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QC Biological Laboratory Manager

Sesto Fiorentino, Italy

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Req ID R-9888 Title QC Biological Laboratory Manager City SESTO FIORENTINO State / Province Firenze Country Italy

At Lilly, we unite caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We are a global healthcare leader headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our 35,000 employees around the world work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to our communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. We give our best effort to our work, and we put people first. We’re looking for people who are determined to make life better for people around the world.

Eli Lilly Italia is looking for an enthusiastic, solid professional to join its Biological Laboratory team in Sesto Fiorentino, as part of the manufacturing population. The Biological Laboratory Manager plays a central role in the overall safety and quality of the laboratory and is responsible for managing the daily operations of the lab. The Lab Manager takes responsibility for all aspects of the lab, including but not limited to instruments/equipment, users of the lab and supplies needed to ensure the lab runs smoothly. The Laboratory Manager is also responsible for providing proactive support in improving the organizational lab capabilities and processes. He/she is also a reference point of contact for the Lab network and other Global Teams like sterility assurance, cleaning validation. The candidate will report directly to the QC Sr Lab Manager and will manage a team of about 25 people.

Main responsibilities:

  • Coordinating and ensuring the application of GMP and GQS/CQP within QC Laboratory;

  • Guaranteeing the correct execution of Method Transfers and Site Certifications;

  • Checking the correct execution of analytical methods validation/verification;

  • Accepting or refusing analytical results for raw materials, excipients, packaging materials, in-process samples, finished and semi-finished product, stability, or authorizing qualified personnel to approve analytical results after an adequate training;

  • Ensuring the proper maintenance and qualification of equipment used in his/her area of responsibility;

  • Verifying the analysis of incidents and injuries in his/her area of responsibility;

  • Managing expense budget and capital expenditure;

  • Headcount planning;

  • Recruiting the appropriate candidates on the basis of required skills;

  • Coordinating investigations following observations/deviations in QC Laboratories;

  • Reviewing or approving Lab documentation such as procedures and protocols/reports of validation;

  • Ensuring the compliance with official pharmacopoeia and Lilly quality standards;

  • Approving changes in his/her area of responsibility;

  • Approving observations/deviations in QC Laboratories;

  • Approving employees training programs and ensuring initial and periodical department trainings;

  • Guaranteeing the regular environmental monitoring of Laboratory areas;

Qualifications and key competencies:

  • Master’s Degree in Biology or other related technical degree

  • English fluency

  • Strong understanding of compliance and quality standards

  • Very good understanding of the microbiological techniques & methods used

  • Knowledge of laboratory GMP standards

  • 5+ years of relevant experience, preferably in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry. Previous supervisory/ leadership experience in a laboratory environment is required.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Strong problem solving skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills are required as well as the ability to motivate people, possess a strong team orientation. Must possess strong organizational skills and be able to develop personnel.

Salary will reflect the seniority of the role and the experience of the candidate.

Eli Lilly and Company, Lilly USA, LLC and our wholly owned subsidiaries (collectively “Lilly”) are committed to help individuals with disabilities to participate in the workforce and ensure equal opportunity to compete for jobs. If you require an accommodation to submit a resume for positions at Lilly, please email Lilly Human Resources ( ) for further assistance. Please note This email address is intended for use only to request an accommodation as part of the application process. Any other correspondence will not receive a response.

Lilly does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

To submit resume, visit and apply to Req ID R-9888.

Lilly is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

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