Quality Manager-R&D-Pharma/Vaccine

Date Posted: 08-26-2018
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This role provides business partnership to R&D leaders to ensure that appropriate systems, procedures and resources are in place for effective execution of the R&D quality system. In addition the role assures that all aspects of the regulated activities in the region are comply with Health Authority requirements and appropriately handled.

Functions, Duties, Task:
Responsible for the execution of the global Quality Assurance and Compliance Strategy for R&D Organization through appropriate application of GxP & other relevant external standards & regulations and Quality standards within the Americas Region.
Lead quality oversight activities of all functions within the regional R&D organization together in partnership with R&D leadership.
Provide, or ensure the provision, of expert opinion for GCP, GLP or GMP issues and ensure quality compliance.
Drive quality culture initiatives across the R&D America’s team to prevent significant quality issues or regulatory non-compliance which could lead to product approval delays or other actions which would negatively impact the customer, the financial performance and/or reputation of the company.
Ensures that adequate Quality resources are available to support business needs, including, but not limited to, Clinical (GCP), Safety (GLP), Research (GRP), Pharmaceutical Science & Technology (GMP), and Stage Gate reviews.
Provides leadership for QA staff supporting R&D operational units located in the Americas.  Responsible for goal setting, performance management, compensational decisions, and other supervisory duties for the team reporting to the position.
Responsible for ensuring monthly and quarterly metrics are compiled and set for presentation to the R&D Lead Team by the Sr. Director Quality.
Provide quality oversight of regulatory submission documentation for technical development, safety, and efficacy operations in R&D.
Assure audit readiness of auditable units within R&DAreas of responsibility.
Ensure appropriate information flow and effective communication of all relevant quality matters within the Global R&D organization/the Global Quality organization including issue escalation as appropriate.
Lead quality oversight of third parties such as contract research organizations, contract research laboratories etc. and ensure that they are qualified to perform their activities in compliance with internal & external frameworks.
Develop quality talent to sustain local and global competitiveness. This includes development of individuals with leadership potential, providing mentoring and enrichment opportunities consistent with succession planning.

Basic Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy, Science, Engineering, or related field;
10 years experience in a pharmaceutical drug or vaccine development environment, within an animal health or human health environment.
5 years of  technical leadership across areas including, but not limited to, technical development, product manufacturing, biologics manufacturing, microbiology, efficacy and safety, pharmacovigilance and/or regulatory submissions.
3 years of GLP, GCP or GMP compliance in one or more global regulatory environments (FDA, USDA, and EMEA).

Additional Skills/Preferences
Effective interpersonal and communication skills, must understand how to influence and diplomatically challenge when needed.
Demonstrated leadership experience within in matrix environment, including experience leading multi-cultural teams and influencing senior technical and business leaders
Demonstrated ability to initiate and drive change across sites; projects & the wider organization.
Proven track record with inspection management: FDA, USDA, and others
Strong understanding of risk assessment and risk management fundamentals/tools
Desired, Masters or PhD in Life Sciences or Management, or equivalent experience
Very competitive salary and benefits!
Great company to work for!
Full relocation package is available!
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This position does NOT provide sponsorship so please do NOT apply if you require sponsorship.  Thank You

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