Quality Assistant Jobs in Kenya
Quality Assistant Jobs in Kenya
Job Purpose: Provides effective and efficient quality assurance systems support as per roles assigned by the Quality Head, performs day to day work to ensure that quality systems required by the market are performed in a lean and efficient way to meet required GSK QMS and related pharmaceutical industry compliance standards.
Key Accountabilities / Responsibilities:
Maintain a high level of QMS knowledge and awareness of changes within the commercial environment to seek opportunities and manage potential business adversity.
Gain an understanding of the Supply Chain and Commercial GSK Kenya Quality Plans
Seek great understanding on commercial Quality Assurance work in a pharmaceutical set up
Supporting Quality head to ensure a robust, sustainable and effective QMS (Quality Management System) through monitoring and reviewing the compliance status within the LOC element of the Supply Chain and (GlaxoSmithKline East Africa) Marketing Company.
Support the implementation and maintenance of effective Quality Assurance systems to ensure that local operations are in full compliance with GSK standards and policies, ensure compliance to Good distribution practices (GDP) and related regulatory requirements
Product supply – (Support commercial ambition on product supply)
Performs day to day work to ensure continuous, flawless, quick and timely product release to the market in line with GSK QMS policies to avoid any out-of-stock situation
Work closely with GSK Supply chain and distribution teams to ensure that product supply is not impacted by prioritizing all activities related to product availability
Work closely with supply sites quality team to resolve any product quality incidences in a timely manner to avoid market out of stock situation
Work closely with market regulatory team to gain understanding on product registration details/ compliance and supply requirements
Build a close working relationship with warehouse team, including but not limited Warehouse Quality team, operations and customer-care teams
Support market distributors on resolving any issues to do with product incidences and queries in a compliant manner
Quality Management systems Implementation
Successful candidate will be required to support GSK Quality Management systems implementation in different roles, including but not limited to the following:
Policies/ Procedure implementation – Follow global and local requirements to ensure that GSK policies and procedures are implemented as per global implementation guidelines
Auditing – perform day to day work to support the local process that is in place for GSK self-inspection and internal audit process as directed by audit process owner
Corrective and Preventative Actions (CAPA) –
Support Quality head in implementing global process to effectively manage corrective and preventative action plans. Develop local processes to conduct root cause analysis to investigate deviations and develop CAPA’s. system process in place to track and review CAPA plans on routine basis.
Demonstrate that LOC effectively identifies where CAPA plans required and that they are effectively implemented, monitored and closed out.
QMS review committee (Quality Council) – support Quality head in organizing Quality Council meeting, meeting preparation, taking of minutes, action implementation and keeping of records
Product Quality Management -Support product quality (GSK trust agenda)
Complaints – perform day to day work to support an effective complaints management process ensuring that assessment of potential issues is determined as quickly as possible and linked to the adverse event reporting process and local product incident process if/as appropriate.
Report and follow up on product complaints with manufacturing sites, customers and commercial teams.
Track product complaints management process, ensure investigations results are communicated to the concerned customers in a timely manner
Incident management – Support Quality Head to ensure that an effective local product incident management process is in place receive concerns of suspect packs and queries from the market (mostly through sales team) work with GSK relevant teams to identify any possible counterfeits and escalate as required
Participate in product incident investigations, keep records and minutes as required
Assist Quality Head in investigations on products concerns and queries from the Market
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree – preferably science degree from a reputable institution
Minimum of 3 years’ experience within the Pharmaceutical / Consumer Healthcare industries, preferably in the capacity of a senior quality specialist or a manager
Understanding of and experience in quality assurance systems particularly in the areas of batch release, product incidents, artwork control and performing audits
Knowledge of regulatory requirements pertaining to GMP/GDP
Knowledge on effective quality documentation systems
How to Apply
Send CV to
firstname.lastname@example.org by 13th May 2022.
Clearly indicate the job title “Quality Assistant on your application.
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