Raw Material and Stability Leader – Global Pharma (The position has been filled)
Australia, Victoria
Full Time
  • Exciting Career Opportunity
  • Permanent Role with Excellent Salary
  • Modern Facilities and Friendly Team



Our client is a well known, multimillion-dollar, global pharmaceutical company that produces a range of Prescription and OTC Medications for both their own brands and those of strategic international partners. Based in South Eastern Melbourne, they continue to grow by investing in development and commercialising new products. Adding to their range, they assist Medical Practitioners and Pharmaceutical Retailers in generating positive patient outcomes.



Due to growth, our client requires a motivated professional with several years’ industry experience in a similar role in pharmaceutical manufacturing. The ideal candidate will have a tertiary qualification in science, or a related discipline plus an in-depth knowledge of Raw Material and Stability Programs together with relevant regulatory and compliance requirements applicable in a GMP facility.

If you are looking for a leadership opportunity within a global company that is involved in the manufacture of innovative products, apply now!



This role reports to the Laboratory Manager. The Raw Materials and Stability Leader will be responsible for all aspects relating to the release service and support of the company’s Raw Material and Stability programs. The Leader is required to Lead and manage all facets of the daily operation of the Quality Control laboratory as it pertains to testing raw materials, reference standards and calibrations. Additionally the role has direct oversight to the entire stability program operation.

Some main responsibilities include:

  • Testing of raw materials is in compliance to GMP/GLP, the relevant Laboratory SOP/OM and in accordance with safety requirements.
  • Responsible for the entire stability program and the overseeing of the daily activities of the stability team.
  • Monitoring of the Stability Coordinators’ progress and assisting in the resolution of scientific and technical issues and problems.
  • In conjunction with the Stability Coordinator  work with product teams to identify and plan stability studies.
  • Support regulatory requirements.
  • Oversees development and authoring of study protocols.
  • Ensures that appropriate test methods are assigned to test protocols.
  • Ensures studies are conducted in accordance with protocols.
  • Review stability data and trending reports generated by the Stability team.
  • Ensure that all monthly customers’ stability reports are written on a timely basis.
  • Compile cost reports regarding the stability testing for each customer.
  • Support and develop teamwork within the stability team.
  • Identify key people in the laboratory who have the capability to perform more senior levels of work and implement a development program.
  • Develop training programs to ensure all analysts are appropriately skilled and capable of testing a range of materials using various laboratory equipment.



The successful candidate will be a professional with several years’ experience in pharmaceuticals, specifically with Raw Materials and Stability Programs.  You will be experience at a senior level  and possess strong leadership skills.

To be successful in your application you must meet the following criteria:

  • Possess a relevant tertiary qualification in Science such as Chemistry, Microbiology or Engineering
  • Have minimum of seven years’ experience in similar role(s), specifically within the area of raw material and stability programs
  • Experience at a senior level within a pharmaceutical laboratory with strong leadership skills
  • Knowledgeable of relevant regulatory guidelines such as GMP/GLP, ICH guidelines and compendia requirements
  • Communicate through well-developed interpersonal skills, which engender teamwork and embody leadership qualities
  • Initiative and proactive approach
  • High attention to detail and strong writing skills
  • Highly developed organizational and planning skills, necessary to oversee the above-stated areas
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills



For a confidential discussion about this exciting opportunity please contact Helen or Jovana on 03 9516 0100 (during office hours). Alternatively, after hours, please call Helen on 0438 620 434.

In your communications relating to this position, kindly cite the job reference: RMSL0619

To apply for this role, please click the ‘Apply Now‘ button. Please ensure you send both your current resume and a covering letter, which addresses the above selection criteria, to CS Executive Group.



CS Executive Group would like to thank you in advance for taking the time to apply for this role. Unfortunately, due to the large volume of correspondence our recruitment team receives on a daily basis, we genuinely cannot respond to each application – only individuals being considered for shortlisting as candidates are contacted.

However, if on this occasion you’re unsuccessful, please note your details will be added to our Talent Pool database. This means you may be contacted by one of our team of recruiters for suitable role in the future.