Site Quality Lead


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Update day: 19-11-2023

Location: Oxford South East

Category: Pharmaceutical / Chemical / Biotech Science Labor


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The Role:
Reporting to the Global Quality Head Commercial Drug Substance with dotted-line reporting to the Global Quality Control head, the Site Quality Head will be responsible for providing leadership and oversight in quality assurance for Moderna’s Drug Substance operations at the UK manufacturing site. In addition, the Site Quality Head will have responsibility for the Quality Control laboratory performing chemistry and microbial testing.

This leadership role will ensure robust processes and systems that meet compliance requirements and support the delivery of high-quality mRNA product for the local market or export. As a member of the Site Leadership Team, the Quality Head will drive a strong quality culture, deliver on production and testing commitments, and closely monitor performance.

Here’s What You’ll Do:
Establish and lead an organization responsible for supporting internal Drug Substance manufacturing operations as well as technology transfers and CQV at Moderna’s UK site. Ensure the site operates in compliance with regulatory and GMP expectations to sustainably deliver high quality product.

Ensure quality policies, procedures, and training are understood and implemented for the site as well as supportive programs and strategies including contamination control.

Review and approve cGMP documentation (Change Management, Deviation Management, Batch Records, Protocols, Specifications, Technical Reports, CAPAs, etc) and ensure alignment with global processes and platforms.

Ensure Quality Assurance presence on the manufacturing floor.

Ensure the robust and timely execution of Batch Disposition.

Establish and monitor key quality performance indicators to proactively identify and address quality system or product issues, and ensure stability, effectiveness, and improvement.

Routinely analyze and present the health of the organization for transparency and to drive accountability.

Establish and maintain a robust Quality Control laboratory able to meet business commitments. This should include testing execution as well as sample management, stability management, laboratory investigations, and performance monitoring.

Interface directly with EU or other regulatory authorities and ensure Moderna is appropriately represented in matters related to compliance and quality, especially in communications with the health authorities. Ensure inspection readiness and provide guidance and support relative to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs).

Design, build, and continuously develop a high-functioning Quality organization connected with the company’s strategic goals and quality objectives.

Role model Quality Culture and the Moderna Mindsets.

Contribute as an active and engaged member of the site leadership team as well as global Quality leadership teams.

Coach and mentor direct reports and others across the QA organization and site.

Champion continuous improvement in all aspects of total quality management through a well-trained workforce, streamlined business processes, and appropriate structured quality operations.

Develop resource strategies, allocate budget, and assess / build capabilities necessary to support effective and efficient operations.

Additional duties as may be assigned.

Here’s What You’ll Bring to the Table:
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree, preferably in Sciences (Biology, Microbiology, Chemistry, Pharmacy) or Engineering, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

10+ years of pharmaceutical or related work experience with emphasis on current Good Manufacturing Practices.

Demonstrated ability to analyze complex issues and situations.

Excellent leadership skills with the ability to operate independently, collaborate cross-functionally, and foster a positive culture.

Previous experience with Quality Control, preferred.

Moderna offers personalized benefit programs and well-being resources as unique as our global workforce so employees can do their best work.

We recognize and appreciate your diverse needs and interests and do our best to support you at work and at home with:
Quality healthcare and insurance benefits
Lifestyle Spending Accounts to create your own pathway to well-being
Free premium access to fitness, nutrition, and mindfulness classes
Family planning and adoption benefits
Generous paid time off, including vacation, bank holidays, volunteer days, sabbatical, and a discretionary year-end shutdown
Educational resources
Savings and investments
Location-specific perks and extras!

The benefits offered may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Moderna and the country where you work.

About Moderna
Since our founding in 2010, we have aspired to build the leading mRNA technology platform, the infrastructure to reimagine how medicines are created and delivered, and a world-class team. We believe in giving our people a platform to change medicine and an opportunity to change the world.

By living our mission, values, and mindsets every day, our people are the driving force behind our scientific progress and our culture. Together, we are creating a culture of belonging and building an organization that cares deeply for our patients, our employees, the environment, and our communities.

We are proud to have been recognized as a Science Magazine Top Biopharma Employer, a Fast Company Best Workplace for Innovators, and a Great Place to Work in the U.S.

If you want to make a difference and join a team that is changing the future of medicine, we invite you to visit to learn more about our current opportunities.

Moderna is a smoke-free, alcohol-free and drug-free work environment.

Moderna is a place where everyone can grow. If you meet the Basic Qualifications for the role and you would be excited to contribute to our mission every day, please apply!

Moderna is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.

Moderna is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person’s race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, ancestry or citizenship, ethnicity, disability, military or protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, or any other personal characteristic protected under applicable law. Moderna is an E-Verify Employer in the United States. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

Belonging, Inclusion, and Diversity are critical to the success of our company and our impact on society. We’re focused on attracting, retaining, developing, and advancing our employees and believe that by cultivating diverse experiences, backgrounds, and ideas, we can provide an environment where every employee is able to contribute their best.

Moderna is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to qualified job applicants with disabilities. Any applicant requiring an accommodation in connection with the hiring process and/or to perform the essential functions of the position for which the applicant has applied should make a request to the Talent Acquisition Partner or contact the Accommodations team at . (EEO/AAP Employer)
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Deadline: 19-12-2023

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