Posted to MedZilla on 7/30/2017

TechData Services

US-MD, Direct Hire- Director, Quality Operations-MD--Global Pharma QualityOperations-MZ


Tech Data Service Company is a staffing firm for Senior Level Quality professionals. Our clients are most of the major pharmaceutical companies and many other CROs, pharmaceutical and Biotechnology companies. We can often submit your resume to multiple companies and for multiple positions with multiple clients. Tech Data is a leading provider for temporary and permanent positions in the pharmaceutical industry. Tech Data offers the most competitive pay rate and benefits in clinical research consulting services.

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Job Title: Director, Quality Operations-MD--Global Pharma

Direct Hire

Location: Baltimore,MD

Job Description:

Provide management, leadership, and direction to Quality Operations personnel located at the Baltimore facility. 

Develop and oversee the implementation of the quality systems required by the CGMPs for the Baltimore site. Propose and implement revisions to existing programs (continuous improvement). Assure that the Baltimore site remains compliant with global regulatory requirements and expectations and that the site is inspection ready. 

Serve as the Quality contact for the site with regards to interactions with regulatory agencies and business partners. Leads regulatory inspections and partner audits. Contacts regulatory agencies for field alerts, recalls, etc. 

Serves as the Gliadel point of contact for Quality and drives strategy, sets direction with respect to LCM and coordination of global Brand efforts, participates in Brand Team (along with Established Products, Global Regulatory Affairs, and Legal)/ 

Authors and approves Quality Agreements for local partners, establishes and builds relationships and assists with technical questions, repatriations, and assesses Quality impacts and implications of various business scenarios across individual or multiple markets. 

Create organizational design that supports the Baltimore site needs while maximizing the effectiveness of the Baltimore Quality Operations unit. Coach and develop direct reports. Create and execute succession plan for Baltimore Quality Operations organization. Create and sell the Vision and Strategy for Baltimore Quality Operations. Translate the vision and strategy into action and measure outcomes. 
Job Qualifications 
we are now looking at experienced (i.e., 7-10 years) senior managers, and associate directors/directors with less than 10 years of experience. 

Experience leading Quality Operations at a senior management/leadership level with proven ability to see the “big picture”. 

Advanced degree (or BS degree with equivalent experience) in scientific study (i.e., Chemistry, Biology, etc.). 

15+ years of progressively responsible QA/QC in the pharmaceutical industry with strong track record of regulatory compliance. 

Ability to work independently within a self-sufficient organization yet is able to see the big picture. 

Thorough knowledge of cGMPs and regulatory standards including their current application and interpretation by the FDA, EMA, PMDA and other worldwide regulatory agencies. 

Experience working with pharmacopeia; USP preferred. 

Experience in facilitating and supporting regulatory inspections (FDA, EMEA, PMDA, ANVISA, etc.). 

Strong understanding of manufacturing, sourcing, materials management, QA and QC. 

Demonstrated ability to innovate and develop new approaches to quality assurance, quality control and compliance acceptable to the regulatory agencies. 

Knowledge of system and process validation, including validation for computerized systems. 

Knowledge of total quality management systems and statistical process control. 

Strong interpersonal relationship skills; as well as excellent communication skills (oral and written). Ability to accurately and professionally communicate across the Gliadel, EDCS and Eisai organizations. 

Proven people management and development skills. Ability to understand what’s necessary to run the business; assess employee performance, organizational design, mentorship, accountability, provide guidance on employee development to address gaps and future staffing needs of the organization. 

• Demonstrated Leadership ability - previous mentoring, employee coaching and development 
• Hands On 
• Results Oriented 
• No MD or PhD candidates 
• Geography = East Coast 
• No CRO 
• Prior plant management experience preferred 
• Prior experience should not be as a consultant 

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