Shire Associate Director Quality Control in Milford, Massachusetts

Supervise, plan, organize, direct and evaluate all activities of the Quality Laboratory to ensure the safety and reliability of Baxter products, and to comply with quality and regulatory requirements. Making critical decisions to release raw materials, in-process testing and final release of finished products in a timely manner. Identify potential risks associated with laboratory operations and lead teams to resolve lab issues. Serve as a contact person for the Quality Laboratory, and manage all Quality and Regulatory Inspections. Work closely with manufacturing and product development teams to ensure product safety.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide Quality Laboratory long-term objectives, general policies and management guidance based on business directions and goals.

  • Interpret applicable quality and regulatory requirements (e.g., FDA, GLP, QSR, cGMP, USP, and CDR rules, and guidelines), develop policies to implement these requirements for the laboratory operation.

  • Ensure compliance with testing SOPs and specifications. Monitor the testing techniques and accuracy of all records and documentation that is done in the lab.

  • Work closely with manufacturing and product development teams and participate in pro-active functions that impact production, increase efficiency, solve problems, generate cost savings, improve quality and provide new product support.

  • Manage CPA's and operating budget for the lab.

  • Assure compliance with company procedures. Prepare the department ready for an audit by both internal and external authorities. Serve as the Quality Management for the lab. and interface with investigators during these inspections.

  • Assure a safe and non-discriminatory working environment for employees.

  • Ensure employees are properly trained and audited. Make appropriate staffing recommendations. Evaluate performance via performance appraisals and insure employees have development plans.

  • Work with teams of business units and meet operational goals.


Must know quality laboratory operations and government regulations pertaining to pharmceutical and medical device manufacturing labs. very well. Must have the ability of managing complex projects and resolving complex lab. Issues. Must possess excellent supervisory and interpersonal skills, and be able to communicate with all level personnel and regulatory authorities. Should have advanced knowledge in Statistical Analysis, QSR, cGMP, CFR, USP and GDP. Strong leadership, project and people management skills, and ability to make critical decisions. Strong understanding of business and/or industry.

Education and/or Experience:

Bachelors Degree in Chemistry, or biological science with 9-13 years experience, or Masters Degree in Chemistry, or biological science with 7-11 years experience, PhD in relevant scientific field with 4-8 years experience.

Minimum 2-3 years of management experience.

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