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Company: Covance
Location: Geneva, GE, Switzerland
Career Level: Director
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


Job Overview:

Supporting our global Drug Development organization, and reporting to the VP Global Quality Office, the Director Controlled Document Governance will:

  • Ensure functional quality, cost and delivery of tasks according to procedural requirements
  • Through direct line managers ensure consistent functional implementation, use and review of SOPs
  • Publish executive summaries of organisational metrics/dashboards including risk mitigation, when needed, to drive a culture of quality and compliance
  • Communicate escalation issues to management in a timely manner implementing appropriate solutions and providing regular updates
  • Negotiate and effectively manage constructive conversations with external stakeholders
  • Partner with operational leaders to ensure stakeholder buy-in, resources available and multidisciplinary team in place to drive strategic business process improvement initiatives
  • Act as the RC&QA solutions partner for operational leaders to drive a strong culture of quality and compliance
  • Interpret applicable quality regulations/standards and ensure appropriate policies and procedures are revised/created
  • Recruit, train, coach and develop leaders based on their development or business needs
  • Develop resource strategies to support the functional and business needs
  • Mentor RC&QA and operational resources, to drive a quality culture
  • Complete thorough, timely and well documented performance evaluations providing objective feedback to the individual
  • Ensure Regulatory Compliance and Quality Assurance (RC&QA) management responsibilities, as indicated in applicable controlled documents, are followed
  • Set and manage the functional budget, for the multiple sites or geographic locations of responsibility
  • Act as the RC&QA Leadership Team's delegate
  • Represent Covance in external associations/forums/organisations, as an industry SME
  • Perform other duties, as assigned by management


  • University/college degree BA/BS (life science preferred), advanced degree preferred
  • 15 years of industry experience
  • Experience & regulatory expertise of industry quality systems/standards as it relates to the management and governance and controlled documents
  • Experience in implementation of a company-wide document management system highly desireable
  • Ability to interpret applicable regulations/standards
  • Ability to resource and lead a multidisciplinary team to drive strategic business process improvement initiatives
  • Ability to communicate and negotiate with external parties effectively
  • Ability to effectively lead teams through the management of people leaders at multiple sites or geographic locations
  • Ability to supervise resources in multiple sites or geographic locations

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