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Quality Associate III

Req #: JR - 072687 Location Marion, North Carolina, United States Job Category: Quality Control Date Posted: 06/27/2022

Overview

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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  • Detail Oriented
  • Continuous Learner
  • Courageous
  • Collaborative
  • Critical Thinker
  • Influential

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Quality Associate III

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. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Consider Safety of themselves and others as first and foremost.
  • Manage, oversee, track and drive accountability, of all active projects in Cell 2 Quality.
  • Interact with other global Baxter facility representatives (IPSO customers) that North Cove (Cell 2) supplies product to when quality issues arise. Work with Cell 2 Manufacturing to resolve these quality issues between other global Baxter facilities and North Cove in a collaborative way.
  • Own, coordinate or lead multiple projects consecutively while performing other required job duties. Work with corporate teams when needed.
  • Manage/oversee the department monthly and quarterly trends. Make improvements to trending as needs and requirements change.
  • Become a resident SME of plastics areas. Serve as Subject Matter Expert (SME) by maintaining a high level of expertise in current regulatory requirements. Provide training and coaching to local employees and others as needed in relevant area(s).  When required, assist other Quality areas in the successful performance of these activities.
  • Perform the duties of the Cell 2 Quality Manager when needed. Run the Cell 2 Quality department on a daily basis when the manager is not available. 
  • Cover the daily tasks and exceptions as they happen on the floor and oversee QT’s when floor QA is out.
  • Other duties, tasks or projects as assigned.

Knowledge, Skill and Abilities

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills and great attention to detail are necessary.
  • Strong project management skills are necessary.
  • Possess a working knowledge of FDA Regulations and Application of Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) and Good Documentation Practices.
  • Must have knowledge of FDA quality systems regulations, preferably experience interacting with FDA or similar regulatory agencies.
  • Must have good analysis, troubleshooting, and investigation skills including knowledge and understanding of problem-solving methodologies (e.g. DMAIC, Fishbone Diagram).
  • Write, review, and revise Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) and process changes when necessary and submit procedural changes as needed to meet Corporate, Divisional, Plant, Regulatory Requirements, etc.
  • Must be able to interact with, and influence others at various levels in multiple departments.
  • Must have the ability to manage people, encourage teamwork and drive decisions.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in science or engineering required. Advanced degree in the life sciences, physical sciences or engineering preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of quality experience in pharma, medical device or related field preferred.

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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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