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Quality Auditor

Req #: JR - 032485 Location Bloomington, Indiana, United States Job Category: Quality Control Date Posted: 01/08/2021

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This is where you make a difference in our patients’ safety. As a member of the Baxter Quality team, you will play an essential part in our mission of saving and sustaining lives. Quality is important throughout the entire product lifecycle and works collaboratively with all areas of the organization. Because Quality touches everything Baxter does, a role in Quality provides many opportunities for growth, learning and a successful career that has a daily impact on people’s lives.

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Quality Auditor

This is where you save and sustain lives

At Baxter, we are deeply connected by our mission. No matter your role at Baxter, your work makes a positive impact on people around the world. You’ll feel a sense of purpose throughout the organization, as we know our work improves outcomes for millions of patients. 

Baxter’s products and therapies are found in almost every hospital worldwide, in clinics and in the home. For over 85 years, we have pioneered significant medical innovations that transform healthcare.

Together, we create a place where we are happy, successful and inspire each other. This is where you can do your best work. 

Join us at the intersection of saving and sustaining lives— where your purpose accelerates our mission. 

Summary

The Quality Auditor monitors implementation and compliance with the requirements established by the Plant’s Quality System by performing internal audits.  This position interacts directly with Client auditors and Regulatory inspectors and also participates in activities hosting client audits and regulatory inspections. This position reports to the Manager I, Quality Compliance.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (these are primary responsibilities of the role and the incumbent will perform other duties as assigned)

  • Performs internal audits / assessments by collecting and analyzing objective evidence regarding issues and risks. Ensures that audit schedules are produced and communicated in a timely fashion. 
  • Plans, schedules, coordinates, supports, and leads detailed audits of facility practices to ensure that policies and procedures comply with worldwide regulatory agencies and Corporate Quality Policy guidelines.  This includes review of updated GMP regulations and current FDA and outside of US requirements and incorporation into internal programs, where appropriate.
  • Leads/supports Client audits of the facility. Prepares for the audit/assessment activity by researching background information, including previous audit results. Assists in reviewing audit responses.  Maintains the assessment file through the process to closure.
  • Supports routine GMP and Pre-Approval Inspection regulatory audits.  Prepares for audits by coordinating documentation, arranging facility tours, reserving conference rooms, and communicating with facility subject matter experts.  May interface with regulatory inspectors during audits.
  • Evaluates corrective and preventive action responses to assessment findings for adequacy, including root cause and timeliness.
  • Conducts and confirms follow-up actions on Corporate, Client, Internal, and Regulatory site compliance audits/inspections. Reports extended corrective actions to management.
  • Performs procedure gap assessments to ensure compliance with Global Quality procedures.
  • Maintains and makes recommendations for improvement to Quality procedures.
  • Performs desktop evaluations of site’s suppliers per Global Quality procedures.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required, preferably in a scientific or technical discipline.
  • Minimum 3 years experience in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry.
  • Previous auditing experience preferred; ASQ CQA and/or RAB auditor accreditation is desired.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook and the ability to use enterprise software (examples include:  JDE, BPLM, Pilgrim, Trackwise, etc.)

Physical / Safety Requirements

  • Must be able to gown qualify for Grade C/D production areas.
  • Duties may require overtime work, including nights and weekends
  • Use of hands and fingers to manipulate office equipment is required
  • Position requires sitting for long hours, but may involve walking or standing for periods of time

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Baxter is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or interview process, please send an e-mail to [email protected] and let us know the nature of your request along with your contact information.

Hear from Our Employees

Our company is enriched by a diverse population of individuals in more than 100 countries that work to solve, innovate, manufacture and drive better healthcare options for patients around the world.

Meet Christelle, Senior Quality Manager in Malta

"I was an Engineering Graduate with a Master's in Business Administration, and was more inclined toward working with people than with machines. When I came across an opportunity to work with Baxter as a Quality Engineer, it was the perfect combination: a manufacturing environment and a role that required me to collaborate with multiple teams daily. Baxter's mission of saving and sustaining lives gives me all the purpose and fulfilment I need."

Christelle

Meet Lorena, Senior QA Associate in London, UK

"I am registered pharmacist in the UK with experience with drug products and final product release. I am very dedicated to my work and accurate in details to ensure correct assessment is provided to our customers to ensure patients' safety."

Lorena

Meet Gary, Quality Research Manager in Singapore

"I have always enjoyed working at Baxter and I find here to be a great place to work! Management truly cares for you, and invests time and resources to support your career goals and aspirations. My current role provides me the opportunity to work with culturally diverse teams, bringing different talents together, learning from one another and working toward a common goal and mission."

Gary

Hear from Our Employees

Our company is enriched by a diverse population of individuals in more than 100 countries that work to solve, innovate, manufacture and drive better healthcare options for patients around the world.

Christelle

Meet Christelle, Senior Quality Manager in Malta

"I was an Engineering Graduate with a Master's in Business Administration, and was more inclined toward working with people than with machines. When I came across an opportunity to work with Baxter as a Quality Engineer, it was the perfect combination: a manufacturing environment and a role that required me to collaborate with multiple teams daily. Baxter's mission of saving and sustaining lives gives me all the purpose and fulfilment I need."

Lorena

Meet Lorena, Senior QA Associate in London, UK

"I am registered pharmacist in the UK with experience with drug products and final product release. I am very dedicated to my work and accurate in details to ensure correct assessment is provided to our customers to ensure patients' safety."

Gary

Meet Gary, Quality Research Manager in Singapore

"I have always enjoyed working at Baxter and I find here to be a great place to work! Management truly cares for you, and invests time and resources to support your career goals and aspirations. My current role provides me the opportunity to work with culturally diverse teams, bringing different talents together, learning from one another and working toward a common goal and mission."

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