Director of Quality Assurance

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 10/09/17
Cambridge, MA
Biotech/Pharma
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 10/09/17

About the role

The Director of Global Quality Assurance and Quality Control is responsible for leading the global quality assurance and quality control functions across the Abcam business. This is a key enterprise-wide leadership position, reporting to the company’s VP Global Quality and Operational Excellence.

Roles & responsibilities

  • Responsible for developing and managing integrated Quality Systems
  • Promote the development of a company-wide culture of quality excellence and understanding of the key elements related to the quality system
  • Lead the quality assurance and quality control teams in a group of global sites to deliver high performance to meet key targets.
  • Deliver key quality control testing performance, financial, compliance, health and safety expectations to meet supply plans
  • Maintain knowledge of existing and emerging regulations, standards, or guidance documents. Interpret regulatory rules or rule changes and ensure that they are communicated throughout corporate policies and procedures
  • Establish best-in-class quality goals, perform quality metrics trending, apply problem solving, system improvements to meet these target levels of quality
  • Partner with suppliers and with distributors to secure highest level of quality throughout the entire supply chain
  • Partner with Operation leaders to foster culture with focus on both quality and on-time-delivery

About you

The ideal candidate will hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Pharmaceutical, Life Science, Engineering or a related field and be an experienced quality leader that is able to facilitate and drive change in a fast-paced environment. Key to success in this position is the ability to work within and across the organization and external provider network at all levels creating value and buy-in as a key change facilitator for quality deployment. The candidate will have experience with applicable ISO and FDA standards. Demonstrated success in effectively leading a quality organization, including a history of building a cohesive organization working collaboratively across all parts of the organization.

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