Jazz Pharmaceuticals

  • QA Specialist, Quality Projects

    Job Post Information* : Posted Date 1 month ago(9/19/2018 11:37 AM)
    # of Openings
    Min. Exp. (Yrs)
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    Job Post Information* : External Company Name
    Jazz Pharmaceuticals
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    Advertised Location : Address
    Waterloo Exchange
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  • Overview

    Jazz Pharmaceuticals is an international biopharmaceutical company focused on improving patients’ lives by identifying, developing and commercializing meaningful products that address unmet medical needs. We are continuing to expand our commercial product portfolio and our research and development pipeline in therapeutic areas that can leverage our unique expertise.

    Our therapeutic areas of focus include sleep and hematology/oncology – areas in which we have a deep understanding of the patient journey and a suite of products and product candidates to address critical needs.

    We are looking for the best and brightest talent to join our team.  If you’re looking to be a part of a company with an unwavering commitment to improving patients’ lives and being a great place to work, we hope you’ll explore our career openings and get to know Jazz Pharmaceuticals. 

    Position Profile

    This opportunity is available in Dublin, Ireland.

    Reporting to:

    Reporting to Associate Director of Quality Projects.

    Job Description:

    This position is part of the Quality Projects group within Technical Operations organisation based in Dublin. The position supports the contact manufacturing operations team, select supply chain operations and development function for Investigational Medicinal Products (IMPs).

    Specifically, this position is responsible for Quality oversight of CMOs/vendors of Jazz IMPs, used in clinical studies in support of new product introduction and existing product development during lifecycle management.


    The individual is responsible for but not limited to:

    • Monitor the operations at the Contract Manufacturer of IMPs, Perform batch review, review product complaints, deviations, change controls and product related investigations (OOS investigations, deviations and CAPAs).
    • Act as lead auditor in third party vendor audits for IMPs, to include: GMP contract manufacturing, analytical testing, and storage locations when required to ensure compliance with Jazz requirements and country specific regulations.
    • Managing the product stability programme for IMPs
    • Develop and write SOPs & controlled documents as required.
    • Generate and maintain Product Specification Files (PSFs)
    • Review and approval of product artwork/labelling
    • Build authentic relationships and participate in meetings, as required, with suppliers and contract manufacturers and maintain all product-related, Quality Technical Agreements (QTA’s), QP Agreements and QP Declarations.
    • Operating supplier management process to include qualification, re-qualification and discontinuation of contractors.
    • To participate in continuous improvement projects utilising Operational Excellence programs.
    • Developing and maintaining Quality Systems and ensuring that all operations are fully in compliance with current international standards for cGMP.
    • Support validation activities.
    • Supporting CTSM with on time Quality review and approvals to ensure timely supply of clinical material to trial sites.

    Other Responsibilities:

    • Work directly with other key Jazz Pharmaceutical departments to ensure compliance and productive working relationships.
    • Work closely with other members of Technical Operations  organization to ensure delivery of key project objectives and timelines
    • Contribute to management of the supplier approval program through audit participation and GxP compliance oversight
    • Assist with troubleshooting quality issues at Partner’s or vendor’s site or associated with technology transfer, when required.
    • Maintain appropriate Quality Technical Agreements with all GxP vendors
    • Supporting regulatory submissions

    Personal Competencies:

    • Bachelor's degree in. chemistry, biology or a related discipline
    • Experience working in finished product pharmaceutical/ biologics, including analytical chemistry, quality assurance, quality control, development, and /or manufacturing areas
    • Experience with third party vendor auditing, complaint handling and change control
    • Thorough understanding of quality systems and GMP/GDP
    • Very good oral and written communication skills
    • Interpersonal skills and professional skills to interact at all levels including senior executives, contractors, and colleagues
    • Experience working with contract manufacturing
    • Lead auditor training and experience
    • Experience interfacing with regulatory bodies or supporting regulatory submissions

    Jazz Pharmaceuticals is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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