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QA Product Specialist / QA Officer

Company: Kyowa Kirin International plc
Location: Galashiels, Edinburgh
Reference: 239340
Closing Date: 19 Jul 17
Type: Full Time
Salary (£): Competitive
Benefits: Pension, Private Medical Insurance, Income Protection, Life Assurance

Job Summary:

We can offer a talented, diligent QA Professional the opportunity to join us at this outstanding time; providing QA support for the manufacture of our products to ensure each product is correctly manufactured and supplied to the marketplace


Quality Assurance Product Specialist / QA Officer

Galashiels, Edinburgh

Kyowa Kirin International plc. Is a leading biopharmaceutical company with headquarters in Japan whose substantial reinvestment into R&D is creating products at both early and late stage development. With a focus on core business areas of oncology, nephrology, and immunology/allergy, Kyowa Kirin leverages antibody-related leading-edge technologies, including its POTELLIGENT® Technology to discover and develop innovative new drugs aiming to become a global specialty pharmaceutical company which contributes to the health and well-being of people around the world.

We are entering an exciting pre-launch phase with an array of development and in-licensed global products which will join an expanding, successful product portfolio, focusing on cancer supportive care, oncology and bone therapeutic areas.

We can offer a talented, diligent QA Professional the opportunity to join us at this outstanding time; providing QA support for the manufacture of Kyowa Kirin International’s products in order to ensure that each product is manufactured and supplied to the marketplace in compliance with cGMP requirements, Marketing Authorisations, company operating policies and procedures, and business requirements. This will include:

  • Participation in project management meetings in order to keep abreast of ongoing activities, identifying and addressing any gaps relating to product quality and GMP compliance
  • Prepare Technical Agreements and manage relationships with vendors and contract manufacturing organisation’s ensuring appropriate quality reviews and investigations are carried out   
  • Responsibility for one or more of the Quality System(s) - (Documentation Control, Change Control, Customer Complaints, Auditing, Training, Invoice Processing etc.)
  • Manage QA aspects from change control to staff training along with following-up on customer complaints and review/approval of GMP documents

As the successful incumbent, you will have:

  • A Graduate level degree
  • A broad experience of working within the pharmaceutical industry, including operating in a senior QA position at a manufacturing site to include sound knowledge of the principles of solid and semi-solid dosage manufacturing processes
  • Proven experience reviewing and approving OOS investigations, deviations, change control and stability studies reports
  • Demonstrable knowledge of GxP audits
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills will be necessary in addition to strong analytical and problem solving skills

You will be rewarded with an excellent package, commensurate to the level of this role, and be based in Galashiels within the beautiful Scottish Borders; Edinburgh being only a 50 minute commute away, providing you with the opportunity to truly appreciate the great outdoors and city living. This role will also offer you the opportunity of global travel.

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Contact Information:

Address:  Head Office
Galabank Business Park, Galashiels , Selkirkshire
Tel:  +44 1896 664000
Website:  Visit Our Web Site

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