QA Manager

Job Ref: J34054
Sector: Science
Sub-sector: Pharmaceuticals
Job Type: Permanent
Date Added: 08 November 2019
  • England, UK UK DE15 0YZ
  • £40,000 - £50,000 per Annum
  • Balbir Panesar
  • 0121 728 8455

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QA Manager


East Midlands

Competitive salary & package

Do you have QA experience? Have you got experience of managing a small team?


  • Lead the Quality Assurance team to ensure compliant and efficient operation of the following systems/processes:
  • Quality Management System
  • Document Control
  • Corrective/Preventative Action system
  • Internal Audit process and program (including mock recalls)
  • Management Review - preparation of data / metrics
  • Quality process monitoring - oversight and maintenance of tracking systems for all quality-critical processes
  • Customer technical agreements
  • Annual Product Quality Reviews
  • Data integrity - oversight and maintenance of site Data Integrity Log and associated risk assessments
  • Horizon Scanning*Site validation, calibration and equipment maintenance
  • Equipment qualification and associated process validation
  • Cleaning validation & cross-contamination risk assessments
  • Management of the site Validation Master Plan
  • Bulk, clean and dirty hold time validation
  • Site pest control program
  • External audit management
  • Customer / third-party audits
  • Regulatory inspections
  • Management of samples for regulatory surveillance
  • Supplier Management
  • API declarations & excipient risk assessments
  • Supplier selection, qualification and auditing
  • Supplier performance reviews
  • Supply Chain mapping
  • Control of transportation suppliers
  • Promote a culture of continual improvement within the team and wider company by:
  • Championing root cause analysis and use of appropriate risk management tools throughout all activities.
  • Coaching others to help them understand how their day-to-day activities relate to the Quality Policy and Quality Objectives.
  • Ensuring that all processes and working practices within your area of responsibility are constantly reviewed and any compliance or efficiency improvements are implemented in a timely fashion proportional to the risks identified.
  • Ensure all procedures relating to the systems you are responsible for are kept up-to-date and reflect both internal and external best practices.
  • Lead and develop your team by:
  • Ensuring adherence of both you and your team to Health and Safety, Good Manufacturing Practice and other relevant guidelines and legal obligations.
  • Ensuring all team members are adequately trained and supported in the performance of their duties and responsibilities.
  • Coaching team members to understand their own performance and how it relates to company performance and their own career development.
  • Managing individual and team contributions to ensure goals and performance targets are met.
  • Supporting team members to develop their skills and functional expertise.
  • Act as a subject matter expert within your area(s) of functional expertise both for your team and the wider organisation.
  • Ensure the customer's expectations (both implicit and explicit) are embedded throughout all activities.

Key requirements:

  • The ability to lead, motivate and manage a team,
  • Excellent attention to detail,
  • Analytical and problem-solving abilities,
  • Detailed knowledge of root cause analysis and risk management tools and their application,
  • Good understanding of applicable regulations, standards and best practices,
  • Good communication, interpersonal and influencing skills,
  • Good numerical skills and the ability to handle and analyse data,
  • Sound knowledge of data analysis tools (e.g. Excel, Minitab etc.),
  • The ability to present complex information (both internally and externally) to diverse audiences and levels of understanding,
  • Planning and project management skills.

If you're interested in the role, please make an application online or alternatively contact me on 0121 728 8455 should you have any questions.

08/12/2019 16:50:13
GBP 40000 40000