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Head of QA

Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and support your career? We are looking for an experienced and communicative Head of QA that thrives in a dynamic setting.

The role
As Head of QA you will provide involvement in all GxP-regulated activities at the LOC to ensure compliance to European and National Regulations as well as to Takeda requirements. You will ensure that responsibilities and duties of RP/QP are complied with as applicable under European and local regulations and drive and strengthen the Quality Culture at the LOC. Gather local regulatory & quality intelligence and communicate and raise awareness of upcoming and new regulations within Takeda.

Furthermore, you will among other responsibilities, implement Takedas Quality Management System and ensure ongoing compliance to the quality standards and procedures at the LOC. Establish and lead internal audit / self-assessment program at the LOC to evaluate compliance with product quality systems & processes in LOC, and identify improvement opportunities. Coordinate and lead the LOC regular and yearly Quality Management Reviews, including the Annual Country Quality Plan for the LOC. Provide quality support for product launches.

The role is based at Takedas office in central Stockholm. You report to the Medical Director Sweden.

Your Profile
Your application must fulfill the Medical Products Agency (Läkemedelsverkets) requirements for a Responsible Person which means pharmaceutical competence, as well as experience from leading quality positions in the field.

• University degree in Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Science, Pharmaceutical Technology, Microbiology, Chemistry or equivalent
• Minimum of 5-7 years in a QA position in Pharmaceutical industry
• Prior experience managing external GMP/GDP suppliers
• Ability to make sound and effective quality decisions under pressure
• Skilled at leading GMP/GDP audits
• Able to work independently
• Fluent in written and spoken English

More information
For more information about the position, please contact Anders Larsson, Partner at Compass Human Resources Group at +46 73 203 46 91 or at All enquiries will be handled with confidentiality. If interested, please apply as soon as possible. Applications will be processed on an ongoing basis.