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Quality Control Manager, Sample Management

米国 - メリーランド - フレデリック品質保証正社員


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Kite is seeking a highly-motivated individual to join us as a Manager for the Sample Management group in the Commercial Quality Control (QC) organization. In this role, you will lead the Sample Management, Shipping, and Lab Services QC functions, and have cross-functional interaction with personnel from other QC groups, Quality Assurance, Analytical Development, Manufacturing and Corporate teams.

The position is primarily responsible for providing leadership to the Sample Management function.  This group will operate 7 days a week, with an extended, overlapping shift structure.  Additionally, you will be a critical part of the leadership of the QC function, helping to provide strategy for the entire group as part of a high performing leadership team at a demanding and fast-paced commercial facility.

Additional Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

  • Maintain processes to support sample receipt and processing for release testing and stability in support of the testing groups
  • Oversee QC material qualification and shipping of samples from the QC laboratories
  • Lead QC Sample Management team to sustain a scalable group to support commercial expansion while ensuring processes provide high quality support for Quality Control and Operations
  • Champion Lean Lab implementation and drive a culture of Operational Excellence in the group
  • Complete routine record review of test data and related documents for in-process testing, drug substance and drug product release.
  • Provide Leadership, management, training and career coaching for QC Sample Management staff
  • Author, implement, and review changes to controlled documents
  • Assist in the preparation of dossiers and data packages for interactions between Kite and Regulatory agencies. Interact with agents from Regulatory agencies during on site audits
  • Complete routine record review of sample chain of custody information and related documents for samples, reagents, and materials.
  • Responsible for staff training. 
  • Provide updates at daily and weekly meetings
  • Monitor the GMP systems currently in place to ensure compliance with documented policies
  • Other duties as assigned

Basic Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree and 4+ years of Quality Control experience OR
  • Bachelor’s Degree and 6+ years of Quality Control experience OR
  • High School Degree and 10+ years of Quality Control experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to develop, coach, and mentor key employees
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a functional area with multiple shifts
  • Well versed and experienced in bioanalytical methods and experience in managing a Quality Control laboratory under GMP compliance.
  • Strong Experience in applying GMP in QC lab in conformance to U.S., EU, and ROW standards
  • Experience in conducting lab investigations, writing deviations, implementing CAPA and initiating change control
  • Ability to effectively negotiate and build collaboration amongst individuals
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills are essential in this collaborative work environment
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced small company environment with minimal direction and able to adjust workload based upon changing priorities

Does this sound like you? If so, apply today!