QA Director

£100000 - £110000 per annum
  1. Permanent
Uxbridge, London
  1. Quality Assurance, Auditing

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Hobson Prior are looking for a QA Director to join a top science-based biopharmaceutical organisation to join them on a permanent basis in Uxbridge or Dublin. As the QA Director you will support the Senior Director, GCP Quality with GCP / GvP quality oversight of Pharmacovigilance vendors used in the conduct of clinical trials.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Represent as a point of contact between the organisations GCP Quality; Pharmacovigilance (Quality) Representatives and the Quality representatives of Pharmacovigilance and CRO vendors contracted to conduct clinical trials for the organisations.
  • Responsible to ensure effective escalation and assessment of significant issues, via the Suspected Serious Non-Compliance process, for any issues that potentially represent serious GCP / GvP non-compliance or serious breaches.
  • You will assist with implementation of Quality Agreements for relevant 'top tier' vendors.
  • Deliver input to the definition for Key Quality Metrics for vendors and co-operate with the Metrics and Analytics group to review those metrics on a regular basis.
  • Provide consultation, guidance, training and support to the team in respect to compliance with applicable international pharmacovigilance regulations, practices and guidelines.
  • Provide review, input and approval of any CAPAs associated with GCP / GvP non-compliance or audits of those vendors, including serving as the CAPA (Oversight) lead for any significant / systemic issues attributed to the vendors processes and/or systems.
  • Work closely with the CPMO Vendor Management group, communicating any quality issues and support implementation of effective quality oversight and input into vendor risk assessments, as appropriate.
  • Lead and/or support process improvement initiatives and work groups relevant to the organisations effective oversight of its vendors.
  • Act as a back-up to the Senior Director, GCP Quality (Vendor Quality), attending the Outsourcing Strategy team meetings to provide GCP input and approvals in relation to the vendor qualification process.
  • Offers advice and briefings on regulations to support compliance strategy and policy.
  • Establish and maintains close working relationships with staff to ensure compliance risks, issues, and breaches are effectively managed and resolved.

Key Skills:

  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Strong track record of project management, stakeholder management, collaboration skills and negotiation of complex situations
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Organizational & political savvy


  • Bachelors or Master's degree with at least 10 years of relevant industry experience.
  • Thorough knowledge and application of international requirements of Good Clinical Practice and ICH E6 R2 Guidelines.
  • Experience with Regulatory Inspections (e.g. FDA, EMA, MHRA, etc.)
  • Strong global knowledge and understanding of regulations applicable to the conduct of clinical trials.
  • Strong working knowledge of clinical development and operations.
  • Experience in providing training on key quality and regulatory compliance information.
  • Knowledge relevant national/international pharmacovigilance regulations, including but not limited to EU Good Pharmacovigilance Practices, EudraLex Volume 10 (CT-3) and applicable FDA Codes of Federal Regulation.
  • Extensive CRO and/or other vendor experience preferred.
  • Strong PC literacy required; MSOffice skills (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

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