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Executive Director, Quality Assurance - Microbiology/Analytical and Sanitation

Company: The Estee Lauder Companies
Location: Melville
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

**Executive Director, Quality Assurance - Microbiology/Analytical and Sanitation** **Brand:** Este Lauder Companies **Description** The primary purpose of this role is to provide global leadership to the SC organization to drive consistent procedures, policies, training and process improvements for Sanitization, Microbiology and Analytical functionality. The role will work across all manufacturing sites, support TPM as appropriate and liaise with Vice-President - Product Preservation/Microbiology. The role will be responsible for developing/improving systems to ensure consistent testing, process controls and continuous improvement areas in the plants relative to sanitation, micro and analytical. This function includes conducting gap analysis and advising manufacturing and production areas in developing quality systems that further ensures the quality of our products. When contamination issues arise either internally or externally (supplier) advise those different facilities on how to remedy the present situation and make changes to ensure that the same issues do not arise in the future. This role with liaison with consultants and third party to identify process/method/system improvement opportunities to improve efficiency and effectiveness in the labs and plant floor. Develop/maintain a consistent set of Global Sanitation, Micro and Analytical policies/procedures for the manufacturing sites, ensure training is conducted and competency maintained. Leads laboratory managers in all NA and EMEA manufacturing sites in identifying, prioritizing, and evaluating work on Micro and Analytical technical requirements. Responsible for developing and maintaining a global community of practice for the areas of focus. (40%) Lead the interaction with Quality Assurance, Manufacturing, R&D, Analytical and Product preservation departments in the area of Contamination Control, which involves Microbiology, QA, and GMP's. (20%) Set up and maintain the process and cleaning validation and controls linked to Sanitation, Micro and Analytical to insure compliance with company policy/procedures and adherence to regulatory requirements. (20%) Support QA and GSR in Supplier approval/qualification as appropriate and provide support to troubleshooting relative to incoming materials including components, raw materials, WIP's and finished goods. Consults with external TP manufacturers, vendors, and suppliers on technical issues as needed (15%) Represent EL as appropriate in industry/regulatory negotiations with other companies and international regulatory bodies in those issues related to microbiology, GMP's, and sanitation. Is senior level liaison for regulatory agencies (domestic and international) on matters of Global Laboratory policies and procedures. (5%) **Qualifications** Bachelor's Degree 10 years experience Up to 30% travel The candidate should have both bench and manufacturing experience to completely understand the relationship between GMP's, quality assurance, risk assessment, preservation, the manufacturing environment, and production. There is a clear linkage between all of these areas to ensure that a quality product is being manufactured and delivered to the consumer. Extensive experience in the manufacturing industry and a strong knowledge of FDA guidelines and sanitation requirements required with knowledge of cosmetics of preferred. A minimum of 10 years related experience required. Strong academic background. Bachelor's degree required; technical degree in Micro, Chemistry, Life Sciences or equivalent preferred. **Job:** Quality Assurance - Supply Chain **Primary Location:** Americas-US-NY-Melville **Job Type:** Standard **Schedule:** Full-time **Shift:** 1st (Day) Shift **Job Number:** 226750 We are an equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. It is Company's policy not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, protected medical condition as defined by applicable state or local law, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws and ordinances. The Company will endeavor to provide a reasonable accommodation consistent with the law to otherwise qualified employees and prospective employees with a disability and to employees and prospective employees with needs related to their religious observance or practices. Should you wish to apply for this position or any other position with the Company and you believe you require assistance to complete an application or participate in an interview, please contact

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