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MES Validation Consultant

Location: Cork or Dublin, Ireland

Are you a motivated Validation Consultant with Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) experience within the Life Science, Pharmaceutical or Biotech industry? Are you passionate about driving forward innovation in manufacturing excellence, and helping leading organizations to move towards Manufacturing and Factory Digitalization? Would you like to accelerate your career and join our growing team of MES experts?

We are looking for an ambitious MES Validation Consultants with 5 years’ MES experience ready to take on new challenges, joining our ESP teams in Cork and Dublin.

This opportunity will see you join an industry leader in deployment of Manufacturing Systems for the Life Science Manufacturing industry

Our global teams, (part of Accenture Industry X.0 since 2019), partner with some of the world’s leading life science companies, offering professional engineering and consulting services (strategy, plan, design, deploy and sustain) for Manufacturing and Supply Chain Operations.

We leverage our deep MES, Validation, Serialization and Data Analytics skills, combined with Accenture’s core capabilities and digital enablers, to transform manufacturing and supply chain operations for pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device clients globally.

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Role and Responsibilities 

As a MES Validation Consultant, you will –

  • Conduct validation activities in the implementation of Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) and Electronic Batch Records (EBR).
  • Work closely with business management and validation departments on validation approaches and solutions that add value to clients, and to project delivery.
  • Partner with business clients and multi-disciplinary Accenture delivery teams to determine appropriate validation strategy and approach for specific MES projects (including interfaces to other systems).
  • Validation deliverables including creation, development and execution of Quality Assurance Plans, Validation and Testing Plans, Design Documents, Test Protocols and Summary Reports, Traceability Matrix etc.
  • Conduct informal and formal testing of MES solutions. Execute test scripts, analyze test results and determine the acceptability of results against pre-determined criteria.
  • Execution, Review and Approval of Validation documents, including Exception/Deviation management
  • Initiate and implement Change Control activities in accordance with Quality Standards and Practices.
  • Participate in validation team activities

Background and Experience

  • Bachelors’ degree in Science, or relatable technical degree
  • 5+ years validation experience Life Sciences manufacturing or Labs / Quality / Compliance environment
  • Knowledge of FDA and GMP guidelines a necessity. Proficient in current Good Practices quality guidelines and regulations (GXPs), including Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and Good Documentation Practices (GDPs) etc.
  • Working knowledge of software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and support methodologies required.
  • Understanding of Life Sciences Computer System validation processes.
  • Experience with PAS|X, Syncade, PharmaSuite, XFP, POMS, Camstar or other life sciences compatible MES solutions, a distinct advantage
  • A strong collaborator, able to facilitate client and internal stakeholder meetings and agendas, outcome focused and team-orientated
  • Strong written and oral communication skills

The opportunity to grow, develop and learn

We provide our consulting professionals with comprehensive and continuous training and learning opportunities (covering business acumen, technical and professional skills development). You will work with leading industry experts in MES and Validation, honing your functional skills and expertise to your area of specialization. We offer learning and growth opportunities through a variety of formal and informal training programs, through project and client collaborations, which provides a platform to support you as you continue to build your career and to set you up for success every day.

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you.

About Accenture

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions — underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network — Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With 505,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at

Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. 

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