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Site Quality Director - Worthing


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On-Site or Remote

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Competitive salary and benefits

About the Role

*Job description* *Site Name:* UK - West Sussex - Worthing *Posted Date:* Jan 15 2024 Site Quality Director *This is a site-based role in Worthing, UK. * This position provides quality leadership to ensure to ensure that the site operates in a sustained state of cGMP control and that products are released only when demonstrably compliant with cGMP and marketing authorisations. The position holder is accountable to maintain an effective management oversight on Site Quality through having in place an effective QMS and a competent site Quality team to help them drive continuous improvement and standards at the site. They will be a member of the SLT and therefore be responsible for leading site quality decisions and influencing stakeholders at both site and a global level. In this role you will: - To approve or reject starting materials,packaging materials, and intermediates, bulk and finished products. - Ensure all necessary testing is carried out and associated records evaluated. - Effectively deploy the GSK Quality Management System (QMS) across all site operations and maintain audit process to demonstrate that it is sustained in use. - Staff, organise, train and develop a site Quality team to ensure that the responsibilities of the Quality Unit are effectively discharged and that adequate succession exists for key roles. - Maintain the site in a state of continuous cGMP compliance, sustaining fully compliant QA/QC operations specifically. Ensure appropriate validations are completed. - Interact proactively and effectively with external Regulatory Agencies, managing site inspection events to satisfactory outcomes. - Effectively sustain those Quality and compliance governance processes required by the QMS, e.g. Quality Council and PIRC processes. - Ensure that process and product quality related investigations are diligently performed, root causes established and effective CAPAs brought into place and use. - Robustly represent the Quality and compliance function agenda within the Site Leadership Team and engage team members in promoting and driving an effective site Quality culture. - Develop and manage revenue and capital budgetary provisions in a cost and operationally effective manner. *CLOSING DATE for applications: 29th January 2024* Please take a copy of the Job Description, as this will not be available post closure of the advert. *During the course of your application, you will be requested to complete voluntary information which will be used in monitoring the effectiveness of our equality and diversity policies. Your information will be treated as confidential and will not be used in any part of the selection process. If you require a reasonable adjustment to the application / selection process to enable you to demonstrate your ability to perform the job requirements, please contact 0808 234 4391. This will help us to understand any modifications we may need to make to support you throughout our selection process.* *Why you?* *Required qualifications and skills:* - Degree qualified in scientific or engineering discipline or able to demonstrate equivalent level of knowledge - Considerable Quality experience in pharma industry or process deveopment environment (manufacturing, quality control, quality assurance, distribution) including GDP - Solid understanding of QMS, its application and business objectives - Strong leadership skills - Proven influence and negotiation skills - Problem identification and solving skills - Excelent people manager and able to identify and promote talent - Ability to enable and drive change - Experience of working with and leading cross-site and multi-functional teams Preferred qualifications and skills: - Second degree in a physical, biological science or Qualified Person eligibility. - Excellent oral and written communication skills - Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills - Strategic thinking We make and supply medicines and vaccines all around the globe and our teams own every production stage, from creating quality products at our manufacturing sites to designing effective supply forecasting and regulatory inspections; all powered by digital, data and analytics. We operate at impressive scale, producing over 1.7 billion packs of medicine and 767 vaccine doses in 2021. We continue to modernise, so we can launch even more new products at speed whilst turbo-charging delivery across our entire portfolio through our relentless focus on quality, safety, and service. The way we work will change. For some, the shift in technology and products will be revolutionary. Our R&D pipeline demands a new kind of supply chain, and we need the very best minds and capability to help us on our journey to make more complex products, harnessing the power of automation and robotics so we can work smarter together. *LI-GSK *Why Us?* GSK is a global biopharma company with a special purpose – to unite science, technology and talent to get ahead of disease together – so we can positively impact the health of billions of people and deliver stronger, more sustainable shareholder returns – as an organization where people can thrive. 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