We are delighted to be exclusively partnering with a well-established business within the healthcare industry to recruit for a new Validation Manager to join their fast-growing business, working as part of their Quality/Technical department. The Business: The business manufacture and distribute a niche, but very critical product that plays an important role for it's end users. They have grown significantly in recent years, and are well invested, both in terms of R&D and Capital Investment - so the future is certainly bright for the wider business, and the people that join them as part of their growth plans, will play a huge role in this. The Role: The Validation Manager role will be responsible for establishing and maintaining the business' validation programme and being responsible for facilitating all validation activities on site ranging from process, equipment, sterilisation and cleaning validation. Although you won't be directly responsible for the day to day "hands on" tasks - you need to be prepared to work closely with the operational, quality and engineering teams to drive this, and will have the backing of senior management team to do this. Some of the key responsibilities for the Validation Manager role will involve: Manage all validation activities, from development stage through to execution stage (ie. IQ, PQ, OQ's, etc)Develop a strong and robust validation system within the company, ensuring that there is a great deal of knowledge transfer being passed across the business in all tasks that impact validation activitiesDevelop SOP's, KPI's and Metrics, that enable a statistical based approach to management validation within the company, and it's development of processes.Be responsible for validation planningWorking closely with Quality and Operational teams on site to drive validation activities for the business. The ideal candidate for the Validation Manager role will have the following background: Extensive Validation exper...