Director Quality Systems

Charles River Laboratories International Inc (CRL)

Memphis, TN, US, 38118

Director Quality Systems Req ID #:  206871 Location: 

Memphis, TN, US, 38118 Memphis, TN, US, 38118 For 75 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

IMPORTANT:   In order to be considered for this position, a resume/CV must be uploaded and submitted during the application process.  Please make sure work history and education are added correctly.  Job Summary The Director Quality Systems will be responsible for developing, implementing and improving current and future Quality Management Systems including Document Control, Deviations/Investigations, CAPA , Change Control, QMR Program and Validation program. Electronic system selection and development of Quality Systems to serve the needs of the contract manufacturing organization. This role will also be responsible for building the group needed to support the management of the Quality Systems as well as staff management, development and training.



•Management and Improvement of current Quality Systems as defined in the Quality Improvement Plan. Evaluation of the Quality needs of incoming clients by assessing the prospective clients Quality Systems, while developing a plan with key milestones to integrate their process into the Quality Systems.

•Build solid cross-functional relationships with relevant internal and external departments necessary to ensure a smooth transition into the Quality System.

•Will support the selection and implementation of electronic systems to be utilized for Quality Assurance in a contract manufacturing environment ensuring client’s needs can be achieved.

•Maintain knowledge base on policies and procedures concerning Cognate’s Quality Systems and operational philosophies.

•Development of Quality staff members at varying levels of experience.

•Other duties, tasks or projects as assigned. Job Qualifications EDUCATION AND/OR WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

• BS degree in science or engineering.

• 7 years of experience in Quality, Manufacturing, Engineering or related field.

• Experience supporting customer audits or Regulatory inspections.

• Management of a department or quality assurance team in a manufacturing environment.

• Demonstrated knowledge of current GXP regulatory interpretations of QMS requirements, current industry best practices in the area of biologics or cell and gene therapy manufacturing preferred.

• Previous experience in the deployment and use of Electronic Quality Systems for document control, deviation management, CAPA and change control.

• Ability to multi-task effectively.

• Proficient in computer system use, including but not limited to Microsoft Office Suite and QMS software.

• Strong analytical, problem-solving, and project management skills.

• Good leadership/interpersonal/communication/influencing/negotiation skills.

• Certification by American Society for Quality (ASQ) as a Certified Quality Auditor (CQA) preferred

IMPORTANT: A resume is required to be considered for this position. If you have not uploaded your resume in your candidate profile, please return to upload field and attach your resume/CV. 

Vaccine Mandate

Charles River is a U.S. Federal Contractor.  As a result, we must follow the Presidential Executive Order to mandate vaccinations, and ensure our employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  Our main priority is the wellbeing, health, and safety of our people. We require proof of vaccination from all employees. 

Anyone with requests for disability-related and/or religious exemptions should contact Talent Acquisition ([email protected]) so that information can be provided about the accommodation process at Charles River.


About Biologics Testing Solutions

With more than 50 years of experience and proven regulatory expertise, the Charles River Biologics group can address challenging projects for biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies worldwide. Offering a variety of services such as contamination and impurity testing, protein characterization, bioassays, viral clearance studies and stability and lot release programs, we support clients throughout the biologic development cycle, from the establishment and characterization of cell banks through preclinical and clinical studies to marketed products. Whether clients need stand-alone services, a unique package of testing, or insourced support, our Biologics group can create a custom solution to suit their needs.  Each year more than 20,000 biologic testing reports are sent each and over 200 licenses products are supported by our biologics testing solutions team.

About Charles River

Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.

With over 20,000 employees within 110 facilities in over 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. 

At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of 86% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2021.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.


If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to [email protected] This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.


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2022-10-24 00:00:00

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