Director, Vendor Compliance Management

£118000 - £120000 per annum
  1. Permanent
  2. Good Clinical Practice (GCP)
  3. United Kingdom
City of London, England
Posting date: 08 Jul 2024

Proclinical is seeking a Director of Vendor Compliance Management. This role is pivotal in developing and maintaining a risk-based vendor compliance strategy. The successful candidate will oversee the qualification process and ensure that quality assurance agreements are in place. This role also involves managing a global team. This position is based within London but can also be a fully remote role from within United Kingdom.


  • Lead a team of Quality Assurance personnel located in various geographical locations.
  • Maintain strong relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ensure adherence to departmental procedures and maintain inspection-ready documentation.
  • Establish and maintain relevant Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
  • Support inspection activities upon request.
  • Design and manage a proactive risk-based quality oversight strategy for vendors.
  • Manage the vendor qualification process and maintain the vendor qualification database.
  • Ensure vendor oversight post-qualification through quality assurance agreements, QA-QA calls, etc.

Key Skills and Requirements:

  • Academic degree in Life Science is preferred, Masters degree or equivalent work experience is desired.
  • Proven working knowledge in quality assurance within a monitored clinical environment.
  • Experience in building and maintaining business partner relations.
  • Robust experience in interpreting GCP guidelines for the pharmaceutical industry as they apply to vendors.
  • Deep knowledge and experience in drug development, development of medical devices, clinical development, research operations, GCP, GLP, GPVP, GCP for Labs, general understanding of GMP.
  • Knowledge and ability to apply process development expertise, industry standard problem-solving approaches, in alignment with Lean and Lean Six Sigma principles.
  • Knowledge and experience in Inspection Readiness.
  • Experience with due diligence, vendor qualification and vendor compliance oversight.
  • Robust experience in worldwide regulations and guidelines (including ICH, FDA, EMA) related to clinical trial development and post-approval medicinal products.
  • Proven leadership with teams, mentoring and guiding team members development.
  • Strong experience in developing and maintaining a proactive, risk-based Vendor Quality Strategy.
  • Computer literacy, including MS Office suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Office, etc.).
  • Experience in a quality management system along with resource and budget planning.
  • Strategic project development and project management.
  • Ability to travel (at least 15%).

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