Digital Quality Expert – Corporate Functions
Barcelona, Spain
hace 8 horas

The Digital Quality Expert Corporate Functions is a key member of the Digital Quality Operations team providing mission-critical Quality and Compliance expertise to the Digital Units.

The incumbent will cover a diverse business scope within Corporate Functions, with a variety of critical Digital / IT solutions built on both established and emerging technologies.

She / he provides Quality & Compliance expertise and advice on Quality Services related to Project & Application Support, Audit & Inspection Support, Risk Management and Education & Compliance Readiness.

The position provides an opportunity to work in a dynamic, international Quality Operations team, while at the same time gaining experience across different business areas through contribution to a variety of strategic projects and system lifecycle activities with global scope.


Major duties and responsibilitie

Computerized System (CS) Assurance / Validation and Application Lifecycle Management :

  • Advise and guide project and product teams on and oversee validation activities in collaboration with Business Quality
  • Advise on and support the effective quality management of third parties, including SaaS / cloud suppliers
  • Lead risk assessment, quality assurance and validation strategy definition and oversee their execution in collaboration with external service providers
  • Quality Risk Management :

  • Foster a Quality Risk Management and Internal Control Culture and ensure that Quality & Compliance risks are proactively detected, assessed, and mitigated.
  • Compliance Readiness :

  • Promote quality education and compliance readiness practices to develop quality and compliance awareness and expertise to minimize exposure during health authority inspections and internal / external audits.
  • Collaborate with Business System Owners, Business Quality and Digital Product owners to prepare for regulatory inspections and internal audits, respond to questions and address findings through corrective / preventive action plans to improve compliance and effectiveness of the Quality Management systems.
  • Integrated Quality Framework and System Lifecycle Methodology :

  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of the integrated Digital Quality framework to enable agile ways of working and the implementation of new technologies while ensuring compliance with all applicable regulations (GxP, Sarbanes-Oxley, etc.) and standards.

    Knowledge and Skills Required :

    Hard skills and knowledge :

  • Broad understanding of information technology solutions, theory and principles and their application to multiple areas of specialty.
  • Broad, in-depth knowledge of Quality Management, lndustry standards, regulations (GxP, SOX, Data Privacy, etc.), and trends
  • Very good understanding of IT life-cycle processes and required controls to ensure reliability and compliance of Computerized Systems and services (project methodology, application support and maintenance, ITIL processes, operational activities...)
  • Validation of Computerized Systems in a GxP environment
  • Application of Agile and Lean practices to System Lifecycle activities in a regulated environment
  • Use of Life Cycle management tools, esp. Jira / Confluence and HP ALM
  • Implementation of new technologies such as SaaS systems, RPA and Machine Learning in a regulated context
  • Soft skills :

  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated leadership and ability to effectively influence and make decisions
  • Excellent written and oral communication in English, including ability to effectively educate various audiences on quality and compliance topics
  • Strong interpersonal skills to build effective relationships with a variety of stakeholders
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively in an international, multi-cultural and multidisciplinary environment
  • Ability to adapt to a changing and highly dynamic work environment
  • Curiosity with respect to new technology and its application in the covered perimeter
  • Formal Education and Experience Required :

  • Bachelor’s degree in a scientific, engineering or IT discipline
  • 5+ years of experience in Quality Management, compliance (GxP, SOX, Data Privacy) or Information Technology contributing to regulated projects or system lifecycle activities

    Digital stakeholders :

  • Quality Operations Leadership team
  • Digital Units Leadership team members
  • Digital Units Service / Domain managers and Application teams
  • Stakeholders outside of Digital Organization :

  • Global Quality / Business Quality
  • Internal Control
  • Internal Audit
  • Corporate Risk Management
  • Data Privacy Office
  • External Stakeholders :

  • Regulatory Agency inspectors
  • External auditors
  • Suppliers / Service Providers
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