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Director, Quality Operations

Reference Number: 3783
Location: MA

Our client is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company.  They have asked us to assist them in their search for a Director, Quality Operations. 

Major tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Provides leadership and strategic direction to the Quality Operations team.
  • Assists in developing and driving process validation strategies.
  • Assists in the development and/or revision of GMP quality processes.
  • Manages the development, review, and approval of lifecycle validation master plans, protocols and reports.
  • Leads and manages quality with external vendor partners. Ensures vendor metrics are accurate and tracks improvements.
  • Oversees execution of GMP audit plans, reviews reports, and tracks corrective actions.
  • Leads or participates in Quality Risk Assessments.
  • Contributes to commercial readiness preparations internally and at GMP vendors.
  • Acts as a subject matter expert for QA oversight of GMP operations during audits and regulatory inspections.
  • Participates on interdepartmental program and leadership teams.

We seek candidates with the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences, Chemistry, Engineering or equivalent required.
  • Must have 10+ years of relevant pharmaceutical industry experience and complete understanding of regulatory guidance’s and industry practices for product lifecycle.
  • Experience in all clinical phases through commercialization highly preferred.
  • Experience leading and/or facilitating risk management activities required.
  • Requires experience with Pre-Approval Inspections.
  • Must be willing, and able, to travel domestically and internationally up to 20%.

If interested, please email your resume as a Word attachment to us, reference 3783.  No calls or faxes, please. Include your daytime phone number and we will contact you confidentially or reply to your email.

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