Sr. Director Corporate Quality

Company: Nice-Pak Products, Inc. ( Learn More )

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4 Year Degree
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Job Description Driven by a commitment to research, quality and service, PDI, Inc. provides innovative products, educational resources, training and support to prevent infection transmission and promote health and wellness. Encompassing 3 areas, our Healthcare, Sani Professional and Contract manufacturing divisions, we develop, manufacture and distribute leading edge products for North America and the world.

We have several locations across the US and are looking for new Associates to join our team!


The Senior Director of Corporate Quality position is responsible for developing and implementing cGMP Quality Systems for drug/device products. This individual will manage through direct reports all aspects of cGMP Quality Operation functions (i.e., Quality Systems, Change Control, Document Control and Training, Vendor/Supplier QA, Validation and Third Party QA) through all phases of product development, commercial and life-cycle. This position and the team reporting to it will serve as the key point of contact representing QA in various developmental projects and liaising with various regulatory agencies for quality related matters.


• Provide strategic leadership, development and implementation of cGMP QA Systems for drug/device products.
• Develop and maintain an effective Quality Management System (QMS) that complies with all regulatory requirements and applicable standards including FDA, EPA, ISO and Health Canada.
• Oversee and manage all aspects of quality functions for e.g., Quality Systems (Deviations, CAPA, Change Control, , Product Complaints, Management and Product Quality Review, Internal Audits), Document Control and Training, Lot Disposition (Raw materials to Finished Product release) for contracted products, Validation/Engineering oversight (facilities, equipment, computer systems, processes, risk management, manufacturing/technical transfer) and Vendor/Supplier and Third Party QA.
• Develop and implement Quality Risk Management (QRM) process to support assessment of complex systems, critical deviations and corrective and preventive actions (CAPA).
• Monitor supplier compliance programs including critical vendor statements, prioritization of quality agreements, quality audits, certifications and qualifications of approved suppliers.
• Create a culture of sustainable quality through quality and compliance programs such as risk assessments, change management, data integrity, right first time, quality councils and critical quality metrics.
• Conduct periodic Product Quality Review and chair the Management Review meetings.
• Identify, assess and communicate QA strategies, metrics (KPIs), gaps and compliance risks to senior management.
• Tracking, trending all KPIs (QA metrics) and design action plans to address trends.
• Monitor the effectiveness of the QMS by establishing appropriate quality objectives, metrics, and compliance goals.
• Partner with Product Development, Regulatory Affairs, Clinical Research, external vendors and partners to support corporate objectives and ensure compliance with all quality, regulatory and quality compliance requirements.
• Lead and contribute to site inspection readiness and commercial readiness preparations.
• Support and/or host regulatory audits; Federal, Notified Body for CE Mark, Local State including partner audits.
• Develop a high performing team to manage cGMP QA Operations responsibilities.
• Prepare accurate budget and headcount forecasts for QA organization. Oversee the QA organization within allotted budget and headcount.
• Provide training, development and growth opportunities for associates.

• Development and execution of Quality Assurance processes which enable rapid product development and product commercialization.
• Develop and Implement an FDA inspection readiness program.
• Develop and Conduct periodic Product Quality Review and chair the Management Review meeting.
• Develop and implement Quality Risk Management (QRM) process to support assessment of complex systems, critical deviations and corrective and preventive actions (CAPA).
• Establish and execute coaching programs for quality and manufacturing leaders to educate on sustainable quality. Requirements QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION: Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline is required. An advanced degree is preferred.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE: Working knowledge of ICH risk management tools, Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA), and/or lean/Six sigma concepts.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: • 10+ years medical device and drug quality and regulatory experience in life sciences technology driven company.
• Minimum of at least 5 years of successful organizational leadership with measurable improvement results.
• Seasoned professional in managing cGMP Quality Systems (QA and QC) for drug/device products with a thorough knowledge of cGMP regulations (21CFR211, 21CFR820, EMA), ISO 13485, CE Marking and ICH guidances.
• Experience in oversight of implementing cGMP computer systems with compliance to Part 11 and EU Annex 11 requirements.

SKILLS/ABILITIES: • Ability to work independently on QA projects and initiatives with minimum supervision.
• Pro-active in identifying opportunities along with strong problem solving and negotiation skills.
• Ability to work 'hands on' in an entrepreneurial, fast paced environment.
• Leads by example and highly collaborative with the proven ability to work in a cross-functional team.
• Self-starter and team player with strong leadership, administrative, interpersonal, and team-building skills.
• Strong verbal, written communication skills and computer skills are required.
• Must be goal-oriented, quality-conscientious, and customer-focused.


NONE: No hazardous or significantly unpleasant conditions.


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Nice-Pak Products, Inc. (NP) is the global developer, manufacturer and marketer of pre-moistened wipes for the consumer market, specializing in personal care, hygiene, household cleaning and disinfection products.
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