The Director of Quality is responsible for managing pharmaceutical quality assurance and quality control programs, and reporting to the VP of Quality Assurance. The Director of Quality will manage all quality programs and continuous improvement as it relates to global internal operations and collaborative processes with external vendors. This position requires knowledge of GLP and GMP regulations (both US and international) and inspection preparations, depending on areas of responsibility. The Director of Quality will manage a quality team of 40, so should have experience leading a QA and QC team of significant size. This position will require domestic and international travel.
We are seeking quality directors who are career-driven, have strong leadership skills, and a depth of experience in driving successful pharmaceutical quality assurance and quality control teams. We offer accelerated career growth potential and excellent benefits. We have many opportunities and consider only the best candidates to join our highly talented quality group.
typical roles and responsibilities for Director Quality
Develop and implement programs to improve internal quality
Manage a large quality team, including QA and QC
Foster continuous improvement efforts and culture
Develop and manage quality department budget
Define department goals and metrics
Manage CAPA program
Manage department contract negotiation and review for vendors and contract staff
Manage Quality System, including quality metrics reporting
Chair quality management review meetings
Requirements for the Director of Quality
Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, or a relevant scientific discipline; advanced degree preferred
10+ years of QA experience in the pharmaceutical industry or a combination of pharmaceutical and other related FDA/EU regulated industry
Progressive management experience in pharmaceutical quality, ultimately leading a quality team of significant size
ASQ certification preferred
GCP and GMP QA experience
Experience with a range of dosage forms, including solid dosage, liquid sterile, and lyophilized product
A depth of FDA facing experience in managing both internal audits and external audits
Strong management skills with the ability to drive competency and deliver information at all levels within an organization
Strong communications skills; oral, written, electronic and presentation
A track record of accomplishment in managing multiple competing priorities on tight timelines
Salary range for Director Quality
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