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Associate Director Quality Assurance Pharmaceuticals

Company: Affinity Executive Search
Location: Jersey City
Posted on: September 17, 2023

Job Description:

Associate Director Quality Assurance GCP and GMP and must have strong Document Control experience

  • Provide leadership, strategy, and compliance oversight in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) for internal processes, GMP Service Providers, including but not limited to CMOs, Third Party Vendors, etc.
  • Responsible for Management and maintenance of the Veeva Quality Docs System, including document drafting/Authoring, reviewing, approving, and finalizing internal quality documents (SOPs, investigations, etc.)
  • Authorship/review/approval of additional SOPs/policies for GMP/GCP regulatory compliance, where there may be gaps identified.
  • Ensure compliance with the company's procedures and training requirements.
  • Facilitate GMP/GCP training of functional areas and develop appropriate training for personnel involved in the execution of related duties.
  • Support the administration of the company's training program in Learning Management system.
  • Participate in the supplier qualification program and provide oversight of contractors and consultants to ensure timely and quality deliverables.
  • Work with CMOs to create, and keep current with Quality Agreements, Quality issues to ensure quality standards are met, and resolve issues promptly and effectively.
  • Reviewing and approving documentation such as Manufacturing Batch Records (MBRs), product specifications, change controls, deviations and CAPAs associated with the operations at the manufacturing facility.
  • Provide support in reviewing Clinical packaging records.
  • Develop and manage a risk-based Quality Management System for QA in compliance with applicable regulatory requirements (US) and company policies.
  • Participate and provide guidance on any site and vendor-related quality issues identified.
  • Support the coordination and management of regulatory agency inspections, and inspection readiness efforts which may include mock internal inspections and vendor audits.
  • Manage inspection commitments, post-inspection activities, and corrective/preventative actions in a timely manner.
  • Willing to assist with other duties as assigned.

    Basic Qualifications:

    • B.S. Biological Sciences, Chemistry or relevant discipline and a minimum of 8-10 years' related experience in the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry with increasing responsibility and relevant QA experience or an equivalent combination of education.
    • Hands on experience with Electronic Document Management System (Veeva preferred), managing documents lifecycles-Draft to Effective/approved, Initial to Final and Periodic Review
    • 5+ years of experience working directly within Quality Assurance/Quality Systems.
    • Thorough understanding of Regulatory compliance requirements for the US FDA
    • Familiar with Local, State, Federal, and international regulations
    • Auditor training/experience or certification
    • Strong understanding of risk assessment and risk management fundamentals/tools
    • Team and consensus builder, with definitive and authoritative decision-making ability

      Preferred Qualifications:

      • B.S. degree or an equivalent amount of relevant experience
      • 10-12 years of experience working within the Quality Assurance/Quality Systems, Clinical Operations, and/or Regulatory environment in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry.
      • Proficiency with software applications such as MS Office, Smartsheet, Veeva.
      • Proficiency in creating QMS SOPs, Good Documentation Practices, and quality review methods.
      • Small or mid-size company experience and ready to lead project(s) with minimal supervision.
      • Proven interpersonal and relationship building skills with the ability to work collaboratively as a member of a cross-functional team.
      • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage concurrent deliverables and work effectively in a challenging, milestone-driven environment including leading/participating in projects.
      • Ability to independently analyze/resolve moderate to complex issues and to seek guidance as needed.
      • Effective written, verbal, and listening skills.

Keywords: Affinity Executive Search, Jersey City , Associate Director Quality Assurance Pharmaceuticals, Executive , Jersey City, New Jersey

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