Senior Associate, Quality Assurance Compliance Auditor

Sanford, North Carolina, United States
Oct 21, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
This position will support the Pfizer Sanford, NC Quality Assurance Compliance department by performing Quality Assurance activities associated with clinical and/or commercial production. Key responsibilities include interpreting current Good Practices (cGxP) regulations/guidelines and Pfizer Quality Standards to ensure that the site remains compliant within these requirements through of the site self-assessment program (SSA) by conducting internal system audits and walkthrough audits, ensuring placement and approval of audit corrective/preventive actions, assisting with Inspection Readiness activities, and suggesting/implementing continuous improvement activities.

The individual should be able to demonstrate the following independently or as part of a team:
  • A broad depth of knowledge of cGxPs (including Good Manufacturing Practices, Good Laboratory Practices, Good Documentation Practices and Good Clinical Practices)
  • Decision making regarding adequacy and accuracy of documentation and systems to meet regulatory requirements and timely elevation of noted errors, inconsistencies, or deficiencies to appropriate management.
  • Ability to resolve complex issues with minimal assistance from management.
  • Ability to make sound decisions that may involve complex quality and technical issues.
  • Collaboration with a wide range of co-workers, customers and management to gather the input and background knowledge needed to complete assignments.
  • Ability to train colleagues on workgroup practices within area of expertise.
  • Ability to provide guidance/coaching to less experienced colleagues.
  • Ability to identify and implement continuous improvements or new processes and programs.
  • Ability to manage workload to meet established timelines.
  • Individual should have knowledge of US, EU, and ROW cGxP regulations, Microsoft Office™ applications specifically Word and PowerPoint; Lean Six Sigma concepts; and Quality Risk Management.
  • Preferred experience with; Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS); Global Quality Tracking System (TrackWise application); Systems, Applications, and Products (SAP) and Document Management System (PDOCS).

  • Plan and perform Site Self Assessments through internal system and walkthrough audits, write reports, and follow-up on responses and corrective/preventive actions.
  • Assist site departments with improvement projects as they relate to inspection readiness and as identified during Site Self Assessments.
  • Provide guidance/coaching during audits and Corrective Action/Preventative Action (CAPA) planning.
  • Remain up-to-date on current Regulatory trends (Regulatory Observations, New Regulations/Guidelines) as well as Pfizer Quality Standards.
  • Assist with supplier/vendor audits as needed.
  • Support and prepare site for audits and regulatory inspections.
  • Perform other Quality Compliance functions as needed.

  • BS/BA Degree in Science/related field with 3-5 years of manufacturing, laboratory, quality, technical or engineering experience within biotech or pharmaceutical industry required; OR
  • MS Degree in Science/related field with 0-3 years of manufacturing, laboratory, quality, technical or engineering experience in the biotech or pharmaceutical industry required.

  • ASQ Certification
  • Experience in an aseptic manufacturing facility
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of Code of US Federal Regulations Parts 11, 210, 211 and EU Annex 1, Annex 2

  • Ability to stand for 3-4 hours at a time, sit for 2 to 3 hours at a time, walk long distances and bend to obtain items from lower shelving/cabinets.

  • Work schedule is primarily first shift during weekdays but may include weekends and second, and/or third shift hours on occasion for assigned tasks/activities including extended hours during Board of Health inspections.
  • Limited travel for the position; no more than 15% traveling.
  • It will be necessary to audit in manufacturing areas that require aseptic gowning.

Other Job Details:
  • Last Date to Apply for Job: November 4, 2020
  • Eligible for Relocation Package
  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus
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