Collins McNicholas

Role Responsibilities:

  • Maintains the Wholesale Distribution Authorisation, ensuring compliance with the general conditions detailed, in line with European and local regulations. 
  • Ensure compliance with the requirements of Good Distribution Practice (EU GDP). 
  • Confirm that all aspects of the quality system are implemented and maintained 
  • Ensure initial and continuous training programs are implemented and maintained. 
  • Have oversight of approval for return to saleable stock any medicinal products returned by a customer. 
  • Coordinates and performs recall operations for medicinal products. 
  • To be involved in any decision to quarantine or depose of returned, rejected, recalled or falsified medicinal products. 
  • To approve new customers and suppliers and periodic review of existing customers and suppliers. 
  • Management of customer complaints, ensuring they are dealt with effectively 
  • To escalate any complaints, reported defects, reported falsified medicinal product 
  • The approval of sub-contracted activities which may impact on GDP. 
  • To notify HPRA of any change of RP by way of variation to the Licence. 
  • To manage self-inspections of the facility, ensuring that they are performed at regular intervals following a prearranged programme and necessary corrective actions are put in place 


Role Requirements:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a scientific/technical discipline required 
  • A minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in a quality or compliance role within the pharmaceutical industry, most specifically in relation to GMP and GDP. 
  • Formal certified GDP Training on Good Distribution Practice of Medicinal Products for Human Use 
  • Knowledgeable of FDA/EMEA regulatory requirements applicable to biologics and/or pharmaceuticals. Ability to apply GMP regulations and other FDA and international guidelines to all aspects of the position. Strong Knowledge of regulatory requirements pertaining to GDP. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of industry regulations as they apply to quality, including those of FDA, HPRA, EMEA and other authorities. 



  • Experience in auditing of external suppliers, contractors and vendors. 
  • Previous experience working as a Responsible Person


For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Josh Barnes on 021-4911066 or email

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