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What Is a Validation Manager and How to Become One

What Is a Validation Manager?

A validation manager works in a manufacturing plant and oversees the proper operation of machinery and equipment. Your job duties include developing operational plans for the entire facility, identifying areas of process improvement, and scheduling periodic auditing reviews of the facility. The qualifications needed for a career as a validation manager include a bachelor’s degree in business, organizational theory, quality control, or a related field. You also need strong communication and computer skills and experience in a management position.

How to Become a Validation Manager

Validation managers have at least a bachelor's degree in a related field, though many employers prefer candidates with a master's degree. You also need to have several years of industry experience, preferably in validation, production, or quality assurance. For example, health care validation managers should have a degree in engineering, chemistry, biology, toxicology, medical technology, or a similar discipline, and at least five years of work experience in medical research or forensic or analytical toxicology, with some of that time in supervisory roles. You must be able to create progress reports and present them to administrators on a regular basis. Additional qualifications include excellent communication and organizational skills and the ability to work independently.