Manager, QA Operations Packaging

Basic qualifications:

  • University (Master) degree in Sciences / Biological Engineering (e.g.Pharmacist / Master in Sciences / Bio Engineer)
  • At least 3 or 5 years of experience in a pharmaceutical / biotech / medical device / food industry or equivalent environment
  • Direct experience with GxP regulated environment within major authority jurisdiction (FDA / EU / WHO Audit)
  • Successful team leadership experience
  • Relevant quality experience, not necessarily within a quality department

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with clean or aseptic manufacturing is an asset for certain manufacturing units
  • Strong interpersonal and people management skills with demonstrated engaging, empowering and

decisive leadership style and well developed relation building skills to gain trust and credibility and to build

a great place to work and good social climate

  • Strong knowledge of cGMP and guidelines (FDA/EU/WHO)
  • Demonstrated impact and influence
  • French speaker with good level of written and spoken English


Job purpose:

Acts with colleagues of the production team and Primary / Secondary Quality Assurance Team to ensure

the continuous supply of clinical vaccines in line with GSK business objectives to meet customer needs.

Manages operational quality assurance activities in Primary/Secondary NPI ops as part of the GSK

Vaccines network through the application of key business and GMP processes in line with the strategies,

policies and standards of GSK Vaccines.

Drives and leads the release QA release process in the primary/secondary NPI to ensure a continuous and

effective release of clinical batches (intermediate or finished products produced within the Manufacturing

Performance Unit) in compliance with Good Manufacturing Practices and Regulatory requirements.

Monitors and analyses quality performance targets for the Primary/Secondary NPI and provides trending

Ensures regulatory compliance and audit readiness of the Primary/Secondary NPI in collaboration with the

QA Release, Trending and Compliance manager

Responsible to implement and monitor the GSK Vaccines quality strategy within the operations of the

Primary/Secondary NPI.

Responsible for the leadership of the operational QA within the Primary/Secondary NPI.

The scope of the quality oversight consists of :

  • One or several productions lines or production building within NPI Unit

The responsibility covers:

  • QA GMP operational activities

Key responsibilities:

Organizes and provides QA oversight for operational and technical services activities related to commercial

vaccines manufactured in an Primary/Secondary NPI

Assures the QA release of batches at each production step in compliance with GMP requirements including

documentation and certificate review

Ensures a continuous Quality and Compliance improvement mindset within the Operations

Environment such as to ensure compliance with cGMP's and GSK Quality Management System.

Ensures Documentation Management within Primary/Secondary NPI is aligned with GSK Vaccines Belgium

Documentation system / SOPs and performs compliance check as well as alignment with method of

production, process validation and regulatory files prior to procedure approval ; ensures Primary/Secondary

NPI master production documentation is in line with validation and regulatory files prior to QA Operation


Approves Primary/Secondary NPI specific GMP training packages for QA, Production and support staff

within the Primary/Secondary NPI and ensures QA staff are adequately trained/certified and coach QA

team through presence on the shop floor

Approves specific Primary/Secondary NPI compliance and quality risks and follows up risk register actions

Timely escalates critical non compliance and compliance/quality risks within Primary/Secondary NPI to

management and manages these risks through the risk register process

Ensures Primary/Secondary NPI regulatory files are adequately reviewed before submisson

Contributes to regulatory inspection readiness and provide QA expertise to act as a key spokesperson

during external Regulatory inspection

Organizes and takes the Quality Assurance oversight for new projects (facilities – utilities – equipment –

processes) in the Primary/Secondary NPI

Acts as a backup of the Primary/Secondary NPI QA Head

Our Offer:

At GSK we provide a supportive working environment, and a range of development challenges and opportunities. We also offer competitive benefits and compensation packages designed to attract and to retain the very best. GSK is proud to promote an open culture, encouraging people to be themselves and giving their ideas a chance to flourish. GSK is an equal opportunity employer.

The department:

Global Quality Departments is responsible for setting up all global rules and regulations to ensure GSK vaccine products are manufactured, tested, released and distributed in compliance with regulatory requirements.

The QA Belgium departments manage all product quality related activities in industrial operations in Belgium, including regulatory compliance. The scope covers any action that potentially impacts final product quality. The QA Belgium department is also responsible for the release of final products made in Belgium and abroad.

Quality for Research & Development in partnership with R&D teams promotes quality and enables them ensuring activities of Research & Development are delivered in a compliant and sustainable way, in order to guarantee patient safety, company and regulators satisfaction, as well as successful product pipeline delivery.

Our Company:

GSK is one of the world's leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies – is committed to improving the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer.

GSK Vaccines is one of the world's leading vaccine companies, with a comprehensive portfolio of 39 vaccines for infants, adolescents and adults and 15 more in development. We have more than 16,000 people working worldwide to deliver nearly 2 (1.9) million vaccines every day to people in around 90% (172) of the world's countries.

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