Job Id: 20200920009
Job Role: Quality Assurance Manager
Experience: Relevant Experience
Qualification: Bachelor or higher in Biochemistry, Chemistry or another related science
Job Location: Mumbai
Salary: Best in Industry
Vacancies: Not Mentioned
Job Description Novartis Careers Recruitment Job Vacancies for Quality Assurance Manager in September 2020:
Approve and maintain quality oversight with respect to supply of materials to Novartis, from global external suppliers of chemicals (strategic raw materials, Intermediates and Drug Substances) by working in Supply Relationship Teams. These materials are being supplied to >75 Novartis Technical Operation sites.
To ensure appropriate quality oversight, assessment and mitigation of quality risks, that may potentially negatively impact the supply of purchased strategic ESO chemicals (regulatory starting materials, Intermediates and API’s), and to ensure that all aspects of the relationship and management thereof, are in compliance with cGMP’s, regulatory requirements, the Novartis Quality Manual and Pharma industry practices.
YOUR KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Your responsibilities include, but not limited to:
- Responsible for ensuring quality oversight for purchased API’s and strategically important regulatory starting materials and chemical intermediates supplied into Novartis NTO sites worldwide.
Participates in and approves changes of supplier qualification and certification status for all external Suppliers, and maintain all associated quality systems e.g. maintain and update documents related to the supplier qualification and monitoring.
Participate in escalation of all potential quality issues as per the Novartis escalation policy to higher level management, especially to the QA Lead and ESO Global QA Head Chemicals & Anti-infectives, and initiating all actions as required. (483’s, Warning Letters, FDA Field Alert Reports, Notifications to the Drug Shortage Office etc).
Manage major and critical quality issues (Complaints, deviations, recalls, counterfeits, product tampering, stability failures and any regulatory non-compliance identified, as applicable) according to the Quality Agreement and the Novartis Quality Manual. Ensure investigations are accurately executed and all appropriate Corrective and Preventative actions are put in place in a timely manner.
Perform risk assessments in case of specific quality events at supplier, including collecting relevant data from NTO sites and other stakeholders, and approval of site specific risk assessments where required. Evaluates risks for product quality and patient safety and proposes market actions
Participates in High Risk Supplier evaluation process, and assures that actions originating from this process are executed and documented. Proactively communicates supplier status changes (incl. high risk suppliers) with NTO sites.
Provide direction and support to third parties and ensure that they are qualified, achieve a high level of competence and are motivated to carry out their duties to ensure that the materials produced meet the Novartis quality, efficacy and safety requirements.
Travel to external suppliers manufacturing sites during audits, continuous improvement activities or to resolve any issues. Responsible for preparing Quality Agreements and Quality Risk assessments for all External Suppliers within the responsibility of the team, and for maintaining of documentation in relevant IT systems.
Support remediation of any gaps identified in Quality Systems and ensure any issues are addressed. Provide the quality presence and in-put to Technical Meetings with the external suppliers and establish good working relationships with clear communication and defined actions and goals.
Request, review and process GMP documentation as defined by the Quality Agreement and Novartis SOPs. Manage the Quality Aspects of the relationship in accordance with the effective Quality Agreement. Perform the required periodic review and make recommendations for amendments to the agreement based on identified needs and issues.
Responsible for coordinating and ensuring that quality Auditing of external suppliers is carried out according to the Novartis Quality Manual – maintain an annual auditing program, participate in and/or lead audits, manage action plans and follow up on agreed upon CAPAs (QARP, FURP). Maintain and update documents related to the audits in the relevant systems.
Ensure that Change requests, either from the External Supplier or from Novartis, are raised in the Novartis Change Control system, and where applicable, are managed according to the Quality Agreement and Novartis SOPs from receipt, through to the implementation and closure.
Ensure that coordinated contact is maintained with other Functions within Novartis also dealing with External suppliers namely Purchasing, Legal, Supply Chain, Regulatory CMC, Drug Regulatory Affairs, Group Quality Operations (GOO), etc.
Support site readiness for regulatory inspections at External suppliers where appropriate, and support site remediation from inspections where required.
Ensure that support is provided to NTO sites in their preparation for Novartis or Health Authority general GMP inspections and PAI inspections.
Performing technical visits of suppliers, issue technical visit reports and perform follow-up.
Act as a person in plant (PIP) when necessary in some specific suppliers to ensure on site supervision of critical activities and to provide formal reports to Novartis regarding activities performed.
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