Associate Manager Automation Compliance

Rensselaer, NY, United States
Sep 17, 2019
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: Responsible for overseeing a team of Engineering Compliance Specialists in the Rensselaer Technical Operations Automation department that manages deviation investigations, implements Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPA), supports regulatory inspections, authors SOP and Life Cycle Documentation, facilitates change controls, as well as other compliance tasks/functions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Responsible for ensuring training, development, and compliance of direct reports.
  • Sets priorities for Automation Compliance department.
  • Tracks progress on Automation quality system deliverables, including deviation investigations, CAPAs, and change controls, ensuring quality and accuracy of documentation and adherence to due dates.
  • Provides tracking and trending of compliance activities (ex, change controls, investigations, corrective and preventive actions) and other compliance metrics for the Automation department.
  • Interfaces regularly with Quality Assurance, Engineering, Manufacturing, Facilities, and other functional areas in order to facilitate decisions pertaining to quality system deliverables.
  • Performs and supports investigations and root cause analysis for equipment-related and compliance-related events.
  • Owns change controls on behalf of subject matter experts and interprets testing requirements based on technical documents provided by subject matter expert.
  • Develops and updates departmental policies, Standard Operating Procedures, Work Instructions, Job Aids, and System and software lifecycle documents.
  • Evaluates Automation department systems and processes for adherence to cGMPs and industry best practices, and implement changes/improvements as needed.
  • Acts as a liaison between Automation and Quality/Regulatory groups to address compliance-related items.
  • Facilitates and/or assists Automation Department in preparation of regulatory inspections.
  • Acts as a department liaison during regulatory inspections and coordinates post-inspection activities.

Education and Experience:

• Requires BS or higher in engineering and 6+ years of related experience. MBA or similar advanced degree preferred. Will substitute equivalent years of direct experience for education.

• Experience working in a cGMP environment or in a regulated industrial facility strongly preferred.

• Direct experience with industrial automation equipment preferred.

• 2-3 years of experience in a leadership role is preferred.

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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