Posted to MedZilla on 9/20/2017


Switzerland, Associate QA Manager/Senior QA Specialist (QA GDP) QA_CR_13365-MZ


A worldwide biotechnology company that operates in over 70 markets worldwide is looking for a Associate QA Manager to join their team in the Zurich area, Switzerland. The company specialises in neurological conditions and puts a great emphasis on teamwork and delivering biological products.

Job Role:

The Senior Associate, Quality Assurance Distribution is responsible for the oversight of the Commercial logistics department and distribution related procedures; support to the QA oversight of the Central Distribution Warehouses and QA handling of all Exceptions and Change Controls related to distribution of products.

Job Responsibilities:

Oversee from QA perspective all Commercial Logistics department activities and procedures

  • Support decisions relating to product distribution
  • Training of logistics team on GDP matters
  • Quality review of distribution related procedures
  • Development of QA owned distribution related procedures

Support QA supervision of the Central Distribution Warehouses

  • Participate in Audits and Quality Management Reviews
  • Update Quality Agreement and monitor partner's performance against it
  • Maintain frequent contacts with partner's QA organization to ensure alignment
  • Oversee partners' deviation and CAPA management;
  • Support and manage Change Controls

QA Management of 's Exceptions, CAPAs, Change Controls relating to distribution of products

  • QA review of distribution related issues and temperature excursion assessments
  • QA review of deviations and CAPAs
  • QA responsible for Change Controls
  • Oracle QA status changes for on hand product

QA Management of logistics processes related to recall

  • Support development of retrieval plan including distribution partner's communication;
  • Oversee returns process, shipments documentation, returned units' inspection and reconciliation
  • Manage Oracle QA status changes
  • Coordinate and supervise logistics partners and Logistics department activities and associated documentation

Job Requirements:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in pharmaceutical or biotechnology industries in GDP or GMP environment; QA or Regulatory experience preferred
  • Knowledge of deviation, CAPA and change control, QA management
  • Excellent communication skills, able to communicate at all levels of the organization
  • Assertive and diplomatic, able to influence without direct reporting line
  • Ability to work cross-functionally and in an international environment with people from multiple cultural backgrounds
  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain, Pharmacy or other

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