PwC Pharma Life Sciences. Quality Management Systems, Senior Associate in Chicago, Illinois
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Our practitioners are supported by a dedicated health research unit, which is managed by a physician partner and provides our clients with cutting-edge intelligence, perspective, and analysis on issues transforming the health industry. Our professionals have deep health industry expertise and include physicians, nurses, system specialists, health policy analysts, actuaries, financial advisors, and data analysts. The Health Industries Advisory team includes the following sectors: Health Services
Payer/Provider, Pharmaceuticals and Life Sciences
Suppliers and Innovators/New Entrants.
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The Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences (PLS) Sector of PwC, which includes the medical device sector, is on a rapid growth path. Within the PLS Sector, our Quality Management System (QMS) practice is one such area of growth.
Our QMS practice focuses on remediating Warning Letters and Consent Decrees from the FDA or other global regulatory Agencies.
In addition, our QMS practice proactively creates effective, efficient and sustainable Quality Systems.
Our success is driven by our ability in driving executive-level ownership of the QMS and in enabling cultural changes, which improves quality and compliance at all levels throughout the organization from the board level to the laboratories and shop floor.
Minimum Years of Experience: 3
Minimum Degree Required: Bachelor's degree
Demonstrates proven thorough knowledge and success, as both an individual contributor and team member, with identifying and addressing client needs: actively participating in client discussions and meetings; communicating a broad range of Firm services; and, managing engagements, including preparing concise, accurate documents and maintaining project economics while maintaining flexibility for unanticipated issues.
Demonstrates proven thorough knowledge and success as a team leader: supervising teams to create an atmosphere of trust and seeking diverse views to encourage improvement and innovation; answering questions and providing direction to less-experienced staff; coaching staff including providing timely meaningful written and verbal feedback.
Demonstrates proven thorough knowledge of Quality Management Systems, preferably within or with the FDA, emphasizing the following areas:
As both an individual contributor and team member assisting with strategy execution and implementation efforts of Quality Management Systems-related client engagements, including these focus areas
new business development; client engagement delivery, i.e. remediating warning letters, consent decrees, and development and execution of effective, efficient and sustainable quality management systems; regulatory agency interactions; and, intellectual property development.
Assisting with the preparation of materials for thought -leadership conferences and roundtables
Demonstrates proven thorough knowledge of pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device and diagnostic businesses, including the following areas:
Insights into the trends and expectations of regulatory agencies;
Guidance on developing effective assessment and remediation frameworks and/or practices;
Experiential guidance, subject matter specialty, and optimized standard industry practices with Quality Management Systems relating to practices involving Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Good Clinical Practices (GCP), Good Pharmacovigilance Practices (GPP), and/or Good Laboratory Practices (GLP)
Demonstrates a thorough level of abilities and/or a proven record of success as a team member: understanding personal and team roles; contributing to a positive working environment by building solid relationships with team members; proactively seeking guidance, clarification and feedback; providing guidance, clarification and feedback to less-experienced staff.
Demonstrates proven thorough abilities and success in assisting with efforts across pharmaceutical, biotech, and / or medical device companies, emphasizing the following areas:
Identifying and addressing client needs with major regulatory agencies (e.g. FDA, EMA, PMDA, etc.)
Developing and sustaining client relationships using networking, negotiation and persuasion skills to help to identify and sell potential new service opportunities;
Preparing and presenting written and verbal materials including RFPs; and,
Assisting with defining resource requirements, project workflow, budgets, billing, collection
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at PwC without regard to race; creed; color; religion; national origin; sex; age; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; genetic predisposition or carrier status; veteran, marital, or citizenship status; or any other status protected by law.