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Guerbet is a leader in medical imaging worldwide, offering a wide range of pharmaceutical products, medical devices, digital and AI solutions for diagnostic and interventional imaging, to improve the diagnosis and treatment of patients.

A pioneer since more than 90 years in the field of contrast media, Guerbet is continuously innovating with 9% of revenue dedicated to Research & Development and four centers in France, Israel and the United States.

Guerbet (GBT) is listed on Euronext Paris (segment B – mid caps) and generated €817 million in revenue in 2019 with a global workforce of over 2,800 employees.

Achieve, Cooperate, Care and Innovate are the values that Guerbet's employees share and practice every day. Working at Guerbet means playing a unique part in the future of medical imaging. Passionate about its business, the company strive day in, day out to combine performance, quality and sustainable development.

For more information about Guerbet, please go to www.guerbet.com  and follow Guerbet on Twitter @GuerbetGroup

 

Validation Manager - QA

ABOUT US

At Guerbet, we build lasting relationships so that to enable people to live better. This is Our Purpose.
We are a global leader in medical imaging, offering an extensive portfolio of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, digital and AI solutions, for diagnostic and interventional imaging. As a pioneer in the field of contrast products since the last 95 years ,we continuously innovate. We dedicate 10% of our revenue to Research & Development such as to improve the diagnosis, prognosis and quality of life of patients.

Achieve, Cooperate, Care and Innovate are the values ​​that we share and practice on a daily basis.
Working at Guerbet is not only being part of a multicultural team of 2,600 people across more than 20 countries, but, it is above all about playing a unique role in the future of medical imaging.

For more information on Guerbet, go to www.guerbet.com and follow Guerbet on Linkedin, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube.

 

The QA Validation Manager leads the Validation Team to provide excellent service to customers and ensure compliance to cGMP FDA/EMEA regulations. Serve as a Validation subject matter expert, track and report action plan status/ completion as it relates to validation systems improvement efforts. Responsible for managing the development and the execution of qualifications, validations, re-qualifications and re-validations for process and laboratory equipment, computer systems, utilities, facilities, manufacturing and cleaning processes.

Support ongoing site wide projects by collaborating with experienced members of the Engineering, MS&T, Operations and QA teams to identify roadblocks and additional efficiencies. Additional daily responsibilities include performing and documenting risk assessments of systems and processes, assessing change proposals, drafting/reviewing/approving protocols and reports, evaluating deviations/change controls and initiating revisions of GMP documentation related to validation.

 

Position Responsibilities 

  • Responsible for the day to day activities conducted by the Validation department.
  • Provide leadership on the activities of the internal validation staff as well as external validation contractors.
  • Lead team member assignments to assure tasks are completed accurately and to schedule. 
  • Establish priorities to ensure that deadlines are met and budgets are not exceeded.
  • Oversee the site Validation Master Plan, using input from internal and external resources for continuous improvement.
  • Create, coordinate, maintain and enforce Validation systems, policies, and procedures.
  • Participate in audits and inspections conducted by internal and external entities.
  • Able to correctly assess all change controls with an accurate understanding of the bigger picture implications of changes.
  • Review and approve all business unit validation testing and documents for completeness and accuracy, sound rationale, compliance with validation policies and procedures, and accurate data.
  • Ensure all revalidation requirements are met for equipment, process and cleaning site wide.
  • Manage the revalidation program.
  • Team member for new product introductions, regulatory compliance initiatives, implementation of process improvements.
  • Forecast and manage project work correctly and independently; able to be an independent interface to other portions of the organization as assigned, providing updates as requested and seeking out higher level input when it is necessary; scope of projects managed is large and complex.
  • Write and review policies or procedures for compliance with regulatory guidance.
  • Active leader and decision maker, as needed, on internal projects related to formulation, filling, environmental, facility improvements and developing new approach to business.
  • Work with Regulatory Affairs to prepare Regulatory Submission Documents for project initiatives.
  • Lead initiatives to streamline processes and workflow by initiating Operational Excellence initiatives.
  • Interact with management, senior management and stakeholders to determine project scopes, timelines and prioritization of global and local projects.
  • Manage validation activities for large scope capital projects (including Turnaround projects) that encompass multiple protocols and/or a validation plan.
  • Direct supervision of contractors or other specialists.

 

Position Requirements

  • Thorough knowledge of validation life cycle, validation protocols (IQ/OQ/PQ) generation and execution of manufacturing and laboratory equipment, clean process utilities, classified facilities, cleaning and Process Validations.
  • Thorough knowledge of the of steam sterilization, cleaning and process validation and equipment qualification.
  • Strong leadership skills, the ability to prioritize, multitask and work efficiently in a dynamic, ever changing manufacturing environment. 
  • Perform administrative duties associated with managing a department and staff.  (i.e.  establish group goals, and performance reviews).
  • Strong coaching and mentoring skills and a track record of developing direct reports.
  • Identify quality issues, and in conjunction with site Quality Manager, recommend and implement corrective and preventative actions.
  • Good communication with multiple individuals, departments, contractors, auditors and strong organizational skills
  • Knowledge of cGMP, cGLP, cGXP, FDA, ICH, EMEA and 21 CFR 11 regulations, guidelines, policies and procedures for parenteral/injectable products. 
  • Proactively manage and maintain regulatory compliance (US/EU/WHO/Brazilian/Korean standards).
  • Knowledge of agency and vendor audits.
  • Able to respond/react with appropriate urgency/ professionalism and make decision under pressure.
  • Support goals and initiatives tied to Guerbet Plan and department goals
  • Evaluate current systems and process to determine upgrades, additional technology and improve as needed.
  • Support document approval for URS, DQ, Protocol {IQ, OQ, PQ, PPQ}, validation batch records, change request, Risk Assessments, Reports, Test plans/ Transfers, laboratory documents/ Testing and SOPs
     

WHY GUERBET?

 

  • Exempt-employee benefits start on start date, non-exempt benefits start a month after hire 
  • Competitive 4% 401K match + 2% profit sharing contribution
  • Tuition reimbursement program for ongoing education 
  • 4 weeks of PTO 
  • Opportunity to collaborate with colleagues around the world!