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Product Quality Senior Expert

Lessines, Belgium


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Product Quality Senior Expert

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Job ID SR0039895 Date posted 10/29/2019 Location Lessines, Belgium

Act as the Quality Representative for Regulatory Compliance for Plasma derivative products as well as for Biologics products dispositioned at the Lessines facility.


  • Ensure that the internal quality systems are compliant with the quality specifications, license requirements and applicable
  • Act as a product quality expert for products handled by the site.
  • Support the preparation of the necessary documentation for product license by providing the required information to applicable RA (Regulatory Affairs) functions, in case of geographical expansion, tender or license renewal:
    • Prepare support documentation for changes and regulatory questions.
    • Respond timely to Regulatory Agencies questions or requests in the context of new licenses or application renewals.
  • Support the PQL (Product Quality Lead) in the preparation and review of regulatory submissions and associated request for information.
  • Ensure Timely issuance of the facility Product Quality Review (PQR) Reports (coordinate data collection, assess conclusion of SME and evaluate the necessity of further action if any as part of the final PQR summary report). Act as a key contact for external partner to get report approved on-time.
  • Review and ensure maintenance of Quality Agreements.
  • Perform Inter-Facility Changes Assessments (IFC).
  • Support on-site Regulatory Inspections.


  • Act as a Site contact point for global PQL (Product Quality Lead) in Quality Team Matrix & Regulatory functions.
  • Various interactions with internal departments and functions (Release, Qualified Person, Receiving & Inspection, Supply Chain, Quality Control, Artwork Management, Validation).


  • University degree or equivalent: Engineering, Biochemistry, or equivalent by several years of experience
  • Fluent in French and English (written and spoken)
  • Excellent communication skills: able to communicate with different internal departments (RA, Manufacturing, QC…) and external parties.
  • Technical writing skills is an asset
  • Team-player

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