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Senior Quality Officer

  • Job reference: 930890
  • Location: Haydock, Merseyside
  • Salary: GBP28000 - GBP33000 per annum + Pension + Additional Benefits
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Life Sciences, Quality, Compliance, Regulatory Affairs
  • Date posted: 02/06/2020

Job Title: Senior Quality Officer

Location: Haydock, UK

Salary: £28,000 - £33,000 DOE

Contract: Permanent

My 3PL client is a market leader in their respective field. Importantly, they are under "Key Worker" category status. My client operates in a fast paced environment and are looking to recruit a Senior Quality Officer, based in their Haydock site. The Senior Quality Officer will report directly in to the Quality Manager, who will be looking for the following;

Key Responsibilities

  • Review and release of returned product
  • Working with external clients within the pharmaceutical industry
  • Review of temperature data
  • Review and approval of major deviations
  • Lead Recall Committee meetings as & when required
  • Oversee change control projects & adaptations to changing guidelines
  • Review and approve company Quality Technical Agreements with clients and suppliers
  • Hosting of client/3rd party audits, and managing any non-conformance's to satisfactory outcome
  • Develop and deliver Teammate training in quality aspects and GDP requirements
  • Analyse the deviation database to determine opportunities for improvement
  • Carry out process reviews across the business to ensure most effective and compliant processes are adopted
  • Review and approve quality documentation: SOP's, Work Instructions, and Forms, to ensure compliance with required standards and consistent structure and language are used
  • Perform and facilitate risk assessments on GDP and quality processes
  • Review and approve temperature qualification reports for all storage and transportation areas


  • Experience within Pharmaceutical, Healthcare, Food or Manufacturing Industry essential
  • Experience working to GDP/GMP standards is essential
  • Degree educated or equivalent in a science subject is desirable
  • Previous experience working within a Quality department certified to ISO9001 or ISO13485 standard
  • Trained and qualified Lead Auditor (BSI or IRCA registration desirable)
  • Role requires some off-site travel and overnight stays

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