QA Specialist - 6 month contract

Key People Limited
£250.00 - £300.00 per day
Closing date
17 Sep 2020
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An excellent opportunity has arisen for a QA Specialist to join a leading global Pharmaceutical company based in Hertfordshire on an initial 6 month contract.

Job Purpose:

  • Implement the controlled document strategy for PDQ and the supported business partners (PD, GPS and Affiliates) for all relevant regulatory compliance standards and processes related to clinical development and safety/pharmacovigilance.
  • To develop Global Procedural Documents, e.g., Policies, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Work Instructions (WIs)from identification of needs, to execution of development and deployment of outputs and materials.

Primary Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Supports establishment of GxP Global Procedural Documents throughout all of the client related organizational enterprises (PD, GPS and Affiliates) to ensure a consistent GxP process landscape for standards and processes and procedures related to clinical development and safety/pharmacovigilance which meet internal and external standards of regulatory compliance, as well as industry best practices and interpretations.
  • Builds and maintains strong relationships with key business stakeholders and ensures that PDQ is providing an efficient, effective and compliant process landscape to the functions.
  • In close collaboration with supported functional areas and key business stakeholders, identifies needs for process standardization, regulatory compliance direction and areas for improvement.
  • Ensures that business partner expectations for Procedural Document strategy, materials and deployment are met.
  • Ensures, in collaboration with business partners, that Global Procedural Documents in the GxP process landscape are up-to-date and regulatory compliant versus current Clinical and safety/pharmacovigilance international regulations.
  • Collaborates with a network of subject matter experts (SMEs) across the functional areas, supporting the Global Procedural Documents development.
  • Contributes to the PDQS Standards, Systems & Processes Governance Team to set strategies and achieve the long-term goals and objectives of PDQS and PDQ as a whole.
  • Is knowledgeable of all services and activities provided by PDQS, Standards, Systems and Processes Governance in order to provide business stakeholders with a comprehensive overview and effectively communicates this to stakeholders.
  • Supports internal process improvement projects.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in scientific or quality-related field or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • 3-5 years in the pharmaceutical industry, preferably in pharmaceutical development and working in a GxP regulated area.
  • Experience in preparation, development and administration of GxP standards and processes.
  • Organizational awareness (e.g., interrelationship of departments, business priorities), including experience successfully working cross-functionally and in global teams.

For further details about this role, or other roles within QA, please contact Tim Barratt on +44(0)1727 817 626 or email a copy of your CV to

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Our dedication to both employers and candidates, and our vast experience enables us to provide superior solutions and effective results. We're proud to be a private company driven by our commitment to our customers and we are constantly exploring new markets in our bid to become the number one recruitment agency for customer satisfaction across a number of industry sectors.

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  • Catherine House
  • Adelaide Street
  • St Albans
  • AL3 5BA
  • GB
  • +44 (0) 1727 811634
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