Valeant Pharmaceuticals

Senior Compliance Specialist

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Responsible for ensuring compliance to International and Regional Quality change management requirements; managing life cycle of all site Quality Change Requests (QCRs); review of QCRs for completeness and accuracy; coaching of requestors through the change control process and resolution of deficiencies with the requests; facilitating impact assessment of the QCRs; manages routine Local Change Board (LCB) meetings; dispositioning

QCRs on behalf of the LCB.


Responsible for:


1.         Change Review Specialist (CRS): reviews all QCRs for       completeness and accuracy (information is factual and objective   without opinions, conjecture or exaggeration)

2.         Works closely with the requestor of the QCR to develop and refine             the information in the request

3.         Liaises with functional groups (Regulatory Affairs, R&D, and Mfg)           to assess the potential impact of the change on existing processes    and products and the strategy for implementation of the change

4.         Manages local change board (LCB) review and approval/rejection of          all QCRs

5.         Determines per NSOP guidance if QCRs should be elevated to        Change Oversight Committee (COC) and, if elevated, coordinates   with Maintenance of Business (MOB) coordinator and requestors to             present changes to the COC

6.         Determines if other sites are impacted and assures impacted sites are          notified of the change

7.         Performs approval of change requests on behalf of the LCB and      monitors status of QCRs throughout the workflow steps.

8.         Develops and implements change control and other QA system       improvements



International subset:

1.         Procures documentation and data required for regulatory filings      including new submissions, renewal, site registrations, and           variations

2.         Conducts QA review for documentation includes in filings

3.         Procures samples for registration and quality analysis

4.         Coordinates  method  transfer meetings

5.         Provides support for completing deficiency responses to health       authorities

6.         Provides support for production model consolidation

7.         Liaises with RA and Tampa site SME to assess the potential impact            of changes

8.         Coordinates  compendial change notification meetings


Responsible for QCR workflow management for the Tampa site.

Internal Team; Regulatory Affairs (regional and international)


BA or BS in any interdisciplinary science or engineering field.  NLT 5 years in a GMP facility. Proficiency in computer operation; ability to work independently and efficiently; good organizational and investigational skills; ability to follow detailed written procedures; able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and prioritize accordingly; good communication skills, verbal and written; good analytical ability; ability to work well with others;

Good problem-solving skills; detailed-oriented.


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