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Quality Auditor Principal

Northborough, Massachusetts



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The Northborough Supplier Quality department is comprised of the following functions:
 (1) Manage supplier audits consistent with Sanofi and industry expectiation. (2) Manage self inspections, external regulatory inspections and internal corporate audits (3) Manage Quality agreements, supplier change management, supplier material/service onboarding and approval (4) Data Integrity
 The Northborough Supplier Quality department provides stragegic leadership, direction and oversight for the NBO site compliance and ensures NBO inspection readiness in alignment with global good manufacturing practices, regulatory compliance requirements and current industry/Sanofi policy and guidance. The Supplier Quality department provides oversight of supplier management and lifecycle functions.

Position Overview with Key Responsibilities
A Quality Auditor Principal is responsible for providing supplier management oversight on behalf of the Sanofi network and NBO Self Inspection compliance in accordance with global good manufacturing practices, regulatory compliance requirements and guidance, current industry best practicecs and corporate policies.  

Key responsibilities include:

  • Scheduling and conducting Supplier audits and Self Inspections, produce reports and follow up on non-compliant issues.  These audits may include GLP, GMP and/or ISO 13485 compliance evaluations
  • Support corporate audits and external inspections  
  • Implement Supplier change notifications, new material/service/supplier onboarding, and quality agreements
  • Read and interpret complex, explicit docuemtnation for new and current compliance procedures and regulatory enforcement trends/actions
  • Assist in solving compliance problems with R&D, QA, QC, Facilities and/or

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 7-9 years of experience in Quality Assurance in a GMP environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree
  • American Society for Quality (ASQ) Certified Auditor
  • Experience participating or leading in Self Inspections / Supplier Audits / Regulatory Inspections
  • Experience with Quality Events (deviations, CAPA, etc)
  • Ability to work independently  
  • Knowledge of regulatory enforcement trends and industry compliance trends
  • Experience with project management
  • Special Working Conditions
  • This position requires domestic travel and may include occasional international travel.
  • Ability to gown and gain entry to manufacturing areas

Sanofi Inc. and its U.S. affiliates are Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status or liability for military status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.



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