Validation Manager
New Zealand Blood Service
Auckland, Auckland, NZ
1d ago
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Validation Manager

New Zealand Blood Service Auckland, North Island

Would you like to be a part of a dynamic and growing team as a Validation Manager, whose contribution will save and improve the lives of Kiwi's and make a real difference? If yes, then read on.

The New Zealand Blood Service (NZBS) primary objective is to support the New Zealand healthcare community through managing the collection, processing and supply of blood, tissues, cells and organs for transfusion and transplantation.

Safety is the cornerstone of everything NZBS does and this is reflected in the quality of the products and services available to the patients in New Zealand.

Through this work at the end of every day, you know that you've contributed in some way to making a difference in someone's life.

Our shared values are at the heart of our organisation's culture and guide our behaviour each and every day. They inspire us, motivate us and drive us to provide the very best service to the New Zealand public.

The Quality Directorate is a core team within the organisation, supporting and advising across all functions on quality and compliance issues.

NZBS works to Good Practice Guidelines (GMP / GLP) and is licensed by Medsafe and our laboratories to ISO15189 IANZ, ASHI and FACT accreditation.

With the appointment of a new Director Quality and Regulatory Affairs and the exciting ambition of the organisation, this team is growing and is now recruiting for the following post.

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity to bring your professional skills to a highly respected organisation and contribute to the fantastic things that we do every day.

You will be joining us at an exciting time, as we grow and build to match the future healthcare needs of the New Zealand population.

NZBS has a strong record of continuous improvement, quality and efficiency.

Reporting currently to the Director Quality and Regulatory Affairs, the role of Validation Manager has the responsibility for managing the validation system, providing validation training and support and overseeing NZBS validation activities across the organisation, this includes process, facilities and equipment and IT validation.

You will have one direct report to support you in this role.

We are looking for a Validation Manager who can help us shape the future of validation in NZBS. We have some exciting property and improvement projects in the pipeline to which your expertise can add significant value to.

If you are looking for an opportunity to challenge yourself and be part of shaping the future of a leading scientific and healthcare organisation, look no further than NZBS.

About you

Key to your success in this role will be your significant experience in Good Practice standards (GMP / GLP / GDP), Medical Device legislation and other mandated accredited schemes.

Ideally, you will have a background in pharmaceutical or healthcare, with previous experience in a regulated or accredited environment.

You will have a tertiary qualification in Science, Engineering or Healthcare Leadership or significant experience where you have gained specialist knowledge.

You will have previous experience in a leadership role and have a clear understanding of various standards used by NZBS : GMP, PIC / S, ISO15189 etc.

The NZ Blood Service is part of the Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021 (Health Order) effective on 25 October 2021 requiring employees to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

It is therefore a condition of employment that you are vaccinated against Covid-19. The vaccine is to keep you safe and also to endeavour to protect others against the potential transmission of Covid-19.

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