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SENIOR SPECIALIST PRODUCT QUALITY MANAGER (PQM) - EXTERNAL QUALITY ASSURANCE (EQA) STERILE required by CareerWise Recruitment for our multinational pharmaceutical client in Co. Cork. The PRODUCT QUALITY MANAGER (PQM) will perform external quality assurance releasing of sterile products, manufactured at Contract Manufacturing Organisations (CMO) to downstream site with the assurance that the goods were manufactured in conformance with all applicable policies / procedures and in Compliance with all governing Regulations.

Role of this position

  • Responsible for implementing Quality Control policy supporting the compliant supply of product by external manufacturers of sterile pharmaceuticals / biologics, by means of a risk based quality oversight, on site quality support and technical advice, counselling of manufacturing site senior leadership and providing routine on-site supervision as appropriate.
  • Provides Quality Control oversight for method validations/method transfers and method improvements at external parties.
  • The incumbent will review the executed batch records and ensure that the product has been produced in compliance with the approved batch record instructions and follow up and ensure timely close out of all corrections associated with the Batch Record Review.
  • Participate in routine weekly Tier 2 meetings / teleconferences between ExM Focus Factory and Contract Manufacturing Operations (CMOs).
  • Co-ordinate the full investigation into all Customer Complaints received for any of the batches manufactured by the CMO s.
  • Assures CMO compliance with established policies / procedures of the Division and Corporate and complies with all applicable governmental Regulations (GMP, FDA, ANVISA, etc.)
  • Responsible for on-going execution of the Quality Agreement with the External Party.
  • Contribute to EQA Management Operational and Strategic Initiatives.
  • Promote and participate in the implementation and maintenance of the SHE / EHS programmes relevant to you.
  • Participate in risk assessments, inspections, audits, incident investigations, etc. and implement and follow-up CAPA's assigned to you.
  • Provide Quality Oversight to the preparation of the Annual Product Review Report for the products associated with the CMO.
  • Tracks and monitors Quality performance / KPIs of the external manufacturer.
  • Assists in the co-ordination of significant investigations including Fact Findings. Assist in the co-ordination of any product recall involving the external manufacturer.


  • Degree or 3rd level qualification (Chemistry, Microbiology, Production, Mechanical, Process, Industrial, or Electrical or equivalent)
  • Evidence of Continuous Professional Development..
  • Knowledge in more than one pharmaceutical and/or chemical manufacturing operation (e.g. manufacturing, quality, engineering, etc) is desirable.
  • Knowledge and experience in dealing with Quality related issues associated with third party Contract Manufacturing of Vaccine / Aseptic products (Vial, Syringes or Cartridges) is desirable.
  • Experience in the Pharmaceutical industry or a similar operating environment with experience in either a Quality, Technical or Operational role in a manufacturing environment.
  • Knowledge of and experience in applying Lean Six Sigma and Lean methodologies, along with an understanding of regulatory and validation requirements.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with a continuous improvement focus.

Please call Conor Twomey today for further information on 021 4297422 or email:
CareerWise Recruitment (In Search of Excellence) Established in 1999, CareerWise Recruitment specialises in recruitment of management and technical professionals for the life sciences, ICT, engineering, food and agri sectors. We operate out of multiple locations in Ireland and have offices in Cork, Shannon, Galway, Mayo and Dublin. By applying for this position, you are consenting to allow CareerWise Recruitment to process and retain your data in accordance with our Privacy Policy, contained on our website for the purposes of providing career opportunities. CareerWise Recruitment accepts that you do not wish your personal data, including your CV, to be forwarded to any client company without your prior consent and gives an absolute assurance that this wish will always be respected. Please feel free to contact us if you have any queries or wish to withdraw or amend your consent.

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Scientific & Laboratory

Cork Office

CareerWise Recruitment. EastGate Village, EastGate, Little Island, Cork.

Phone: +353 (0) 21 206 190