Senior Quality Specialist

26 Sep 2019

Typically reports to a QA Senior Manager and will be required to be a Subject Matter Expert in their assigned area of responsibility.

Senior Quality Assurance Professional - QA Technical Support (QA TS)

The Quality Assurance Technical Support (QA TS) Specialist is a senior position within the QA function which will typically report to a QA Senior Manager and will be required to be a Subject Matter Expert in their assigned area of responsibility.

Key Responsibilities:
* Provide overall quality direction and oversight for key functional areas (i.e. Process Development, Validation, Quality Control, Supply Chain, Engineering, Information Systems), ensuring that programs, policies and procedures are robust and in keeping with regulatory and company expectations.
* Quality review and approval of Validation documentation and SOPs to support site validation activities:
o Review of DS & QRAES documents
o Review of validation Plans, Protocols, IQ, OQ, PQ and associated validation documents
o Review of executed validation documents and reports
* Act as Quality point of contact and decision maker during New Product Introductions, Technology Transfer and Process Validation activities whilst ensuring that all activities meet company and regulatory expectations.
* Support a safe working environment by complying with all pertinent environmental health/safety practice, rules and regulations
* Provide Quality direction and input at Change Control and Deviation Review Boards and assume QA oversight of change control and Deviation/CAPA records; ensuring scope of record is clear and implementation activities are robust and timely.
* Write, review and approve Standard Operating Procedures in accordance with Policies.
* Perform all activities in compliance with safety standards and SOPs
In line with business requirements, these responsibilities may expand or otherwise include additional areas of responsibility which are not described in this specification but are associated with the role

Experience and Qualifications:
* University degree. Science or Engineering related discipline preferred.
* Relevant experience (5yrs +) working in the Medical Device, pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry or other combination of experience and educational background that may otherwise satisfy the requirements of the role.
* Understanding of principles of Validation and New Product Introduction
* Experience in change control, non-conformance, corrective and preventative actions, and validation practices.
* Ability to operate across functional boundaries, both internal and external.
* Ability to work independently and remotely with minimum direct supervision.
* Critical thinking skills.
* Strong organisational, communication, coordination, and meeting facilitation skills.
* Independent, self-motivated, organized, able to multi-task in project environments and skilled in communication and collaboration.
* Team player prepared to work in and embrace a team-based culture that relies on collaboration for effective decision-making.

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Please note that any references to salary or pay rates in this advertisement and in the salary refinement section are indicative only and should only be used as a guide.

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