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Vice President, Quality

Reference Number: 4189
Location: MA

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

Major tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Oversees both Quality Assurance and Quality Control functions across all GXP processes.
  • Liaises with regulatory agencies in regard to GXP matters.
  • Works to improve our current quality management systems and to establish Strategic Quality Objectives in support of development programs and company goals.
  • Develops and maintains internal and external audit programs in order to satisfy contractual and regulatory requirements for GXP.
  • Identifies and implements scalable software to support Quality systems.
  • Coordinates the Quality review of documents for regulatory submissions.
  • Oversees pre-approval inspection readiness.
  • Develops and reviews qualification and validation plans and reports.
  • Enhances Quality Systems processes, including CAPA, Change Control, Document Control, Risk Management, identification of Critical Quality Events, etc.
  • Establishes training programs for GMP, GCP and GLP.
  • Manages and develops Quality Systems staff.
  • Promotes Quality culture across functions.

We seek candidates with the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Biological sciences, engineering or related field is required. Advanced degree is highly preferred.
  • Must have a minimum of 15 years of pharmaceutical industry experience, including 5 years of experience in a supervisory capacity.
  • Requires experience in all phases of drug development.
  • Experience with cell therapy or novel modalities highly preferred.
  • Full range of QA experience in GMP and GCP is required. GLP knowledge highly preferred.
  • Requires knowledge of current GXP qualification and validation expectations.
  • Must have demonstrated hands-on leadership skills, with the ability to perform lot release, data review, laboratory and facility audits.
  • Must have experience with European quality guidance and Qualified Persons (QP) requirements.
  • Requires practical knowledge of implementation of I CH Q10 Quality Systems, especially Risk Analysis/Management, CAPA, Annual Product Reviews and Management Review and Supplier Quality Management.

If interested, please email your resume as a Word attachment to us, reference 4189.  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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