Quality Manager

Job Title: Quality Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
REF: 123191
Contact Name: Larry O’Leary
Contact Email: larry@rftgroup.ie
Job Published: over 4 years ago

Job Description

Quality Manager 
Our client, a blue-chip multinational healthcare manufacturer based in Connacht, now seeks a suitably experienced Quality Manager to provide effective leadership across the site, contributing to strategic programmes and developing a high performing quality team in an FDA regulated environment.
The scope of this role is wide and varied, with the successful candidate having compliance oversight of a large Operations area generating significant revenue. The company has a number of incredibly new innovative products coming through development hence it is preferable candidates will have strong experience in New Product Introductions and associated validations.
This permanent role represents an attractive opportunity for career progression within site and global teams. Remuneration associated with this role is at Associate Director Level.
Responsibilities for Quality Manager:
Authority to make decisions related to product quality, including the disposition of non-conforming product.
Participates in Customer Complaints investigation for areas under their control.
Reviews and provides direction on test and validation protocols to establish technical specifications and performance standards for new products and processes.
Takes a leadership role in developing and implementing new techniques and initiatives to enhance the Quality Management System on site and across the Corporation where possible.
Is key to developing staff on new quality initiatives and assists understanding and rollout of quality initiatives across the department/site.
Champions continuous improvement with particular focus on product quality through six sigma initiatives.
Effective people manager resulting in a motivated high performance team. 
Facilitates and supports the internal auditing process and Regulatory Inspections at the site.
Requirements for Quality Manager: 
Bachelors Degree in Science, Engineering or similar technical discipline. Advanced qualifications are desirable.
Qualification / experience in Project Management.
10 years plus Quality Management experience in a relevant area Pharma/Medical Device/Biotech, 3 years of which in a Quality Manager / Acting Quality Manager role.
Working knowledge of FDA regulations and all applicable European and ROW markets.
Proven ability to influence across function and at senior levels - building strong networks internally & externally.
Good technical capabilities, communication skills, teamwork abilities and initiative.
Demonstrated experience delivering results in a matrixed environment.
Proven ability to manage complex quality issues and deliver against quality strategies.
Please phone Larry on +353 1-2302400 / larry@rftgroup.ie

The RFT Group, BioPharmaceutical Division specialise exclusively in the recruitment of scientists, engineers and executives for the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device sectors. www.rftgroup.ie
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