Senior Manager - Quality Control

United Arab Emirates Permanent
  • Senior management position
  • One of the largest pharmaceutical manufacturers in the region

About Our Client

Our client is one of the largest pharmaceutical manufacturers in the Middle East.

Job Description

  • Responsible to follow up the bulk and finished labs activities and suggest the appropriate actions.
  • Responsible for the overall supervision of chemical, physical, stability and finished laboratories for proper implementation and execution according to GLP.
  • Inspects, investigates, and handles out of specification activities related to section.
  • Follows and ensures GLP, GMP and safety procedures and maintain hygienic conditions in lab.
  • Handles pharmaceutical textbooks, interpret monographs and search through different types of pharmacopeias.
  • Maintains records and ensure proper documentation of the analysis; enter and check data on SAP.
  • Coordinates with Assistant manager for better performance of the section.
  • Communicates with R&D methodology section for smooth working and method transfer.
  • Ensures training of new analysts or re-train the old ones for basic cGMP.
  • Monitors and reviews quality related activities, coordinate work flow and communicate with different departments regarding quality control issues.
  • Responsible for the responses for inspection requirements and handle quality related problems.
  • Collaborate with R&D, Manufacturing, Validation and Engineering functions to drive Quality awareness, facilitate Good Manufacturing Practices and implement continuous improvement plans to ensure Product Quality Control and monitor department wise site KPIs.
  • Should act as Lead for the product QRMs and investigations including deviations/Market complaints/OOT, OOS/Product recalls and ensuring effective root cause analysis and assigning of appropriate CAPAs.
  • Responsible for CAPA implementation and monitoring its effectiveness.
  • Define improvement plans and objectives that align to the Quality corporate strategy - the Operational Excellence Roadmap for QC Compliance.
  • Conduct shop floor meetings / presentations, cascading down GMP / Quality relevant projects and initiatives to workforce.
  • Identifying training needs of subordinates and evaluating the training outcomes in coordination with the concerned employees in the HR and Admin Department.
  • Conducting performance appraisals for subordinates according to scheduled plans and recommending necessary actions as per the applied practices at the company.
  • Following-up employee affairs including vacations, leaves …etc. in coordination with HR and Admin Department.

The Successful Applicant

  • Bachelor's degree or Master's degree is preferred in Pharmacy as preferable or equivalent field plus experience in Chemistry and Microbiology Dept.
  • MBA or MS in Quality Management a plus.
  • At least 18 years' experience in pharmaceutical industry including experience in handling Quality Control Department in managerial level.
  • Has previous experience in a similar role for better fitment.
  • Departmental budgeting and basic finance knowledge is desirable.
  • Having progressive experience in the Quality Control, and integration with R&D , supporting commercial registered product operations, having GMP approval from highly regulated authorities (HRAs) USFDA/MHRA/EU/TGA.
  • Solid track-record in Managing Quality System and handling FDA's inspections.
  • Must be highly organized, self-motivated and experience in building or updating quality system for Pharmaceuticals

What's on Offer

Competitive salary + schooling + family flights and insurance

Lara Haidous
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Job summary

Healthcare & Life Sciences
Healthcare / Pharmaceutical
United Arab Emirates
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Lara Haidous
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