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Product Quality Analyst

  • Job reference: 927993
  • Location: Cork
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Life Sciences, Quality, Compliance, Regulatory Affairs
  • Date posted: 02/10/2019

Orion Group are looking for a Product Quality Analyst for our multinational pharmaceutical client based in the Cork area on an initial 6-month contract with the potential to extend.


Job Purpose
The PQV Combination Product Analyst III will be responsible for handling E2E product quality complaint activities and adverse events, including performing Medical Device Report (MDR) assessments. Additionally, the role will be responsible for managing the team's processes to ensure completeness, consistency, and accuracy. The position identifies opportunities and recommends solutions to improve the accuracy, efficiency, and timeliness of the complaint and MDR processes. The position collaborates with business partners and stakeholders (Out Sourced Management Team, Internal/External Manufacturing Sites, Clinical, PV, IT, Local Operating Companies, ESIQ, Call Centres, Brand Protection, QA, Business Quality, Global Medical Safety and R&D) to drive process improvements and deliver effective change management.


Main Responsibilities of the role

  • Perform high-volume end-to-end complaint handling activities, including, but not limited to: -Intake, triage and review of the event reported

-Determination of MDR reportability

-Recovery of field samples for evaluation

-Determination of Priority/Non-Priority

-QP notification to LOC

  • Additional activities include due diligence to be performed with the complainant/intake centers/LOC, trend analysis, defect coding, risk criticality assessment, ensuring accurate/holistic investigation, and review and closure
  • Perform MDR evaluations and document written justification to support reportable and non-reportable regulatory decisions
  • Monitor complaints for new malfunction events that may require inclusion in the malfunction description list
  • Ensure uniform and timely management of complaint and MDR records from receipt to closure
  • Ensure investigations are accurately assessed for risk prioritization and performed per procedures, standards, and regulations
  • Evaluate complaints to determine if the QTL's or ULC's have been exceeded, assess the level of investigation required, and assign to the applicable site for investigation
  • Back-up Product Quality Vigilance Investigation Support (PQVIS) personnel to support increased volume of complaints
  • Support internal and external audits and inspections; ability to communicate regulatory and process positions as an SME during regulatory inspections
  • Provide product workflow leadership to PQV peers to ensure consistent and fully understood End-to-End complaint management process
  • Ability to allocate and balance competing priorities in driving business results
  • Works independently, challenges the status quo, identifies gaps and drives process improvements using Process Excellence tools. Participates and/or leads special projects
  • Develop and deliver training for colleagues and stakeholders on the complaint handling process, product specific training, and complaint handling system updates/changes
  • Exhibit strong ability to collaborate and influence Business Partners to ensure appropriate complaint handling and improved complaint management processes
  • Evaluate and review complaint data trends, KPI trends, and product report trends
  • Support the development, revision, and / or maintenance of applicable documents (WI/Job Aids/SOPs

Desired Experience and Background of the successful candidate

  • Bachelor's degree or Master's degree (preferred) in technical, scientific, or engineering disciplines required. Biomedical Engineer, Registered Nurse, Physician Assistant or similar healthcare provider/science license/certification/degree preferred
  • 3-5 years of related experience including Quality Assurance and/or Quality Control, including experience working in pharmaceutical and/or Medical Device or other related highly regulated industry
  • Knowledge of medical safety environment and regulation
  • Global mind set and demonstrated ability for change initiatives, project management and develop strong relationships
  • Working knowledge of and experience with the following regulatory requirements: 21 CFR parts 4, 820, 803, 806, 210, 211, 314, ISO 13485:2003, ISO 14971:2007/2012, ICH Q10, GDP, GMP, GVP, MEDEV 2.12, CMDR and the Medical Device Directive 93/42/EEC
  • Must have the ability to assist with various projects within the department and communicate effectively with all levels of management

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.

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