Head of Global QM-Microbiology Management (f/m)

Your Tasks

We are looking for a new head of our QM-Microbiology Management Team at Beiersdorf Headquarter Hamburg:

In this function, you will head up the microbiological laboratory of Beiersdorf AG's Global Quality Management function in Hamburg. The planning and execution of microbiological stress tests, bacterial contamination tests and other test methods for testing the microbial safety of our products (NIVEA, Eucerin, etc.) will be an essential part of your main tasks. Together with your team, you will support the development functions of our R&D teams, as well as the quality functions in our global production facilities, to ensure appropriate preservation strategies in development and production and microbiological safety at a high level.

If necessary, you audit contract laboratories and production facilities and release contract laboratories for microbiological testing.

By applying international standards, you define the microbiological quality parameters for our branded cosmetic products and carry out the microbiological part of the safety assessment for market launch. To this end, you and your team are involved in all development projects and work closely with the safety evaluators from the "Product Safety" department.

By designing and carrying out training measures for the employees in the microbiological laboratories of the production plants, you ensure a uniform level of training.

You define the microbiological requirements for water for production and for microbiological environmental controls for production plants worldwide.

In projects for construction measures in production plants you will be advised on hygiene issues. As a member of the auditor team, you will check that the GMP requirements in the production plants are met. If required, the production sites support you in identifying possible contamination pathways, fault analysis, as well as appropriate corrective measures and training.

You report to the Head of QM Innovation.

Your Requirements
  • Biologist with doctorate in microbiology
  • Very good knowledge of general, applied microbiology
  • Expertise according to §47 IfSG
  • Experience in GMP, quality assurance, microbiological quality control, laboratory management in the fields of cosmetics, foodstuffs, medical products or pharmaceuticals
  • Intercultural competence, distinct communication skills, ability to work in a team
  • Structured working methods, decision-making ability, leadership competence, assertiveness
  • Very good written and spoken English, good computer skills
  • Company
    Beiersdorf AG
  • Department
    Microbiology Management
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