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Boehringer Ingelheim Senior/Principal Specialist, Investigation in SAINT JOSEPH, Missouri

Boehringer Ingelheim is an equal opportunity global employer who takes pride in maintaining a diverse and inclusive culture. We embrace diversity of perspectives and strive for an inclusive environment which benefits our employees, patients and communities.

Description:

Conducts investigations into complex and abstract deviation events for products produced at BIAH.

As an employee of Boehringer Ingelheim, you will actively contribute to the discovery, development and delivery of our products to our patients and customers. Our global presence provides opportunity for all employees to collaborate internationally, offering visibility and opportunity to directly contribute to the companies' success. We realize that our strength and competitive advantage lie with our people. We support our employees in a number of ways to foster a healthy working environment, meaningful work, diversity and inclusion, mobility, networking and work-life balance. Our competitive compensation and benefit programs reflect Boehringer Ingelheim's high regard for our employees.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Performs the investigation of deviations for somewhat complex products manufactured at BIAH to identify the root cause, impact assessment, and CAPA to assess quality requirements to comply with USDA, EU, FDA, or other GMP regulatory requirements and proposes disposition of the product.

  • May be assigned to or assist with investigational reports not associated local deviations such as TPMQ, complaint, or other facility investigations.

  • Participates on investigation related project teams to evaluate events, which are investigated.

  • Completes maintenance of systems associated with the investigation function.

  • Produces the technical investigation report detailing the findings and assessment of the investigation under some direct supervision.

  • Investigation reports and impact assessments are complete and compliant with regulations.

  • Submits data for weekly/monthly KPI reports.

  • Serve lead as a QA representative and SME on assigned internal and external project teams (change controls, process improvements, technology transfer, training, business process excellence, electronic system deployment) as a technical/compliance resource to solve quality related issues.

  • Communicate new requirements/perform training with QA Investigation team to assure all time-lines are met resulting in successful project completion and new product launches.

  • Assist with internal, regulatory or corporate audits to ensure compliance with domestic and international regulations, quality requirements and guidance documents.

  • Assist with audit responses and completion of assigned CAPAs by target due dates.

  • Included is the responsibility for making sure QA Investigation areas are "inspection ready" at all times.

  • Influences as a technical resource and departmental SME for quality related questions or topics including Regulatory, Corporate, and Site Specific requirements.

  • Performs all company business in accordance with all regulations (e.g. GMP, USDA, FDA, EU etc.) and Company policy and procedures.

  • Demonstrated high ethical and professional standards with all business contacts in order to maintain BIAH's excellent reputation in the community.

  • When violations are noted or observed, they are immediately reported to management.

  • Serves as a deputy to the QA Investigations Leader in the event of his/her absence.

Requirements Sr Specialist, Investigation:

  • A Bachelor’s degree, from an accredited institution, in a relevant scientific discipline plus five (5) years relevant experience; Or Master’s degree, from an accredited institution, in a relevant scientific discipline plus three (3) years relevant experience; Or PhD, from an accredited institution, in a relevant scientific discipline is required.

  • Demonstrating technical writing skills to provide complete, timely investigation reports.

  • Demonstrating logical skills with excellence in written and verbal communication skills.

  • Demonstrating theoretical and practical knowledge of regulated processes and technical disciplines such as sterilization, aseptic processing, QC testing, quality and compliance, production excellence, and/or maintenance services.

  • Ability to work out problems utilizing appropriate previously defined techniques.

  • Demonstrating ability to lead small projects and teams.

  • Ability to recommend decisions and propose CAPA with some supervision regarding the acceptability of product based on investigation provided.

  • Excellent attention to detail.

  • Requirements Principal Specialist, Investigation

  • A BS degree from an accredited institution in a relevant scientific discipline plus eight (8) years relevant experience OR MS degree from an accredited institution in a relevant scientific discipline plus five (5) years relevant experience OR PhD from an accredited institution in a relevant scientific discipline plus three (3) years relevant experience is required.

  • NOTE: Relevant BIVI experience may be weighted more significantly.

  • Influencing technical writing skills to provide complete, timely investigation reports.

  • Demonstrating logical skills with excellence in written and verbal communication skills.

  • Influencing theoretical and practical knowledge of regulated processes and technical disciplines such as root cause analysis, sterilization, aseptic processing, QC testing, quality and compliance, production excellence, and/or maintenance services.

  • Able to select, develop, and assess the appropriateness of regulated processes and technical disciplines associated with the manufacture, testing, and verification of products manufactured by BIAH.

  • Demonstrating ability to lead and influence large projects and teams.

  • Ability to make and influence decisions with minimal supervision regarding the acceptability of product based on investigation provided.

  • Technically self-sufficient and proficient in the performance of investigations including root cause analysis, impact assessment, CAPA development, and effectiveness of CAPA plans.

  • Excellent attention to detail.

  • Requires ability to utilize computer programs such as Microsoft suite, SAP, IDEA for CON, Learning One Source, TrackWise and other relevant electronic applications.

  • Physical Demands / Surroundings:

  • Lifting, pushing and pulling and/or carrying <25 pounds occasionally

  • Constant periods sitting

  • Frequent standing, walking or climbing stairs.

  • Crouching/squatting, bending/stooping, twisting, above the shoulder or low level work, fine finger dexterity/ including grasping required occasionally

  • Writing and typing constantly

  • Visual / Hearing Demands:

  • Color vision required.

  • May require extended hours at a computer screen.

  • Must be able to read electronic documents of all types.

  • May be required to travel nationally.

  • Must be able to pass a background investigation, including verification of past employment, criminal history, and educational background

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.

  • Must be willing to take a drug test and post-offer physical (if required)

  • Must be 18 years of age or older

Who We Are:

At Boehringer Ingelheim we create value through innovation with one clear goal: to improve the lives of patients. We develop breakthrough therapies and innovative healthcare solutions in areas of unmet medical need for both humans and animals. As a family owned company we focus on long term performance. We are powered by 50.000 employees globally who nurture a diverse, collaborative and inclusive culture. Learning and development for all employees is key because your growth is our growth.

Want to learn more? Visit boehringer-ingelheim.com and join us in our effort to make more health.

Boehringer Ingelheim, including Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim USA, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health Puerto Rico LLC and Boehringer Ingelheim Fremont, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; citizenship status, marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition; physical or psychiatric disability; veteran or military status; domestic violence victim status; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Organization: US-Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health

Title: Senior/Principal Specialist, Investigation

Location: Americas-US-MO-Saint Joseph

Requisition ID: 211479

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