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Supplier Quality Manager

Reference Number: 2950
Location: East Coast

Our client is a leading pharmaceutical company.  They have asked us to assist them in their search for a Supplier Quality Manager.

The Supplier Quality Manager provides leadership and guidance to a number of functional areas including manufacturing, facilities, and other quality departments, and may support manufacturing operations at contract facilities.  This position interprets and implements quality policies, manages quality systems, and assists in facilitating regulatory compliance inspections.  The incumbent will supervise Quality Assurance Supplier Quality Specialists.

Major tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Supervises the Supplier QA staff that supports vendor management.
  • Manages hiring, performance reviews, and employee development plans.
  • Maintains oversight of daily operations within the manufacturing and facilities departments.
  • Maintains Supplier Quality in a state of compliance with current good manufacturing practice regulations.
  • Supports non conformances for Supplier Quality for products and processes.
  • Maintains Approved Vendor List for GMP Materials.
  • Participates as a technical expert in audits of quality and manufacturing operations, suppliers, contractors, and collaborators.
  • Identifies areas of potential risk and assists the management team in developing and implementing plans to address them.  Alerts management to associated liability issues.
  • Designs and supports metrics to track the performance of operations and quality systems.  Performs trend analysis to monitor process and facility performance.
  • Provides leadership to the QA staff in the areas of personnel development; compliant documentation and record review; evaluation of Supplier Vendor Files.
  • Represents the QA department on cross-functional teams, ensuring that department concerns are effectively communicated.
  • Assists in development of departmental budgets.  Participates in the forecasting process, and assessment of headcount requirements.
  • Supervises and trains Quality Assurance Specialists.  Supports the training and development of specialists across all areas of operation.

We seek candidates with the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 7-10 years of experience.
  • Excellent and in-depth knowledge of SAP, Trackwise, MS Office, One Note, and SharePoint.
  • High level of technical writing, risk assessments.
  • Prior confirmed experience in audit management, vendor audits.
  • Experience in building action plans, problem solving and decision making in a timely manner for on-budget on-time objectives.
  • Clear vision in establishing Supplier Quality systems within the biopharmaceutical industry.
  • Some material qualification knowledge.


Do you have the skills and experience we seek and want to advance your career with one of the world’s leading companies? If so, please email your resume as a Word attachment to us, reference 2950. No calls or faxes, please. Include your daytime phone number and we will contact you confidentially or reply to your email.