CORPORATE QUALITY MANAGER QC (M/W) - ST. GALLEN

Location: Switzerland - St Gallen

Function: Quality Management

Company: Vifor Pharma

Kira Maurer

Junior Talent Acquisition

+41 58 851 83 48

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We are currently looking for a Corporate Quality Manager QC to join our Corporate Quality Management (CQM) team located in St. Gallen. In this role, you will report to the Head of Corporate Quality IT and maintain and improve all corporate QC IT applications and their integration in the global IT architecture (e.g. LIMS, Chromeleon and related interfaces) as a global project or program lead. Furthermore,  your responsibilities will include:

  • Support and manage corporate Quality Control (QC) - and if needed Quality Assurance (QA) - business process harmonisation and improvement activities
  • Support the strategy for implementation of a paperless laboratory
  • Lead a program to define, implement and review global data governance standards for global QC applications
  • Lead a program to define, implement and review global data integrity standards for global QC applications (considering aspects like audit trail review, user management review and global data review)
  • Lead and support the development, validation, implementation and maintenance of corporate IT-Systems used in QC and ensure that key user support as well as training is provided as required
  • Support the integration into the global IT landscape SAP, MES and PLM (MDM)
  • Trouble shooting and management of IT-System incidents, issues and changes, if necessary routing issues to other internal or external partners
  • Write, review or approve related manuals and procedures
  • Provide input during the global Quality audit planning cycles and execute internal and external Quality audits according to plan
  • Support the development, implementation and maintenance of the Vifor Pharma Quality System
  • Provide input for the Quality KPI Report and implement performance improvements
  • Supervise the CQM Application Manager for QC IT Systems as direct line manager
  • Support agency inspections and customer audits as needed
  • Provide input and controlling of budget

The successful candidate needs to have strong communication skills and the ability to work successfully across different sites, functions and management levels and will bring the following profile:

  • Higher degree (Bachelor or Master) in a natural science field
  • 5 – 8 years of experience in the Pharmaceutical, Medical Device Industry and/or similar industry
  • Work experience in QC
  • Knowledge of Pharmaceutical Quality Systems, business processes and IT-Systems used in QC (e.g. LIMS, HPLC software, Titration software)
  • Sound knowledge in informatics and programming
  • Customisation and configuration of QC systems would be beneficial
  • Experience in validation of computerised systems (CSV)
  • Knowledge of applicable legislation, industry standards and norms within the area of GxP and process automation
  • Sound knowledge in Quality Risk Management
  • Ability to lead and manage cross-functional multi-site projects and programs at corporate level
  • Experience with Operational Excellence and/or Business Process Management methodologies as well as with the harmonisation and simplification of business processes across multiple sites
  • Work experience as lead or co-auditor
  • Experience as a line manager
  • Lean Six Sigma green or yellow belt certification would be an advantage
  • Fluency in English (both spoken and written) and advanced level in German
  • Knowledge of French would be an advantage

You describe yourself as a self-confident person with strong organisational skills and the ability to take a risk based approach when addressing Quality and Compliance issues or gaps. Demonstrating high ethical standards, integrity and maintenance of confidentiality, you prove to be able to lead Quality projects within timelines and budget until completion. Finally, your proven experience in a similar position will allow you to be successful in this position and to be in line with the Vifor Pharma values.

About Us

Vifor Pharma Group, formerly Galenica Group, is a global specialty pharmaceuticals company that researches, develops, produces and markets its own pharmaceutical products and is the partner of choice for innovative, patient-focused solutions. The company’s goal is to be a global leader in iron deficiency, nephrology and cardio-renal therapies and strives to help patients around the world with severe and chronic diseases to lead better, healthier lives. Vifor Pharma Group has production sites in Switzerland and Portugal as well as a dynamic network of affiliates and partners offering broad market coverage all over the world. The company has an ever-growing global presence while at the same time remaining firmly rooted in its home market, Switzerland.

Vifor Pharma Group consists of Vifor Pharma; Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma, its joint company with Fresenius Medical Care; Relypsa; and OM Pharma.

For more information, please visit: http://www.viforpharma.com/en/about-vifor-pharma/who-we-are.

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