APVMA Jobs – Assistant Director

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Job Description:

The Manufacturing Quality and Licensing (MQL) Section as part of the Registration Management Program ensures that all veterinary chemical products, manufactured in Australia or entering in to Australian market, meet required quality standards. This is achieved through delivery of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)-based compliance schemes that underpin and monitor the manufacture of veterinary chemical products.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage, supervise and train functional and/or project team staff on a day-to-day basis
  • assess licence applications, GMP certificates, audit reports and related documentary evidence for compliance with APVMA’s legislative and GMP requirements for manufacturers of veterinary chemical products and make regulatory recommendations and decisions in accordance with delegated authorities
  • Work under limited direction and collaboratively with APVMA staff, industry and external reviewer agencies
  • Manage, coordinate and administer the APVMA’s GMP assessment schemes, related activities and projects carried out by the MQL Section
  • Provide technical and administrative advice on more complex matters to colleagues and stakeholders, negotiate audit outcomes and timeframes with individual manufacturers and contribute to enforcement activities
  • Prepare reports and guidelines, and contribute to the development and implementation of ancillary support functions, including audit monitoring and quality
  • Plan and undertake research and/or development tasks, attend and conduct audits (as required) and actively contribute to strategic sectional planning and the maintenance and improvement of APVMA quality system processes and forms

Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the manufacture and regulation of chemical products and an understanding of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)
  • Highly developed planning and organisational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work both as part of a team and independently under limited direction
  • Appropriate tertiary qualifications in a scientific discipline, such as pharmaceutical science, medical or veterinary science, chemistry or other related fields
  • Comprehensive knowledge of, and experience in, auditing processes
  • Demonstrated ability to develop strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders, represent the organisation and liaise, influence and negotiate with staff from other sections
  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to write technical reports, guidelines and work instructions, as well as communicate persuasively with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • Staff management or supervisory experience, with demonstrated resilience and a commitment to build personal and team capability

Job Details:

Company: APVMA

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Armidale, New South Wales, AU

Application Deadline: N/A

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