Grifols Shared Services North America, Inc Quality Assurance Manager for Plasma Donor Center in Ft. Smith, Arkansas
Grifols is a global healthcare company whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of people. Our three divisions – Bioscience, Diagnostic and Hospital – develop, produce and market our innovative products and services to medical professionals in more than 100 countries.
We are committed to fostering an environment that creates continuous learning opportunities and encourages professional development and growth. As a company devoted to improving the health and well-being of people, we are looking for talented professionals worldwide. Make a difference and join us in this challenging and rewarding enterprise.
Job Title: Center Leadership Trainee - Quality
At Grifols, there are many opportunities to enter into the pharmaceutical industry with no prior industry experience. One of the most notable is becoming a Center Quality Manager (CQM). Grifols will hire experienced managers and provide the tools and skills necessary to run one of our plasma centers from a quality and compliance perspective. As a CQM, you must possess discipline, strong documentation and communication skills with great attention to detail.
If you have prior experience as a Supervisor or Team Lead in a Laboratory or Quality Assurance/Control Department, this might be the right opportunity for you to broaden your scope of responsibility.
As a Plasma Center Quality Manager , you will adapt to a fast-paced and deadline-driven environment, learn about daily management, supervise Quality Associates, and ensure compliance with all applicable policies and regulations within our industry. Moreover, you will ensure that Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are properly interpreted implemented in a timely fashion and that the staff performs according to all SOPs while keeping donor suitability and safety in mind.
Through Grifols you will gain an understanding of internal and external audits, product and biohazard waste shipments, safety, accuracy, community representation, root cause analysis, strategic planning, and more. You will teach and inspire by encouraging team members to grow their skills and become more efficient, effective, and professional in their respective roles.
A candidate selected under this requisition will be hired as a Center Leadership Trainee - Quality and will undergo a 6-month intensive training program to prepare him/her for a future role as a Center Quality Manager .
Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, preferably in a science-related field.
Experience: Typically requires a minimum of 2 years related experience within medical and/or cGMP regulated environment. Experience with plasma or whole blood a plus!
Equivalency: Depending on the area of assignment, directly related experience or a combination of directly related education and experience and/or competencies may be considered in place of the stated requirements. Example: If a job level typically requires an Associate’s degree plus 2 years of experience, an equivalent could include 4 years of experience or a Bachelor’s degree.
Certified and proficient in quality and compliance.
Works toward certification from the American Society for Quality to be a Certified Quality Auditor.
Works toward certification as a Designated Trainer for the quality area.
Must be willing to undergo a 6-month leadership course at the Grifols Plasma Academy.
Travel: Must be open to travel out-of-state for training and extended stays in various training locations.
Relocation: Must be willing to relocate after completion of the training. Relocation assistance will be provided to the successful hire.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Exceptional interpersonal and communications skills including public speaking. Strong time management skills with the ability to manage multiple competing priorities. Must be able to read, write, and speak English. Computer literacy: word processing, database software and spreadsheet programs, proficiency with email and internet applications. Ability to work with minimal supervision.
NOTE: The classroom instruction portion of the training program will be held out-of-state in two-week intervals. Candidate MUST be open to relocation and willing to accept a center quality management position in the US Midwest after completion of training.
Occupational Demands: Work is performed in an office and/or a laboratory/manufacturing environment. Exposure to biological fluids with potential exposure to infectious organisms. Exposure to electrical office equipment. Exposure to extreme cold below 32*, miscellaneous production Chemicals, moving machinery and production equipment. Exposure to high levels of noise on production floor. Personal protective equipment required such as protective eyewear, garments and gloves. Frequently sits for 6-8 hours per day. Repetitive hand movement of both hands with the ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists. Occasionally walks. Occasionally bends and twists neck. Light to moderate lifting and carrying objects with a maximum lift of 35lbs. Frequently drives to site locations with occasional travel within the United States. Able to communicate complex information and ideas so others will understand; with the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences. Works independently with little guidance or reliance on oral or written instructions and plans work schedules to meet goals. Frequently interacts with others, relates sensitive information to diverse groups. Must work with diverse groups to obtain consensus on issues. Ability to apply abstract principles to solve complex conceptual issues.
GRIFOLS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: Minorities / Females / Disability / Veterans
“We are looking to grow our teams with people who share our energy and enthusiasm for creating the best experience for our donors/customers.”
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