Senior Manager, Team Leader Quality Audit

Your Responsibilities:
We are looking for a R&D profile with significant knowledge in clinical and medical affairs.

Job Purpose:

The primary responsibility of the Quality Audit Team Leader is to:
- Carry out an independent quality oversight across the Vaccines organization by performing internal and external audits in order to assess:
• Sustainability and compliance of our operations with GxP expectations.
• Risk management/escalation and governance processes.
- Identify and communicate to the management any issues that impact data integrity and accuracy, product quality, safety or efficacy, regulatory compliance or business continuity.
- Support continuous improvement of audit system and processes.
- Manage a team of auditors related to a business specific area.

Key Responsibilities:

- Support and embed a 'One Audit' culture through audits and assessments at GSK Vaccines and Third Parties, i.e. Strategic Global Suppliers, Contractors, Licensees, Alliance Partners & future business partners.
- Manage a team of auditors including objective setting, developing/coaching team members and support on day-to-day activities as needed.
- Lead and participate in audit/assessment engagements. Activities include, but are not limited to team coordination, monitoring of progress towards plan, liaison with auditee, scope definition and overall assessment of internal controls for the applicable process(es) / risk(s).
- Whether leading or participating on audits, provide leadership to ensure that audits deliver fit-for-purpose, risk based assurance that is responsive to the current business and risk environment. Collaborate across Internal & TPO Audit Team to ensure holistic consideration of risk and business context. Ensure that audits are delivered to the highest level of quality, and are conducted efficiently, maximizing team productivity.
- Make sure that CAPA plan is defined to properly address the audit findings, i.e. achieving or maintaining the "in use" status of the quality standards taking into account quality/compliance requirements and lean principles.
- Support the strategic Regulatory Inspection Management activities, i.e. assessments in preparation of strategic inspections, Health Authorities commitments verification.
- Serve as a business partner to enhance GSK's risk management capabilities and actively identify and share good practices and improvement opportunities.
- Provide interpretation and consultation to project teams on (new/updated) regulations, guidelines, compliance status and policies and procedures.
- Support development and continuous improvement of audit system and processes.
- Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with Quality & Business partners for a specific area ; review the audit reports related to this area to ensure consistency.
- Manage selection and quality oversight of Audit Service Providers to help audit capacity and flexibility.


Why You?

Basic qualifications:
• University degree in Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy or Engineering
• At least 10 years' experience in a Pharmaceutical/Biological environment covering various areas: QA, R&D, Production, QC or Project Management
• Strong knowledge of regulatory and GxP regulations (European, US, Japanese, WHO etc.)
• Demonstrated leadership ability and experience in influencing improvement activities to ensure implementation of appropriate CAPAs
• Excellent English written and spoken
• Highly effective communication skills to ensure issues, risks and opportunities are well understood and that effective actions are put in place
• Ability to travel: 30-40%.

Preferred qualifications:
• Exposure to Health Authorities
• Experience in Clinical, Medical or Regulatory Affairs
• Qualified/Certified auditor
• People management experience
• Strong problem solving and analytical skills.
• Customer focused; ability to understand requirements of local sites.
• In depth knowledge and expertise of quality systems such as Deviation/ Investigation, Documentation Management, Training, Change Control, CAPA, Product Disposition, Validation
• Good understanding of vaccines or similar biologics manufacturing
• Good understanding of R&D environment and processes is a significant plus.
• Ability to adapt, work under uncertainty and accommodate flexible work demands.
• Global perspective; cultural sensitivity.

Why GSK?:
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 - 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.

At GSK we value diversity and treat all candidates equally. We aim to create an inclusive workplace where all employees feel engaged, supportive of one another, and know their work makes an important contribution.

If you require a reasonable adjustment to the application/selection process to enable you to demonstrate your ability to perform the job requirements you will have the opportunity to let us know what specific assistance you require. This will help us to make suitable arrangements to support you throughout our selection process.

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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