Director* Global Quality Assurance Operations Laboratories


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Director* Global Quality Assurance Operations Laboratories 


The Global Development QA Director* Operations Laboratories ensures the establishment and implementation of a proactive, risk-based Laboratory Quality System for the individualized mRNA cancer vaccines laboratories functions in alignment with company policies and procedures and applicable international regulations and guidelines.


Your main responsibilities are:


  • Drives 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: Good Clinical Laboratory Practice, GLP, ISO 15189, CAP/CLIA
  • Provide Leadership to a team of experts
  • 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
  • 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
  • Provide strategic leadership to the team for development of programs and strategies
  • 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:


  • Degree in life sciences, pharmacy or equivalent (university degree or medical profession)
  • Completed relevant university education & broad and/or deep, specialized, task-specific expertise and skills
  • Significant relevant experience in at least one of the following areas: Good Clinical Laboratory Practice, GLP, ISO 15189, CAP/CLIA, typically gained over a minimum of 10 years in the industry
  • Robust understanding of Quality, GCLP/GLP/ISO 15189 principles and their impact on company’s development and business
  • Significant relevant experience in a Quality Assurance position related to clinical laboratories
  • Strong and proven team leadership experience, typically gained through at least 5 years of experience
  • Ability to be agile and effectively collaborate in a dynamic, cross-functional environment
  • Fluent in German and English (written and spoken)
  • Computer literacy, knowledge in the use of electronic quality management systems and laboratory management systems
  • Basic bioinformatic knowledge
  • Process development expertise, industry standard problem-solving approaches, in alignment with Lean and Lean Six Sigma principles
  • Knowledge in Inspection Readiness, Inspection Preparation and Inspection Management
  • Experience in pragmatic implementation of regulatory requirements in the mentioned areas
  • Experience of driving Continuous Improvement and Quality Management Systems in a high complexity environment
  • Ability to work within a team, providing support to team members and encouraging development


Benefits for you:


  • Flexible Working Time
  • Mobile Office
  • Work from EU Countries (up to 20 days per year)
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Childcare
  • Jobticket
  • Company Bike
  • Leave Account
  • Fitness Courses

... and much more.


Have we kindled your pioneering spirit? 


Then apply now for our location Mainz Goldgrube 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 6630 (please indicate for inquiries)

We look forward to your application!

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