You are communicative, able to drive change and create support for your ideas in the organization. In a diplomatic and convincing way and not afraid to take decisions. Result is important but you are careful not to go too fast and lose support.
In the Netherlands it concerns four entities. The aim is to bring these companies to a higher and more unambiguous quality policy and systems. Each location has its own processes, with the local QA organization you implement this change and improvement of the process to your own highest achievable level.
You set out these lines, take the decisions and know how to get everyone involved. Each location has its own QA manager who reports to you. You are part of the Dutch MT.
For the 10 European locations the same applies. The local QA Managers are responsible for knowledge of legislation, hiring matters etc. In Europe you are responsible for QA policies in the different locations in a matrix structure. This makes it extra interesting, by setting up a good and convincing policy, with clear lines and goals, you convince even without line responsibility.
With your experience in complex pharma organizations you have a vision on quality policies and systems and how to implement improvement projects. Complexity is what attracts you, internationally, different locations, each with their own starting point, but with a common goal. You set the policy and make the decisions and your strength is that you get the people involved. At our client each country serves many different types of customers, from small hospitals, very small pharma companies, to the largest pharma companies in the world. These customers all have different quality requirements and standards. Complexity is therefore: decentralized local companies with different QA requirements and different, often conflicting, interests. Both in terms of QA content and QA interest therefore complex.
You are interested in a position with many different projects for the short and long term. Various tasks and responsibilities fall within your Dutch as well as the European responsibility, where you represent the European interests, you will of course include the Dutch situation in the deliberations and decisions. And where you translate global policies and systems and make strategies to the European situation, your Dutch approach is a spin-off of that.
- Initiate and implement the professionalization of the QA organization in Europe.
- You’ll have two roles, on the one hand the Netherlands directly responsible for the Dutch organisations and in Europe in a matrix organisation
- You also represent to external stakeholders, such as customers and authorities at European level.
- You are communicative, able to drive change and create support for your ideas in the organization. In a diplomatic and convincing way and not afraid to take decisions. Result is important but you are careful not to go too fast and lose support.
- You have at least 10 years’ experience in QA roles in the pharmaceutical industry
- With at least 5 years of experience in leading a QA team
- You have experience with working in a complex international pharma environment
- You have excellent verbal and written command of the English language. Dutch language skills is not a strict requirement.
Their service offerings are fully comprehensive and include testing of drug substance, final product, intermediates, and starting materials for both small and large molecule drug products.
Our client is a flat organization, it has the culture that people are given a lot of responsibility within their function. They are not a "political" organization, it is focused on results and content. This also applies to this new position, which offers you the opportunity to determine policy and strategy. As QA Director you will work office based in Leiden.
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