Senior QA - Operations

Senior QA - Operations

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    Scientific, Pharmaceutical & Chemical

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  • Salary:

    £73000 - £78000 per annum, Benefits: £competitive + Relocation support + excellent development opportunities.

  • Contact:

    Kelly Maddocks

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  • Contact phone:

    +44 (0)151 666 8999

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

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Senior Quality Assurance – Operations Manager

Commutable from: Cheltenham, Chippenham, Swindon, Cirencester, South West, Wiltshire, Bath; Oxford

This role is ideally suited to a Quality Assurance Manager with a background in Pharmaceutical – who has demonstrated understanding and experience of the processes, procedures and actions required to exceed.

You will be reporting into to the Director of Quality and have responsibility for the daily running and planning for the QA function.

As a part of this internationally recognised and highly regarded organisation, you will be a part of a team that values performance, quality and innovation.

Your pharmaceutical manufacturing  expertise is key  when providing  QA oversight, technical expertise and leadership covering all aspects of raw materials through to warehouse activities, engineering, quality control, manufacturing and operations support.

Details on the role:

The range of services that are provided with end-to-end capabilities; our client is able to take products from pre-clinical development through to commercial supply.  You will be responsible for:
  • Driving quality on the floor – through active behaviours and values – understanding the challenges and complexities on the floor and working with the teams
  • Manage completion of GMP documentation to prescribed standards and within timescales
  • Preparation of quality documentation
  • Act as QAOps representatives during Regulatory Inspections and audits
  • Activity drive PPI (Practical process Improvements) and performance; partnering with key stakeholders to prioritize projects; and align with quality goals and objectives
  • Compliance with GMP; Data integrity & Good Documentation practice (GDP)
  • Maintaining a complete understanding of international regulatory guidance, ISO, corporate and client requirements
Candidate Experience:

With a background in pharmaceutical manufacturing and a strong understanding of current GMP and technical processes you will consider yourself to be highly motivated and a natural leader.
  • Significant experience operating as a Senior QA within a manufacturing (pharmaceutical) organisation
  • Sterile manufacturing site / solid dose experience is an advantage
  • Experience in a QA leadership role (exposure to QP activities is a distinctive advantage but not essential)
  • Demonstrated up to date knowledge of of the principles and guidelines for GMP across UK, EU, US and other relevant regulations
  • QP exposure is an advantage, but not essential (and will be supported by the business for those seeking to develop their career).
  • Minimum degree in chemistry, Pharmacy or Microbiology
What’s on offer:

With access to the most senior people in the organisation you will be a part of the decision making processes around improvement and growth; you will be developing your teams and working closely with the wider business to identify and make improvements.
  • Exceptional salary package including bonus
  • Direct line to directors and senior decision makers
  • Wider team leadership
  • Professional development
  • Genuine career path
Interested? Apply on line now.

Not sure if you fit or if the company is right for you? CV not up to date? Call me Kelly Maddocks and I can answer your questions and help with your CV. Apply on line or call me Kelly Maddocks on 0151 666 8950 for a confidential discussion.




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