Quality Control Supervisor

Posted 31 May 2022

Miamisburg, Ohio - United States

Req Id 249679



A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 60,300 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in Healthcare, Life Science and Electronics. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. MilliporeSigma is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

Your Role:

As a Quality Control Supervisor at MilliporeSigma, you will plan, organize, and oversee the activities of a QC laboratory.  You will be responsible for a safe flow of analytical operations (testing and evaluation) to ensure conformance to MilliporeSigma Quality Standards as well as both ISO 9001:2015 and ICH Q7.  Further, you will be responsible for productivity goals and customer requirements.  You will hire and coach a staff of analysts and technicians and give timely feedback to achieve superior performance and develop employees for growth.  You will prepare operational and capital budgets. You will be a resource to customers, vendors, affiliates, and employees. 

Working in a QC laboratory, you will additionally:

  • Ensure work practices are safe and in compliance with company guidelines, industry practice and government regulations while meeting all quality expectations.
  • Plans, organizes, and directs the activities of Quality Control
  • Ensure that employees are trained in all safety, PPE, regulatory, ISO, GMP and MilliporeSigma QMS (Quality Management) procedures.
  • Monitor workflow and staffing and sets priorities to ensure timely processing of items through work area, consistent with departmental goals
  • Review and release final products
  • Provide resources and technical advice to address problems with methods and equipment
  • Make recommendations for capital equipment and operational budgets.
  • Handle confidential company information properly
  • Provide adequate resources for employees to develop skills by providing internal and external training opportunities
  • Provide opportunities for employee participation in cross-functional teams
  • Selection and evaluation of employees with documentation of employee performance, along with timely feedback and regular 1:1 meetings. Responsible for maintaining confidential information of employees
  • Use progressive discipline program and feedback to coach employees that need improvement overall
  • Effectively write or verbally communicate within QC/QA and with cross functional teams.
  • Organize and plan considering multiple tasks within the QC laboratory
  • Serve as resource for employees, customers, vendors and coworkers
  • Prepare and modify specifications, methods, certificates of analysis and information to be sent to customers and exchanged with affiliates. 
  • Assist in the investigation of customer complaints
  • Provide due dates and projections for commercial team
  • In compliance with change control procedures, supervise the investigation of new or improved analytical methods and equipment.
  • Employ and direct process improvements utilizing lean manufacturing concepts
  • Ensure that training, documentation, and calibration programs are compliant
  • Report incidents, assist in investigating causes and follow up with appropriate actions.
  • Review, revise and approve ISO 9001 and GMP procedures
  • Investigate Out of Specification/Trend results per site, Life Science and regulatory requirements.
  • Perform other functions and duties that may be assigned by the Quality Manager.

Physical Attributes:

  • Sit, stand, walk, reach above the shoulder, stoop, kneel, twist, crouch or crawl for long periods of time.

Who You Are:

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or other life science discipline
  • 3+ years’ experience in quality in a GMP environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s or PhD degree in Chemistry or other life science discipline
  • 5+ years’ work experience in quality in a GMP environment
  • Experience in high volume, high data environment with challenging priorities.
  • Advanced technical knowledge in chemistry with emphasis on analytical and organic chemistry
  • Good interpersonal skills and able to perform in stressful situations
  • Strong business aptitude
  • Previous leadership experience
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize
  • Understanding of ISO and GMP quality standards


What we offer: We are curious minds that come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences.
We celebrate all dimensions of diversity. We believe that it drives excellence, innovation, and human progress. We care about our customers, patients, and our rich mix of people. This diversity strengthens our ability to lead in science and technology.
We are committed to creating access and opportunities for all and empower you to fulfil your ambitions. Our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons.
Join us in building a culture of inclusion and belonging that impacts millions and empowers everyone to bring their curiosity to life!


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If you are a resident of NYC, Connecticut or Colorado, you are eligible to receive additional information about the compensation and benefits, which we will provide upon request. You may contact 855 444 5678 from 8:00am to 5:30pm ET Monday through Friday, for assistance.


The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to their Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because they made a good faith report of discrimination.


As an employee of the Company, you will be required to comply with all of the Company’s COVID-19 safety protocols and policies. The organization has currently suspended enforcement of its COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, but that policy may be reinstated by the Company in its discretion.

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