organisations quality system requirements.
  • Effectively communicate all business activities to senior management, as appropriate.


  • Bachelor’s degree in immunology, molecular cell or equivalent is essential.  Postgraduate qualification is desirable.
  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience cGMP analytical chemistry with at least 2/3 years at a senior level.
  • Gene Therapy experience required
  • Proven ability to effectively manage a growing section.
  • Excellent leadership skills.
  • Good commercial awareness and business acumen.
  • Well-organised, accurate, strong documentation skills.
  • Passionate about quality and client service.

Remuneration Package

A strong salary is on offer. Benefits include Health Insurance, Income Protection, Annual Bonus.

For more information on the role or any other Engineering or Life Sciences roles call Nigel on 087 3618142 or email me or click the apply button below.

To view all live jobs with Brightwater and market insights, please visit our website;