Director of Quality Assurance

Abcam   •  

Cambridge, MA

Industry: Biotech/Pharma


Not Specified years

Posted 379 days ago

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.