Clinical Quality Manager - GCP

Clinical Quality Manager - GCP

Job Title: Clinical Quality Manager - GCP
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Worthing
Salary: Highly Competitive Salary & Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 15866 ST
Contact Name: Steve Twinley
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 16, 2018 17:28

Job Description

Are you an experienced Clinical Quality professional, with extensive knowledge of GCP and the implementation and development of quality systems? Are you keen to be part of an expanding Pharmaceutical organisation with genuinely amazing scientific concepts behind their drug products? If so, this brand new position could be an ideal and exciting career move.

A permanent role has been created within a one of Europe’s most innovative and unique Biopharmaceutical companies. We are looking for an energetic, visionary individual who can develop, implement and maintain clinical management systems and processes for the company to grow into over the coming years, with their extensive pipeline of vaccine trials across Europe and the USA. You will be based in West Sussex and will travel regularly to Germany, Italy, Spain and occasionally to America. Whether your background is more from Big Pharma or from smaller innovation businesses, if you have a deep understanding of Clinical QA (with a particular focus on early phase studies), or some moderate experience in this sector and the desire to progress up to the next phase of your career, please get in touch!

The Company
A pioneering European Pharmaceutical company specialising in the development and sterile production of injectable and oral dose vaccines and diagnostic kits for people who suffer from allergies. They have developed an innovative approach to medical treatments over a number of decades and are in an exciting phase of expansion across Europe and the USA. There are around 270 employees in total in Worthing, with a similarly-sized partner site in Germany, and the company has an excellent reputation for its welcoming atmosphere, staff morale and ongoing career development. They have a number of ongoing clinical trials in different countries and have created this new position in order to empower someone with responsibility for implementation and management of GCP quality systems.

The Role
You will develop, maintain and implement a clinical quality management process for the monitoring of the clinical research activities, including projects / studies in pre-clinical phase and clinical phases 1-4, and in accordance with all appropriate guidelines, regulations processes / protocols. 

Your role will include being the company interface for audits and inspections relating to GCP compliance, proactively anticipating changes to GCP legislation and their potential impact on the business. You will plan and monitor the quality of clinical study tasks, contributing to the vendor selection process by ensuring adequacy of vendor quality systems and standards. You will oversee clinical documentation processes, perform investigator site / vendor GCP audits, plan CAPA plans and follow-ups, and drive process improvement initiatives in support of the company’s forward-thinking approach to ongoing optimisation.

This is a broad and engaging role which requires a range of skills, as well as the willingness to travel to Germany, USA and other countries when needed. Full details, including a comprehensive job description, will be provided on application.

In addition to a competitive salary (negotiable depending on experience), the company offers a very good benefits package including:

  • Annual bonus (discretionary and non-contractual)
  • Appropriate expenses for international travel (accommodation and travel costs)
  • Stakeholder pension plan
  • Life insurance scheme
  • 25 days’ holiday
  • Long term disability scheme
  • Private medical plan

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate very strong aptitude for Clinical Quality, including not only a strong background in GCP but also the pragmatic manner with which to introduce new processes. Candidates will be considered from large or small Pharma or CRO environments. The most important thing is that you can show adaptability, recognising that the company is not “Big Pharma” but is expanding and therefore needs to implement processes that it can “grow into”, with all stakeholders fully engaged with these processes. You must have the flexibility to be based primarily in Worthing, West Sussex, but spend extended periods (weeks or months) in Munich, Germany, as well as visiting other sites countries such as Spain and USA.

This is a permanent position.