Quality Executive – Mat Leave Contract

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Job Description

On behalf of our client, a global medical devices/healthcare company, we are currently recruiting for a Quality Executive. This is a maternity contract cover up until August 2021.

Experienced, motivated, innovative and enthusiastic individual to join the Quality Team.

The position of Quality Executive requires the efficient and consistent management of the Quality Management System in compliance with current GDP regulations for medicinal products & medical devices and I. S. EN ISO 13485: 2016 and is for maternity cover up until the end of August 2021.

Reporting to: Quality Manager

Core Responsibilities:

Support the Quality Manager in maintaining compliance with Good Distribution Practice (GDP) for Medicinal Products and Medical Devices and the I. S. EN ISO 13485:2016 standard. Assist the Quality Manager in the development of a number of continuous improvement and compliance projects within the Quality Department.

Document Management System:

  • Defining and periodically updating Quality Procedures in conjunction with operating staff, while ensuring compliance with I.S. EN ISO 13485: 2106 and GDP.
  • Restructuring the Document Management System in compliance with the Corporate Integrated Management System.


  • Conducting quality audits against the I.S. EN ISO 13485:2106 standard and Good Distribution Practice. Preparing audit reports, assessing and verifying planned corrective and preventive actions and reviewing the effectiveness of the corrective and preventive actions taken.


  • Ensuring the Quality Management system (QMS) is understood by providing training to company personnel regarding updated documents.
  • Maintaining Quality Training Files.

Incidents /Deviations

  • Recording, investigating and reporting incidents and deviations to the Responsible Person.

 Quality Risk Management

  • Assisting Risk Owners and Process Owners in assessing risks and assigning counteractive measures.
  • Maintaining Quality Risk Management files.

 Outsourced Processes

  • Conducting Supplier Audits and Assessments, as required.
  • Managing Contracts and Technical Agreements

 Change Control

  • Documenting and managing change controls through to completion.


Skills & Experience Requirements:

  • A solid understanding and working knowledge of GDP and the I.S. EN ISO 13485:2016 essential.
  • A relevant 3rd Level Qualification along with previous experience of >2 years in a Quality Assurance Role in the Medical Device /Pharmaceutical Industry.
  • A qualified and experienced Quality Auditor capable of leading compliance audits.
  • A knowledge of Quality Management Systems.
  • A hands-on individual with exceptional verbal and written communication skills who possesses a proactive and collaborative work style and the ability to work with multiple priorities and deadlines.
  • Accuracy and excellent attention to detail are key attributes along with excellent organisational skills.
  • A proven interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with people at all levels within an organization.
  • Must be highly proficient in Microsoft Office Applications and Document Management Systems.


For a full Job Spec and to apply for this role please call Linda on +353 1 2784671 or e-mail LDunne@thornshaw.com

Thornshaw Scientific Recruitment is a leading Irish provider of specialist Scientific Recruitment. Part of the CPL Group. www.thornshaw.com Tel: +353 1 2784671

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Linda Dunne

Senior Recruitment Consultant ldunne@thornshaw.com
  • Salary:Negotiable
  • Location:South Dublin
  • Type:Contract
  • Category:Science,Thornshaw
  • Ref.no:JO-2002-445996_34