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Associate Director, Global Quality Programs, Vendor Management - United States  

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Posted on : 25 June 2017

Project Description

Company Statement
  • For nearly 70 years,our company employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. 
  • When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. 
  • Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. 
  • In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.


Responsibilities
  • We are seeking an experienced Associate Director, Global Quality Programs, Vendor Management for Quality Assurance a corporate function.
  • Manage the Global Quality Programs Vendor Supplier Program by providing regulatory guidance and coordination for the audit and approval of our company vendors, suppliers and contractors used by our regulated businesses. 
  • This position will drive a cross-functional team across our diverse regulatory units.  
  • We are seeking an impact player who is able to work independently, manage multiple projects, highly organized and has an eye for detail.
  •  The individual must be able to act with a sense of urgency, demonstrate critical thinking, anticipate and address capabilities and process gaps, demonstrate accountability, and has a desire to grow.


About our Corporate Functions
The Corporate Functions provide operational support across the company  in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, IT, Legal, Sales, Quality Assurance, Marketing, and Corporate Development. They partner with their colleagues across the company to develop and drive strategies and to set global standards. The functions are essential to providing a bridge between strategic vision and operational readiness, to ensure ongoing functional innovation and capability improvement. 


Qualifications
The following are minimum requirements related to the Associate Director, Global Quality Programs, Vendor Management position.
  •   Bachelor’s degree (B.A. /B.S.) or equivalent.  Advanced degree in biological sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, or computer sciences preferred.
  •   Seven to Ten years related experience in the pharmaceutical and/or biotechnology based industry.
  •   Experience and direct responsibility for management of Quality Assurance programs.
  •   Direct management of QA audits and inspections as well as interfacing with regulatory agencies and preparing/reviewing responses to any inspectional findings.
  •   Good working knowledge of pertinent national and international regulations pertaining to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.
  •   Demonstrates strong leadership ability, communication, and facilitation skills.
  •   An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.


About Us: 
  • For nearly 70 years, our employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies.  
  • When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe.  
  • Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. 
  •  In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about. 
  • Our company is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development.  
  • Our company also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities.  
  • Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market. 
  • With over 11,000 employees within 70 facilities in 18 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges.   
  • Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2016, revenue increased by 23.3% to $1.68 billion from $1.36 billion in 2015.  
  • We are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives.  
  • Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe.  
  • We have proudly supported the development of ~70% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2016. 


Equal Employment Opportunity
Our company is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vet