Associate Director* Quality Assurance Investigation & Risk Management

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Associate Director* Quality Assurance Investigation & Risk Management


With growing operations in an international environment and rapidly increasing complexity (for example of supply chains), unforeseen incidents can occur more often, which need to be investigated quickly and effectively as well as assessed for their risk potential. Product-, site- and platform-overarching investigations play a critical role in the supply of safe and effective medicines globally. As Associate Director* Quality Assurance Investigation & Risk Management, you will lead and operationally execute these quality issue investigations.

Your main responsibilities are:

  • Lead & Support overarching investigations in the internal and external network including sense of urgency, excellent communication and content-driven mindset 
  • Support the lead of this group for: Initiating, developing and executing an educational program for junior leaders to increase their problem-solving competence as well as their leadership skills overall
  • Ensure an overall proper escalation management throught all entities, departments up to management
  • Support Mock Recalls, Mock Escalation Trainings and test our communication systems in an varying environment
  • Establish, implement, moderate and monitor an GMP-overarching Risk Management Review Process for company risk related to GxP topics in an complimentary manner to our business risk management group


What you have to offer: 

  • University degree in Chemistry, Pharmacy, Biology, Microbiology, Engineering or other technical/scientific area
  • Multiple years of work experience in the pharmaceutical industry, ideally in a biotech company
  • Profound knowledge of EU GMP and FDA regulations 
  • Experience in leading critical investigations
  • Good combination of strategic and operational skills; ability to make flexible, but thorough decisions in a highly dynamic environment
  • High carefulness and accuracy in the way of working, conscientiousness and detail-orientation
  • Refined colloquial and correspondence skills in both German and English



Benefits for you. 

  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Childcare
  • Jobticket
  • Company Bike
  • Leave Account
  • Fitness Courses
  • Mobile Office
  • Special Vacation

... and much more.

Have we kindled your pioneering spirit? 

Then apply now for our location Mainz and simply send us your application documents using our online form.

If you have any further questions, our Talent Acquisition Team will be happy to answer them on + 49 (0) 6131-9084-1291 (monday-friday, from 12 noon to 4 pm).

Job-ID 4098 (please indicate for inquiries)

We look forward to your application!

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