QA Associate

  • Contract
  • Cork

Website Ref:TPM04421

A QA Associate is required for a biopharmaceutical company in West Cork. The incumbent will provide Quality oversight, support and knowledge to activities relating to Quality Systems across the site.


  • This role requires the delivery of a robust Quality Management System to support a flexible, collaborative, multi-skilled teamwork environment.
  • The team working style is one of collaboration, coaching and facilitation to ensure the success of the site.
  • The Associate Specialist is accountable for the Quality Systems within the site.
  • Provides to the site knowledge and experience in Quality Systems and/or Operational Quality, including the following i.e. Quality Notifications/ Investigations/LIR coaching; GCM coaching, environmental monitoring program, sterility assurance/low bio-burden manufacturing, customer complaint investigations etc.
  • Uses knowledge to improve Quality Systems, solve problems, provide continuous improvement and execute tasks.
  • Provides compliance contribution to project teams and leads small projects.
  • May coach and guide colleagues within the site.
  • Understands and applies regulatory / compliance requirements to their role together with remaining current on upcoming regulatory and compliance changes.
  • Makes decisions within guidelines and policies which impact own priorities and allocation of time to meet deadlines.
  • Supports Corporate Quality to ensure actions related to Quality Systems and/or Operational Quality at the site are executed.
  • Participation in inspections of Site by Divisional / Regulatory Bodies / third parties together with follow up actions where applicable.
  • Ensure supply of high quality product through the implementation and oversight of the Quality Management System for the site.
  • Ensure the highest Quality, Compliance and Safety standards.
  • The Associate Specialist will participate and comply with the company’s Quality Management System (QMS) requirements, including ownership.
  • Responsible for driving a culture of Continuous Improvement by deploying the company’s Six Sigma tools within across operational areas.
  • The Quality Associate Specialist/ Specialist will have proven capability in development of Quality Systems as an active member, across cross functional teams, to deliver process improvement.
  • Model the company’s Leadership behaviours and understand the company’s principles to drive a culture of continuous improvement building a High Performance Organisation.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Degree or 3rd level qualification (Science, Quality).
  • 1 – 5 years’ experience in the Pharmaceutical industry or a similar operating environment which includes experience in a Quality function.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in more than one pharmaceutical and/or chemical manufacturing operation (i.e. Quality, science etc.).
  • Operational experience of at least 4 QMSs.

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