Team LeadVendor Management COE

Excellent new role for Team Lead - Vendor Management in a fast growing pharmaceutical company. Reporting to the Head of QA & Compliance, The Team Lead – Vendor Management COE is a critical role within the vendor management Centre of Excellence (CoE) of the QA and Compliance department. Vendor Management is one of three (3) CoEs in the QA and Compliance department of the Quality function, the others being: (1) Quality Systems and (2) Operations Quality. The Team Lead – Vendor Management will be responsible for the oversight of external sites and materials used on site. The role holder will ensure external site activities are in alignment with applicable product QTA /Marketing Application. The role holder will additionally ensure materials used on site are meeting GMP requirements
Key areas of responsibility:
  • As team lead, serve as a Quality point of contact related to product at External site.
  • People manager of a team of QA officers in the Vendor Management COE.
  • Manage External site to contractual obligations relative to Quality Agreement, specifications, quality, safety and regulatory requirements.
  • Review and/or approve as necessary, completed production batch records, deviations, master batch records, change controls, audits/inspections responses.
  • Understand and interpret applicable GMP Regulations pertaining to manufacturing and testing activities at External site and use of material on site.
  • Provide quality oversight of the manufacturing, testing, and release of products at External site. Author and drive actionable site inspection readiness plans.
  • Identify and mitigate risk at the External site
  • Monitor and communicate site performances in means of quality metrics through actionable periodic reviews and operating reviews.
  • Work with Quality team and cross functional team to evaluate supplier performance
  • Facilitate review of supplier changes
  • Support in maintenance of Approved Supplier List (ASL)
  • Escalate risks or roadblocks to management. Drive continuous improvements.
The ideal candidate will have:
  • Bachelor/Master degree in Science
  • People manager experience
  • Compliance to all policies, procedures, ethical standards and processes
  • Ensure close liaison with all departments and external suppliers to resolve any queries
  • Ability to oversee multiple projects simultaneously
  • Experience in managing diverse relationships.
  • Excellent technical writing skills