Valeant Pharmaceuticals

Quality Assurance Manager

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Full Time


Develop and maintain quality systems that comply with Valeant’s quality management system (QMS) and relevant regulatory requirements for the distribution of drugs, medical devices, nutritionals, and cosmetics. 


  • Ensures that the quality management system requirements are effectively established and effectively maintained in accordance with the requirements of 21 CFR 820, 21 CFR 210/211, 21 CFR 111, Valeant QMS and other applicable laws and regulations for the distribution center (DC).
  • Responsible for reporting on the performance of the DC quality system to management with executive responsibility for review.
  • Develop quality goals and objectives from the Quality Policy that are linked to the business plan. Communicate and implements the Quality Policy.
  • Manage Quality professionals within the distribution centers.
  • Oversee the management oversight, NC/CAPA, validation, change control, risk management, internal/supplier audits, calibration, document control/records management, and training systems.
  • Manage/control quality of product from receiving to distributing ensuring appropriate product conditions and traceability.
  • Communicate the importance of meeting customer requirements as well as regulatory requirements.
  • Sponsor and/or lead quality improvement activities.
  • Manages the Internal and External Audit Programs. Liaison with internal and external contacts with regards to quality issues.
    • Direct Reports: Yes. Will have 2-4 direct reports within multiple US based distribution centers. 
    • Key Relationships: Internal: All DC personnel, other manufacturing sites, corporate quality, regulatory, and logistics personnel. External: CMOs, regulatory bodies, and customers.



  • BS in Engineering, Scientific, or Technical field.
  • 21 CFR 111, 210, 211, and 820. Working knowledge of FDA regulations and experience with interacting with external agency.
  • Demonstrated project management and leadership skills, strong written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Technology Skills: Windows, MS Word, MS Excel. Will require training for CATSWeb.
  • Certified ASQ CQE and/or Lean Six Sigma Green belt preferred.
  • Training in problem solving tools is required (Process Mapping, Histograms, FMEA, Risk Assessment, Cause & Effect Diagrams, PCDA, Pareto Analysis).


8-10 years’ experience in pharmaceuticals or medical devices. 

3-5 years’ experience supervising professional level employees.    

Experience in a distribution center environment preferred. 


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