Director of Quality - MPDQ

Highly Competitive Salary
  1. Permanent
  2. Senior/Director & VP, Good Distribution Practice (GDP), Good Laboratory Practice (GLP)
  3. United States
Burbank, USA
Posting date: 16 Aug 2023

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Proclinical is seeking a Director of Quality - MPDQ (Materials, Process, Delivery, and Quality) for a global laboratory located in Clearing, IL.

This individual will provide Global leadership of strategy, performance, and effectiveness of the overall Colloidal Quality Management System (QMS). The successful candidate will lead both local and global teams to achieve that optimization by combining their knowledge and skills in Quality, process engineering, technology, and analytics.

Must be eligible to work in the US.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop strategy to ensure and continuously improve the effectiveness of the QMS including structure, planning, execution of processes, development and monitoring of metrics and management review.
  • Lead strategy for and manage key quality and reliability engineering teams: - Quality Systems Compliance team to ensure effective implementation of the NA network QMS in accordance with applicable standards and regulations. - Develops and maintains quality systems for ISO compliance. - Execute reliability and capital strategy to optimize process capability for maximized throughput.
  • Partner closely with Operations counterparts to ensure the effective execution of the QMS.
  • Apply and mentor/coach the application of quality principles, theories, concepts and tools to complex systems and process across global counterparts in MPDQ.
  • Recruit, lead, develop, engage, and mentor organizational talent.
  • Prepare the NA quality Ops Admin budget, schedule expenditures, analyze variances, and initiate corrective actions.
  • Define and promote a quality mindset across the network while demonstrating effective change leadership.
  • Ensure all processes, designs, manufacturing & operating procedures, test methods, etc all adhere to regulatory and site safety requirements.
  • Mentor, coach, and develop Quality and Engineering Leaders driving improvements to the manufacturing plant processes, procedures, products, and all aspects of the QA lab.
  • Maintain and drive improvements in quality specifications for products and raw materials.
  • Direct, assist, and or provide resources for troubleshooting batches for process and/or raw material related issues as well as research customer audits and/or complaint investigations.
  • Lead plant projects and initiatives including but not limited to cycle time improvement projects, process design support for capital projects, etc.

Skills and Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science in a technical discipline, engineering preferred
  • 7+ years of experience in technology management role (supply chain engineering, process development, platform management, RD&E, Quality)
  • 5+ years of experience leading the deployment of process technology projects (new process/product introductions, quality improvements, capital project management, Lean Six Sigma, APQP, and portfolio management).
  • 5+ of years leadership of a product line in a manufacturing / pilot plant environment
  • Experience and evidence of success driving reliability improvements and systems
  • 5+ years of experience leading and developing direct reports
  • Conversational English speaking and writing skills.
  • Chemical Engineering or Chemistry background
  • Advanced technical degree
  • Prior experience in Supply Chain manufacturing
  • 10+ years of Prior experience manufacturing chemistries supporting Colloidal Silica processes and new product development
  • MBA or equivalent
  • Background in large project management and direct experience in developing financial justification for investments
  • Experience managing technology for a commercial enterprise
  • Lean Six Sigma Black belt or Master Black belt
  • 8+ years of experience in a wide range of polymer and chemical processes.
  • 5+ years of experience in technology management role (supply chain engineering, process development, platform management, RD&E)
  • 3+ years of experience leading the deployment of process technology projects in a manufacturing environment.
  • Significant experience with Lean Manufacturing and Value Stream Mapping

If you are having difficulty in applying or if you have any questions, please contact Christina Chung at +(1) 857-233-9215 or

Proclinical is a specialist employment agency and recruitment business, providing job opportunities within major pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies.

Proclinical Staffing is an equal opportunity employer.