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Quality Assurance Specialist

  • Location

    Vienna, Austria

  • Sector:

    Life Sciences

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    40 - 60 € per hour

  • Contact:

    James Brookes

  • Contact email:

  • Salary high:


  • Salary low:


  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    12 months

  • Expiry date:


  • Startdate:


Quality Assurance Specialist

12 month contract



We are currently working a leading pharmaceutical company, one of the biggest in the world, based in Vienna who are looking to add a number of QA specialists due to a huge increase in demand for the new to market products.


They are looking for specialist to work very closely with supplier management and to assure right materials are supplied from right suppliers to ensure quality, safety and efficiency of their products. This will involve supporting, building & maintaining a Quality and Supplier Management System to comply with cGMP and other regulatory requirements in Pharmaceuticals environment.


Other responsibilities include:

  • Ensure that all the work carried out within the team is performed in a safe and secure manner and that all relevant procedures described in safety documentation are followed
  • Establish and maintain cross-functional contacts with peers internally and authorities and, follow-up quality related developments in the field of packaging materials
  • Contribute to the reporting of quality-relevant performance indicators
  • Implementation and verification of compliance with SOPs, GMP rules and documentation guidelines
  • Management of Quality Technical Agreements with contract laboratories, suppliers, customers and contract manufacturing Partners
  • Responsible to perform external audits (suppliers, contract laboratories)
  • Monitoring of supplier performance and collaborate with Release Specialist to processing complaints
  • Ensure that suppliers are operating under a suitable quality system adequate for the type of material purchased (e.g. GMP, ISO, etc.)
  • Support the investigation to the supplier when incoming batches do not comply with specification
  • Initiate investigations and implement actions to reverse negative trends on supplier monitoring
  • Manage the process of risk assessment for materials and suppliers regarding relevant control procedures and quality standards and ensure results of the assessment are implemented
  • Responsible for keeping the approved suppliers list updated and to provide this information to all interested parties, e.g. Purchasing department, etc
  • Support the inspections/audits performed by regulators, customers, clients, security, internal, GQA, etc
  • Collaborate and share information on suppliers with the Global QA and managing impact on local activities when suppliers is considered at Risk

Qualifications Needed:

  • University degree or higher - Preferably a Doctor of Chemistry, pharmacology, natural science or equivalent
  • Preferably 2-3 years post Degree experience
  • 2-3 years’ experience in manufacturing product with experience of Quality Control/Quality Assurance
  • Other areas of Quality Control/Quality Assurance will be considered.
  • Fluent in German (spoken & written)
  • Good command of English


Please reach Apply now for further details or reach out to myself on j.brookes@hamlynwilliams or call on +44 203 675 29 29