QA Manager

West Pharmaceutical Services

West Pharmaceutical Services

West Pharmaceutical Services develops and manufactures metal seals and rubber membranes for major international clients in the pharmaceutical industry. The company is well consolidated, experiencing increasing demand and has a leading position in its segment.

The company is American and has their European headquarters in Germany. The Danish plant is located in Horsens and employs approximately 230 people.

Annual production amounts to approx. 1.8 billion lined seals. Production takes place according to the cGMP standard, and there is a sharp focus on quality and continuous optimization. Large investments are made in the production technology, and there is close cooperation with other departments in the group on improvement measures. High professionalism, ambition and global perspective characterize the culture.

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QA Manager

Overall quality management – customer interface – cross functional collaboration

West Pharmaceutical Services manufactures components in accordance to GMP principles, where quality and purity standards must meet the requirements of customers in the pharmaceutical industry. They have an ambition of continuously increasing the quality, improving purity of the products, and optimizing the output by better yield.

The QA Manager of the site in Horsens reports to the European QA Director and plays a vital role in securing the quality standards of the plant.

You lead a team of 16 employees dedicated to QA, QC and the GMP regulations. You work closely together with the local laboratory, the other members of the site management team, the engineering specialists and not least the customers. There is also a clear element of cross border collaboration in the group.

Your main responsibilities:
  • Lead and develop a high-performance team
  • Maintain and improve the Quality Management System in accordance with cGMP regulations and the ISO 9001, and ISO 15378 standards. This requires an integrated approach and a talent for seeing things in a greater perspective.
  • Compliance with the corporate quality management system and the corporate policies and protocols
  • Customer facing activities
  • GMP trainings and training in QMS processes
  • Reporting to the European QA Director (statistics, activities, improvement initiatives).

Skilled quality manager with a holistic approach
You are already an experienced quality professional, and you excel in driving a quality management system in a regulated business. Your background could be from food & beverage, pharma, medico technical solutions, automotive or other lines of business with a high level of standards, clear procedures, and systematic documentation.
Experience with a GMP regulated environment is a clear advantage.

The right candidate has some management experience and is motivated by developing a highly skilled team and by setting an ambitious agenda for the quality management function.

You thrive in engaging with colleagues and customers, and you can contribute to the ongoing improvement of processes and products.
English is the corporate language.

If you thrive in raising the professional standards in an already well performing unit, this might be the opportunity for you. You will lead a well-functioning quality department with competent employees and become an influential stakeholder in a well-consolidated company. West has a clear growth agenda and a culture supporting the strategic ambitions. The company engages in the investments (e.g. in technology) needed to implement the strategy.

The position offers an opportunity of professional development and of strengthening your management skills.

If you have any questions, please call Research Consultant Tina Mølgaard Larsen at 2912 9149.

Please note that we only need your cv if you want to apply. Your approach is handled with confidentiality.

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