Supplier Quality Management (Consultant - 6 months+)

Highly Competitive
  1. Contract
  2. Good Clinical Practice (GCP)
  3. United States
Chicago, USA
Posting date: 17 Oct 2019
This vacancy has now expired

An internationally leading biotechnology company is seeking a Supplier Quality Management Consultant to their office in the Greater Chicago area. The organization is renowned for their work in gene therapy and challenging life-threatening diseases through their innovative platform. This is an exciting opportunity to work with an organization that prides itself on its cutting-edge scientific approach.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Plan, manage, and support the conduct of supplier audits.
  • Manage existing suppliers in terms of periodic assessments and Quality Agreement maintenance.
  • Perform transactions for Supplier-related records and maintain data synchronization between suppliers and materials in the company's various internal data systems.
  • Manage supplier quality related issues and supplier-related change notifications; Facilitate the escalation of unresolved supplier quality issues within assigned projects and suppliers.
  • Provide clear communication (both verbally and orally) to all levels within the organization on quality related topics.
  • Undertake root cause analyses and identify solutions for supply chain issues.
  • Ensure corrective and preventive actions are closed out by suppliers.
  • Work with the Purchasing team on new supplier introduction and approval.
  • Work within the cross-functional team to define criteria to ensure supplier process capability is effective to meet product and process requirements measure key supplier quality performance.
  • Support the Sr. Director of the department to monitor and report on supplier product quality and performance.

Skills and Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree required in a scientific discipline.
  • 10+ years of overall working experience in Biotech/Pharmaceutical industry, with at least 5 years of directly supporting the Supplier Quality Assurance functions is required.
  • Preferred experience in managing GCP/GPvP suppliers, third party logistics, transportation couriers and cold chain logistics.
  • Understanding of common biologics and sterile chemical materials manufacturing processes is strongly preferred.
  • Hands on knowledge of quality management and business systems for managing suppliers and materials is required.
  • Strong Knowledge of GMP (US, EU and APAC) as well as ISO standards with regards to material and service providers.
  • Certification in PMP, CQA or ASQ is highly desired.
  • Demonstrable multitasking, project management, and execution skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills, including communication, presentation, persuasion, and influence.
  • Good organisational skills, including efficiency, punctuality, and collaboration in a team environment.
  • Proficiency with computer skills, such as MS Office.

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Proclinical Staffing 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.