quality assurance manager in Geneva

Jirel Kuenen, Geneva Professionals Health Care & Life Sciences
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jirel kuenen, geneva professionals health care & life sciences
058 201 54 40

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Do you wish to be part of a high-growth, transformational company that is Bold, Innovative, Curious, and Collaborative ?

For our client, a pioneering life science company, we are looking for a: 

Quality Assurance Manager

Location: Geneva

Permanent position


You will report directly to the Chief Operating Officer. In this role, you are in charge of coordinating and supporting the implementation of the Quality Management System, ensuring compliance with industry best practices and applicable standards and in developing the company quality culture by providing guidance to management and employees on quality-related questions. 


Your Responsibilities: 

  •  Key Quality representative

 o Actively contribute to the development and continuous improvement of Quality Management System 

o Act as key contact point for quality topics within the organization, providing guidance to laboratories and support functions

o Promote quality culture across the organisation 

o Report Key Quality Indicators to management

  •  Documentation management system 

o Coordinate the implementation and maintenance of documentation system (including procedures, SOPs, forms and templates)

 o Ensure documents are handled in accordance with applicable standards, Good Documentation Practices and procedures 

o Support laboratory staff and support functions in the implementation, monitoring and improvement of quality processes

  • Quality processes

 Develop, implement and maintain quality processes (e.g. documentation control, handling of incidents, change management)

 o Contribute to the development and implementation of other processes, providing guidance to teams (e.g. process definition, creation of related documentation) 

o Review and assess quality-relevant information (e.g. as part of incident management, change management or Vendor qualification processes), as appropriate 

o Provide training to employees on quality processes and procedures

  • Audits

o Perform regular quality audits (“spot checks”) to monitor compliance to internal procedures and applicable standards.

 o Act as quality representative during customer audits – collect information and prepare answers to qualification and audit questionnaires, accompany customers during on-site audits.


Your profile:

  • Education / Experience 

o University degree in Biology/Biochemistry/Chemistry or Pharmacy 

o 4-8 years of experience in Quality Assurance in pharmaceutical, biotechnology or health sciences industry 

o Practical experience of quality management systems – experience in research and development field is an asset 

o Good knowledge of pharmaceutical guidelines, standards and best practices 

  • Skills / Knowledge 

o Good communication skills - including writing, speaking and training/teaching skills 

o Proven organizational skills, ability to handle multiple priorities 

o Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment 

o Ability to collaborate and develop synergies with other functions / areas 

o Ability to take initiatives, strong analytical and problem-solving skills 

o Proficient with MS Office (Excel, Word and Power Point) 


Language skills:

o Language Fluent or proficient in both French and English languages


You would like to contribute to a fast-thinking and innovative company, changing the industry ? Apply now

Please note that a valid Swiss work permit or Swiss or EU-25/EFTA citizenship is required for this position