The Client Opportunity
A small biopharmaceutical company building its drug portfolio encountered some manufacturing issues and required a Quality Control (QC) expert to review and upgrade its manufacturing operations. To ensure that the candidate with the necessary background experience to help effectively improve the manufacturing process was hired, the company selected Ashton Tweed to spearhead the search.
The Ashton Tweed Solution
The client needed a candidate who could evaluate the product line’s clinical quality practices from pre-clinical to commercial stage with a primary focus on overseeing the quality control testing for manufacturing. The right candidate would be responsible for overseeing QC testing for all manufacturing raw and in-process materials. Most importantly, the candidate needed proven experience to troubleshoot problems in QC testing, improve and validate the test methods and ensure that all testing follow the company’s SOPs, standard test methods, and current Good Laboratory Practices.
Ashton Tweed accessed its extensive network of qualified QC professionals and selected a candidate who had diverse large and small pharma QC experience. The Ashton Tweed candidate brought 10 years experience in Quality Control and drug development and strong scientific and manufacturing background with large and small molecule sterile products.
Since the client company was in the process of restructuring, Ashton Tweed devised a hiring solution whereby the quality control candidate could begin his work as a contractor and then convert to a full time employee. The client was so pleased with the candidate’s work that the company converted him to a full-time company employee earlier than planned.
The candidate Ashton Tweed placed was able to analyze the company’s manufacturing process and pinpoint solutions. His ongoing work included recommending actions that ensure the quality control testing meets all SOPs, standard test methods, and current Good Laboratory Practice and addresses any FDA concerns.