CCQM South Africa & Other African Countries Midrand Job Description
Our Clinical Research and Pharmacovigilance team push the boundaries of global healthcare through research and innovation. Through clinical trials and surveillance, we ensure the safety and efficacy of our existing and pipeline products to produce safe, effective, innovative medicine.
Regulations & Processes: Local expert for ICH-GCP and local regulations (incl. impact assessment of new/updated local regulations on local processes). In close collaboration with local country operations management, manages the local network of owners / Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) for global/local processes to ensure a proper implementation of global/local processes and the regular update of local Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) / Work Instructions (WIs). Local expert for any quality-related local processes. Identifies process gaps / opportunities for process improvement and properly escalates to RCQM and/or Global Process Owners (if necessary). Leads... continuous quality improvements activities at the country level as agreed with Country/Cluster CRD and RCQM and supports or co-leads continuous improvements activities at the global/regional level.
Training: Local training point of contact and the liaison between local country operations and Learning & Development (L&D). In close cooperation with local country operations management, identifies / coordinates local training needs. Supports local trainings (as needed).
Quality Control (QC) Activities: In conjunction with the local country operations management, coordinates and oversees all QC activities. This includes to ensure a proper execution of the In-house Quality Control Plan (IHQCP), the Quality Control Visits (QCVs) as well as any other QC Checks. In mutual agreement with local country operations management and the RCQM, performs QC activities (incl. QCVs) and conducts ad hoc site visits upon request. On a regular basis and in collaboration with local country operations, identifies local trends, performs root-cause-analysis (if necessary), develops local action plan (incl. sharing of results and training of local country operations, if required).
Audits & Inspections: Primary local point of contact for Quality Assurance and Regulatory Agencies. Manages and supports activities during the preparation / ongoing / follow-up phase of an audit or inspection. In cooperation with local country operations and/or headquarters, performs root-cause-analysis for audit observations/inspection findings, manages and tracks the Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPAs) and coordinates/facilitates the responses to audit/inspection reports. On a regular basis and in collaboration with local country operations, identifies local trends, performs root-cause-analysis (if necessary) and develops local action plan (incl. sharing of results and training of local country operations, if required).
Quality / Compliance / Privacy Issue Escalation: Communicates/escalates quality/compliance issues (incl. any potential trends) to local country operations management and RCQM. Escalates significant quality/compliance issues and supports investigations (fact finding, root-cause-analysis) as well as the reporting of Serious Breaches, if applicable. Serves as local POC or supports local POC in case of escalations/reporting of Privacy Incidents, if applicable.
Clinical Supplies GCP Investigations Evaluates trends on Clinical Supply GCP Inquiries and incorrect management of clinical supplies. Coordinates GCP Investigations of trends related to Clinical Supply GCP Inquiries and incorrect management of clinical supplies (if necessary). Supplier Qualification: Leads local supplier qualifications and re-qualifications of locally selected suppliers and supports solving of quality issues with locally selected suppliers. Supports the Quality Management System (QMS) assessment for local supplier qualifications and re-qualifications.
Compliance & Privacy Steward: Supports implementation of divisional compliance/privacy initiatives and reporting at the local level. Communicates compliance/privacy concerns to local legal/compliance/privacy department and/or Compliance/Global Privacy Office. Global / Regional Key Initiatives / Projects Supports global/regional key initiatives/projects upon request of the RCQM.
Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in relevant health care area.
Experience: A minimum of 6-8 years of relevant experience in clinical research including direct field monitoring experience or management/oversight of such individuals, with a demonstrated record of accomplishments. Experience in Country Operations preferred. Deep knowledge and understanding of Clinical Trial processes, GCP and other clinical research related regulations. Solid track record of initiating, planning and delivery of projects and knowledge of project management practices. Demonstrated experience in leading cross-functional teams. Ideally, experience in Clinical Quality Management including Quality Control Activities, Process
Management & Improvement. Ideally, experience in managing audits and inspections. Ideally, experience in coordinating and delivering training sessions. Skills: Superior oral and written communication and leadership skills in an international environment. Excellent project management and organizational skills. Excellent teamwork skills, including conflict resolution expertise and discretion
Ability to analyze, interpret, and solve complex problems.
Ability to think strategically, objectively and with creativity and innovation.
Ability to proficiently interact with all levels of clinical research management and exert influence to achieve results.
We are a research-driven biopharmaceutical company. Our mission is built on the simple premise that if we follow the science that great medicines can make a significant impact to our world. We believe that a research-driven enterprise dedicated to world-class science can succeed by inventing medicine and vaccine innovations that make a difference for patients across the globe.
Who we are
We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.
What we look for
In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth.
We are proud to be a company that embraces the value of bringing diverse, talented, and committed people together. The fastest way to breakthrough innovation is when diverse ideas come together in an inclusive environment. We encourage our colleagues to respectfully challenge one anothers thinking and approach problems collectively. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.
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Employee Status: Regular
Relocation: No relocation
VISA Sponsorship: No
Travel Requirements: 50%
Flexible Work Arrangements: Not Specified
Shift: Not Indicated
Valid Driving License: Yes
Number of Openings: 1
Requisition ID:R127589 Midrand South Africa
CCQM South Africa & Other African Countries Midrand MSD Midrand