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Senior Manager, Analytical Laboratory Support Quality Operations

Req #: 16001709
Location: Summit, NJ US
Job Category: Manufacturing/Technical Operations
Work Location: Summit West 556 Morris Avenue SUMMIT 07901
Organization: Celgene Corporation
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular
Job Type: Standard
Job Level: Manager
Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time


Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health.  We value our passion for patients, quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries - and growing we look for talented people to grow our business, advance our science and contribute to our unique culture.


    Responsible for Quality Assurance oversight of the analytical laboratory operations Laboratory Systems Management, Analytical Technical Services and Stability Services, for GMP commercial activities conducted at Celgene NJ sights and at Contract Service Providers/CMOs (contract labs) 



  • Developing laboratory policies and procedures based on regulations, industry guidelines and Celgene requirements

  • Develops and maintains the SOP and procedures that govern the Quality Operations - Analytical support function.

  • Generates and maintains Quality Agreements for external GMP testing facilities.

  • Oversee the lab operations of Contract Service Providers/CMOs and ensure compliance with cGMP.

  • Ensure that contract labs mange Change Controls, Deviations, CAPA, Test Methods, Specification and improvement projects in a compliant and timely manner.

  • Develops Quality metrics and assesses the results with CMO quality unit

  • Implements new policies/systems in keeping with constantly changing/emerging FDA/industry requirements.

  • Provides Quality Operations approval and/or SME input on critical change controls.

  • Assists Regulatory Affairs in the submission of NDAs and subsequent responses to deficiency letters.

  • Ensure management escalation and HA notification of critical lab deviations is timely and in accordance with relevant HA expectation.

  • Communicates to QPs of any deviations that may impact the relevant region.

  • Assures QA oversight meets or exceeds industry and FDA trends/expectations

  •  FDA liaison during inspections related to CMO Analytical Laboratory issues.

  • Provide Quality Assurance support to laboratory function of Celgene affiliate as needed 

  • Manage staff responsible for reviewing and approving, Laboratory Systems Management (LSM), Analytical Technical Services (ATS) and Validation related GMP documents including, but not limited to:

  • SOPs, Work Practices and associated Forms

  • Validation plans and protocols

  • IQ/OQ/PQ documents (equipment and software related)

  • User Requirements Specifications

  • Certificates of Analyses and Reference Standard Purity Statements

  • Analytical Protocols and Reports (validation, transfer etc)

  • Methods and Specifications

  • Change Requests and Change Controls

  • Deviations, Investigations and CAPAs.

  • Annual Equipment Review

  • Methods implemented by Contract Service Providers (CSP)s


Work is performed in a typical office environment, with standard office equipment available and used. Work is generally performed seated, but may require standing and walking for up to 10%  of the time. Lighting and temperature are adequate and there are no abnormal conditions caused by noise, dust, etc.



PREREQUISITES: BS/MS in scientific discipline with 8-10 years experience in FDA-regulated industry


REQUIRED COMPETENCIES:  Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Must have expert GMP, Quality, and in-depth risk management knowledge.

  • Must be able to interpret problems and effectively prepare surrounding communication in a productive manner to management and the group with clarity, brevity, and accuracy.

  • Must be able to recognize and group technical/scientific attributes and drive science based decisions in most technical areas and to a deeper level in the specific job function.

  • Must drive development of technical or scientific initiatives by interdisciplinary teams.

  • Must have strong authorship and be able to critically review investigations, interpret results, and generate technical conclusions consistent with Quality risk management principles.

  • Must be able to recognize patterns and trends in reported data and communicate strategic solutions to stakeholders cross-functionally.

  • Must be skilled in planning and organizing, conflict management, coaching others, talent selection, developing others, decision-making, building relationships, innovation management, and resource allocation. Must possess authenticity.

  • Thorough knowledge of cGMP in the pharmaceutical industry

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Exhibits excellent leadership and fosters teamwork to create an environment of support that leads to positive motivation and increase productivity of group personnel.

  • Ability to lead and work within a team setting

  • Management experience required



Relevant college or university degree preferred. Equivalent combination of education and experience acceptable. 

  • BS/MS in analytical chemistry or related science.

  • At least 8 years experience in at an FDA regulated industry

  • Experience in both Quality Control (QC) and Quality Assurance (QA)

  • Third party/CMO oversight management experience is essential.


Celgene is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status.


Celgene complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must have authorization to work for Celgene in the U.S.

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