Lab Team Lead
KAO 15 reviews - Cincinnati, OH

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Job Description:
The Quality Services Microbiology Lab Lead position is
responsible for ensuring the Microbiology Lab is
compliant with internal and GMP best practices (from the
FDA to USP to PCPC) and can be readily defended against
audits. This position is equally responsible for timely
microbial testing, product releases, and leading the
Cincinnati manufacturing plant in Microbiology-matters.

Responsibilities include:
  • Supervising and mentoring the Microbiology Lab
personnel in professional development, technical
knowledge, and standard operating procedures
  • Ensuring that all facets of testing (from regular
production to environmental sampling to the QS
OTC-drug stability program) are procedurally
compliant, timely, and personally supported when
  • Ensuring finished products are appropriately
released, while communicating any delays
  • Ensuring that microbial data deviations are
investigated, communicated, documented, and
ultimately resolved
  • Aiding in the creation and revision of QS
procedures, while also leading the procedural
training for QS
  • Leading validation and cost-saving activities
related to the Microbiology Lab
  • Supporting the micro-initiatives of Cincinnati
personnel, such as cleaning and sanitizing, while
providing relevant micro information in a timely
  • Providing back-up support for SAP-QM material
set-ups and updates for specs
  • Supporting the auditing of key manufacturing and
quality processes

Job Requirements:
  • 5+ years of microbiology experience in the Personal
Care or Pharmaceutical industry required
  • Ability to ensure the Microbiology Lab is compliant
with internal and GMP best practices (from FDA to
  • BS Degree in Microbiology, Biology, Chemistry or
Chemical Engineering
  • Excellent communication, organization,
multi-tasking, and prioritization skills
  • The ability to mentor the Microbiology Lab Personnel
in Microbiology (via direct experience or direct
education or combination of the two)
  • Ability to influence and lead peers within QS and
Req. Code : Lab Team Lead
Division/Department : MASS

About this company
15 reviews
Kao is a leading manufacturer of premium beauty care brands that are recognized around the world for their innovation and quality. Our...