Quality Persons (QPs)
In the life sciences industry, Quality Persons are highly trained, exceptionally experienced individuals with versatile skillsets, dependable traits and a comprehensive knowledge of medicine. Responsible for certifying every batch of medicine, QPs are thoroughly trained and equally as reliable, acting as a key link in securing the chain of excellence that runs throughout the life sciences.
Long before medicines and devices ever make it to the market, a QP will be responsible for overseeing their safety and efficacy during the clinical trials process. Managing and approving products at the testing and manufacturing stages are only two parts of a very complex job however – a QP must also possess a granular understanding of the various external factors that influence outcomes in the industry.
This could pertain to supply chain management, supplier management, the many adversarial aspects facing the wider industry today, leading a QMS team, managing quality control, and many others (depending on the nature of the company). QP jobs aren’t limited to the bigger pharmaceutical giants either – you’ll find them in companies of all shapes and sizes throughout the life sciences. Due to the advanced skillsets and lengthy experience requirements of a QP, they can be a very difficult role to recruit for, yet they’re nonetheless an essential part of the puzzle.
Learning how to navigate the full scope of the talent market can be tough enough, let alone putting into practice – this takes time and resources, and when you’re trying to get new products to market as quickly and as safely as possible while ensuring their quality, this can be a major setback. Ideally, your new QP will be able to slot seamlessly into your business and hit the ground running. In many cases, turning to a third-party life sciences recruitment agency is a great way to go.
This is where we come in. At BioTalent, our specialist recruiters have plenty of experience in hiring QPs in the life sciences space. From multinational pharmaceutical giants to mould-breaking startups, we’ve delivered dependable talent to organisations all over the world.
If you’re looking for a people-centred, knowledge based, diversity-led approach to hiring that you can rely on, get in touch with our team today, we can embed ourselves seamlessly in your operation and deliver on the talent you need to let your business thrive.
We make sure to place our candidates in environments that will support and cultivate their skillsets, enabling us to match candidates with the right capabilities to ethe perfect company cultures. We understand that the difference between a slow starter and an ideal new hire often comes down to a personal connection between the company and the candidate.