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Sr. Director, Quality Systems/Regulatory Compliance

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Operations - Quality
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Full-Time Regular


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Job Summary:

The purpose of this position is to assume a leadership role within the company to manage and improve quality system and compliance processess by partnering with peers, customers and functional department leaders.




  • Oversee compliance processes (CAPA, Internal Audit, Field Actions, Customer Complaints) and implement improvements 
  • Promote the recognition of quality programs within the company to create a shared continuous improvement mindset across functional departments and reinforce basic continuous improvement principles. 
  • Develop and implement employee communication and training programs in connection with the company’s strategic goals, quality objectives, and operational systems.
Required Knowledge - Skills - and Abilities:
  • Bachelors Degree in a biology, chemistry, engineering or related field
  • Minimum 10 years experience in quality assurance, quality systems, and/or compliance role
  • Medical Device industy experience
  • Expert knowledge of US FDA and ISO requirements
  • Five years of Supervisory or Department Lead experience in managing both processes and resources
  • Strong computer skills
  • Exceptionally strong team player with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and experience working with end-users in a mentoring capacity
  • Extremely detail-oriented with strong organizational skills and high quality standards
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


Preferred Qualifications:
• Masters Degree
• Experience with a molecular diagnostic company
• Experience in a Class III medical device environment
• Experience in Operations, Manufacturing, and/or R&D
Physical Demands: