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QA Release Specialist at GlaxoSmithKline

Posted in Software 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: marietta, Pennsylvania

Job Description:

Position Title: QA Release Specialist

Working Location: Pennsylvania

Employment Status: Full time

Required Experience: 5 years

Required Education: Bachelors

Travel Required: 0%

Job Description:

The QA Incoming Release Specialist will make Usage Decisions for purchased materials, including components, and raw materials at the Marietta facility. As a member of the Quality Assurance Release Office, this position will be co -responsible for the site and the department results.

Key Responsibilities:

• Act as the Quality Assurance site subject matter expert for all questions and issues related to incoming release and SAP utilization for release activities, to include:

o Key contact for internal departments and other sites, receive information and distribute as appropriate.

o Become the site leader in the technology – attend conferences, develop technical expertise, conduct onsite training, etc.

o Act as the site consultant when issues arise.

o Assist with project definition during design of projects and project effectiveness review post implementation.

• Be site review participant for GSOP development to provide key review output from Marietta to assure the site needs are being addressed and improve our standing with GQA.

• Be owner for local SOPs on release and sampling of purchased materials as well as QA approver / authority for SOPs relating to WHS receipt, ensuring –

o Compliance with CFR requirements and GSK higher level documents.

o Consistent use of SAP across QA Incoming Release WHS departments from different sites

o Consistency/ clarity between all relevant processes

o Ease of use for local departments

o Clear traceability, visibility and accuracy of decision making processes

• Ensure accurate and timely release of purchased lots within SAP by:

o Maintaining visibility to purchased material status as it progresses through SAP

o Understanding release criteria outside of Marietta control and identifying correct contact for updates and problem resolution

o Escalating known issues that will hold materials from release

o Timely closure of QA Inspection Plans

o Ensuring consistent data packs for release – verifying completeness of documentation - challenging variations in SAP data or presentation – always ensuring 100% clarity on whether a lot can be released.

• Act as the Quality Assurance site subject matter expert for Marietta Spare Parts, ensuring adherence to GSK internal procedures, policies, standards and FDA regulations.

• Assist with impact assessment of relevant site deviations.

• Ensure all GMPs, validation, quality, safety and environmental regulations are met. Adhere to all GSK safety guidelines and procedures.


• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, ability to function in an atmosphere of constant change with detailed accuracy.

• Fully versed in GMP’s, NIH and WHO Guidelines, FDA and other regulatory agency requirements sufficient to comply to quality operations and compliance.

• Demonstrate a serious commitment to accuracy, integrity and quality while meeting goals or deadlines.

Essential Skills:

• BS or BA in Microbiology, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering or relevant technical discipline. Degree in other discipline if sufficient technical depth has been achieved from professional experience

• Minimum of 5 years pharmaceutical industry experience with ≥ 2 years in licensed biopharmaceutical or biological products.

• Minimum of 2 years in quality organization.

• Strong SAP knowledge

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any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex,

age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity,

status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal,

state or local protected class.