Sr. QA Specialist (Quality Systems)

Rensselaer, New York, US
Sep 21, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Known for its scientific and operational excellence, Regeneron is a leading science-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, invents, develops, manufactures, and commercializes medicines for the treatment of serious medical conditions. Regeneron commercializes medicines for eye diseases, high LDL-cholesterol, atopic dermatitis and a rare inflammatory condition and has product candidates in development in other areas of high unmet medical need, including rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, pain, cancer and infectious diseases.

Summary: The Senior Quality Systems Specialist is a visible quality leader who improves systems and coaches/facilitates users in implementing elements of the Deviation Management System (DMS). The main objectives of this role are to monitor and elevate indicators of trends and emerging trends, to coach and align quality reviewers on consistent application of quality standards and to lead continuous improvement initiatives for process optimization and quality improvement. This position will focus on Deviation, CAPA Management and inter-related elements of the Quality Management System.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Position responsible for:
o Monitoring DMS performance over time using statistical methods
o Ensuring systems are fully implemented and integrated with other quality management systems.
o Training system users.
o Leading/facilitating system based and trend investigations identified during monitoring.
o Leading/facilitating continuous improvement initiatives based on user feedback, process monitoring results, etc.

• Authoring and/or reviewing investigation reports.

• Authoring and /or revising SOPs.

• Identifies recurring events and ensures appropriate actions are taken, such as Management notification and trend investigation.

• Keeps QA team members informed of the status of change initiatives and manages implementation of changes throughout the IOPS organization.

• Assists as needed in audits and inspections.

• Other activities associated with tracking of projects, deviations, change controls, etc. as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Comprehension of quality and cGMP principles, Quality Management Systems, and relevant Global regulatory guidelines.

• Experience in performing investigations.

• Experience in application of statistics to quality systems.

• Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.

• Excellent time and project management skills with the ability to manage several tasks simultaneously.

• Ability to resolve conflict with tact and diplomacy.

• Strong attention to detail.

• Ability to arrange schedules and own activities to accomplish objectives and timelines.

• Effectively organize and manage work responsibilities under general guidance.

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).

• Working knowledge of Microsoft Project and/or SharePoint is a plus.

• Previous training or certification in Lean Six Sigma is a plus.
Education and Experience:

• BS/BA degree in related field require along with a minimum of 6 years of industry/relevant experience. Additional experience may be considered in lieu of education.

*Level will be determined based on skills and related experience.*

This is an opportunity to join our select team that is already leading the way in the Pharmaceutical/Biotech industry. Apply today and learn more about Regeneron's unwavering commitment to combining good science & good business.

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Regeneron is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.