Audit & Supplier Assurance Manager

Location Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
Discipline: Life Sciences
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £50K
Contact name: Carrie MacDonald

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Job ref: REF: 6817
Published: about 1 month ago
Expiry date: 24 September 2021

ReQuire Consultancy are pleased to be partnering with a leading organisation based at Porton Down Science Park, who are looking to appoint an Audit & Supplier Assurance Manager to join their Quality Assurance & Compliance department.

Reporting to the QMS Manager, you will be responsible for the management of internal and supplier management teams and associated systems.

Main responsibilities include:

  • Providing leadership and management the audit team.

  • Manage the audit and supplier approval management system, including scheduling, site audits, questionnaires, BSE/TSE assessments.

  • Maintain procedures and processes for auditing and supplier assurance activities.

  • Undertake site audits of critical suppliers and advice on their suitability for the business.

  • Undertake internal audits of company activities supporting the manufacture and testing of products.

  • Ensure data integrity requirements are included into site internal audits.

  • Liaise with internal customers, production staff, and quality staff to promote compliance with GMP and with internal customer requirements.

  • Manage and maintain Quality Technical Agreements with critical suppliers and sub-contractors.

  • Negotiate corrective and preventative actions necessary to achieve compliance.

  • Participate in hosting third part and regulatory audits/visits.

  • Provide technical and compliance guidance to project teams.

  • Keep up to date with regulatory requirements and technical advances and interpret their relevance/impact upon the team.

  • In line with responsibilities to perform other tasks assigned or objectives set by Line Management.

  • Assist with the QA overview of manufacturing and testing areas.

  • Provide KPI reports measuring the performance of the team.

  • Undertake work in accordance with Health and Safety policies and procedures and to work within the Quality System that are applicable to the site.

 Person Specification:

  • Educated to degree level or HND in a relevant subject or equivalent level of experience of working at a similar level in specialist area

  • Experience in operating quality systems in a GMP environment

  • Proven experience in auditing to GMP and with Lead Auditor Qualifications.

  • Competent preparing and providing accurate and timely documentation.

  • Working knowledge of GMP, GCP, GLP, GDP and/or ISO

  • Comfortable working with multiple tasks and prioritising workload

  • Ability to communicate with a wide range of people

  • Strong documentation skills

  • Ability to deliver challenging messages in a constructive manner

For more information, please contact Carrie today or click apply!