Associate Specialist, QA Compliance

12.02.2020 | Employee | 100%

Associate Specialist, QA Compliance

Req #: 1902540
Location: Boudry, Neuchatel, Switzerland
Job Category: Quality
Work Location: Route de Perreux 1 2017
Organization: Quality Operations
Employee Status: Full-time
Job Type: Fixed_Term

Associate Specialist, QA Compliance

Sr Specialist, QA Compliance

BS in Science or related field.
+ minimum of 1 year experience in a pharmaceutical company or other related industry, ideally in Quality Assurance.

QA Compliance is committed to actively support Celgene Boudry and Couvet manufacturing sites and other departments to ensure cGMP compliant processes on both sites.
This position is responsible for quality assurance (QA) involved primarily with the support of the different quality system tools in place to ensure cGMP compliance throughout the Boudry and Couvet manufacturing sites.
The position holder will be responsible for the assigned processes and activities within QA Compliance team.
The activities include responsibility for execution of the main following processes: internal audits, annual product review reporting, product quality complaints and supplier's qualification.
Additional tasks are the support of health authorities inspections and corporate audits, monitoring of regulatory changes, response to regulatory authorities requests, QA oversight on contract manufacturing / testing partners, reporting of quality processes metrics, deployment and execution of annual GMP training.
The QA Compliance Associate Specialist can be assigned special tasks in cross-functional projects to support Boudry and Couvet manufacturing sites activities like introduction of new product on the manufacturing site.
As a member of the Quality Operations department, this position will be working closely with the QA Compliance management to identify and handle process quality and cGMP compliance related issues.

Skills/Knowledge Required
  • At least 1 year of experience in a pharmaceutical company or other related industry, ideally in Quality Assurance.
  • BS in Science or related field.
  • Very good understanding of cGMPs and regulatory requirements.
  • Good understanding of solid oral dosage form manufacturing processes and QC testing methods are preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal, collaborative and organizational skills.
  • Works independently on routine tasks, makes decisions for minor issues.
  • Ability to focus attention to details.
  • Very good written & oral communication skills.
  • Very good investigational and QA problem solving skills.
  • Knowledge of most common office software (Microsoft Office).
Duties and Responsibilities
Supports internal audits plan by executing self inspections and following-up on action plans.
Supports the supplier qualification process by assisting in material supplier and vendor evaluation and approval. Provides support for vendor and supplier contract setup and modification, as needed. Is responsible to handle deviations, CAPA and change controls related to suppliers.
Generates annual product reports for products made on Boudry and Couvet manufacturing site.
Supports the product quality complaints process by handling complaints and executing investigations as assigned.
Supports preparation and execution of authorities inspections and corporate audits in different roles (i.e. back office, subject matter expert, note taker or runner) for Boudry and Couvet Sites.
Contributes of regular reporting of quality processes metrics for different review meetings
Ensures the representation of QA within department and cross-functional project teams according to assignments.
Assists with writing SOPs and makes recommendations for SOP revisions for the Quality Operations and supported departments of Boudry and Couvet manufacturing sites.
Acts as deputy for colleagues within QA Compliance team.
Can be assigned "ownership" of QA Compliance processes, including coordination of day to day activity, maintenance of associated documentation, participation of process enhancement and training of new users.
Definitions and Abbreviations
CAPA: Corrective and Preventive Action
cGMP: Current Good Manufacturing Practices
QA: Quality Assurance
QC: Quality Control
SOP: Standard Operating Procedure

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