Associate Director* Quality Partner

Open for hire at one of the following locations –  London. - Job ID: 6814 


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Associate Director* Quality Partner 


Your main responsibilities are:


  • Drive risk-based approach using modern and novel approaches and thinking to solving complex business problems
  • Provide expert input to functional teams in at least of the following areas: Biostats, Data management, Clinical Trial Supply and Logistics, IRT, Pre-clinical , CMC, Clinical Pharmacology, Translational Sciences, Medical Affairs, Commercial, Regulatory Affairs, Companion Diagnostics, etc.
  • Drive change initiatives in area of expertise in partnership with functional groups, setting direction and embedding quality in the design of processes and operating models with a cross-functional approach
  • Contribute to organizational quality and compliance reporting requirements
  • Prepare and deliver clear, informative and timely reports for service management
  • Lead and support the development of management reporting on quality key performance indicators to improve decision making
  • Establish and maintain regular structured interactions with key stakeholders to ensure quality management and governance frameworks are created, implemented and anchored
  • Lead and collaborate with management and operational teams to adjust processes, practices as needed to meet business needs
  • Work with management team(s) to set quality targets and report against those targets
  • Successfully collaborate with teams to identify areas for improvement and implement quality assurance measures
  • Ensure that a proactive risk-based strategy is established and implemented as part of inspection readiness for key BioNTech assets
  • Collaborate with key internal and external stakeholders and service providers (e.g. CROs) to develop effective business partner relationships
  • Provide guidance on at least one region of health authority regulations expertise, such as FDA, EMA, MHRA
  • Engage with the business to identify improvement opportunities
  • Encourage the business to identify and propose solutions to make meaningful changes
  • Liaise with other managers and staff and provide training, tools and techniques to enable others to achieve quality standard
  • Lead best practice with respect to improvement within the business
  • Be a role model for stakeholder advocacy, representing their quality requirements and interests
  • Ensure an effective throughput of transactional requests through the department


What you have to offer:


  • Bachelor/Masters in Life Sciences or equivalent
  • Significant relevant experience in GxP operational and quality roles, typically gained over a minimum of 15 years in the industry
  • Significant relevant experience in a Quality Assurance (QA) position related to clinical development and business partner relations, typically gained over 10 years of experience partnering with and providing service to business functions
  • Relevant operational experience in at least one of the following areas of expertise: Biostats, Data management, Clinical Trial Supply and Logistics, IRT, Pre-clinical , Clinical Pharmacology, Translational Sciences, Medical Affairs, Commercial, Regulatory Affairs, Companion Diagnostics, etc
  • Strong and proven team leadership experience, typically gained through at least 5 years of experience
  • Deep knowledge and experience in drug development, development of medical devices is a plus
  • Deep knowledge of Clinical Development and Research operations and regulatory landscape
  • Deep knowledge of GCP, GLP, GPVP, GCP for Labs, general understanding of GMP
  • Process development expertise, industry standard problem-solving approaches, in alignment with Lean and Lean Six Sigma principles
  • Knowledge in worldwide regulations and guidelines (including ICH, FDA, EMA, MHRA, ISO) related to clinical development
  • Knowledge in Inspection Readiness, Inspection Preparation and Inspection Management
  • Experience of driving Continuous Improvement and Quality Management Systems in a high complexity environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work in a matrix management structure, embedded in a dynamic R&D environment
  • Ability to work within a team, providing support to team members and encouraging development
  • Relevant IT skills
  • Fluent in English, other languages a plus



Benefits for you

BioNTech is committed to the wellbeing of our team members and offers a variety of benefits in support of our diverse employee base. We offer competitive remuneration packages which is determined by the specific role, location of employment and also the selected candidate’s qualifications and experience.

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Note: The availability, eligibility and design of the listed benefits may vary depending on the location. The final requirements for the individual use of our benefits are based on the company's internal policies and applicable law.


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