Lead and oversee the Hydrate Dextrose and Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API)/ National Formulary (NF) laboratory and personnel. Coordinate and support the accurate and timely testing of Hydrate Dextrose and API/NF products to meet the needs of internal and external customers for data and information on process and product quality. Assist Quality Control Manager with technical duties to achieve departmental goals.
Ensure a safe lab environment.
Direct the workforce by planning, scheduling, and coordinating the daily activities of the laboratory to ensure accurate and timely completion of testing.
Maintain accurate laboratory records for compliance with retention and data recording procedures in accordance with API/NF regulations.
Assess the current demands on laboratory services.
Prioritize testing based on business needs and departmental goals.
Maintain calibration records and standards traceable to NIST where applicable.
Prepare and standardize chemical reagents when necessary.
Ensure necessary laboratory supplies and equipment is available.
Oversee and administer the laboratory proficiency testing programs.
Ensure special test analysis needed to support optimization of in process parameters is performed in an appropriate and timely manner.
Conduct Out-of-Specification investigations and monitor OOS trends.
Provide assistance to audits for compliance to quality systems as per customer, quality, and regulatory systems.
Revise and develop laboratory SOP’s to stay current with scientific developments, customer, and business needs.
Evaluate new analytical equipment and instrumentation methodology.
Evaluate test results to improve technicians and instrument performance.
Work with logistics and operations to ensure timely product disposition.
Support performance management activities and site development efforts to enhance the talent capability and provide ongoing personal development of staff.
Train laboratory technicians on current GMP’s, GLP’s, ISO, and standard test methods and procedures. Maintain training records.
Work with operations providing technical assistance to identify, investigate and resolve process discrepancies.
Review Out-of-Specification results with Quality Manager and implement required corrective action.
Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Food Science, or related field.
Experience in managing a quality control laboratory within a related industry.
Ability to evaluate personnel needs/effectiveness and coach and implement effective development activities for staff.
Experience with analytical chemistry and chromatography.
Possess good working knowledge of laboratory practices.
Lean Six Sigma certification desired.
Must be available for some weekend and after hour coverage as needed.
Ingredion Incorporated is a leading global ingredient solutions provider to the food, beverage, brewing and pharmaceutical industries as well as numerous industrial sectors. We are committed to supplying our customers with quality, innovative ingredient solutions that are on trend and in demand. Headquartered in the Chicago suburb of Westchester, Illinois, we turn corn, tapioca, potatoes and othe...r raw materials into a myriad of ingredients. With more than 11,000 employees around the world, we serve customers in more than 60 diverse markets in over 100 countries.Through strategic acquisitions, organic growth, and innovative research and development, we are providing unique product offerings to growing markets. Our starches, sweeteners, texturants and nutritionals are used by our customers to provide everything from sweetness, taste and texture to immune system support, fat replacement and adhesive strength.Each day, we live our Company Values—Safety, Quality, Integrity, Respect, Excellence and Innovation—so that we may create enduring, mutual value for our customers, business associates, communities, colleagues and shareholders. At Ingredion we want each person to feel part of a globally connected team that’s inspired to achieve.