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QA Technical Specialist

Sanofi Ireland
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16 Dec 2022

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QA Technical Specialist

Job Overview
QA Technical Specialist opportunity for a world-renowned Pharma company that provides life-changing treatments & vaccines, Sanofi. 

The QA Technical Specialist reports to the QA Manager providing leadership, knowledge and expertise and hands on support for the introduction of a new MES system at Sanofi Waterford. The position works closely with Operations & MES functions to design, install, evaluate and qualify a MES system fit for use.

Main responsibilities:

  • Perform the QA representative role in the development and implementation process of Manufacturing Execution System (MES) project.
  • Review of MES documentation, recipes and process flows; supporting MES change control
  • Complete the QA oversight to ensure the design and validation of the MES system meets cGxP, data integrity and site requirements
  • Review and approval of MES validation documents
  • Authoring, Review and Approval of cGMP Documentation associated with the MES project
  • Act in a lead capacity providing quality support to a MES project working with other functions to deliver project on time and in compliance
  • Support the development and implementation of Master Batch Records and procedures for existing product platforms (e.g. Auto Injector).
  • Support the project team with defining strategies for change controls, risk assessments and UAT testing documentation
  • Perform timely review of documentation / process maps / reports highlighting and assisting in the resolution of concerns commensurate with the risk.
  • Liaising with both internal and external customers on quality issues.
  • Participate in the preparation and review of procedures and batch documentation.
  • Preparing and supporting MES systems for batch release.
  • Provide training support to site TMs on quality related aspects of MBR process and actively participate in change management activities
  • Working as part of a project team on site ensuring products are manufactured, in accordance with cGMP.
  • Ensure that all work carried out is in compliance with the required standards conforming to company, cGMPs, cGLPs, SOPs, regulatory regulations and guidelines.
  • Review and approval of deviation, CAPA's, quality events, change controls and tasks.
  • Acts as Quality Point person providing guidance / feedback on quality issues/concerns.
  • Analysing, identifying and implementing quality and operations process improvements which will improve process capability and performance.
  • Actively contribute to continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Conduct duties in a safe manner and report all safety issues or concerns.

This is an experienced QA role with requirements of batch review and EBR experience.

Knowledge of Change Control process and QA projects.


Sanofi Ireland has 800 people working every day to serve those with health needs in Ireland and around the world. Wherever the team members are based, they all share the values of Teamwork, Integrity, Courage and Respect and their  common purpose:  Empowering Life.

Their manufacturing campus in Waterford has more than 740 skilled people working across multiple products and platforms, supplying therapies to people in over 70 countries. Sanofi continue to expand, providing opportunities for people to join the team, and help us support their No1 stakeholders; the people we provide our medicines for. 

Their dedicated team based out of Dublin bring a broad range of treatments to people across Ireland. Amongst our treatments we have consumer healthcare, vaccines, and medicines for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, thrombosis, rare diseases and atopic dermatitis.

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