QA Specialist, Clinical Manufacturing & Supply Quality

Basic qualifications:

  • Scientific university degree (Pharmacist, Engineer or equivalent)
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a Pharmaceutical/Bio/Medical device environment or equivalent

Preferred qualifications:

  • Very good knowledge of English, GMP regulated environment, clinical trial and product development
  • Well organized and rigorous
  • Analytical and synthesis ability
  • Initiative Taken
  • Sense of observation and critical thinking
  • Flexibility
  • Pedagogue
  • Good relationship : working within pluridisciplinary teams, sharing knowledge, listen to others
  • Leadership capability to manage people and costs
  • Ability to adapt communication depending on audience

Details:

Key Responsibilities:

Quality management:

  • Organizes and takes responsibility for Quality Assurance in all activities related to clinical vaccines
  • Approves master production records and procedures for production
  • Ensures all GMP productions are in line with product development evaluations and regulatory

requirements

  • Ensures batches of the intermediate product related to the area of responsibility are released in a timely manner and in line with the product specification file
  • Ensures deviations, complaints, change controls, OOS investigation, maintenance and calibration plans are reviewed and handled in a timely manner
  • Ensures critical topics and risks are adequately managed and timely escalated to higher management
  • Represents QA in all operational meetings related to the area of responsibility (staff meetings, deviation, CAPA, change control follow-up meetings,…). Responds to client requests in non-standard situations, investigating all the facts
  • Performs internal audits
  • Contributes to local and/or transversal improvement projects to ensure the compliance level is maintained in line with cGMP and GSK standard requirements
  • Compiles quality reviews. Understands key business/scientific issues in own area and takes them into account in work processes.
  • Assures regulatory inspection readiness and provides QA expertise to act as a key spokesperson during external regulatory inspection.

Safety / Quality:

  • Put in place the necessary actions to ensure the safety of staff
  • Identifies improvements in terms of EHS
  • Respects and ensures the wearing of personal protective equipment ( EPI)

Continuous Improvement:

  • Manages deviations and CAPA related to the area of responsibility.
  • Participates to the creation and review of Standard Operating Procedures
  • Trains production and QA teams to new procedures or GMP refresh
  • Leads meetings to improve practices and compliance level of the quality system with regulatory, GSK Corporate and SME.
  • Leads, trains, coaches, develops and motivates the team towards the pursuit of operational excellence
  • Contributes to the cohesion and group dynamics.
  • Transfers all relevant technical knowledge to the team
  • Ensures Quality Oversights on the shopfloor (50%) to transfer practical information, knowledge and improvement tracks.

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.

For further information, please visit www.gsk.com.

Contact information:

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