Friday, April 4, 2014

GSK Consumer Healthcare Quality Manager Job in Kenya

Quality Manager - Consumer Healthcare
GSK is one of the world’s leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies.

We research, develop, produce and market vaccines and medicines to target unmet medical needs. 

We have three primary areas of business in pharmaceuticals, vaccines and consumer healthcare.
Through our Consumer Healthcare business, we market a range of consumer health products based on scientific innovation. 

We have leading positions in four main categories: oral health, nutritionals, wellness and skin health. 

In these areas we have a number of well known brands including Sensodyne, Panadol and Aquafresh.

We are looking to recruit a Quality Manager to join our Consumer Healthcare Division 

Reporting into the Regional Quality Head, the job holder will be expected to take the lead in implementing and sustaining the Quality Management System (QMS), including encouraging the commercial team to own quality activities in their day to day work.

The job responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Building strong relationships across the Commercial Business functions and working with them to develop quality objectives that meet both business and regional quality objectives.
  • Undertaking relevant training forums to deliver quality management systems knowledge to relevant parts of the business enabling them to identify, incorporate and deliver on relevant quality objectives.
  • Maintaining a high level of quality management systems knowledge and awareness of changes within the commercial environment to seek opportunities and manage potential business adversity.
  • Developing a network to obtain local regulatory intelligence and provide the necessary analysis to understand and escalate issues which have the potential to impact supply or GlaxoSmithKline’s reputation.
  • Acting as the quality contact for the regional quality organization, providing communication to the regional quality organization on progress of quality management system compliance status updates on quality plans and escalation of issues.
  • Ensuring a robust, sustainable and effective quality management system through monitoring and reviewing the compliance status within the third party marketing companies.
  • Implementing and maintaining effective quality assurance systems to ensure that local operations are in full compliance with GlaxoSmithKline’s standards and policies.
  • Ensuring that all internal procedures and systems in use are compliant to the GlaxoSmithKline quality management system, guide for commercial companies and local regulatory requirements
The prospective candidate will have a minimum of an undergraduate science degree and five years working experience within a pharmaceutical /consumer healthcare industry. 

The candidate will have a strong understanding of and experience in quality assurance systems particularly in the areas of batch release, product incidents, artwork control and performing audits.

They will have a strong knowledge of regulatory requirements pertaining to good manufacturing practice/good distribution practice and  knowledge on effective quality documentation systems.   

Some of the skills that the candidate will posses include: strong communication skills, ability to influence, ability to interpret complex data, strong collaboration and assertive skills.

How to Apply: 
Send your application including a cover letter indicating your desire to work with our client; a detailed CV highlighting relevant experience, details of current and expected salary, a daytime phone contact, email address, and the names of three professional referees by close of business Friday 18th April, 2014.

Adept Systems
Management Consultants
P O Box 6416, Nairobi, GPO 00100


Only short listed candidates will be contacted! 

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