Vendor Quality Auditor (18-10-RFP09)

  • St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
  • Contract

Company Description

CP Professional Services (CP) is a full service Life Sciences Quality and Compliance consulting firm also offering Engineering headquartered in Sparta, New Jersey with offices in Florham Park NJ and San Diego CA. CP is committed to our clients and develops innovative strategies and targeted solutions necessary to exceed standards and our clients' individual needs, goals and expectations.

CP is ranked 3rd in the NJBIZ Top 50 Companies to Work for and is listed in NJBIZ 50 Fastest Growing Companies in NJ.

Job Description

CP is seeking 2 Vendor Quality Auditor for an initial 6 month assignment to work onsite at our pharmaceutical/medical device client located in  in St. Louis, MO.  

Summary:

This position is responsible Vendor Quality Auditor will ensure realization of the site vendor oversight plan by conducting risk assessments, paper based audits and ensuring the follow-up on corrective actions. Vendor Quality Auditor will report your findings in a clear, precise and factual way. Will work closely with departments outside QA to improve overall quality and oversight of vendors. Will work closely within the Vendor Quality Management department to ensure assessments and follow up actions are completed on time and any corrective or preventative actions are put into place in a timely manner. Vendor Quality Auditor will contribute to the continuous improvement of the internal processes and may be asked to participate in Quality related Project teams.

 

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work with other Compliance Auditors and different departments to ensure maintenance of Supplier/Vendor Oversight Program.
  • Perform paper based vendor audits
  • Monitor performance/compliance issues identified across vendors. Perform Supplier Scorecard assessment and letters
  • Participate and/or lead cross functional meetings and process improvement teams related to supplier improvement.
  • Supplier Selection Process: Determine acceptability of suppliers for potential use by The Client. Act as Quality Authority for approving Supplier Evaluation Reports, completing Supplier Assessments. Issue Material Safety Risk Questionnaires (MSRQ) to suppliers, review and approve responses, including BSE & TSE statements.
  • Supplier Qualification Evaluation: Act as Quality Authority or author Supplier Qualification Summary Reports.
  • Supplier Quality Risk Management: Review and approve Supplier Corrective Action Requests, responses and proposed corrective and preventative actions. Work with The Clients Quality Engineers to ensure corrective and preventative actions are implemented. Perform impact assessments for Supplier Change Notifications, assigning additional departments to the review as needed. Manage Supplier Quality Agreements, which includes preparing Quality Agreements, working with Suppliers to meet Regulatory requirements, identification and inclusion of any mitigating responsibilities to ensure compliance, maintain for records.
  • Complete Risk Assessments for vendor oversight, qualification, audits, etc.
  • Notify management and end users of any issues with Supplier.
  • Supplier Master List: Manage Approved Supplier List in The Clients Supplier Management System (SMS), including but not limited to: Supplier Name, Address, Supplier Role, Supplier Chain Management, Supplier Contacts, product codes. Approve Supplier Qualification and Approve Supply Chains in SMS.
  • Supplier Quality Oversight: Assist with preparation for supplier audits to include review of Scorecard, manufacturing deviations, product recall or reprocessing, or change controls associated with the supplier. Work with other sites using supplier to ensure full coverage and inclusion during audit. After paper based audit completion provide a clear, precise report for Quality review. Supplier Audit reports are to include audit rating as well as reference to standard, regulation or Quality Agreement expectations or requirements (e.g. 21CFR210, ISO 9001, etc.)
  • Work with The Clients Global Supply groups (center functions, other sites) as needed: Manufacturing & Supplier Quality Assessments (MSQA) Team, other of The Clients site Supplier Compliance Groups, Procurement, etc.
  • Other duties within the quality department as required.

Qualifications

  • Candidates MUST SHOW ACCEPTABLE PROOF OF U.S. CITIZENSHIP / U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident Status and successfully complete a drug & background check
  • Bachelor's degree in a technical field i.e. Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Pharmacy and a minimum five (5) years of experience in a pharmaceutical and/or medical device production environment or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge and understanding of ISO 13485, ISO 14971, and 21 CFR 210, 211, & 820
  • Strong auditing experience in medical device, pharmaceutical  and/or contract manufacturing required
  • Lead Auditor certification (ASQ/CQA/ISO) preferred
  • Experience with Risk Assessments preferred
  • Excellent analytical and investigation skills
  • Fluent in English both speaking & writing
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational skills

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.