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Lilly Quality Manager, Global Investigation Product Manufacturing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

At Lilly, we unite caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We are a global healthcare leader headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our 35,000 employees around the world work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to our communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. We give our best effort to our work, and we put people first. We’re looking for people who are determined to make life better for people around the world.

Avid Radiopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Avid RP), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Eli Lilly and Company, is a molecular imaging company developing diagnostics and biomarkers that improve global health by accelerating the development of new medicines and enabling a tailored approach to healthcare. For more information, visit www.avidrp.com .

The Quality Manager, Global Investigational Product Manufacturing serves as an integral role within Avid Quality Assurance executing site level QA responsibilities, providing sponsor quality oversight of contract manufactured investigational drug product, and for continuously improving associated Quality Assurance systems, procedures, and controls.

To achieve these objectives, this individual works closely with other functional QA team members, Avid CMC Development, Analytical Development & Quality Control, Technical Operations, Supply Chain, and external contract manufacturing organizations. This position serves as the primary QA representative, in collaboration with internal and external partners, for fulfilling these duties.

Responsibilities:

  • Providing QA guidance and consultation for the review of applicable corporate policies, local procedures, quality plans, quality manuals, business processes and workflows to ensure the investigational product GMP quality system and QA responsibilities are aligned with regulations, guidelines and applicable Lilly Standards and best practices

  • Assuring the performance of GMP quality systems by providing independent verification through internal (self) audits, performance reviews, and ensuring the resolution of quality related issues

  • Supporting GMP issue escalation to ensure specified events and significant quality related issues are escalated to appropriate levels of Quality management in a timely manner

  • Managing quality oversight responsibilities to ensure the quality and adequate GMP controls for the manufacture of investigational drug product, precursor, reference standard, and technology transfer projects

  • Supporting GMP operations in making decisions associated with deviations/OOSs/CAPA and leads QA responsibilities for critical to patient safety and/or product quality

  • Developing, improving, and executing the GMP external audit program support contract manufacturer qualification and routine oversight

  • Develop, maintain, and execute Quality Agreements

  • Providing input and support for periodic investigational product GMP performance reviews

  • Providing QA review/approval of GMP records such as change controls, technical protocols and reports, analytical validation protocols, process validation records, test methods, specifications, and manufacturing procedures,

  • Ensuring investigational product complaints are properly managed and investigated

  • Supporting internal corporate audits and regulatory agency inspections

  • Other duties as assigned

Basic Qualifications :

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a science discipline relative to drug development or the manufacture and/testing of pharmaceuticals and a minimum of 5 years of Quality Assurance oversight of pharmaceutical or medical device manufacturing or equivalent experience in a highly regulated GMP environment, or 10+ years experience in pharmaceutical manufacturing related to Quality Assurance and analytical testing.

Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Ability to interpret FDA/EU/ICH drug manufacturing regulations and guidelines and apply them toward job responsibilities

  • Ability to write and/or provide quality assurance technical review of GMP deviations, OOS investigations, and product complaints to ensure an adequate root cause analysis and CAPA recommendations

  • Well versed in QA review of Master or executed Batch Records, SOPs, change control records, process or analytical validation protocols and reports, QA agreements, and audit reports

  • Experienced and demonstrated ability to effectively audit aseptically produced drug product manufacturing processes and related quality systems

  • Experienced in drug manufacturing quality oversight and/or quality control, analytical, and microbiological testing

  • Experienced in, or quality assurance oversight of, technology transfer, scale up to commercialization

  • Familiarity with USP guidelines

  • Experienced working within GMP document management and electronic based tracking systems

  • Strong knowledge of MS Excel (with formula and macro functionality) preferred

  • Proficient in MS Office

  • Experienced in regulatory inspections

  • Able to communicate effectively in both written and verbal forms to both internal and external customers

  • Able to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment

  • Able to lead or facilitate team meetings and employ necessary and project management skills for meeting success

  • Able to plan, organize, and prioritize when there are competing projects/activities

  • Able to simplify and resolve complex processes/problems and propose alternate solutions

  • Able to identify and manage risks to project timelines

  • Able to assess Quality System related procedures for their effectiveness and make improvements, as necessary

Additional Information:

  • Travel: Ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 25-30%

  • Location: Remote or Flexible, based on location

  • Lilly currently anticipates that the base salary for this position could range from between $58,000 to $113,00 and will depend, in part, on the successful candidate’s qualifications for the role, including education and experience. Full-time equivalent employees also will be eligible for a company bonus (depending, in part, on company and individual performance). In addition, Lilly offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees, including eligibility to participate in a company-sponsored 401(k); pension; vacation benefits; eligibility for medical, dental, vision and prescription drug benefits; flexible benefits (e.g., healthcare and/or dependent day care flexible spending accounts); life insurance and death benefits; certain time off and leave of absence benefits; and well-being benefits (e.g., employee assistance program, fitness benefits, and employee clubs and activities).Of course, the compensation described above is subject to change and could be higher or lower than the range described above. Further, Lilly reserves the right to amend, modify, or terminate its compensation and benefit programs in its sole discretion and Lilly’s compensation practices and guidelines will apply regarding the details of any promotion or transfer of Lilly employees.

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