Head of Quality Assurance - biopharmaceuticals

CW Recruitment Specialist
East Midlands Region
£Exc + bens
28 Sep 2016
20 Oct 2016
Contract Type
CWRS invites applications on behalf of their biopharmaceutical client where an excellent new permanent opportunity now exists for a Head of Quality Assurance which can be based near Edinburgh or in East Midlands. Job Purpose: The Head of QA will drive and support or lead quality improvement initiatives and continuous improvements in products and services and ensure our systems meet the appropriate regulatory standards, ensuring that customer requirements and expectations have been accurately identified and met. The Head of QA will be responsible for ensuring that all staff understand, maintain and improve their area of the QMS, ensuring the business across all sites and departments has the right level of appropriate controls. Key duties include: · The post holder will work with operational management to continuously look for improvements and simplifications to processes · Ensure QMS reflects our necessary regulatory compliance across all appropriate standards and accreditations and certifications held by the business. · Work with the Operations Directors and managers in order to simplify our systems and improve productivity. · Look at ways to reduce waste and increase efficiency · Work to ensure right first time delivery, lead quality audit inspections and investigations, and highlight issues which have or have the potential to impact quality.Ensure changes to preventative solutions are implemented by review, monitoring and follow up inspection. · Support customer feedback and incident report processes (agreeing standards; documenting occurrences; chasing corrective/preventive actions; trend analysis; reporting to management). · Ensure (and test) that manufacturing and production processes meet international and national standards and customer expectations; · Work with Ops to ensure the relevant quality tools are used and managers and other staff understand how to improve the business. · Other duties to include regulatory compliance, reporting and archiving The ideal candidate will be/have: · Suitably qualified in a relevant scientific discipline · Possess a production/operations background with experience of working in GMP testing or manufacturing · You must be a “Quality” person to oversee both elements of the QA environment – regulatory compliance plus output/process improvement. · Commercial awareness · A significant number of years experience commensurate with the level of this role. This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/job/66741294