Quality Assurance Associate

Quality Assurance Associate - Quality - 6 Month Contract - £380 p/d PAYE + Benefits - Macclesfield, Hybrid
Role: Quality Assurance Associate
Role Type: Temporary – 6 Months
Location: Macclesfield – Hybrid (2-3 days On Site required/2 remote)

Your New Company:

At AstraZeneca we work together across global boundaries to make an impact and find answers to challenges. Take the lead in ensuring the hard work from the rest of the business is realised, as we reliably get every medicine out to patients without challenge. We never give up in diligently ensuring our patients receive quality and safe medicines, responding to a large variety of, often complex, demands.

We are now looking to recruit an experienced Quality Professional, with a high level of technical knowledge in Risk, Qualification and Validation, underpinned by process knowledge across a range of manufacturing areas with particular focus on key Pharmaceutical Quality Systems. The role takes ownership and governance of a critical quality process in a new customised digital platform.

Your New Role

  • As Business Process Owner (BPO) you will be the primary point of contact for QA matters related to the support of two Business Processes; Qualification/Validation and Quality Risk. You will take accountability for how critical quality processes are executed across the site, ultimately being responsible for procedural instruction and training required to ensure the site retains the required process capability.
  • As leader of the governance team you will work in the Process Network framework to communicate both to the governance team and from the team to the site leadership /regional organisation. You will chair networks responsible for ensuring continued process compliance whilst defining and delivering process improvement projects.
  • You will be accountable for collaborating in data analysis and report creation on quality metrics and key performance indicators related to area of responsibility. In addition, you will perform Process Maturity Assessments, striving to constantly improve the Pharmaceutical Quality System.
  • You will support cross-functional colleagues in their day-to-day roles with associated Pharmaceutical Quality Systems, whilst acting as a subject matter expertise for the new customised digital validation platform; GVLMS in VEEVA.
  • As a BPO and Local Process Champion, collaborate with regional governance teams to support routine process execution and business change. This may be to work with the governance team to support direction, definition and solution design in line with AZ Global Policies, with a view to delivering continuous improvement opportunities
  • Experienced in managing risk you will use evaluative judgement in complicated or novel situations, owning Business Continuity Plan for the process.
  • You will have a direct involvement with regulatory inspections where you act as BPO for the site PQS.
  • Proactive by nature, you will look for opportunities to identify change and make efficiency savings, influence decisions and deliver the results whist ensuring an appropriate level of compliance.
  • Knowledgeable of evolving regulatory compliance practices and recommends implementation strategies to QALT, you will share best practice as appropriate.

Essential Skills

  • Degree (or equivalent) qualification in a science / technical field such as Pharmacy, Chemistry, Biology or Engineering.
  • Prior experience in Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)
  • Comprehensive knowledge of international GMP requirements /quality systems, GAMP and Pharmaceutical manufacturing/packing and testing technologies.
  • With a high level of technical process understanding across a range of manufacturing areas, you will hold a comprehensive working knowledge of regulatory interactions and compliance procedures and ability to apply this in an operations environment.
  • Strong influencing and negotiating skills
  • High level of customer focus and a strong ability to reinforce and maintain quality standards.
  • Comfortable managing a complex and changing workload.
  • Proficient in use of IT systems and comfortable in understanding their configuration and design.

What You’ll Get In Return

  • Flexible & Hybrid Working!
  • Competitive Daily Rate
  • Work and develop under a globally recognised pharmaceutical company
  • Pioneering technology and systems to support

WHY ASTRAZENECA? It's an exciting time to join AstraZeneca, a global business that's rapidly growing - there's a lot happening and even more to come. And we are a valued part of this journey. Respected partners across the business, we provide the platform that's going to power us to achieve more.

So, what's next? Are you ready to bring new insights and fresh thinking to the table? Brilliant! We have one seat available, and we hope it's yours. Please apply with a copy of your CV.

AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team regardless of their characteristics. We align with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorisation and employment eligibility verification #4252779
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Job Type
Working Pattern
Quality Assurance and Validation
£380 p/d PAYE - Inside IR35

Talk to a consultant

Talk to Ethan Muse, the specialist consultant managing this position, located in Leicester
1st & 2nd Floor, 2 Colton Square

Telephone: 01162615048

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