Reporting to the Zoetis Reference Laboratories (ZRL) Director of Quality Assurance, the Quality Manager will carry out the important role of overseeing the Quality Management System for the Louisville ZRL location (a large central laboratory which is part of a large veterinary referral laboratory network). Responsibilities will include training staff on the QMS and topics related to quality, non-conforming event (NCE) management, internal auditing, policy/SOP writing, quality metric compilation/reporting, liaising with key leaders in other parts of the organization (e.g., medical, customer service, operations) and other quality related duties as assigned. The non-conforming event management duties will include triaging and tracking reported non-conforming events and working with all levels of ZRL staff to ensure timely, appropriate and effective investigation and implementation of corrective/preventive actions (CAPAs). The Quality Manager will carry out investigations and formulate/implement CAPAs for non-technical issues as assigned and work with technical staff to ensure appropriate issue resolution. Internal auditing responsibilities will include preparation of Louisville site as well as some travel to other sites.
1. Triaging, tracking and resolving reported non-conforming events
2. Training staff on Quality Management System and topics related to quality
3. Compilation and reporting of quality metrics
4. Internal auditing, on location in Louisville and traveling to other ZRL labs
5. Writing policies, SOPs and other documents
6. Other duties as assigned
1. A Bachelors degree in a natural science (biology, vet science, chemistry, biochemistry, etc) is required.
2. At least one year on the bench in a veterinary or clinical laboratory required.
3. At least three years’ experience in Quality Assurance related role required.
1. Experience in Non-conforming Event Management (investigations, root cause analysis and CAPAs), SOP/policy writing, quality metric development/reporting and internal auditing preferred.
2. Training in systems thinking and/or Just Culture preferred.
3. Certification as MLS/MT/MLS/CLS, ISO auditor and/or ASQ preferred.
4. Training in document and record management and general quality assurance and quality management systems development and maintenance
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