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Site Quality Lead & QP - 6 Month FTC

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Thanks for checking out our vacancy, we’re delighted you want to learn more about Dechra Pharmaceuticals PLC.

Dechra are a growing, global specialist within the world of veterinary pharmaceuticals. Our expertise is in the development, manufacture, marketing and sales of high quality products exclusively for veterinarians worldwide.

Here at Dechra, our values are embedded within our culture and thrive within our family of almost 2000 colleagues globally. From manufacturing to marketing, (D)edication, (E)njoyment, (C)ourage, (H)onesty, (R)elationships and (A)mbition are at the heart of our everyday operations and the way we do business

The Opportunity 

Responsible for the management of the Quality teams on site including Quality Control, Quality Assurance and Validation Departments.

To ensure that the quality standards and systems are implemented and maintained in compliance with cGMP, and the various MHRA and FDA Licenses.

Role Responsibility

The Challenge

So, what will you be doing? This role has a broad and varied remit and the successful candidate will have responsibility for duties including:

  • Provide strong leadership of the quality team at Skipton demonstrating maturity, integrity experience and knowledge of subject
  • Build and encourage positive relationships across the site functions to ensure support and collaboration in raising quality standards
  • Design, develop and implement a sustainable quality strategy for the site. Plans should include any resource, system or investment required with clear milestones to demonstrate progress
  • Plan and manage departmental activities and resource in accordance with agreed budgets and timescales and standards. To carry out the duties of the Responsible Person named on the Licence Holder’s Authorisation
  • Drive performance improvements across the departments, recognising efficiencies while maintaining or improvement quality.
  • Risk Management:  Ensure strategic quality risk management activities are implemented and enable identification, mitigation and/or escalation of risks for items that could adversely impact quality compliance associated with projects/systems
  • Coordinate with regulatory Authorities (MHRA etc.) regarding Product recalls, license application/variation, DMRC reporting, Annual controlled drugs return process
  • Use departmental KPIs to monitor and improve performance (in relevant areas) according to agreed standards and take necessary action to communicate/advise/assist according to performance levels
  • Ensure the Quality function operates aligned to the 5 strategic pillars across the site and wider DPM&S division (People, Safety, Quality, Deliver & Cost)
  • Support the development of the quality team by mentoring and coaching team members to improve their knowledge and secure succession plans
  • Provide strong leadership of the quality team at Skipton demonstrating maturity, integrity experience and knowledge of subject
  • Build and encourage positive relationships across the site functions to ensure support and collaboration in raising quality standards
  • Design, develop and implement a sustainable quality strategy for the site. Plans should include any resource, system or investment required with clear milestones to demonstrate progress
  • Plan and manage departmental activities and resource in accordance with agreed budgets and timescales and standards. To carry out the duties of the Responsible Person named on the Licence Holder’s Authorisation
  • Drive performance improvements across the departments, recognising efficiencies while maintaining or improvement quality.
  • Risk Management:  Ensure strategic quality risk management activities are implemented and enable identification, mitigation and/or escalation of risks for items that could adversely impact quality compliance associated with projects/systems
  • Coordinate with regulatory Authorities (MHRA etc.) regarding Product recalls, license application/variation, DMRC reporting, Annual controlled drugs return process
  • Use departmental KPIs to monitor and improve performance (in relevant areas) according to agreed standards and take necessary action to communicate/advise/assist according to performance levels
  • Ensure the Quality function operates aligned to the 5 strategic pillars across the site and wider DPM&S division (People, Safety, Quality, Deliver & Cost)
  • Support the development of the quality team by mentoring and coaching team members to improve their knowledge and secure succession plans
  • To participate in internal and external audits, and support vendor quality management activities

The Ideal Candidate

About You

Here at Dechra we pride ourselves on being an inclusive employer and we embrace candidates from all walks of life. We’re particularly keen to hear from those who have/are:

  • Eligible to perform the duties of a Qualified Person under the provision of Directive 2001/83/EC, Directive 2001/82/EC, Directive 2001/20/EC and Statutory Instruments (SI) 2012 1916, SI 2004 1031 and  SI 2013 2033.
  • Extensive knowledge of GMP, MHRA and FDA
  • Extensive demonstrated pharmaceutical quality experience, including audit, batch record review, change control, complaint handling and investigations experience.
  • Experience of hosting MHRA inspections, client audits and self-inspections
  • Experience in devising, implementing and maintaining Pharmaceuticals Quality Systems compliance with EU and FDA GMP requirements

About the Company

About Your Application

All applications received are reviewed by our internal talent acquisition team and we will get in touch if your skills and experience match what we’re looking for. Should you not hear back from us within 28 days please don’t be too disappointed – we may keep your CV on our database for any future vacancies which may be suitable and we encourage you to keep an eye on our careers site. For any questions or queries, please contact us at recruituk@dechra.com

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