Head of External Quality

04 May 2018
01 Jun 2018
Chris Sowden
Contract Type
Full Time
Hyper Recruitment Solutions are currently looking for an experience Quality professional to take on the appointment of Head of External Quality for a leading Bio-Pharmaceutical company based in the Berkshire area. As the Head of External Quality you will be responsible for ensuring the provision of Quality support for third parties in batch manufacturing and testing as well as facilitating customer audits and regulatory inspections.


Your duties as the Head of External Quality will be varied however the key duties and responsibilities are as following:

1. Lead, manage and develop the External Quality Team while supporting the Quality Assurance Leadership with department strategy development, objectives & goal setting, project prioritisation activities You will actively develop, mentor, train and instil a site GMP culture.

2.Ensure that all self-inspection, regulatory inspections and customer audits of the site are appropriately supported and all commitments met on time. You will actively manage the supplier audit schedule and customer support team to assure an effective audit function.

3. Manage and escalate major and critical compliance issues through the site PQS processes while utilising knowledge of GMP and quality processes to advise non-QA functions on compliance issues via interaction with the relevant personnel.

4. As the Head of External Quality you will manage effectively activities within the QA group to support meeting customer expectations and ensure excellent Quality relationships and delivery with customers, in support of their business.


To be successful in your application to this exciting opportunity as the Head of External Quality we are looking to identify the following on your profile and past history. We are looking for a strategic thinker with a passion for improvement together with a track record of getting things done:

1. Bachelor's degree in Science (Biochemistry, Pharmaceutical Quality), or equivalent experience, with significant relevant experience gained in a GMP environment with customers and regulators from the Pharma / Biopharma sector.

2. Proven ability to lead, coach and inspire individuals and teams to set and achieve breakthrough performance goals. You will be able to demonstrate develop and mentor individuals for future leadership roles and succession planning.

3. You will have a performance management mindset, setting high performance standards, leading by example and holding others accountable. You will able have the ability to build good relationships with customers, understand their needs, and challenge when necessary.

Key Words: Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance / External Quality / Management / Leadership / GMP / Customer Quality Assurance / Supplier Audit Schedule / Pharmaceutical QA / Quality Director / Senior Quality Assurance Manager / External Manufacturing / External Supply Chain / Biopharmaceutical / Pharmaceutical Supply Chain / Global Network / Vendor Management / Technical Leadership / Pharmaceutical Manufacturing / Project Management / End to End Supply Chain / Operational Excellence / Lean Manufacturing / Supplier Management / IRCA / QA / Compliance

Hyper Recruitment Solutions Ltd (HRS) is an Equal Opportunities employer that is happy to welcome applications for any applicant who fulfil the role requirements for this position. HRS is a company exclusively supporting the science and technology sectors and is made up of a collaboration of scientists supporting science. We look forward to helping you with your next career moves.

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