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Supplier Quality Manager II

Bloomington, IN 47402

Posted: 11/22/2023 Employment Type: Direct Hire/Perm Job Category: Quality and Compliance Job Number: 592541 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

Target Pay Rate: 135-155k **salary will be commensurate with experience 

Job Description: 

The Quality Manager, Supplier Quality, is a member of the Quality Assurance Leadership Team reporting directly to the Quality Manager, Compliance. They provide leadership and direction for and participates in supplier qualification activities.

What you'll do:
  • Provides guidance, support, direction and leadership through positive interactions with all personnel during daily operations.
  • Interviews, hires, coaches, and develops staff. Conducts annual performance reviews for all direct reports. Assists in setting performance objectives and development plans.
  • Creates/Develops a strong team by setting clear direction and empowering members to obtain results that support strategic objectives.
  • Develops and oversees the supplier qualification process and leads requirement completion initiatives, including supplier on-site audits (vendors of API, raw materials, components, and services which support pharmaceutical manufacturing).
  • Responsible for ensuring Supplier Quality requirements are performed and processed in a timely manner (e.g., audits, supplier re-evaluations, quality agreement negotiation and implementation, risk assessment/mitigation, SCAR (supplier corrective action report), part/service approvals, supplier notices of change).
  • Implements, evaluates and improves the effectiveness of purchasing controls and supplier quality processes and procedures.
  • Serves as Supplier Quality subject matter expert during Client audits and Regulatory Inspections.
  • Ensures that audit schedules are produced and communicated in a timely fashion.
  • Plans and develops audit assessment strategies and logistics. Reports on weaknesses, ineffective procedures, policy exceptions and discrepancies and recommends appropriate corrective actions.
  • Evaluates corrective and preventive action responses to audit findings for adequacy, including root cause and timeliness. 
  • Collaborates with Purchasing and Incoming Quality Control teams as needed to ensure supplier requirements are met.
  • Collects, trends and reports supplier quality metrics to ensure supplier monitoring requirements are met.
  • Improve quality systems at selected suppliers to improve the overall compliance of the QMS.

What you'll bring:
  • Bachelor's degree required; preference in a Life Science field.
  • Minimum 8 years experience in Quality (Auditing or Supplier Quality functions).
  • Minimum 5 years experience in a leadership role.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook and the ability to use enterprise and eQMS software (examples include: TrackWise, JDE, etc.)
  • Responsibilities require up to 50% travel, including internationally. Flexibility for remote work while not performing supplier audits.
  • Travel requirements include routine on-site visits to Bloomington, IN and/or Halle, Germany to collaborate in person with team members.
  • ASQ and/or RAB auditor accreditation is desired.
  • Knowledge of pharmaceutical regulations, e.g., ISO 13485, ISO 9001, FDA cGMP, Eudralex, other global aseptic manufacturing regulations.
  • Business Acumen; knowledgeable in current and possible future policies, practices, trends, technology, and information affecting his/her industry, business, and organization.
  • Collaboration and Teamwork: Good communications, facilitation, coordination, and team skills.
  • Project management skills managing multiple issues of moderate to high complexity relatively independently with minimal supervision/instructions.
  • Responsible for managing department financial budget.
  • Multi-tasking skills in a demanding fast paced environment.
  • Superior written and oral communications skill sets.


Physical / Safety Requirements
  • Duties require the ability don Grade C gowning in order to enter classified areas.
  • Duties may require overtime work, including nights and weekends.
  • Use of hands and fingers to manipulate office equipment is required.
  • Position requires sitting for long hours, but may involve walking or standing for long periods of time.
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