Quality Assurance Junior Pharmacist

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A pharmaceutical company based in Johannesburg North has a vacancy for a junior QA Pharmacist.

Job Holder                 
Number of Immediate Subordinates/ Direct Reports One

Main Purpose of Job
Responsible for compliance with Legislation

Responsible for the overall quality control of the product

Responsible for the implementation of Quality Systems

Management of stock

Key Performance Areas   (Core,  essential responsibilities –outputs of the position)

·       Sampling of Product for retesting and release

·       Ensuring that each batch of product imported is Quality tested as per the Test Protocol available in the Dossier

·       Review of all COA’s received from the Contract Laboratory following the testing of the Product

·       Sign off and release of stock from stock control system

·       Notify Distributor about stock releases and goods made saleable

·       SOP review and updates as and when a change is required or once every two years

·       3rd party vendor audits every three years

·       Technical Manufacturing Agreement compilation, Review and updating

·       Distribution agreement compilation, review and updating

·       Technical complaint investigation, and trend analysis

·       Customer Quality Control (QC) Checks when finance opens new accounts on the system

·       Regulatory applications including applications for Manufacturer GMP, International Business CPP Certificates, Import Permits

·       Product quality review annually

·       Oversee retention sample store at distribution facility

·       Collect and review validation data

·       Ensure that sufficient standards, impurities, and columns are available for the testing of current stock and new launches

·       Collect and review product stability data

·       Ensure Mock Recalls are carried out annually

·       Ensure that artwork versions are being managed

·       Liaising with the distributor regarding expired, short dated or damaged stock

·       Tracking of stock destructions and certification records

·       Ensure that schedule 6 registers are updated

·       Investigate large uncontrolled stock variances

·       Track and report on Receiving deviations

·       Keep informed of changes in Regulations or legislative changes that will impact on the way the company manages its quality systems

·       Ensuring that quality systems are in place and are continuously updated to reflect current practice

·       Ensuring that all information is readily available for audit purposes and that it is backed up

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree


  • Qualified pharmacist willing to grow in quality assurance.
  • Preferably one year experience in a pharmaceutical company


  • Pastel
  • Sage
  • Smartsheet
  • Excel
  • Sweet Process
  • PowerPoint


  • High integrity and honesty and bound by ethical principles.
  • Resilient, does not give up in the face of setbacks.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Good organisational skills
  • Good planning skills.
  • Good follow-up skills.
  • Assertive.
  • Analytical
  • High level of attention to detail
Discretionary Space: The degree to which individuals are allowed to exercise independent thought and judgement.


  • Quality and change control decisions
Collaboration: Refers to formal and informal relationships.
Responsibility towards:

  • Senior QA Pharmacist
  • Responsible Pharmacist
  • Procurement
  • Sales
  • Marketing
General working conditions (e.g. shift work, drivers’ license, specific tools, special clothing, environmental requirements, etc.)
  • Office based

Send your updated CV  to Vicki  at

Subject : Junior QA Pharm

Whatsapp: 067 912 7966

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