General Scope and Summary
SAGE Therapeutics is searching for a creative, resourceful, integrative thinker for an important role as an Associate Director, Quality Assurance Information Technology (QA IT). In this position, you will interface and build strong partnerships with other teams within SAGE to ensure appropriate Quality oversight of Computerized Systems Validation (CSV) activities and data integrity controls throughout the lifecycle of our GxP systems.
Roles and Responsibilities
Provide QA oversight and support of business and CSV activities throughout the lifecycle of GxP systems.
Review and approve CSV deliverables, GxP change management requests, and quality records (e.g., Deviations, and CAPAs) to ensure adherence to Quality requirements.
Review plans and provide day-to-day QA guidance and support to initial validation and controlled change-related initiatives, identify issues, and communicate Quality requirements.
Serve as a subject matter expert (SME) in CSV requirements and data integrity controls.
Develop and/or refine QA and CSV-related procedures and validation templates.
Support audits for vendor qualification or requalification.
Collaborate across functions and within Quality to identify areas of improvement and implement enhancements.
Provide guidance to cross functional team, educate and train as necessary on risk-based approach for deployment of GxP systems.
Support Inspection Readiness initiatives, as well as during audits and regulatory inspections.
Ensure correct resource allocation of QA IT resources to projects and continuous improvement initiatives.
Create and drive improvement in key performance metrics reportable.
Ensure execution and compliance for the periodic review process of GxP Systems.
Experience, Education and Specialized Knowledge and Skills
Must thrive working in a fast-paced, innovative environment while remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful, and efficient. Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to develop important relationships with key stakeholders, good conflict management and negotiation skills, ability to identify issues and raise to key stakeholders to develop relevant and realistic plans, programs, and recommendations. Demonstrated ability to translate strategy into action; excellent analytical skills and an ability to communicate complex issues in a simple way and to orchestrate plans to resolve issues and mitigate risks.
6+ years' experience in the biotech or pharmaceutical industry with QA responsibilities
8+ years' experience in Quality Assurance IT
Thorough working knowledge of computer system validation and computer software assurance.
Expertise in 21 CFR Part 11 and EU Annex 11 regulations, data integrity and GAMP5 concepts, applications, and best practices.
Hands-on experience in implementing and maintaining data integrity controls.
Experience supporting regulatory inspections and audits.
Demonstrated ability to apply risk-based approaches to information system selection, testing, implementation, and maintenance.
Experience working with all levels of management and consulting with key business stakeholders. An ability to influence for greater outcomes.
Strong team player that has a customer service approach and is solution oriented.
Attention to detail and the ability to work individually, within a multi-disciplinary team, as well as with external partners and vendors.
Possesses strong written and verbal communication skills.
Embrace our core values: Put People First, Improve Lives, Cultivate Curiosity, Do Right, and Forge New Pathways.
Excitement about the vision and mission of Sage.
All Sage new hires will be required to provide documentation that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or, if not, that they are legally entitled to an accommodation due to a medical condition or a sincerely held religious belief. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis, and Sage will consider, among other things, whether the proposed accommodation would create an undue hardship.
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