QA Packaging Manager/QP


Dublin, IE

Contract Type:  Regular Full-Time
Area:  Quality
Req Id:  229947

Do you want to join an international team working to improve the future of healthcare? Do you want to improve the lives of millions of people? Grifols is a global healthcare company which, since its foundation in Barcelona in 1909, has been working to improve the health and well-being of people all over the world. Our four divisions - Bioscience, Diagnostic, Hospital and Bio Supplies - develop, produce and market innovative medicines, solutions and services in more than 100 countries and regions.

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.






  1. Communication:


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


  1. 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


3.          Other activities:


    1.       Generation of annual product quality reviews
    2.       Support the process change control system
    3.       Support the quality audit/inspection programmes
    4.       Process/product/system improvement projects
    5.       Drive and oversee process/product/OOS investigations     

      (including planned / unplanned deviation)

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

            customers, etc.

    1.      Responsible for follow up corrective actions identified through  

      the Deviation system.

    1. Liaise with other Department representatives to promote

      improvements in GMP and Quality standards.

    1. Keep abreast of the latest developments from regulatory  

      authorities in relation to Quality Compliance activities.

    1. Participating in the Self inspection program
    2. 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



Location: EMEA : Ireland : Dublin:Grange Castle (Dublin) 


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