QC Manager

QC Manager

Syntese A/S

Become part of the quality leadership team and drive a passionate Quality Control Department, supporting the manufacturing of an Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient essential in the treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases.

Syntese is looking for an outgoing, competent leader to take on the leadership of their Quality Control (QC) Department situated at the manufacturing site in Hvidovre. This is a unique chance to join an ambitious company and ensure operational excellence in all QC activities as well as continuous improvement of quality. Syntese truly encourages its employees to utilize their experience and competences to influence and make a difference.

Operational excellence in Quality Control and transparent leadership

With direct report to the Quality Site Head, you will be responsible for leading the QC department consisting of a passionate and skilled team of 13 employees with various backgrounds and experiences. The department handles testing and reporting of analytical results on raw materials, production solutions, API intermediates and final API. By motivating and engaging your team, you ensure effective and timely handling of the team’s deliverables and continuous monitoring of KPIs. As Syntese is moving towards being a fully integrated manufacturing company within Ferring Pharmaceuticals Group, you will drive the upgrade of quality standards relevant for QC and join Ferring’s global QC network as well as QC related projects.

As QC Manager, you will be responsible for ensuring continuous improvement of quality and ensure implementation of compliance regulations according to industry standards. Furthermore, you will ensure robust performance of equipment and methods as well as purchasing of new equipment, including qualification and validation activities. You will join the Quality leadership team and take active part in decision-making in addition to contribute with your expertise during Authority inspections, global Ferring or partner inspections.

Your tasks will include, but not be limited to:

  • Lead the QC department, including managing team performance, budgeting, follow-up, and motivating employees
  • Ensure testing and reporting of analytical results as well as stability results
  • Motivate and engage QC employees
  • Ensure service agreements are in place with relevant suppliers as well as guarantee a robust performance of equipment and methods
  • Be overall responsible for projects driven by the QC department in addition to projects within Syntese where QC is an active contributor
  • Drive continuous improvement of quality

Experienced manager within Quality Control or Chemical Production

To succeed in this role, you hold an academic degree in Chemistry, Pharmacy or equivalent. You have several years of management experience as well as natural leadership skills characterised by empowerment and positivism. Moreover, you have profound GMP experience from a pharmaceutical manufacturing company either in roles within QC or Production. If you have QC laboratory experience, it is an advantage.

You have good coaching skills and are able to set direction for employees in your area. With your great collaboration skills, you develop and encourage employees with ease and take a structured and transparent approach. You are outgoing and have a distinctly can-do attitude as well as a strong quality-mindset with ability to build a quality culture. Due to your strong stakeholder management skills, you manoeuvre effortlessly at all organisational levels. Besides, you are fluent in English together with being clear and respectful in your communication. 

Syntese offers

At Syntese, you will experience great space for action and the possibility to work independently in addition to having a high impact in the organisation due to Syntese’s empowering culture and very short decision paths. Working at Syntese, you will join Ferring Pharmaceuticals Group which is committed to supporting all employees in their career development and to ensuring all their team members receive the right level of support and progression. Ferring employs over 6,000 people across 56 countries and the diversity of their team brings exciting ideas and innovation. By working together, they can apply new science to unmet needs to help people live better lives.


The recruitment process is carried out in collaboration with the consulting company Compass Human Resources Group. If you want to learn more about this position before submitting your application, please do not hesitate to contact Research Consultant, Emilie Tondering or Research Manager, Pernille Hemmingsen at +45 70 20 12 75. Please submit your application and CV as soon as possible, if you are interested. Applications will be processed on an ongoing basis. Please note that all enquiries will be handled with confidentiality and that we will reply to the email address from which you send your CV.

About Syntese

Syntese A/S is part of Ferring Pharmaceuticals, a research-driven, specialty biopharmaceutical leader in reproductive medicine and maternal health, and in specialty areas within gastroenterology and urology. Syntese was founded in the early 1980s when a Ferring Group team in the Synthesis department invented the 5-ASA purification process that was to become the cornerstone of their business. Today, Syntese manufactures Mesalazine, an Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) used in treating Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Syntese is renowned worldwide for stable Mesalazine of exceptional quality. The company has been growing steadily during its lifespan and is now among the world’s biggest manufacturers of Mesalazine – and still the only company that is dedicated only to Mesalazine and nothing but. Syntese’s Mesalazine is registered in more than 90 countries, including the EU, the US, Canada, Japan, Australia, and Russia.

Deadline: As soon as possible
Reference: 2205.345
Workplace: Hvidovre, Greater Copenhagen
Company: Syntese A/S