QA Team Leader |£46000 - £47000 per annum
Quality Assurance

QA Team Leader

Additional Information

Location: East London

Salary: £46,000 + Benefits

Hours: Monday to Friday 37.5hpw

Job Type: Permanent

The QA Team Leader will manage and develop the Quality Assurance Officer team; overseeing the quality of the entire product journey from raw materials through to finished products.

Main Responsibilities and Duties

  • Manage and coordinate the Quality Assurance Officer team activities including scheduling of workload
  • Set the objectives of the Romford Quality Assurance Officer team in accordance with the company strategy and manage their performance
  • Generate departmental KPIs as required by the business
  • Work in partnership with Quality Systems Department in order to develop the Pharmaceutical Quality System
  • Review, approve and close deviations, CAPAs and change controls in a timely manner and within guidelines
  • Lead major and critical quality investigations and propose appropriate CAPAs
  • Support regulatory inspections
  • Support self-inspection/internal audits and customers’ audits
  • Support and provide quality oversight of company projects and lead critical quality projects.
  • Support customer complaints for all Romford manufactured products
  • Generate PPQR data in readiness for assessment and approval by Quality Systems Department
  • Work alongside Quality Systems with the co-ordination of recall activities
  • Identification of areas for improvement and encourage a continuous improvement programme

Experience and Qualifications


  • Educated to degree level preferable with a degree (chemistry, microbiology or pharmacy)
  • A minimum of three years’ experience working within a Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance or Pharmaceutical manufacturing environment
  • Experience of conducting GMP/GDP self-inspections
  • Previous experience of leading a team
  • Sound understanding of the European regulatory framework and current guidelines relating to the manufacture and supply of medicines including drugs.

Highly Desirable:

  • Hosted regulatory GMDP audits
  • Green belt or higher award in Lean Six Sigma
  • Understanding of US Regulatory guidelines and product licencing processes
  • Prior experience of working to GMP and GDP standards within the pharmaceutical or similar industry

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