Primary Packaging Quality Lead

Hiring By - Biostaffic



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Entry level

Posted 4 months ago
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Make your mark for patients

We are looking for a Primary Packaging Quality Lead to join us in our Devices and Wearable Tech. Quality team, based in our office in Bulle, Switzerland.

About The Role

This global position drives operational Quality Assurance activities for development and commercial activities related to Primary packaging (stand-alone or part of a combination product) internally and at key vendors. It will as well provide specific internal QA support/consultancy Primary packaging. This will be achieved through close partnering with QA management at vendors sites and collaboration with UCB Technical Operations and other UCB teams.

This position will ensure compliance to Medical Devices regulations, ISO requirements and GMP/cGMP compliance from a quality, safety and efficacy point of view.

What You’ll Do

Provide expert advice, support and management for technical operational QA and general QA matters for specific vendors, on behalf of UCB, in design/development and/or testing/manufacturing of Primary packaging ensuring application of MDR, ISO and GMP/cGMP requirements. Specifically focused on the following:

  • Design and development Quality assurance:
  • Oversee Design & Development activities, from Planning, Inputs definition through Design Transfer (including Validation/Verification activities)
  • Review and approve relevant sections of the design control documentation and/or Technical Documentation File as required
  • Review and approve protocols and reports for Verification & Validation studies, technology transfers, stability studies, etc…
  • Review and approve UCB documentation. Ensure Design History File (DHF) is in place
  • Support Risk Management Activities including QbD (Quality by Design) activities. Ensure risk assessments are performed at appropriate stages of development/commercialization and for decision making on issues arising.
  • Ensure deliverables are issued in accordance with the D&D plan
  • Review and approve submissions and responses

Vendor quality management

  • Accommodate design & technology transfer and ensure systems alignment between vendor and UCB
  • Performing focused assessments/audits
  • Preparation and negotiation of Quality Agreements
  • Ensure systems alignment between vendor and UCB
  • Facilitate quality improvement activities at vendors and UCB systems
  • Support risk register for the vendor, and follow up on mitigation activities
  • Monitor and trend vendor performance
  • Authority to accept release or block release of Primary packaging components
  • Oversee inspection plans at CMO and UCB

Quality processes

  • Facilitate investigations and resolution of issues relating to deviation and change management
  • Review and approve deviations
  • Lead/review critical investigations
  • Track CAPA events and closure
  • Oversee/track change controls

Provide Expert Advice And Support On Operational And General QA Activities For Projects Part Of The Devices And Primary Packaging Portfolio (Process Improvement, Technology Transfers, New Products Or Life-cycle Management…)

  • Act as the Operational QA link between selected external vendors within the Primary packaging portfolio
  • Assist with regulatory and customer inspections at Vendors. Specifically focus on: Inspection preparation, Support during inspection, Support post inspection observation closure
  • Work closely with staff in the Corporate QA teams (especially CM&C, Clinical Supply QA, Corporate Compliance and Affiliate Quality Services) and key Technical Operations teams/Affiliate teams to ensure that all QA services for selected critical vendors are provided in an effective and efficient way
  • Work in accordance with HSE and Corporate policy requirements and drive personal training and development activities to meet the needs of the business and professional career development
  • Support additional projects as requested
  • Provide on-site presence ‘in plant’ or on site at vendor

General GMP

  • Maintain Quality System elements associated with the ISO, MDR and GMP activities in a compliant manner
  • Drive/Support projects related to quality system improvement
  • Maintain key performance indicators (metrics) for key operational development QA activities and services associated with the Medical Devices, Combination Products and primary packaging activities
  • Maintain GMP compliance and inspection/audit readiness at all times. Support Medical Devices and Primary packaging departments in the inspection/audit preparation activities, during inspection/audit and for closure of inspection/audit observation with associated CAPA commitments
  • Support Medical Devices, Combination Products and primary packaging related inspections
  • Support Management Review Process
  • Support Design Reviews

I nterested? For this role we’re looking for the following education, experience and skills

  • Should have a US and EU knowledge of pharmaceutical (and medical devices would be a plus) regulations together with quality principles and techniques.
  • Take accountability for decisions and actions taken.
  • Be proactive, confident and enthusiastic during the interaction with colleagues during teamwork and take the initiative to promote and share/implement best practices.
  • Must possess good interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills and be able to confidently present information at interdepartmental and external meetings. Ensure free flow of information throughout the sphere of work.
  • Root cause analysis and risk management/assessment skills will be a distinct advantage

If you are interested to learn more about R&D within UCB, please find more information here R&D at UCB .


Are you ready to ‘go beyond’ to create value and make your mark for patients? If this sounds like you, then we would love to hear from you!

About Us

UCB is a global biopharmaceutical company, focusing on neurology and immunology. We are around 8,500 people in all four corners of the globe, inspired by patients and driven by science.

Why work for us?

At UCB, we don’t just complete tasks, we create value. We aren’t afraid to push forward, collaborate, and innovate to make our mark for patients. We have a caring, supportive culture where everyone feels included, respected and has equitable opportunities to do their best work. We ‘go beyond’ to create value for our patients, and always with a human focus, whether that’s on our patients, our employees or our planet. Working for us, you will discover a place where you can grow, and have the freedom to carve your own career path to achieve your full potential.

Learn more about sustainability at UCB and how it is integrated into our business approach.

UCB and its subsidiaries encourage diversity and inclusion in the workplace; we are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race/colour/religion/sex/national origin/veteran/disability/age/sexual orientation/gender identity.

Benefits Offered?

  • No

Bonus Offered?

  • No

Travel Required?

  • No


  • Belgium


  • Entry level

Global Experience Needed?

  • No

Specialized Experience Needed?

  • No

Apply before:

  • Apr 13, 2024
Company Overview

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UCB – Inspired by patients. Driven by science. At UCB, we put our heart, soul and skills into making a difference for people living with severe diseases. We look to transform patients’ lives by pushing the boundaries of what is possible. With us, our talents makes the most of who they are, unlocking innovation and setting new standards for patients. Everything we do starts with a simple question: “How will this make a difference to the lives of people living with severe diseases?” And to find the answers, we connect globally with patients and their families living with the physical and social burdens of severe disease. These connections give us new perspectives, drive our innovation, and offer a hope for a new generation of therapies that will help to transform lives. UCB – The Facts With more than 8700 employees in approximately 40 countries, we are a global biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Brussels, Belgium which invests more than 25% of revenue in cutting-edge scientific research to meet unmet patient needs. A few other reasons that make UCB an amazing place to work: - Promising pipeline that includes several novel molecules; - 2022 Key Financials: €5.5 billion global revenue Specialties: Neurology, Immunology
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