Qualified Person (QP)
Swindon - UK
Posted December 21, 2017

Join us as We Transform How Pharmaceuticals are Made.

Patheon is looking for people who are passionate about making a difference in people’s lives. Patheon is in need of proven leaders to nurture talent, build effective teams and drive engagement in an environment where people are motivated to do their best for the company, its clients and their patients. To inspire collaboration and innovation.

No other Contract Pharmaceutical Development and Manufacturing Organisation can go from Early Development through Commercial Manufacturing offering the range of dose forms like Patheon. Offering a broad range of Commercial Manufacturing capabilities and services across a global network of world class facilities, where over 800 products are produced annually, including nearly a fifth of the world’s top selling drugs, delivered to over 60 countries worldwide.

Our Swindon operations offers full commercial manufacturing services for sterile liquids, high-potency products, as well as lyophilized vial forms. We champion the ‘Condo Model’ and manufacture speciality products for clients; offering an impressive mix of laboratory, business and production expertise. Because of this unique offering, we are experiencing huge growth as new clients join us.

In 2017 Patheon, was acquired by Thermofisher Scientific Inc. to complement their leading clinical trials services and bioproduction technologies. Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of more than $20 billion and approximately 65,000 employees globally. This exciting partnership has created a driving force in the research, healthcare, industrial and applied markets. No other company can match our range of customer touch points—technologically, geographically or commercially. We help customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment, making sure our food is safe and moving forward with thousands of important projects that improve millions of lives.

Key Requirements

There is a growing awareness that an improvement in the quality of pharmaceutical products and services is a vital factor in the battle to remain commercially viable in the fast-growing and changing market. With more stringent legislation, material prices increasing, more effective quality control is essential. With this in mind, we are looking for an experienced Qualified Person (as defined in 2001/83/EC and 2001/82/EC) to establish customers’ requirements; ensuring that designs are fit for purpose at an economic cost, ensuring production consistently conforms to manufacturing specifications; with a continuous improvement attitude.

With our Condo Model offering and our quality track record being unmatched in the industry we are an attractive proposition for new clients moving onto the site. Therefore it is essential for our QP to have a good appreciation of the fundamentals of quality and reliability, and to be able to adapt this to a diverse range of products and technologies. With no compromise on quality.

Quality cannot however be achieved solely by the QP. We believe that quality is owned by all. So the QP’s contribution will also be coordinating the efforts of others, communicating information to the wider business and supporting the Quality Director on strategic decision making to ensure we stay forward thinking and on top of our game.



You will have considerable study (at least degree qualified) and practical experiences in Commercial quality assurance for marketed products alongside a working knowledge of the principles for GMP as set out in Eudralex Volume 4 and US CFRs. Coupled with a high degree of professionalism, discipline and inventiveness reflecting the seniority of this role.

In return you will discover resources that match your personal development interests, a culture that welcomes your ideas and opportunities in a way that only a global leader can. And an opportunity to be working alongside enthusiastic colleagues who a dedicated to making a difference to the world.  Come join us to make a difference too.

Help Us Make a Healthier World.

Patheon provides development and manufacturing services for more than 800 pharmaceuticals, including nearly a fifth of the world’s top selling drugs. We’ve helped our clients earn more than twice as many U.S. FDA approvals than any other CDMO. Are you as committed as we are to exceeding expectations with high-quality solutions to complex problems? If so, we want to talk to you about making a healthier world... together. Join us at
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