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Auditor/Supplier Quality Expert External Supply QA (f/m/d)

Country:  Germany
City:  Aachen
Department:  Quality Assurance
Job ID:  38656


Our people in Manufacturing & Global Operations share two priorities: getting things done and making things better. If you’re a dynamic person with a positive mindset, you’ll fit in well here. It’s an international team with a powerful spirit of collaboration. Together, we make sure our products meet the highest standards of quality by constantly searching for ways to improve at every stage of our value chain – from the raw materials we buy through to the logistics network that brings our medicines to patients. Join our team and help us make an even bigger contribution to Grünenthal’s future.


What the job looks like
Each day you'll enjoy a variety of challenges, such as:

  • Plan, prepare and conduct external suppliers on-site audits for ensuring consistent high quality of the pharmaceutical goods and services to be purchased
  • Generate audit reports and approve Corrective and Preventive Actions plans provided by the suppliers
  • Ensure that critical findings observed during on-site audits are eliminated within timely manner by performing a stringent follow-up of the respective CAPA 
  • Perform paper based  and remote audits for less critical materials and services
  • Negotiate quality contracts with our suppliers and service providers.
  • Participation in supplier monitoring and supplier management program
  • Investigation and escalation of supplier quality incidents
  • Participation in supplier relationship management initiatives and forums
  • Follow up, Investigation, evaluation and closure of supplier quality complaints. 


What you'll bring to the table

To make the most of this role and truly thrive, you should have:

  • You have an university degree, preferably in Chemistry, Pharmacy, or Engineering and have gained relevant practical experience in production or quality management.
  • You have already gained experience in auditing of at least 2 of the following topics: Non-Sterile APIs – Excipients –Non-sterile Finished Drug Forms – Contract packaging organisations - Chemical substances - Medical Devices –Packaging Materials – Warehouses – Services.
  • You have knowledge of international authority regulations (e.g. PICs, ICH, and FDA) including applicable ISO norms.
  • You will be required to speak and write fluent English
  • Structured, result-oriented work, reliability and discretion are just as important for you as high motivation, a self-assured manner, and excellent multi-cultural, negotiation and communication skills.
  • These international tasks involve travelling (around 40%).


About Grünenthal

Grünenthal is a global leader in pain management and related diseases. As a science-based, privately-owned pharmaceutical company, we have a long track record of bringing innovative treatments and state-of-the-art technologies to patients worldwide. Our purpose is to change lives for the better – and innovation is our passion. We are focussing all of our activities and efforts on working towards our vision of a world free of pain.

Grünenthal is headquartered in Aachen, Germany, and has affiliates in 29 countries across Europe, Latin America and the US. Our products are available in more than 100 countries. In 2020, Grünenthal employed around 4,500 people and achieved sales of € 1.3 bn.

Your HR contact: 
Rita Hugo-Olbertz

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