Pfizer Senior Quality Manager in Hurley, United Kingdom

Senior Quality Manager

Role Details:

  • Management of Quality Officer team (UK and Non UK Based) supporting virtual batch release activities, compliance systems and assigned project activities, including for corresponding cover for associated department people managers, as applicable.

  • Development, deployment and monitoring of associated resources to meet business needs and department capacity.

  • Assist in the resolution of quality related issues, in conjunction with the batch release QA Officers, Qualified Persons, Regulatory, Supply Chain, Regulatory and Manufacturing / testing site stakeholders etc (as required). Provide timely and continuous feedback as appropriate to assist in continual improvement and right first time levels to key stakeholders.

  • Provide close line management of QA officers within the batch release department. To ensure adequate departmental planning is undertaken (Short, medium and long term). Effective planning and execution is required to optimize department performance, meet key business milestones and maintain continuity of supply to meet market needs in conjunction with the Qualified Persons.

  • Establishes and provides on-going development of associated QA Officers. Ensures the quality organization is adequately resourced and personnel and trained and can pursue career progression. Provide structured goals, objectives, training, supervision, coaching, feedback and end of year appraisals to QA Officers. Delegate specific duties to QA Officers and monitor effectiveness. Involved in the selection and hiring of new QA officers. Ensure departmental redundancy skillset developed and business continuity supported, including succession planning.

  • Assist in preparing for, hosting and responding to commitments associated with regulatory, corporate and internal inspections. Executes internal audits / inspections as required. Leads, contributes and monitors the effectiveness of any associated departmental activities.

  • Leads and/or participates in the identification and implementation of continual improvement projects both at a local and corporate/ Global level. Required skills and experience:

  • Degree qualified (in life sciences preferably)

  • Experience of API manufacture, primary compounding, primary and secondary packaging

  • Experience in validation of facilities, utilities, equipment, processes, analytical methods

  • Extensive knowledge of GMP & GDP

  • QA Management / line management experience

  • Ability to apply technical knowledge and understanding to making appropriate and timely risk based decisions.

  • Sterile injectable manufacture

  • Microbiology

  • API manufacture

  • QC Chemistry

  • Able to plan, organize and priorities own and teams work load. Able to adapt to fast paced and dynamic changes in situation and priority.

  • Able to plan and apply resource to meet business and department needs. Able to negotiate with business stakeholders in order to meet priorities. Applies flexible mindset, where applicable to activities.

  • Manages activities personally and/or delegates to others, where applicable, in order to optimize outcomes, end goals and develop team.

  • Able to use tools and applications to support personal and teams planning and execution.

  • Able to reflect on outcomes and indicators to measure the effectiveness and success of outcomes to improve future operations.

  • Able to take into and balance requirements and requests by stakeholders, team and self to optimize outcomes.

  • Acts as and fosters within team starter-finisher and ownership qualities.

  • Optimizes processes, activities and team to maximize outcomes.

  • Ensures activities of self and team are ethical

  • Able to clearly and timely communicate across multiple business stakeholder's, using both written and verbal formats, as required.

  • Follows up, as required to ensure communication is understood and effective.

  • Able to communicate decisively to hold the quality line (where applicable).

  • Able to ensure personal reliability is maintained where expectations are clearly defined and commitments made on both personal and team levels.

Closing Statement

The closing deadline for applications is April 27th.

All applicants must have the relevant authorisation to live and work in the UK.

Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.