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Senior Quality Manager

Job Title: Senior Quality Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Midlands
Industry:
REF: 122886
Contact Name: John Reid
Contact Email: johnr@rftgroup.ie
Job Published: about 2 years ago

Job Description

Senior Quality Manager

Due to continued expansion of their operations our client a well-established Multinational Healthcare Manufacturer now require a qualified and experienced Quality Manager.

The Quality Manager will assures quality products and processes, and Quality Standard Compliance by establishing, enforcing and maintaining quality MAP and compliant QMS, establishes and maintains a permanent improvement process of the QA Organization and of the Quality System. They will also ensure the full compliance of QA activities with FDA, QSR, ISO 13485, Corporate Policies and other quality system requirements. Management of QA staff, and be the Management Quality representative inside and outside the plant (Competent Authorities / Notified Bodies, etc).

This is a permanent role based in The Midlands (close to Galway) with an expanding healthcare company.
Key Responsibilities of Senior Quality Manager:
Ensure that all aspects of the operational business in the site comply with cGMP legal and regulatory requirements as well as Group Quality Manual and Policies.

Provides direction, management support and leadership for QA/FDA remediation plans to insure compliance with FDA, QSR, ISO 13485, Corporate Policies and other quality system requirements.

Ensure that compliance and quality risks are understood and are always integral part of business decisions.

Establish and follow QA training program for the whole site.

Support and supervise QA upgrade projects, harmonisation and ensure compliance with current standards.

Implement a supplier QA program for the suppliers and sub-contractors associated with the client products, including performing & co-ordination of supplier audits.

Manage, support and supervise quality projects and ensure that quality problems and technical matters are resolved consistent with global standards.

Liaises with Operations, PD, and others departments to prospectively plan QA support for project milestones.

Organize and conduct external Inspections (FDA , Corporate) and follow their remediation plan.

Strong project management skills, including the ability to prioritize, balance, and manage multiple efforts with strong results/goal orientation.

Proactive, analytical and predictive mind-set to ensure timely and complete site reporting, including relevant KPI and indicators.
Drive continuous improvement and efficiency initiatives in Quality operations.

Carry out other tasks or responsibilities as directed, to continuously improve Quality Assurance within the Company.
Requirements of the Senior Quality Manager:
Minimum BSc, preferably Master's Degree in a scientific or engineering discipline or equivalent with 15 years' experience or more in the medical device or pharmaceutical industry, strong analytical skills, exceptional writing and interpersonal relationship skills.

Demonstrated knowledge of EU regulations, FDA regulations, ISO 9001, ISO 13485:2003, CMDR, Medical Device Directive Regulation (93/42EEC) and other National and International regulations and standards.

Demonstrate ability to increase value delivered by team through Performance management and successful challenging of underperformance.

Strong project Management skills with a proven track record of successful execution of major programs

Strong Leadership skills with a tested and proven desire to motivate individuals, and hold team members accountable for performance.

Experience in Process Excellence tools is highly desirable.

Please send an up to date CV and cover letter to John Reid at The RFT Group / johnr@rftgroup.ie / on 01-2302400 / www.rftgroup.ie

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