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Quality Assurance - Manager, Compliance and Change Control

Employer
FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies
Location
College Station, TX
Start date
Sep 30, 2022

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Discipline
Quality, Quality Assurance, Regulatory, Legal/Compliance
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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Job Details

  The Quality Assurance - Manager Compliance and Change Control, will be responsible for the leading the compliance team with the management, metrics, and closure of Change Controls.  The Manager will handle all associated responsibilities in compliance with Fujifilm quality policies and site SOPs to ensure regulatory compliance. 

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Essential Functions:

 

Leadership

  • Mentors and provides leadership to the QA compliance team to ensure it is complying with local and global quality standards, regulatory requirements and partner commitments.
  • Develop, motivate and lead team towards achieving organizational and individual goals.
  • Work collaboratively with management of other site functions to instill a ‘Quality Culture' by coaching in the application of GMP Principles including the underlying rational of those principles.
  • Write performance reviews for direct reports.

Compliance Delivery

  • QA leadership and support to the organization in conducting Change Controls, to be compliant and on-time
  • Deliver metrics for understanding process performance and improvement opportunities
  • New Business Growth
  • Support client due diligence and Quality audits as well as regulatory inspections.
  • Work with Quality management to implement and grow phase-appropriate quality systems that will enable cGMP manufacturing of pre-clinical to commercial products.

Compliance

  • Ensure self, and team, have no overdue training, or site actions. Support other QA teams and other functions in completion of site actions.
  • Provide cGMP guidance to other functions such as Manufacturing, Facilities and QC.
  • Utilize investigative techniques to assist deviation owners to determine root causes of deviations and proper corrective and preventative actions.
  • Review and/or approve basic and technical documentation to include, but not limited to
    • Deviation Reports, Corrective Action/Preventive Action Plans and Change Controls
  • Promptly notify Senior Management of potential quality or regulatory issues that may affect product quality or regulatory compliance.
  • All other duties as assigned.

 

Required Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, data review and report writing skills.
  • Ability to set personal performance goals and provide input to departmental objectives.
  • Develop staff to maximize contributions to the team and the company.
  • Ability to multitask and easily prioritize work.
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • All candidates must have a working knowledge of cGMP regulations for the production of drug, biologics or vaccine products.

Working Conditions & Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to:

 

  • Experience prolonged standing, some bending, stooping, and stretching.
  • Ability to sit for long periods to work on a computer.
  • Potential for exposure to chemicals, gases, fumes, odors, dusts, and other hazardous materials.
  • Ability to wear personal protective equipment including but not limited to safety glasses, lab coat, gloves, specialized clothing including laboratory scrubs (pants and shirt), cleanroom (ISO 8 to ISO 5) gowning material and appropriate shoes required in most areas associated with this position.
  • Lifting up to 25 pounds on occasion.
  • Use hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, photocopier, telephone, calculator, and other office equipment is required.
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours.
  • Ability to work weekends and off-shift hours, as needed to support manufacturing activities.
  • Must be willing to travel occasionally, as needed.
  • Attendance is mandatory.

Qualifications:

 

  • Master's degree preferably in a science-related field with four (4) years of related experience, including qualification validation experience, and two (2) years of supervisory experience: OR
  • Bachelor's degree preferably in a science-related field with six (6) years of related experience, and two (2) years of supervisory experience.
  • At least 4 years of cGMP experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certified Quality Auditor
  • Degree in Biology, Chemistry or Engineering

We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. 

If an accommodation to the application process is needed, please email FDBTHR@fujifilm.com or call 979-431-3528.

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Company

FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies is an industry leading cGMP Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) supporting our partners in the biopharmaceutical industry with the development and production of their biologic, vaccines and gene therapies.

With over 30 years of experience in process development and cGMP manufacturing, a dedicated staff of over 2,000 and a reputation for excellent customer service, flexibility and responsiveness, we’ve become a trusted partner to some of the most prominent biotech developers and pharmaceutical companies in the industry.

Our Process Development experience includes the development of processes for molecules expressed via fermentation (e.g., E. coli, P. pastoris), cell culture systems including CHO, HEK, Vero, MDCK, EB66 and insect cells, and from transgenic sources.

Our network expands within five development and manufacturing facilities located in Teesside, United Kingdom; Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA; College Station, Texas, Thousand Oaks CA USA and Hillerød, Denmark.

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