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Global Product Risk Management Expert (Quality)

Location: Durham, United States
Position Type: Unfixed Term
Job Function: Quality

A family-owned company, bioMérieux has grown to become a world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics. For almost 60 years and across the world, we have imagined and developed innovative diagnostics solutions to improve public health. Today, our teams are spread across 44 countries and serve 160 countries with the support of a large distribution network. This includes our SLC site, formerly known as BioFire Diagnostics.

The Global Product Risk Management Expert reports operationally to the Director,  Global Quality, Product Development and Lifecycle Management.  The role supports the Global Quality department to ensure adherence to Quality System regulatory requirements and applicable standards (e.g., ISO 14971, 13485, 9001 ). 

Strong interpersonal and communication skills, and quality experience is required to closely partner with stakeholders within bioMerieux to drive continuous improvement initiatives specifically related to Product Risk Management and Post Market Surveillance processes.  Main functional stakeholders include Units, Programs, Global Customer Service, and  Manufacturing site Quality. The position is responsible for providing compliant and pragmatic processes and solutions to support  Product Risk Management and Post Market Surveillance activities.  

The Global Product Risk Management Expert is responsible for the following primary activities:

  • Ensure that Quality System processes, specifically around Product Risk Management are established, implemented and maintained, and are in adherence with applicable regulations and standards.
  • Work with the functional head and stakeholders to establish and align annual objectives.
  • Define and manage KPIs used to measure performance related to Product Risk Management processes.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with external and internal stakeholders to ensure that requirements are understood and are being achieved.
  • Support the sites when preparing for internal/external inspections.
  • Partner with Units and Regions to establish and provide quality system training requirements for the function  to ensure compliance to appropriate regulations and standards, and adherence to internal procedures.
  • Actively participate in external associations to proactively identify changes in product risk management requirements.
  • Work closely with Regional, Site, Production and Development quality organization to improve the link between development and production product risk management and the link with the Post Market Surveillance process



Typical Studies-Experience, Skills and Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical or life science (e.g., biology) area desired
  • 10+ years of industry experience in the In-vitro Diagnostic field or related industry.
  • 5+ years of Quality experience desired.
  • 5+ years of Product Risk Management experience is required.


Skills and Qualifications:

  • Demonstrates strong leadership and communication skills.  The ability to multitask and provide direction/guidance by providing logical and least burdensome approach to fix quality issues and assist in the implementation of the needed improvements.
  • The Quality Expert will maintain a Global perspective, understanding the regulatory context and integrate political, economic, social, technical, and cultural environments when driving solutions and/or improvements.
  • Experience in participation in the management of regulatory and certification audits

Expert knowledge in the interpretation and application of relevant Domestic and International Regulations and Industry Standards

BioMérieux Inc. and its affiliates are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Please be advised that the receipt of satisfactory responses to reference requests and the provision of satisfactory proof of an applicant’s identity and legal authorization to work in the United States are required of all new hires. Any misrepresentation, falsification, or material omission may result in the failure to receive an offer, the retraction of an offer, or if already hired, dismissal. If you are a qualified individual with a disability, you may request a reasonable accommodation in BioMérieux’s or its affiliates’ application process by contacting us via telephone at (385) 770-1132, by email at [email protected], or by dialing 711 for access to Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS).

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