Scientist Pharmacy, Life Science as Supplier Quality Manager - Quality

Posted on Jan 16, 2019 by F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG

Basel, Basel Switzerland
Health Care
22 Nov 2018
Annual Salary
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Supplier Quality Manager - Quality Agreements - 18 Months Temporary Position
Basel Headquarter The Position As Supplier Quality Manager - Quality Agreements you will belong to the Global Supplier Quality (GSQ) team. This team is responsible for the quality oversight of Direct Material suppliers, assuring the quality of the delivered Direct Materials.
You will be responsible for establishing and maintaining quality agreements with our suppliers globally and support the global SPOC for Quality Agreements in GSQ. This task is one of the cornerstones of supplier qualification as required by Roche, and the overall cGMP guidelines and key to pursue Roche's strategy with Direct Material suppliers. You will act in a very complex environment with challenging communication with internal and external partners, on local and global level in a cross functional team (e.g. together with Procurement and Legal)
Your main responsibilities are:
Maintain and improve global overview of existing and required Quality Agreements
Draft, Negotiate and Finalize Quality and Sampling Agreements with Suppliers and Service Providers
Develop, maintain and improve the processes for renewals of Agreements in collaboration with other related functions
Support Global Quality Agreement SPOC in the development and improvement of the supporting and enabling tools and documents (e.g. templates, sops, database), and in the development of the area to include local sites and Service Provider Quality Agreements in the global concept
Support other Negotiation Leads across all regions in their Quality Agreement negotiations
Collaborate tightly with other related functions, i.e. Contract Management, Procurement, Site Quality, Legal, as well as with the other Supplier Quality Managers in all Regions, the Platform - and Regional Heads and the Business Process/ Supplier Collaboration team

This is a temporary position for 18 months, located in Basel. Who you are You're someone who wants to influence your own development. You're passionately looking for a company where you have the opportunity to pursue your interests across functions and geographies. Where a job title is not considered the final definition of who you are, but the starting point.
Do you have a Master or University Degree in pharmacy, life science or equivalent and an additional qualification in cGMP (PhD or Master preferred)? Do you bring 3+ years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry in the area of Quality Assurance, Quality Control and production, or other relevant functions? Are you passionate about dealing with Suppliers handling Quality Agreements?
And - in addition - do you bring the following qualifications and competencies?
Knowledge of manufacturing and testing of Small Molecules and/or Biologics drug products and/or drug substances as well as in the internationally recognized guidelines (e.g. European/FDA GMP rules, DIN ISO 13485/15378/2001 and related)
A highly organized work style to ensure multiple contracts can be handled in parallel
Excellent communication and negotiation skills within a difficult and complex environment. Strong influencing skills. Fluency (written and spoken) in English, German is a plus
Ability to handle complex situations successfully, and to define tasks self-reliantly after discussion with your manager
Eagerness and willingness to work with diverse tasks ranging from standard contracts to complex contractual situations across regions, Small Molecules / Biologics, DP and DS in parallel. Affinity to legal aspects and to working on contracts
High intercultural awareness and experience in working across country and company cultures (Asia, US, Europe). Ability to build effective relationships
Being able to seeing the bigger picture with a high attention to detail

Reference: 614865339

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