QA Manager

Location
Hertfordshire
Salary
£0 to £60000 per annum
Posted
10 Jul 2017
Closes
07 Aug 2017
Ref
J4133
Contact
William Blohm
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Role

To manage all aspects of Quality Operations encompassing Quality Control, Quality Review, Quality Compliance, Quality Systems, Validation and Process Improvements

Key Responsibilities
- Develop annual quality improvement plans and objectives to deliver KPI's
- Lead and develop the Quality team (QA and QC); delivering individuals with the technical capability, drive and influence to achieve quality aspects of the business vision
- Chair monthly site quality meetings using trends and data to review and improve performance
- Provide quality oversight to the board and input to strategic and capital decision making processes
- Ensure product is manufactured, tested and released in compliance to EU GMP by ensuring the quality management systems are in place, in use, effective and continually improving
- Owner of the Site Validation Master Plan ensuring it is executed to current regulatory expectations
- Positively influence the outcome of regulatory and customer audits through leadership of site preparations and effective communications; build trust with key stakeholders via on time delivery of CAPA's
- Ensure flow of products through the QC laboratory and batch review processes to achieve on time delivery to customer.
- Provide technical expertise to site in quality system processes e.g. Risk management/RCA/CAPA; ensure quality systems are both compliant and lean to support factory efficiency
- Leadership of critical quality incidents e.g. customer complaints, deviations, recall
- Coach, mentor and develop staff for site or group programs e.g. graduate program

Skills & Experience
- Relevant experience within food or pharmaceutical industry (including at least 3 years managerial experience)
- Management and improvement of QMS
- Experience with regulatory bodies or regulated environments.
- Qualification and Validation knowledge
- Hosting of External Regulatory Audits
- Expert knowledge of current GMP requirements
- Leadership and management of teams
- Influencing and Communication skills (both written and oral)
- Business focused

Accountabilities
- Responsible Site Compliance with QMS
- Responsible for ensuring VMP is written and adhered to.
- Responsible for ensuring that any breaches in H&S, or any other company rules are reported immediately.