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Quality Account Manager - Global Supplier Quality

Location Södertälje, Stockholm County, Sweden Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States Wuxi, Jiangsu, China Job ID R-119367 Date posted 17/09/2021

Quality Account Manager

Competitive salary and benefits

Build a long-term career by unlocking opportunities for lifelong learning

Build unrivalled capabilities in a place that promotes learning agility and offers development opportunities. We never stand still so you’ll have the chance to constantly grow your abilities, skills and knowledge. Here we are a fusion of challenging and interesting work, in an energising and inspiring environment.

Make a meaningful impact on people’s lives with life-changing medicines

Join the team where everyone feels a personal connection to the people that we impact. From our science labs to manufacturing at scale, we are committed to delivering at the highest quality. It’s inspiring and rewarding work, influencing every part of the product lifecycle to deliver life-changing medicines. To ultimately make people’s lives better – from patients and their families to all of us in society.

Global Supplier Quality (GSQ) are responsible and accountable for quality related matters in relation to all outsourced GMP activities across AstraZeneca. This includes the supply of API’s, drug product, medical devices and materials.

What you’ll do

You are responsible for the Quality management of assigned Supply Chains within the Supply Chain management teams in Global Supplier Quality and supporting the GES PCO organization. This means being accountable for all Quality activities that directly support execution of Quality Management of Product Supply Chains for Global External Sourcing, supply to customer (and/or AZ Site) covering end to end supply of the externally sourced products. Which includes, but is not limited to, Quality oversight and supporting Quality Directors during issue management of quality issues impacting the ability to provide the right product at the right time to the customer and taking the lead for GES in IMTs. The QAM serve as the primary interface between Quality and the Supply Chain Leads and as the Quality leader in the escalation of quality supply chain issues.

You may also perform the preparation and submission of periodic Supplier Quality Assessments, Regulatory Agency interactions and serving as Quality leaders on NPI teams in the review of new Product Supply Chains. In Licensing, strategic sourcing projects, process optimization and product transfer projects are within the scope of this role. Regulatory Agency interaction includes preparation for, and management of Regulatory Agency inspections for QA/Compliance assessments of Product Supply Chains.

Essential skills and experience

  • Bachelor degree in a science / technical field such as Pharmacy, Biology, Chemistry or Engineering

  • Proven broad experience in either the pharmaceutical operations environment or pharmaceutical Quality Assurance

  • Strong demonstrated knowledge of cGMPs, Quality Systems and the pharmaceutical supply chain environment. Strong understanding of industry standards such as Pharmacopeia, ISO standards, etc.

  • At the highest level, demonstrated leadership capability and interpersonal skills to serve as the Quality leader for Product Supply Chain(s)

  • Strong problem solving and negotiating/influencing skills. Ability to work independently and excellent oral and written communication skills are also required. As is, your demonstrated experience working cross-functionally and managing significant improvement initiatives (e.g. project management skills). Ability to travel nationally and internationally as required approximately 10-20% of your time.

Desirable for the role

  • Experience working in a PCO organization or Lean/Six Sigma training

  • Multi-site / multi-functional experience

  • Shown experience in Quality Assurance or combination of Quality and Technical

  • Masters Degree in Quality Assurance/Regulatory Affairs or other advanced scientific field

Why AstraZeneca

At AstraZeneca we’re dedicated to being a Great Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and unleash your entrepreneurial spirit. There’s no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients and society. An inclusive culture that champions diversity and collaboration, and always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development. We’re on an exciting journey to pioneer the future of healthcare.

So, what's next?

Complete your application before the below closing date.

This role is open from (15/09/2021) and we welcome your application no later than (30/09/2021).

**please note that other locations could be considered**



AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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