Senior Quality Compliance Manager Pharma EU & FDA

Dublin North
Negotiable Depending on Experience
21 March 2019
18 April 2019
Position / level
Manager, Professional
Contract Type
Full Time


We are looking for a quality compliance manager to take up a senior role (without direct reports) within a well-known international pharmaceutical company. Reporting to an associate director you will be responsible in leading the compliance team from the perspective of auditing, managing high-risk sites, maintaining audit readiness, implement and maintain compliance guidance across the business, and provide supplier oversight with a view of supplier risk alert reduction. If you have manufacturing and QA experience as well as knowledge of US & EU cGMP and ICH guidelines, you might be a suitable candidate for the role.

This role will involve significant international travel however, the global audit teams have a 2-cycle yearly pattern. Thus you will know the international schedule 5/6 months ahead, and this, of course, will have flexibility.

Responsibilities of the Job

  • Independently or through leading a team conduct, and report external foreign and domestic audit activities of a complex nature, such as API, Due Diligence, Sterile Production, and any other new technology audits.
  • Lead internal audits of all sites and acquisitions.
  • Lead and guide mitigation activities for company suppliers across one or more company sites.
  • Provide technical guidance and leadership to local plant Quality Operations functions by assessing, troubleshooting and recommending solutions to resolve complex compliance issues.
  • Contribution to/Leadership of companywide harmonization efforts, e.g. supplier management, audit tracking modules, and training modules / programs.
  • Stay current and provide direction with Regulatory and Industry compliance trends and develop new auditing strategies as appropriate.
  • Lead synergies between the Corporate compliance group and internal and external quality and manufacturing groups.
  • Collaborate with business partners and vendors to develop lasting relationships that help strengthen and assure communication between parties while assuring highest quality material/service
  • Manage quality compliance projects as directed by management

Requirements to Qualify for the Job

  • Minimum of 7+ years related pharmaceutical, medical device or biologics experience in manufacturing, quality assurance, or GMP/ISO/Quality auditing. You would need to have any given mix of these, however ideally this individual will have a background in auditing Medical Device and Biologics GMP facilities.
  • Experience in leadership of team or project activities.
  • Superior Knowledge of U.S. cGMPs, Device or Biologic regulations and FDA guidance.
  • Superior Knowledge of EU GMPs, Device or Biologic regulations and ICH guidance’s and International Standards (Risk Management, ICH 8, 9, 10)
  • In-Depth Knowledge of other International GMP, Device or Biologic regulations (ANVISA, Japan, Canada etc.), is a bonus.
  • Advanced Knowledge of drug, device or biologic manufacturing, packaging, laboratory, and warehousing operations.
  • ASQ Certification or similar certification as a Quality Auditor, Manager or Engineer a plus. 


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