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Senior Manager, Development Asset Quality (DAQ)

Location Barcelona, Katalonien, Spanien Anzeigen-ID R-196671 Veröffentlichungsdatum 07/10/2024

This is what you will do:

 As part of the Development Quality Team, you will drive Quality Culture with Development, Regulatory and Safety stakeholders, through learning, embedding a quality mindset, and executing on continuous improvement opportunities.  You will be responsible for supporting business relationships with defined stakeholder groups in Development, Regulatory and Safety and for the delivery of risk based GCP quality management activities for these stakeholders.

You will be responsible for:

  • Support the execution of the overarching strategy related to proactive and sustainable quality and compliance for all programs/portfolio for assigned Therapeutic Area(s) (TAs)
  • Support quality partners to proactively identify study level Key Quality and Risk Indicators (KQIs/KRIs) and develops mechanisms of KQI/KRI, detection, oversight and trending with Clin development and Ops stakeholders and other stakeholders and functions such as Risk based Quality Management
  • Support global/systemic clinical quality issue investigations, which includes:
    • In collaboration with issue owners lead Quality Event reportability assessments, investigations and Root Cause Analysis
    • Perform Quality Event risk assessments and trending (deviations, audit findings, inspection findings etc.) to determine robust CAPAs
    • Acts as quality approver for Quality Issues and CAPAs as assigned
  • Support inspection readiness for assigned programs/portfolio including but not limited to:
    • Provide leadership and guidance to team members in promoting a culture of inspection readiness and sustainable clinical compliance
    • Provide guidance to team members in Inspection Readiness and Preparation Activities (e.g., SME training, Mock inspection etc.)
    • Support follow up and tracking of inspection commitment and effectiveness check for assigned programs/Therapeutic Area
  • Support continuous improvement and knowledge management by sharing case studies/lessons learned from QA activities to minimize recurrence of similar issues
  • Support in meetings driving quality and business performance

You will need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in life science, or equivalent field, required
  • Minimum of 6+ years of experience in clinical research area inclusive of, but not limited to, Good Clinical Practice or Good Clinical Practice quality assurance and compliance
  • Established knowledge of GCP regulations and guidelines (EMA, FDA, PMDA etc.)
  • Experience participating in regulatory inspections
  • Strong collaborative, influencing and interpersonal skills – curious to understand business environment
  • Ability to maintain and create professional networks with stakeholders
  • Excellent communication skills; fluent oral and written English

We would prefer for you to have:

  • Advanced degree preferred
  • Competencies to be successful for this position include:
    • Quality, process, and compliance oriented
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Critical thinking
    • Integrity
    • Communication
    • Teamwork
    • Problem solving

AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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