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Head of QA

Head of QA

LocationBasel, Switzerland
Business SectorPharmaceutical
Contact email
Job ref22100
Publishedabout 1 month ago

Our client is a prominent pharmaceutical packaging company known for its commitment to quality and innovation. We are currently seeking an experienced and dynamic Head of Quality Assurance to lead our client's quality initiatives and ensure the highest standards of product quality around the world.


Key Responsibilities:

  1. Quality Strategy: Develop and execute a comprehensive quality strategy that aligns with the company's goals and industry best practices.
  2. Regulatory Compliance: Ensure strict compliance with national and international regulatory standards, including GMP, ISO, and relevant guidelines.
  3. Quality Systems Management: Oversee and optimize the quality management system, including document control, CAPA processes, and risk management.
  4. Quality Audits: Plan and conduct internal and external audits, identifying areas for improvement and ensuring adherence to quality standards.
  5. Supplier Quality: Manage and evaluate supplier quality through audits, assessments, and compliance monitoring.
  6. Team Leadership: Lead and mentor a team of QA professionals, fostering a culture of continuous improvement and compliance within the organization.
  7. Quality Metrics: Establish and monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) related to quality, providing insights to senior management.
  8. Quality Training: Develop and deliver training programs to enhance the quality awareness of employees and ensure understanding of quality policies.
  9. Continuous Improvement: Drive initiatives to enhance quality control processes, product quality, and operational efficiency.



  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in a relevant field, preferably in life sciences or engineering.
  • Extensive experience in quality assurance within the pharmaceutical or packaging industry, with a preference for prior leadership roles.
  • Strong knowledge of regulatory requirements, quality standards, and best practices.
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills.
  • Proven experience in leading quality initiatives and implementing quality systems.
  • Quality auditor certification is a plus.



Can this be interesting for you or anyone you know? If so, please apply here or contact Conor Kelly with your number/CV ASAP and he will give you a call.


?: +41 (0) 44 5514 407

?: c.kelly@panda-int.com