Responsible Person (GDP) / Controlled Drugs Officer (Hybrid)

  1. Interim/Contract
Galway, Éire
  1. Quality Assurance
Posted: 01/07/2024

Hobson Prior is seeking a highly skilled and dedicated Responsible Person (GDP) or Controlled Drugs Officer for a contract role based in Galway. This pivotal position involves making crucial decisions, expertly managing resources, and ensuring objectives are met efficiently and effectively.

Please note that to be considered for this role you must have the right to work in this location.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop, implement, and maintain the QMS.
  • Ensure operating procedures are in place and regularly assessed to maintain security, accountability, and reconciliation for all veterinary products.
  • Ensure all procedures relating to QMS are followed and reviewed, and that necessary training is provided to relevant staff.
  • Safeguard product users against potential hazards arising from poor distribution practices.
  • Coordinate and promptly perform any recall operations for veterinary products.
  • Handle customer complaints effectively.
  • Approve suppliers and customers.
  • Approve subcontracted activities which may impact on GDP.
  • Perform self-inspections at regular intervals and implement necessary corrective actions.
  • Decide on the final disposition of returned, rejected, recalled or falsified products.
  • Ensure adherence to additional requirements imposed on certain products by national law.
  • Document deviations and decide on corrective actions to avoid their reoccurrence.
  • Establish appropriate procedures relating to personal hygiene, including personal health and appropriate clothing relevant to the activities carried out.
  • Ensure premises are designed and appropriate to ensure required storage conditions for all products including controlled drugs.
  • Ensure continuous training in all areas of Veterinary/CD legislation and adequate training for all required staff.


  • Knowledge of the European GDP Guidelines.
  • Strong knowledge of all GDP and relevant legislation.
  • Ability to implement a Quality Management System and all relevant SOP's.
  • Excellent organizational skills, personal efficiency, and time management skills.
  • Ability to deal with diverse personalities and viewpoints.
  • Ability to build relationships and collaborate with others.
  • Strategic decision-making skills.
  • Strong working knowledge of best practice processes.
  • Positive and proactive personality.
  • Qualified as a Responsible Person (RP) in accordance with GDP, EU and HPRA requirements.
  • Bachelor's/master's degree in quality or Pharmaceutical Science disciplines.
  • People management skills.
  • Detailed knowledge and experience creating and maintaining a Quality Management System (QMS) compliant with GDP, with a focus on compliance and continual improvement.
  • Excellent computer skills: word, excel, typing.
  • Excellent written and communication skills.

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