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Senior quality supplier manager i Södertälje

Randstad Life Sciences is currently looking for a qualified candidate for a consultant assignment Senior Quality Supplier Manager at AstraZeneca, Södertälje.
den 8 december 2019
Antal timmar
Sverige > Södertälje kommun > Stockholms län

Randstad Life Sciences is specialized in competences within Life Science. As a consultant with us, you get a competitive salary, benefits and collective agreements. Your consultant manager is always there for you and ensures that you get the support needed. At Randstad Life Sciences, your personal development is in focus, and you are offered a large network and many social activities.

At AstraZeneca when we see an opportunity for change we seize it and make it happen, because an opportunity no matter how small can be the start of something big. Delivering life-changing medicines is about being entrepreneurial - finding those moments and recognising their potential.

The new Global Supplier Quality (GSQ) organisation is an evolution of the AZ Global External Sourcing (GES) Quality team, combining global and local supplier management across the AstraZeneca Operations network. 

GSQ provides Quality oversight globally for approximately 1,600 supplier sites in AstraZeneca Operations. The scope of the organisation includes outsourced API, Biologics CMOs, Direct Materials including Devices, Formulation and Packing CMOs, Critical General Services, Contract Laboratories, Certification of Materials and the global IT System for Supplier Management.

This is a diverse and interesting role working with the Suppliers and contractors and also with GES colleagues and customers across many countries and interacting cross-functionally with supply chain, supplier relationship, technical and project roles. Some travel is required along with a high level of independence for the role. 


You will be responsible for assuring the quality of material received by AstraZeneca from the designated supplier portfolio by applying GES supplier management processes. This will include managing and escalating, where appropriate, any Quality Systems oversights, product quality complaints and deviation investigations. 

You will drive quality improvements at the supplier as part of a cross function team.

Managing the quality aspects of major changes at the supplier including any technical improvements, regulatory interactions, supporting inspections and site transfers.

This role will require national & international travel


  • Bachelor degree in a science / technical field such as Pharmacy, Biology, Chemistry or Engineering or equivalent experience
  • Proven broad experience in either the pharmaceutical operations environment or pharmaceutical Quality Assurance role 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills 
  • Strong demonstrated knowledge of cGMPs, Quality Systems and the pharmaceutical supply chain environment. Also strong understanding of industry standards such as Pharmacopeia, ISO standards, etc. 
  • Demonstrated experience working cross-functionally and managing significant improvement initiatives (e.g. project management skills) 
  • Strong problem solving skills 
  • Strong negotiating/influencing skills 
  • Ability to work independently under your own initiative. 
  • Ability to travel nationally and internationally as required up to approximately 10% of their time. 

Desirable skills

  • Experience working in a PCO/PET organization or Lean/Six Sigma training. 
  • Multi-site / multi-functional experience - particularly within a manufacturing site environment.
  • Proven experience in Quality Assurance or combination of Quality and Technical. 
  • Master’s Degree in Quality Assurance/Regulatory Affairs or other advanced scientific field. 

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law. AstraZeneca only employs individuals with the right to work in the country/ies where the role is advertised.

About randstad life sciences.

With more than 600 000 employees in 38 countries, Randstad is the global leader in the HR services industry and offers staffing, consulting and recruitment solutions in all areas of expertise. We also offer interim management, executive search and outplacement services. We have a large network of clients and candidates, which means that we convey hundreds of jobs within different industries all over Sweden. Our ambition is to be the best employer in the market.
By combining our passion for people with the power of today’s technology, we help people and organizations to reach their true potential. We call it Human Forward.

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Selection and interviews will be ongoing. The position may be filled before the last day of application, therefore, apply as soon as possible.
For more information: Katrine Wirsand, katrine.wirsand@randstad.se, please note that applications through emails will not be accepted due to GDPR regulations.

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