Qualified Person in Skipton

Location: Skipton
Salary: Hidden
Recruiter: Dechra
Job Hours: Full-time

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Job Introduction

Thanks for checking out our vacancy, we’re delighted you want to learn more about Dechra Pharmaceuticals.

Dechra are a growing, global specialist within the world of veterinary pharmaceuticals. Our expertise is in the development, manufacture, marketing and sales of high quality products exclusively for veterinarians worldwide.

Here at Dechra, our values are embedded within our culture and thrive within our family of almost 2500 colleagues globally. From manufacturing to marketing, ( D )edication, ( E )njoyment, ( C )ourage, ( H )onesty, ( R )elationships and ( A )mbition are at the heart of our everyday operations and the way we do business.

The role also offers a great flexible work policy.

The Opportunity 

Based out of our manufacturing site in Skipton, we are recruiting for an experienced Qualified Person to join our growing Dechra family. The Skipton manufacturing site manufacturers a variety of dosage forms including medically necessary animal drugs for the US, UK, Europe and other markets. The dosage forms at the site are Tablets, Capsules, Liquids and Terminally Sterilised products. Reporting to the Head of Quality, the successful candidate will drive the quality culture at site and at the divisional level in addition to batch certification activities. 

Role Responsibility

So, what will you be doing? This role has a broad and varied remit and the successful candidate will have responsibility for duties including:

  • Driving the transformational quality culture initiatives across the site across the site by liaising with cross functional teams.
  • Through active engagement with the divisional Quality team and external stakeholder groups, define GxP practices and standards for the site and lead gap assessments and improvement projects as required.
  • Provide Quality leadership to cross-functional teams working on FMEA, root cause analysis, and other investigative tools to ensure an holistic and systemic quality approach is imbedded in everything we do.
  • Escalate to the Head of Quality and SLT any trends and quality issues that are detected during batch review, systemic in nature or observed in operations.
  • Performing QP batch certification of licensed medicines (per applicable regulations) and providing QP support as required for factory issues, expert reports, annual product reviews and documentation to support license applications/variations and product release.
  • Work with Group Regulatory Affairs by providing expert GMP advice regarding new submissions and variations / supplements.
  • Participating in internal and external audits, and support vendor quality management activities both at site and divisional level.
  • Provide leadership and participate in internal and external, and other regulatory agency inspections (UK, US, EU,etc.)
  • The Ideal Candidate

    Here at Dechra we pride ourselves on being an inclusive employer and we embrace candidates from all walks of life. We’re particularly keen to hear from those who have/are:

  • Eligibility to perform the duties of a Qualified Person under the provision of Directive 2001/83/EC, Directive 2001/82/EC, Directive 2001/20/EC and Statutory Instruments (SI) 2012 1916, SI 2004 1031 and SI 2013 2033.
  • Extensive experience in Pharmaceutical quality department.
  • In depth knowledge of licensed products, processes and legislation.
  • Previous experience working with MHRA/VMD, FDA and participating in regulatory agency inspections.
  • Strong project management and time management skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of global pharmaceutical legislation.
  • High impact and influencing skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • High levels of attention to detail, with the ability to work accurately in a busy and demanding environment.

  • About Dechra

    Dechra is an international specialist veterinary pharmaceuticals and related products business. Our expertise is in the development manufacture and sales of high-quality products exclusively for veterinarians worldwide. We are driven by our purpose of the sustainable improvement of local animal health and welfare.

    We have sales and marketing organisations in 26 countries and market our products in 63 other countries worldwide through distributors or marketing partners.

    We see things from The Veterinary Perspective.

    We continue to grow because we understand the challenges veterinarian face. We provide training, support and information that helps them help animals. Accessible science that enables vets to communicate with owners and farmers better. It’s this perspective that makes us a preferred supplier. Understanding customers is built into our business model. We give veterinarians what they need, from everyday evidence-based treatments to knowledge on rarer diseases. To ensure our growth, we’re not just an animal pharma company. We’re the veterinary professional’s pharma company.


    Find out more about our company on our company website www.dechra.com

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