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Senior Director, Quality Compliance Operations - EMEA - Homebased

Worldwide Clinical Trials
United Kingdom;Homeworking
Start date
17 Apr 2024
Closing date
17 May 2024

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Quality, QA / QC, Regulatory Affairs, Compliance
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)

Job Details

Who we are:

Worldwide Clinical Trials (Worldwide), a leading global contract research organization (CRO), works in partnership with biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies to create customized solutions that advance new medications - from discovery to reality. Anchored in our company’s scientific heritage, our dedicated therapeutic focus on cardiovascular, metabolic, neuroscience, oncology, and rare diseases, is applied to develop flexible plans and solve problems quickly for our customers.

Our talented team of 3,000+ professionals spans 60+ countries. We are united in cause with our customers to improve the lives of patients through new and innovative therapies.

Why Worldwide:

We believe everyone plays an important role in making a world of difference for patients and their caregivers. From our hands-on, accessible leaders, to our cohesive and supportive teams, we are committed to enabling professionals from all backgrounds and experiences to succeed. We prioritize cultivating a diverse and inclusive environment that continues to promote collaboration and creativity. We are proud to be a workplace where people thrive by being themselves and are inspired to do their best work every day. Join us!

What you will do:

Reporting to the EVP Global Quality, the Senior Director Compliance Operations is responsible for oversight, planning, leading execution of GxP standards and compliance for Worldwide’s systems, operations and facilities. Working cross-functionally with the Operations teams focusing on the delivery of clinical quality services to the company.
  • Provide regulatory intelligence/surveillance for GxP requirements globally. Identify quality impact and actions and advise on requirements for Worldwide systems, processes and training.
  • Partner with all functional operational areas, including Regulatory, Clinical, Data management, IT, Technical Operations, Data Management, Vendor Management, Pharmacovigilance, and Early Phase teams, as appropriate, to achieve Quality objectives.
  • Serve as a GCP/GxP subject matter expert for Worldwide Operations
  • Oversight of Clinical Systems Validation and digital data GxP compliance for Worldwide systems
  • Undertaking compliance oversight for new systems and operations championing a quality by design approach.
  • Identify, and guide continuous improvement in GxP compliance for Worldwide processes, operations and systems
  • Support, advice and oversight for GMP and GDP for studies and operations
  • Oversight and review of SOPs across all business operations ensuring compliance.
  • Advise and direct on GxP requirements for new offices or business activities
  • Oversight of quality and compliance requirements for Decentralized Clinical Trials
  • Support and oversight of vendors including Quality agreements
  • Responsible for management and oversight of Quality Management Systems actions (deviations, quality issues, CAPA and Change control relating to relevant operations).

What you will bring to the role:
  • Ability to lead a team of individuals with a clear vision and defined purpose
  • Demonstrated skills for influencing, being resourceful, managing conflict and negotiating
  • Demonstrates an advanced aptitude for facilitating group or project initiatives
  • Works with a sense of urgency; ability to recognize time sensitivity and leads assertively
  • Has an advanced understanding of clinical research principles and processes for clinical trials
  • Experience with identifying and implementing regulatory changes within life sciences organizations across GxPs.
  • Previous experience with leading / participating in Regulatory Authority Inspections e.g.: FDA BIMO inspections, MHRA GCP inspections, Health Canada GCP inspections, EMA GCP inspections, or other international Regulatory inspections.

Your Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required; MS in a scientific or allied health field preferred.
  • In depth relevant GxP experience (Minimum of 12 years in CRO/Pharma/Biotech)
  • Minimum of 4 years of management experience in leading a team
  • Experience of clinical, phase I and laboratory operations and systems
  • Experience in Quality CSV and DCT systems OR: Knowledge of Clinical System Validation and Decentralized Clinical Trials Quality compliance requirements.
  • Advanced working knowledge of ICH Guidelines, FDA regulations, European Directives, UK Statutory Instruments. Broad expertise related to understanding the GxP global requirements - regulations, laws and guidelines with the ability to identify key requirements and changes as they relate to Worldwide.
  • Advanced understanding of the Drug Development Process
  • Understanding of 21 CFR Part 11 regulations and other international guidelines specifically addressing Computer Systems Electronic Record/Electronic Signature
  • Domestic and international travel required (approximately 10-15%)

We love knowing that someone is going to have a better life because of the work we do.

To view our other roles, check out our careers page at ! For more information on Worldwide, visit or connect with us on LinkedIn .




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Brief Company Description; 

We’re a global, midsize CRO that pushes boundaries, innovates and invents because the path to a cure for the world’s most persistent diseases is not paved by those who play it safe. It is built by those who take pioneering, creative approaches and implement them with quality and excellence.

We are Worldwide Clinical Trials, and we are a global team of over 3,000 experts, bright thinkers, dreamers and doers and, together, we are changing the way the world experiences CROs – in the best possible way.

Our mission is to work with passion and purpose every day to improve lives and we are looking for others who value this same pursuit.


Company info
Worldwide Clinical Trials
+44 115 956 7711
1st Floor Waterfront House
Beeston Business Park

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