May 25, 2022

Job Description

18 million Chinese patients benefit from Novartis products!

Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Local Quality System: Oversee implementation, maintenance, and monitoring of the local Quality System and written procedures to ensure GCP and Pharmacovigilance related processes and tasks are compliant with Novartis global requirements and applicable regulations and guidelines. This includes ensuring adherence to ICH GCP and GPvP guidance documents, Novartis written processes, acting as the QA subject matter expert for the approval of local GCP/PV procedures and supporting local IMP release process such that it is done according to global and local requirements.
Training systems: Ensure adequate training systems are in place in assigned coun-try(ies) for GCP, GPvP and other relevant Development activities in compliance with Novartis global and local requirements. Assure that relevant business areas are maintaining inspection-ready documentation to support reviews of training compli-ance.
• Quality Plan and Continuous Improvement: Support and monitor implementation of the local Quality Plan (QP) deliverables related to GCP and PV areas, ensuring align-ment with the applicable global QP chapters where ever possible. Utilize lessons learned from audits, inspections, KQI reviews and day-to-day oversight of quality per-formance to recommend and initiate continuous improvement efforts.
• Quality Issue Management: Drive Clinical/PV QA investigation activities at the country level as appropriate and ensure implementation of robust CAPA plans where appli-cable. Take accountability for escalation of GCP/GPvP process non-compliance as needed. Risk Identification and Management: Monitor local Quality System, processes and Key Quality Indicators (KQIs) to proactively identify potential quality risk. Collaborate with business partners to ensure that risks are reviewed for root cause, impact, and recurrence and assure that relevant line function owners put in place mitigation plans to address. Ensure adequate and timely escalation of issues to relevant func-tions as needed.
• Inspection Management and Support: Provide leadership and/or support as needed for GCP and GPvP HA inspections of activities in assigned country(ies). Assure sup-port prior to, during and post inspection for the country organization, investigational sites and/or external service providers, as applicable, in collaboration with the as-signed inspection lead. Ensure that responses to local Health Authorities are submit-ted on-time, commitments are agreed internally and can be met and relevant CAPAs have been completed/closed according to agreed timelines.
• Audit Management: Partner with local and global Development teams, PS, NCQ and other internal stakeholders in the execution, where QA processes are subject to the audit, and follow-up of audits on clinical development and PV activities. Collaborate with the business, and auditees as appropriate to determine root cause for identified audit and inspection observations (any audits and inspections related to clini-cal/medical, PV related areas) and verify robust and sustainable corrective and pre-ventive actions are implemented.
• CAPA management: Act as local approver for the documentation and management of local CAPAs to support appropriate review and closure of each corrective and preven-tive action. Assure local line functions take appropriate ownership of duties as re-quired by the CAPA processes.
• ESP/Supplier Management: Responsible for the execution of QA activities required for the qualification/requalification of ESPs supporting activities with a clini-cal/medical or PV component (including POPs). Ensure the ESP selection, PV / QA agreements and oversight processes are properly followed at the CO for ESPs sup-porting Development activities with a clinical/medical or PV component (including POPs).
• Data integrity: Ensure that there is a process in place to maintain local quality and compliance with requirements for digital governance platforms and computerized systems with GCP and/or GPvP impact. Governance/Communication: Lead/co-lead local quality review board meetings (ex: Quality committee), and ensure any identified trends/risks related to PV or GCP are communicated and addressed in a timely manner. Ensure a process is in place to update local functions on the possible impact of changes to local and/or global re-quirements and regulations. Ensure there is an appropriate interface with inter-nal/external stakeholders for any GCP/PV related activity (e.g. local Health Authority, clinical and PV related changes/initiatives). Partner with local country quality team to ensure the analysis, assessment and resolution of issues with common interfaces (including CAPAs). Coordinate and analyze clinical/medical and PV section of the AQMR. Ensure business continuity plan is maintained and resulting measures are implemented in GCP and GPvP areas

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse teams representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Minimum Requirements

What you’ll bring to the role:
• Education (minimum/desirable): Degree in Life Sciences or related fields
• Languages: English fluent in speaking and writing.
• Experience: Typically, more than 5 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry in a relevant field such as quality assurance, regulatory affairs, pharmacovigilance or a directly related area, preferably with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in clinical development.
• Experience in leading projects

Why Novartis?
769 million lives were touched by Novartis medicines in 2020, and while we’re proud of this, we know there is so much more we could do to help improve and extend people’s lives.

We believe new insights, perspectives and ground-breaking solutions can be found at the intersection of medical science and digital innovation. That a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment inspires new ways of working.

We believe our potential can thrive and grow in an unbossed culture underpinned by integrity, curiosity and flexibility. And we can reinvent what's possible, when we collaborate with courage to aggressively and ambitiously tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges. Because the greatest risk in life, is the risk of never trying!

Imagine what you could do here at Novartis!

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse team’s representative of the patients and communities we serve.

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