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CDI - VP Quality System & Support ( F/M)

Date: Feb 19, 2021

Location: Craponne, 69, FR Durham, NC, US

Company: bioMérieux

A world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics for over 55 years, bioMérieux conceives, develops, produces and markets diagnostics solutions (systems, reagents, software and services) intended for clinical and industrial applications, which determine the origin of a disease or a contamination to improve the health of patients and insure consumer safety.

bioMérieux is present in 44 countries and serves more than 160 countries with the support of a large network of distributors. Its corporate headquarters are located in Marcy l’Étoile, near Lyon, in France.

Joining bioMérieux is choosing to be a part of an innovative company with a long term vision, committed to the service of public health and carried out with a humanist corporate culture.

Our Company offers numerous opportunities for professional development. You want to  help save lives across the globe? Join the 12,000 employees of bioMérieux!




What will be your responsibilities within bioMérieux ? 


Primary Purpose and Overall Objective of the Job:

Accountable for developing and managing all Quality transversal processes, tools and metrics across the quality organization and ensuring overall compliance of global QMS

Accountable for driving and coordinating  strategic quality transversal initiatives as well as for providing support on specific Quality projects across the organization

Accountable to provide functional leadership to business support function QMRs : IS, Purchasing, HR and finance

Accountable to watch regulation standards and implement 

Member of the Quality Board.


Main Accountabilities:

  • Drive the implementation of efficient & harmonized quality processes, ensure optimized & appropriate tools availability for the Quality community, ensure compliant documentation and efficient training programs are available  meeting business needs and guaranteeing overall compliance to to relevant standards and regulations
  • Responsible for a quality PMO function to provide overview of all projects to Quality Board and ensuring proper priorization and execution. Drive and coordinate  specifically the execution of the Quality Roadmap and monitor progress of Quality objectives at global level.
  • Deliver Quality Score metrics as per business needs and drive improvement across the organization
  • Manage the execution of the Executive Committee Quality management review and coordinate the Quality Board
  • Animate and functionally lead IS, Purchasing, HR and Finance QMRs and aligned objectives and priorities with their respective business heads
  • Organize regulatory standard watch and adapt accordingly the quality solutions/processes within the organization
  • Establish and monitor the budget and Quality resources within scope of responsibilities. Propose adjustment in the organization when needed.
  • Recruit, train and develop the teams and ensure adequate competencies are in place at all levels of the organization


Who are you ?


Studies and Experience:

  • Master, PhD degree with > 15 years of industry experience or equivalent experience in related industry (life science, MD, IDV, Pharma)
  • Significant proven managerial experience required in a multicultural environment


Skills and Qualifications:

  • Demonstrates good leadership and communication skills.
  • Experience in managing multicultural teams
  • Experience in participation in the management of regulatory audits (i.e. ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS, FDA, OSHA, EPA, etc.) and in managing vigilance operations
  • Expert knowledge in the interpretation and application of relevant Domestic and International Regulations within the scope of responsibility
  • Strong process orientation and project management skills
  • Understanding of existing and emerging IT Quality landscape


Behaviors :

  • Be able to embody all the managerial skills of our "Our Behaviors" model





Working at bioMérieux means being involved long term with a pioneering, visionary and constantly growing company that allows its employees to live a stimulating and inspiring experience in a fulfilling work environment

Our internal mobility policy offers numerous opportunities for each of our 12 000 employees to blossom throughout their career, while respecting each employee’s individual talents as well as their personal and professional development.

At bioMérieux, over 200 professions - both scientific and non-scientific - offer our employees the opportunity to broaden their fields of expertise and develop cross-functional careers. We provide a rewarding experience in an international company that brings together talents from diverse backgrounds, thus fostering a daily aspiration to go beyond the limits.

Helping improve public health around in the world : our mission gives purpose to every profession practiced within the company.

bioMérieux is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. M/F/Vet/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/GINA.