Quality Specialist (Quality Systems). Cork. €38~€40 per hour.  

Quality Specialist (Quality Systems). Cork. €38~€40 per hour.  

Initial 11-month contract. Hybrid role after 6 months training.  



This position within the QA department will provide Quality oversight, support and knowledge to activities relating to Quality Systems across the site and in meeting the priorities of: Compliance, Supply, Strategy and Profit Plan.
The team working style is one of collaboration, coaching and facilitation to ensure the success of the site. The Associate Quality Specialist is accountable for the Quality Systems within the site.
This role requires the delivery of a robust Quality Management System to support a flexible, collaborative, multi-skilled teamwork environment.
The Quality Specialist will have proven capability in development of Quality Systems as an active member, across cross functional teams, to deliver process improvement. The Quality Specialist will model the Leadership behaviours and understand the MPS principles to drive a culture of continuous improvement building a High-Performance Organisation.
The Quality Specialist will participate and comply with the Quality Management System (QMS) requirements, including ownership.


Primary activities/responsibilities 

  • Provides to the site knowledge and experience in Quality Systems.  
  • Uses knowledge to improve Quality Systems, solve problems, provide continuous improvement, and execute tasks. 
  • Provides compliance contribution to project teams and leads small projects. 
  • Coaches and guides colleagues within the site. 
  • Understands and applies regulatory / compliance requirements to their role together with remaining current on upcoming regulatory and compliance changes. 
  • Responds to non-standard requests from customer needs. 
  • Makes decisions within guidelines and policies which impact own priorities and allocation of time to meet deadlines. 
  • Supports Corporate Quality to ensure actions related to Quality Systems at the site are executed. 
  • Participation in inspections of Site by Divisional / Regulatory Bodies / third parties together with follow up actions where applicable. 
  • Participation in and leading internal inspections 
  • Participate in GMP Walkthroughs.  
  • Deviation Management & Change Control approval. 
  • Ensures supply of high-quality product through the implementation and oversight of the Quality Management System for the site. 
  • Champion the highest Quality and Compliance standards for the site. 
  • Ensure highest safety standards. 
  • Additional activities as requested by QA Lead 



  • Level 8 degree or 3rd level qualification (Science, Quality).  
  • Demonstrated knowledge in more than one pharmaceutical and/or chemical manufacturing operation.  
  • 5 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry or a similar operating environment which includes experience in a Quality function. 
  • Quality Assurance SME knowledge, from both operational and educational experience, is required. 
  • Knowledge and experience in interpreting current regulatory requirements and providing independent support to the site. 
  • Proven track record of providing independent Quality support to the site. 
  • Advanced PC skills such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint. 

To apply for this job email your details to eileen@rtlanerecruitment.ie.