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Quality Supplier Manager - Operations at AstraZeneca in Frederick, Maryland

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Job Description:

At AstraZeneca we work together across global boundaries to make an impact and find answers to challenges. We do this with the upmost integrity even in the most difficult situations because we are committed to doing the right thing. We continuously forge partnerships that help pursue world-class medicines in new ways, combining our people's exceptional skills with those of people from all over the globe. As a Quality Supplier Manager in Gaithersburg, MD, you'll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients' lives. It offers one of the most exciting, fast paced, challenging and rewarding work environments in the world of operations, supply chain and manufacturing.

This position can also be located in Frederick, MD; Willmington, DE and Philadelphia, PA.


Responsible for oversight of the program for supplier quality management program for AZ Biologics. The Supplier Quality Manager supports functional areas including Materials Management, Quality Assurance, Quality Control and Manufacturing, both at Corporate and all Manufacturing Sites.

Job Responsibilities
  • Position will provide support to the Supplier Quality Management Program for the business. Responsible for monitoring Supplier Quality and working closely with the Supplier on a variety of activities.
  • Ensure audit due dates for suppliers are maintained.
  • Manage and provide guidance and/or assist in defining, implementing and follow-up for supplier audit reports and CAPA ensuring adequate corrective action is in place and monitoring the effectiveness of that action.
  • Development of a Supplier Quality management performance evaluation through Key Performance Indicators (KPI) and continuous improvement for the highest effectiveness of the supplier management system.
  • Contribute to the development, maintenance and improvements of supplier management policies, standards and procedures.
  • Participate in supplier development projects and continuous improvement activities focusing on supplier quality.
  • Assist in Internal audits and ISO/FDA audits.
  • Responsible for SAP Quality Module implementation (QM Views, inspection plans, AMPL)
  • Responsible for overseeing Supplier related changes and implementation of required actions to address changes.
  • Responsible for tracking Supplier quality on a monthly / quarterly basis, identify supplier non-conformance trends and implement appropriate supplier actions.
  • Communicate to management quality and regulatory issues on a timely basis.
  • Assist with development of the Approved Supplier List and areas to be targeted during the assessment or evaluation.
  • Identify and leverage best practices across supplier qualification, surveillance, process and quality management system audits.

  • Bachelors' degree is required.

  • 7+ years of experience in pharma or biopharma
  • 1-2 yrs in Quality assurance
  • General knowledge of SAP is a plus.

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