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Associate Director of GCP Quality Assurance

£Competitive | East Midlands |  QA |  Permanent  | Ref:888370A



Owen Heyworth

Which team do you work in?

I work in the Drug Development team.

Which area do you specialise in?

I specialise in Clinical Operations and Quality Assurance.

How do you keep up-to-date with the issues in your sector?

I keep up-to-date by reading articles posted online and staying in touch with relevant news. 

What's your favourite film and why?

My favourite film...I'm going to have to say Se7en. I know how dark that film is but I think it's brilliantly written with unexpected twists and turns throughout. 

If you could invent one thing what would it be?

I would have to take a page out of Elon Musk's book and would invent a way for people to be transported around, similar to the way they do in the show Futurama. I just think it would make things ten times easier and quicker.

What makes you #DistinctlyDifferent? 

What makes me Distinctly Different is the interest I have into why you might be looking to leave a role and would really focus on that aspect to find you one that could eliminate that problem for good. 


The Role

Associate Director of GCP Quality Assurance - CRO - East Midlands - £Competitive


The Company

Our client is a highly passionate and innovative company providing CRO and CDMO global services including formulation development, clinical pharmacology trials, and clinical and commercial manufacturing services. Their growing business contains over 800 staff across the UK and USA who are instrumental to their success.


The Role

Due to successful business growth, our client is looking for an Associate QA Director with a background in a clinical environment and excellent leadership skills, to join their team in the East Midlands. Responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Provide QA oversight to assure clinical trial activities are conducted in compliance with GCP regulations and company procedures

  • Conduct internal, supplier audits and host client audits, providing leadership for GCP regulatory inspections

  • Contribute to strategic plans for the business in conjunction with Site Leadership Team members

  • Coach and develop staff, lead a team of 6 direct reports and encourage progression

  • Identify, communicate and escalate risks, serious non-compliance situations and root cause analysis

  • Review, approve and assure continued maintenance of Quality systems, change controls and CAPA's



  • Previous experience leading a Quality Assurance team in a CRO

  • Passionate about leading and developing team members and delivering excellent quality standards

  • Phase I or II experience is highly desirable

  • Experience and knowledge of GXP processes and regulations is essential

  • Change management and implementing systems experience in relation to Pharmaceutical, Clinical and Healthcare Industries


What should you do next?

This Director of QA role is one not to be missed; it encompasses the opportunity to develop a team in an innovative company. To discuss further, please submit your current CV. Unless otherwise stated, if applying for a job within the European Union, you must ensure that you are already authorised to work there. Carrot Pharma Recruitment Ltd acts as an Employment Business and an Employment Agency on behalf of our client in recruitment for this role.

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