Quality Management Systems (QMS)
Quality management systems (QMS) provide the foundations for the countless processes that inhabit the life sciences. Behind every good process is a great QMS, and behind every good QMS, is an excellent QMS manager.
QMS solutions help the life sciences industry consistently ensure that only the highest quality products ever make it to the market. From safety and cost management to manufacturing processes and risk assessment, there’s a QMS function for everything imaginable. As technology persists along its relentless rate of evolution, QMS functions will continue to improve in form and function, and for companies to keep up, they’ll need to ensure that their teams are comprised of the top talent.
For businesses to grow and successfully scale, they need to revisit their processes constantly and ensure that they’re both effective and reliable. Outdated processes only serve to hold companies back, and in an era of extremely fierce and well-funded competition, adaptability is critical to mission success. What makes for a good QMS expert? It’s important to know what to watch out for. Most of the top professionals have a versatile array of traits, including (and not limited to);
•Granular knowledge of technical systems – the tech can be complex, so having someone who speaks the language is incredibly helpful.
•Well versed in various compliancy laws and legislation – there’s plenty of rules and regulations to watch out for, knowing how to navigate them is a critical part of the QMS manager’s role.
•Versatile critical thinking skills – QMS professionals are responsible for solving problems and exploring new ways of improving processes. Critical thinking skills are vital in these areas.
•Communication Skills – The best QMS managers know how to communicate seamlessly, and that includes knowing how to manage a marketplace crisis. Some knowledge of PR and crisis management can be very useful in this area.
•The Ability to Lead – managing a QMS means managing the team that works with that QMS. The ability to lead and inspire is a key part of the role.
It can difficult to fill QMS jobs without knowing exactly where to look in the first place. Job boards don’t deliver reliable results, and life sciences businesses likely don’t have the time to sift through a mountain of CVs and conduct multi-stage interviews, just to find the wrong candidate at the end of the road. Finding the wrong fit in the world of QMS management can be disastrously expensive, especially in the middle of a growth phase. Ideally, you want your new hire to hit the ground running and start working on process and technical improvement as soon as possible.
Here at BioTalent, we believe in a right-first-time approach to the recruitment phase, which is why we tirelessly pursue the best candidates for the role. We know that settling on a candidate means looking far beyond the CV – it means choosing someone who fits in with the rest of the team and embraces the culture. We always place our candidates in positive working environments, as this way, everyone wins, and the business’s bottom line benefits.
If you need help hiring a new QMS expert, then don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team today, we can sort it. Our global talent network, passion, and vast experience in the life science recruitment space make us a partner you can depend on, no matter your situation.