HPD Inspector

Dublin (City), Leinster (IE)
16 Jun 2021
16 Jul 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
Contract, Permanent
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)

Health Products Distribution (HPD) Inspector

On behalf of my client, I am recruiting for a Health Products Distribution (HPD) Inspector.

The successful candidate will be reporting to the Health Products Distribution Inspections Manager. The HPD Inspector will be primarily responsible for assessing the compliance of a wide range of national operators involved in certain activities of the pharmaceutical, cosmetic, chemical and medical device industries.

Key Responsibilities:

Operational Objectives:

  • Preparing for, organising and carrying out inspections
  • Writing of inspection reports and contributing to preparation of joint reports
  • Applying risk management principles in all areas of inspection activity

Quality and Knowledge Management:

  • Effective implementation of Quality Management Systems within the Compliance Department
  • Ensure that HPD procedures remain up to date with relevant developments in National, European and International regulations, legislation and guides

Performance Management:

  • Working with the line manager to agree and reach appropriate performance related targets
  • Participation within the company’s Performance Development Programme (PDP)

Communication/Customer Focus

  • Liaising with relevant departments to facilitate the identification, performance, evaluation and follow-up of inspection and compliance activities
  • Contributing by participating at national and international seminars as required


  • A relevant primary honours science degree
  • A minimum of three years relevant experience in the pharmaceutical or related environment
  • A full valid driving licence and car
  • Evidence of excellent decision-making skills
  • Evidence of excellent communication and report writing skills
  • Experience in performing regulatory or industry audits or inspections
  • A post-graduate qualification in a relevant pharmaceuticals-related discipline
  • A proven track record of working in an environment requiring a high degree of flexibility, and as part of a team – and working unsupervised
  • Experience in the use of Quality Risk Management principles and tools
  • A proven ability to react effectively to emerging work-related issues