Amgen Careers – Senior Manager Quality Assurance

Job Description:

  • The Senior Manager Quality Assurance (QA) will lead a team of QA staff and provide QA leadership and QA oversight in support of the Plant Quality Assurance (PQA) team members for AR5.
  • The Senior Manager QA will report to the Director of Quality Assurance for AR5 and as a member of this leadership team will contribute to fostering and further developing the culture of Safety and Quality at ARI.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Serve as QA department representative in Global Network meetings and lead cross functional teams at site and cross-site meetings.
  • Partner on cross-functional and cross-site teams to develop and implement business processes related to QA process/systems.
  • Continuous Improvement – Serves as a team member with cross-functional colleagues on improvement initiatives, regulatory inspection readiness activities, and internal audits. Collaborates with cross functional staff and colleagues to achieve the objectives of the company in a safe and compliant manner. Engage in Lean Transformation Operational
  • Excellence program to develop stronger capabilities in continuous improvement.
  • Communicate with all levels of the organization, facilitate development of solutions to critical business issues and define objectives to enable effective metric generation and reporting.
  • Quality Oversight and Leadership – Ensures the Quality Management System processes are executed in accordance with established procedures. Provides direction and decision making for Quality system records and report such as investigations, Corrective Actions/Preventative Actions (CAPAs) and Change Controls. Reviews and approves records and reports. May serve as record or report owner. Collaborates cross functionally and across the Amgen Enterprise /
  • Network to ensure the Quality Management System processes are implemented, maintained, and executed in accordance with established procedures and applicable regulations.
  • Provide quality assessments and propose strategic direction support defect reduction, improving productivity, reducing lead times and increasing capabilities to achieve organizational success.
  • Management of expenditures and work force model criteria to support business initiatives for department, site and organizational needs.
  • Fosters a culture that encourages and supports diversity and inclusion.
  • Staff Management – Maintains the safety of self and others, actively engages with the Amgen Environmental Health,
  • Safety and Sustainability (EHSS) safety program by reporting unsafe conditions if seen and driving improvements, leads a culture of safety. Manages a team of QA professionals and prioritizes professional development of direct reports. Performs staff recruitment and selection, training, oversight, and performance evaluations according to Amgen’s talent management program.
  • Adapts or shifts priorities in response to the needs of clients, constituents, or the organization.
  • Assess, develop, measure and interpret process performance metrics.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Associate degree and 10 years of Quality experience
  • 2 years of managerial experience directly managing people and/or leadership experience leading teams, projects,
  • programs or directing the allocation of resources
  • Master’s degree and 6 years of Quality experience
  • Bachelor’s degree and 8 years of Quality experience
  • High school diploma / GED AND 12 years Quality experience
  • Doctorate degree and 2 years of Quality experience
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously, present data in an organized and logical manner and an ability to communicate effectively
  • 7+ years’ work experience (manufacturing, process development, or quality assurance) in the pharmaceutical industry with progressively increasing responsibility and demonstrated experience in compliance, data analysis, project management, and quality
  • Previous exposure to bulk drug and drug product manufacturing processes and quality assurance processes
  • Track record of building or participating as a member of high performing team
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Life Sciences or Engineering
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to work in a team matrix environment and build relationships with partners
  • Thorough understanding of quality management systems and quality control processes related to bulk drug and drug product for clinical and commercial operations
  • Experience managing staff and/or leading teams, projects, programs or directing the allocation of resources
  • Experience in project management, process improvement, and change control
  • Experience with manufacturing processes
  • Experience in auditing and defending processes, procedures and decisions during regulatory inspections
  • Thorough working knowledge of European Union (EU) and United States Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) including computer related systems

Job Details:

Company: Amgen

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Providence, RI, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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