CatSci Ltd, based in Cardiff, UK, is an innovation partner to the chemical research, development and manufacturing industries, specialising in process research and development for manufacturing drug substance and other high value materials. CatSci Ltd has extensive knowledge and expertise in a wide range of chemistry from discovery support through to full scale manufacturing and life-cycle management.

As the company continues to grow rapidly, CatSci require a Quality Assurance Manager at the Dagenham site, which is in the process of implementing a QMS for GMP certification.

Your Impact as Quality Assurance Manager - Pharmaceuticals

As a Quality Assurance Manager, you will manage all Quality Assurance operations for the Analytical Chemistry Team on-site to meet customer and regulatory expectations. You will take the lead in developing, implementing, and maintaining fit-for-purpose quality systems and support the team with day-to-day quality activities.

Key accountabilities:

  • Development, implementation, and maintenance of QMS system for GMP Analytical Chemistry laboratory
  • Leading and participating in internal and external audits
  • Ensuring site meets expected compliance requirements
  • Development of fit-for-purpose ways of working and metrics
  • Ensuring quality of work exceeds customer expectations
  • Working flexibly across the matrix organisation - team, project, and functional boundaries to support and share team/project insights, opportunities, and challenges

Requirements for Quality Assurance Manager - Pharmaceuticals

  • Educated to degree level (or relevant industry experience in Pharmaceutical Science), with knowledge of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients being desirable
  • Experience in regulatory audits (MHRA preferred)
  • Experience in validation, working in a regulated environment, and being able to manage projects.
  • Evidence of continued professional development


  • Competitive salary: £51,000 - £60,000 per annum (depending on experience + negotiable)
  • 25 days annual leave + 8 days bank holiday + 2 charity days
  • Company benefits
  • Annual bonus
  • Wellbeing Program
  • Flexible working arrangements (subject to prior agreement)
  • The best team to work with (even if it is us saying so!)

*As an equal opportunities employer, we will provide reasonable support to disabled applicants throughout the recruitment process. If you require any adjustments in order to attend/ perform in the interview, please do not hesitate to let us know.