Johnson & Johnson Loopbaan

Manager QC

Leiden, Nederland
Quality Control


Requisition ID: 1805643470W

Janssen Biologics B.V. produces unique biopharmaceutical medicine against cardiovascular diseases, immunological disorders and cancer. In line with the ambitious goals of Johnson & Johnson, the product portfolio of Janssen Biologics is recently expanded with the production of vaccines. As a result, a new position of Manager QC for In Process Control is created.

The department

Quality Control Leiden is an integral part of the ONE Lab organization within the Janssen Supply Chain (JSC), the pharma branch of Johnson & Johnson. The ONE JSC Lab organization consists of 20 laboratories worldwide, that deliver their analytical services in support of the novel medicines of Johnson & Johnson.  


The QC department in Leiden is primarily responsible for testing and release of raw materials and product-samples generated during the production processes. These samples vary from bioreactor samples to final product samples. To cover this wide range of analyses the department consists of four professional teams (In Process Control, Raw Materials, Microbiology and Lab Services), in total 85 employees.


The QC In Process Control (QC-IPC) team focuses on analytical control of the product stream of commercial and clinical products, monoclonal antibodies as well as vaccines. The analyses are performed daily and timely reporting of the results is indispensable for the progress of the production process.


The QC-IPC team consists of 28 persons, with an educational background varying from intermediate provisional education to MSc/PhD. The team is buildup of two larger test teams and several analytical specialists.

Your responsibilities

As manager you are responsible for setting the goals and objectives for the department and to define proper Key Performance Indicators that are indicative for excellent performance in safety, quality and compliance and productivity.


We expect you to support this team not only from a content perspective, but also from a people leadership perspective. You will set individual objectives for and with your team members. You will support their development by frequent performance evaluations and appraisals.


Additionally, you will embrace continuous improvement and make use of Lean and Process Excellences tools where applicable. You will be responsible for defining and realizing improvement projects, both within and outside your department.


You will find your special focus on creating a laboratory infrastructure that is capable of full analytical support of the newly completed Vaccines Launch Facility. Besides the introduction of new analytical methods and advanced equipment, this covers also the formation of a team with specific knowledge in the field of testing vaccines.  


The nature of your function requires excellent communication with the management of the production departments as well as supporting departments, like analytical development.


As a member of the QC Management team you have a decisive role in defining the objectives for the department and realization of these objectives.



Functional requirements (education, experience, knowledge and capabilities)

  • Master degree / PhD in Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical Science or equivalent
  • Proven knowledge / experience of vaccines testing
  • 8-10 years experienced in a Quality or related environment, of which 4 or more years were held in a leadership position
  • Excellent communication skills in English, additionally Dutch is preferred
  • Good knowledge of GMP
  • Ability to empower and motivate a team that is diverse in culture, knowledge and capabilities
  • Capability to  manage multiple priorities and unexpected changes

Primaire locatie
Nederland-Zuid Holland-Leiden
Janssen Biologics (7266)
Quality Control
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