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(Associate) Quality Auditor

(Associate) Quality Auditor
Position Brand Description:
The Quality Auditor is part of the Global Quality Auditing and Compliance (GQAAC) division and provides quality assurance through the execution of internal and external audits in support of pharmaceutical development, non-clinical and clinical research, product commercialization, pharmacovigilance and consumer information quality (CIQ) for Lilly or Elanco. Through auditing, the Global Quality Auditor assures that GXP operations conducted or sponsored by Lilly or Elanco are performed in accordance with company standards, policies, procedures and practices and are compliant with current regulatory requirements and expectations, applicable guidelines and industry standards.

GQAAC is operating as a valued business partner and taking a proactive approach to further enhancing the quality status of business operations and regulatory compliance. The Quality Auditor plays a key part in contributing to the implementation of this strategic approach to quality auditing oversight.

Key Objectives/Deliverables:
The following activities will be performed according to current GQAAC procedures, guidelines and tools. These responsibilities are not intended to be all-inclusive:

  • Scheduling, preparing, conducting and reporting GQAAC audits and assessments of GXP operations, both internally and externally (contracted) to assess the level of compliance with company standards, policies, practices and procedures and current regulations and guidelines.
  • Participate in or lead the risk assessment of GXP operations in support of generating the GQAAC risk-based annual audit plan.
  • Appropriately escalate any compliance issues.
  • Meet the requirements outlined in quality standards, quality manuals, policies, procedures, and tools.

This implies establishment and maintenance of a comprehensive knowledge of all applicable regulations, technical knowledge, and training to meet these responsibilities.

Global Quality – Business Related Responsibilities:
  • Participate in or lead the preparation and/or review of standards, policies, procedures and guidelines that are used to establish quality requirements, when needed.
  • Participate in or lead the preparation of organizational metrics and trending of audit findings, when required.
Provide audit-related advice to GXP operations on the interpretation of corporate and regulatory GxP requirements (standards/policies/procedures)
  • related to quality management, when required.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with relevant business areas and regulatory authorities, including support for regulatory inspections, when required.
  • Provide technical expertise in identifying, formulating, assembling and delivering quality and compliance education to customers, as required.
Personnel Development:
  • Maintain good interpersonal and communication skills with auditees and business areas with particular emphasis on verbal and technical writing skills.
  • Complete required training for the roles identified in the Individual Training Plan (ITP)
  • Be continually aware of current industry trends and regulatory agency interpretation of GxP requirements.
  • Seek self-development in GxP areas (e.g. grand rounds, attend training courses, conferences or association meetings) and share such information and knowledge with other members of the group or company to increase internal intelligence.
  • Participate or lead divisional improvement efforts, including Six Sigma projects and departmental teams.
Support training and qualification of other auditors 48111BR
Minimum Requirements:
  • Relevant experience(s) (minimum of 5 years) within the relevant GXP area at Lilly/Elanco or within the pharmaceutical environment.
  • Experience working with Third Party Organizations.
  • The ability to understand detailed scientific information, while remaining anchored in the “Big Picture”.
  • Ability to interpret and apply regulations, regulatory guidance, codes and public expectations and identify and recommend compliance changes as appropriate.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to remain constructive and civil in difficult situations.
  • Ability to deliver timely and professional communications (oral and written) with precision and clarity to all levels of the organization.
  • Experience working on a global team and sharing knowledge.
  • Experience with computers and entering data into databases.
  • Good analytical/problem-solving skills.
Additional Preferences:
  • Work under pressure on multiple tasks concurrently and meet deadlines in a fast-paced work environment with frequent interruptions and changing priorities.
  • Proven ability to think and analyze from a process perspective. Project management skills.
  • Process information to identify linkages and trends and apply findings to compliance strategies as well as to individual assignments.
  • Work independently as well as collaboratively within a global team environment.
  • Deliver constructive feedback to customers while providing a high level of customer service.
  • Ability to influence and manage change/conflict.