QA Packaging Manager QP

Dublin West, Dublin
health insurance ,pension, 25 days hols
Closing date
7 Jul 2021

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QA Packaging Manager/QP


Reporting directly to the Technical Director of Grifols Worldwide Operations (GWWO). The QA Packaging Manager/QP will be responsible for a range of GMP and product release support for secondary packaging activities which can include Quality batch documentation review and control, review and approval of controlled documents including batch records and SOPs, quality performance reporting, and support of investigations, complaints and projects.


Applicants will possess a minimum of a Chemistry, Biology, Engineering or equivalent third level degree qualification; MSc in Industrial Pharmaceutical Science and eligible for Qualified Person status, with minimum 10 years' experience in Pharma Quality Assurance and 2 years QP release.

Strong understanding of pharmaceutical quality processes and systems, manufacturing processes and other support/control systems is desirable.


The successful candidate will be a demonstrated self-starter with a proactive, hands-on approach, possessing excellent interpersonal, decision-making, team work, and communication skills capable to deliver to tight and often multiple deadlines in a dynamic, challenging work environment.






  • Communication:


  • Daily briefing on Quality batch review/approval
  • Provide quality performance information as required
  • Ensure regular Quality interaction with other Departments and the Grifols sister sites


  • Quality Release Activities:

2.1 Product release (packaging step)

2.2 Establish and manage a Quality Team able to perform the following duties:

2.3 Quality Assurance program to maintain cGMP compliance including deviations and CAPA management

2.4 In process quality checks for packaging operations

2.5 Product release of packaged product


2.6 Manage all laboratory activities for post packaging ID testing of

finished product and Quality approval of ID testing results for finished product

2.7 Support product recall activities



  • Other activities:




  • Generation of annual product quality reviews
  • Support the process change control system
  • Support the quality audit/inspection programmes
  • Process/product/system improvement projects
  • Drive and oversee process/product/OOS investigations

(including planned / unplanned deviation)

  • Training of new Quality personnel
  • Review and Approval of Batch records and SOPs
  • GMP implementation and site-wide Quality Awareness.
  • Facilitate Inspections by third parties, e.g. HPRA, FDA,

customers, etc.

  • Responsible for follow up corrective actions identified through

the Deviation system.

  • Liaise with other Department representatives to promote

improvements in GMP and Quality standards.

  • Keep abreast of the latest developments from regulatory

authorities in relation to Quality Compliance activities.

  • Participating in the Self inspection program
  • Any other task assigned by the Technical Director







  • Minimum of 10 years relevant experience in the pharmaceutical sector
  • MSc in Industrial Pharmaceutical Science and eligible for Qualified Person status
  • QP on-licence experience of minimum 2 years
  • Very good English (written and oral)
  • Excellent verbal and written communications
  • Strong interpersonal skills to interact with all levels of personnel in a professional manner
  • Have a strong quality and compliance background in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with ability to motivate, guide, train, coach and develop subordinates
  • Strong decision- making skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, meet deadlines
  • Lead Auditor Certified an advantage












Grifols is a global company that since 1909 has enhanced the health and well-being of people around the world. Our four divisions - Bioscience, Diagnostic, Hospital and Bio Supplies - develop, produce and market innovative solutions and services in more than 100 countries.

Grifols Worldwide Operations Ltd. was established in 2013 in Dublin, Ireland. It serves as the management center for the global Bioscience Division overseeing treasury, risk management, supply and demand planning, regulatory, R&D and commercial functions.

It also serves as a hub for labeling, packing, final conditioning and distribution of finished plasma products to Grifols' worldwide network of commercial subsidiaries and distributors, with the exception of Spain and the United States. The site will also host an Albumin purification plant which is now under construction.

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