About This Job:
Q-Sourcing Limited trading as Q-Sourcing Servtec is a manpower management solutions firm operating in the East African Region in the countries of Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, and South Sudan.
On behalf of our client Biontech, we are looking for a competent, skilled, and experienced   
Head of Quality Control to work in Rwanda.

Job Title: Head of Quality Control

Location:   Rwanda

Reporting line: Direct report to: Site Head (TBC) or Quality Lead – Rwanda

Activity leadership to: (Global) Head Quality Control BioNTainers

About the Company:

As BioNTech, we are a global immunotherapy company. Our 3,000+ colleagues globally are committed to improving the health of people worldwide with our fundamental research utilizing the full potential of the immune system to fight cancer, infectious diseases, and other serious diseases. We leveraged our mRNA technology to develop a COVID-19 vaccine which became the first mRNA drug approved for human use.

What we do with the BioNTainers:
We want to improve healthcare by making our innovations accessible worldwide. Therefore, we developed the first modular mRNA-manufacturing facilities based on a container solution called “BioNTainers”.  The aim is to build a regional manufacturing network in Africa, with Africa, for Africa.

Why we need you:
The BioNTainers will be equipped to produce a range of mRNA-based vaccines targeted toward the needs of African Union member states. You will become part of the regional staffing team, driving the establishment of the regional African end-to-end mRNA manufacturing network.

Purpose of Position:

Along with the growth of BioNTechs global footprint, we are staffing a new site engineering team. The site engineering is in charge to host and execute the local repair, maintenance, calibration, qualification, and automation.

The site engineering team ensures equipment availability in GMP compliant manner. The mRNA manufacturing suites and its periphery are automated (PCS 7 SIEMENS for Process, BMS, EMS, MES) and host standard biotech unit operations (AHUs, Bioreactors, TFF, Filtration skids, etc. pp.)

TASKS INITIAL 3-6 MONTHS

  • Close collaboration with global Head of QC BioNTainers to implement all QC-related processes according to defined global standards
  • Guide and oversee set-up and commissioning of analytical and microbiological QC labs including equipment qualification
  • Support hiring for locally required QC employees and ensure proper training and qualification
  • Ensure successful transfer/validation of time-critical compendia test methods
  • Implement effective and reliable sample management and raw material testing and release processes

Key Roles and responsibilities

  • Interface to global quality control organization to ensure state-of-art testing strategy and ensure continuous improvement
  • Leading local QC Managers, Specialists and Operators
  • Ensure the implementation of testing processes with regard to cost efficiencies, ecology, quality, and safety to maintain the GMP status
  • Approve starting materials, packaging materials, bulk and finished products (Drug Substance and Drug Product)
  • Ensure that all necessary testing is carried out and the associated records evaluated
  • Interface to global quality control organization to ensure state-of-art testing strategy and ensure continuous improvement
  • Leading local QC Managers, Specialists and Operators
  • Ensure the implementation of testing processes with regard to cost efficiencies, ecology, quality, and safety to maintain the GMP status
  • Approve starting materials, packaging materials, bulk and finished products (Drug Substance and Drug Product)
  • Ensure that all necessary testing is carried out and the associated records evaluated
  • Approve specifications, sampling instructions, test methods and other Quality Control procedures
  • Approve and monitor any contract laboratories
  • Ensure the qualification and maintenance of his/her department, premises and equipment
  • Ensure that the appropriate validations are done
  • Ensure that the required initial and continuing training of his/her department personnel is carried out and adapted according to need
  • Measuring KPIs and supporting quality reviews
  • Ensure that globally assigned activities (full cycle of drug substance and drug product testing) are performed in a timely manner while observing all internal and regulatory requirements
  • Lead investigations for OOSs in collaboration with subject matter experts
  • Ensure that change control procedures are initiated and executed appropriately

Qualifications and Requirements

Education:

Bachelor’s degree in relevant scientific discipline (e.g., Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy) additional qualifications (MSc, PhD, MBA)

Professional experience:

  • 5+ years significative experience within the pharmaceutical industry
  • Regulatory and legal requirements experience

Languages:

  • Fluency in English (written and spoken) is essential

Competencies:

  • Working knowledge of relevant local and international regulations
  • Strong understanding of pharmaceutical business and quality governance
  • Broad knowledge and practical experience of analytical sciences and technologies
  • Strong quality and analytical mindset
  • Experience leading team/budget
  • Experience in hosting and collaborating with national or international regulatory agencies
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Outstanding communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Ability to conceptualize, analyse, plan and manage in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to be agile and effectively collaborate in a dynamic, cross-functional environment.
  • Ability to navigate through ambiguity and rapid growth and adapt to change.
  • Honest, open minded, transparent, solution driven, continuous improvement focus.

Deadline for applications is not later than 5:00 pm, 22nd JULY 2022

Application Link:

https://qsourcingservtec.applytojob.com/apply/JRR0gpoxVk/QSSUBNTHQCHEAD-OF-QUALITY-CONTROL

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Q-SOURCING SERVTEC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. ANY SOLICITATION WILL LEAD TO DISQUALIFICATION.

To apply for this job please visit qsourcingservtec.applytojob.com.