Senior Manager / Associate Director, GMP Quality Assurance

San Diego, CA

  • We are seeking a responsible, dynamic, creative and highly motivated Senior Manager or Associate Director, GMP Quality Assurance to join our Quality Assurance department.  
  • This role is responsible for providing quality oversight and managing the quality aspects of clinical drug substance/drug product manufacturing at contract services providers (CSP) and will support internal CMC functions to ensure GMP compliance. 
  • This is a full-time position in the company’s San Diego headquarters. 
  • The title will be dependent upon experience level

Specific Responsibilities

  • Work directly with internal teams and CSPs to ensure drug substance and drug products meet required quality standards and specifications.
  • Review manufacturing and labeling batch records and perform lot disposition activities in collaboration with CMC department to ensure ongoing clinical drug supply.
  • Plan and lead GMP compliance audits (internal and CSPs).
  • Develop and review Quality Agreements with CSPs and external parties, as needed.
  • Provide quality assurance support for supplier qualification, technology transfer, scale-up, validation and other cGMP activities.
  • Maintain quality systems processes and procedures: change control, compliance audit, quality investigations (i.e., deviations and OOS), supplier qualification and management, training, complaints, and CAPA; implement process improvements to ensure cGMP compliance.
  • Perform QA review and approval for GMP SOPs; author new procedures and revisions as needed.
  • Review and approve Production Records, Specifications, Test Methods, Validation Protocols, Stability Protocols/Reports, and other cGMP documentation.
  • Facilitate resolution of quality issues with internal and external parties in a timely manner. Coordinate communications with CSPs and internal team for quality issues.
  • Perform QA review of CMC sections of regulatory submissions.
  • Work effectively and collaboratively with external vendors and cross-functional teams, such as pharmaceutical development, CMC, clinical, regulatory affairs, and program management
  • Assist with regulatory inspection readiness activities.
  • Ensure that documents and records are kept in compliance with regulations and internal procedures


  • BA/BS in a scientific field of study
  • At least 10 years of relevant experience in GMP quality assurance
  • Experience managing quality systems
  • Experience with preparation of CMC sections of US/EU regulatory submissions
  • Sound knowledge of the drug development process
  • In depth understanding and application of industry standards and cGMP/international regulations and guidelines
  • Risk assessment experience and understanding of risk management principles. Familiarity with risk based approaches suitable for bio-pharmaceutical development
  • Advanced ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to successfully manage a full workload across multiple-projects
  • Experience with contract service provider oversight and conducting audits
  • A flexible attitude with respect to work assignments and continued industry related education
  • Must have ability to innovate, think strategically and conceptually, and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to handle even difficult situations professionally and maintain a professional and caring demeanor

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