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Associate Director, QA - GLP

Reference Number: 3170
Location: MA

Our client is a global biopharmaceutical company.  They have asked us to assist them in their search for an Associate Director, QA – GLP.

Major tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Demonstrates the ability to successfully plan, adjust, manage and optimize all resources for advancement of all goals and objectives.
  • Demonstrates strong aptitude for facilitating group or project team endeavors, and building team unity.
  • Demonstrates strong ability to effectively communicate and influence the outcomes of the decision making process.
  • Displays highly developed organizational leadership qualities.
  • Manages projects/teams of moderate scope and complexity, while meeting all deliverables and timelines.
  • Maintains a contemporary knowledge of current industry trends, standards and methodologies as it relates to GLP quality systems and management.
  • Participates in developing department goals and ensure linkage to individual goals.
  • Displays highly effective coaching abilities as well as a successful track record of developing junior staff.
  • Conducts presentations on quality issues, initiatives and projects at cross functional meetings.
  • Reports directly to the CQA Sr Director GCP/GLP/GPP.
  • Develops, implements, and oversight of quality activities in support of GLP activities conducted or monitored by the company.
  • Focuses around the qualification and monitoring of GLP Vendors and performing duties required of an Internal Quality Assurance Unit.
  • Collaborates with internal departments on strategy and implementation of quality principles and regulation requirements.
  • Provides Quality insight/feedback to internal departments. This may come in the form of SOP reviews and/or ad-hoc requests.
  • Develops and reports of compliance metrics related to GLP activities.
  • Establishes/maintains effective cross functional team communications to advance quality activities.

We seek candidates with the following qualifications:

  • MS in a scientific or allied health field and 10 plus years of relevant CQA-GLP work experience, or  BS in a scientific or allied health field and 12 plus years of relevant CQA-GLP work experience, or relevant comparable background.
  • At least 5 years of experience serving in a Quality Management role.
  • GCP experience is a preferred asset.
  • Has an excellent understanding of operational GLP’s.
  • Managerial experience in planning and personnel development is required.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills are critical to this role.


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 3170. No calls or faxes, please. Include your daytime phone number and we will contact you confidentially or reply to your email.