Section Manager Product Complaints QA (f/m)

Einsatzort: Ludwigshafen

Section Manager Product Complaints QA (f/m)

Section Manager Product Complaints QA (f/m)

Overall objective:

  • Manage international complaint handling (e.g. biologics, Duodopa, or other marketed products)
  • Responsibilities of Deputy Head of Quality for finished goods
  • Making difficult decisions and management of critical situation with significant impact to products.
  • Ensure compliant and timely product complaint documentation, investigations and identification of potential adverse events and potentially reportable events as well as releases in order to assure patient supply.

main tasks:

  • Maintain oversight and harmonize international complaint handling. Ensure global alignment of complaint handling. Assure complaint records meet global requirements
  • Coordinate complaint handling with affiliates, especially in regards of agency requests on complaints. Identification of potentially reportable events and notification to appropriate functional groups and management
  • If qualified as QP: Perform batch releases as QP for products released in Ludwigshafen according to § 19 German Drug Act AMG
  • Planning of resources of GPWA team, develop, lead and coach direct reports.
  • Interface with Third Party Manufacturers, health care professionals, general public, internal customers, AbbVie functional areas and regulatory agencies.
  • Drive continuous process improvement projects.
  • Potential oversight of management of a project team or participation on a project team involving process improvements, new product launches, issue resolutions, etc. 
  • Train pharmaceutical interns

Your profile:

  • Required: Licensed Pharmacist
  • Desired: Degree as Ph.D. in Natural Sciences, Qualification as Qualified Person according to EU GMP respectively sachkundige Person according to German Drug Law
  • Comprehensive understanding of pharmaceutical QA, QC and manufacturing for finished products.
  • Total combined years: 2+ in QA, Operations or Technical Support in a Pharmaceutical setting including quality assurance and/or quality system oversight.
  • Project management and troubleshooting skills.
  • Ability to communicate, understand, and direct individuals in highly specialized technical fields.
  • Knowledge of U.S. and international regulations for quality systems and compliance.
  • Experience in handling inspections and direct interaction with regulatory authorities, e.g. FDA and EMA.
  • Leadership of other technical professionals and experience in leading cross-functional teams with results-orientation.

We are looking forward to your application. Please provide information about your salary expectations and possible start date in your motivation letter.

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