Head of Quality for BioProcessing R&D

Posted 10 Mar 2023

Bedford, Massachusetts - United States

Req Id 258582

A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 60,300 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in Healthcare, Life Science and Electronics. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. MilliporeSigma is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany. 

Your Role:

An exciting opportunity is now available to join our Bedford Site team within BioProcessing Business Performance.  As Head of Quality for BioProcessing you will work within a highly visible team within BioProcessing.  Working with R&D leads in the Bedford Site and other recently acquired technologies. You will be responsible for administering the Bedford site Quality Management systems, updating procedures and implementing new quality processes and systems where appropriate. This may include implementing a quality system in a new site.  In your role, you will work independently with considerable latitude to establish priorities and activities needed for the project teams to be successful. You will be responsible for maintaining the Bedford site ISO certification through adherence to quality requirements, audit management, documentation, training, calibration and PM facilitation, self-inspections and supplier quality. Will be responsible to perform self-inspection audits and assist with internal/external audits.  In addition, you will be responsible to drive product/process/systems and tool improvements through investigation and root cause analysis. Responsible to collaborate with EHS to improve/maintain BioP R&D compliance with MilliporeSigma's health and safety practices.


Who You Are:
Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS degree plus 5 years related experience, OR 10 or more years Quality experience in life sciences, chemistry, medical device, engineering, business or related field
  • Experience driving cross functional teams with proven success


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated strong business acumen and decision-making skills
  • Proactive and self-directed, ability to take calculated risks and high level of learning agility
  • Experience with administering a quality management system
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work in a fast-paced and highly cross-functional environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication (English), including reporting to upper management and ability to adapt to different audiences
  • Capable of evaluating situations, analyzing complex inputs and developing solutions in a collaborative manner
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and priorities simultaneously with a high degree of independence
  • Outstanding listening skills
  • Proficient in Office 365 Suite
  • Flexible and willingness to travel globally

What we offer: We are curious minds that come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences.
We celebrate all dimensions of diversity. We believe that it drives excellence, innovation, and human progress. We care about our customers, patients, and our rich mix of people. This diversity strengthens our ability to lead in science and technology.
We are committed to creating access and opportunities for all and empower you to fulfil your ambitions. Our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons.
Join us in building a culture of inclusion and belonging that impacts millions and empowers everyone to bring their curiosity to life!

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As an employee of the Company, you will be required to comply with all of the Company’s COVID-19 safety protocols and policies. The organization has currently suspended enforcement of its COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, but that policy may be reinstated by the Company in its discretion.

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