Vice President of Quality

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Our client, a leading pharmaceutical company, is looking for a VP of Quality with solid quality management experience. Specifically, we are looking for someone who is able to handle the following responsibilities…

1) Participate as a key member of the company executive team in developing and achieving near and long term business objectives
2) Develop resource strategies and planning for the QSRA team, to ensure strategies can be achieved
3) Ensure that company is prepared at all times to pass all external inspections, both from regulatory agencies and customers
4) Establish and ensure appropriate quality systems are implemented and maintained, including ongoing data analysis of product and process outputs to ensure early detection and response to quality concerns, and prevention of quality issues
5) Provide quality leadership oversight for all elements of the Quality Management System (QMS) and Safety/Environmental Management System (EMS), which includes drug and process development, corrective and preventive action, training, document controls, production and process compliance, facilities compliance, equipment controls, material controls, occupational health and safety, process hazards and industrial hygiene
6) Establish and ensure compliance with cGMPs, good housekeeping practices, and employee hygiene and equipment sanitation
7) Analyze plant error and process statistics for significant findings and conclusions
8) Establish and monitor performance metrics for executive team review, and to enable application of continuous improvement programs in the QMS/EMS
8) Identify continuous improvement opportunities throughout the organization by routinely reviewing site metrics, gathering customer data, and other methods in an effort to optimize overall operational efficiency and effectiveness while maintaining best in class compliance and quality systems
9) Provide regulatory guidance to R&D to establish project plans that support best practice filing strategies of drug development pipeline projects
10) Participate with research and development during new product start-ups, and establish key checkpoints for new products and processes


  • 1) A university degree is required (preference will be given to those with degrees in a relevant field, though all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply)
    2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please)
    3) Recent experience in the pharmaceutical industry is strongly preferred
    4) Preference will be given to people with recent experience in quality management

    This position is critical to the team and requires a qualified individual to fill the role... someone with a real go-getter attitude!


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