Responsible Pharmacist
Durpro Workforce Solutions
Johannesburg, Gauteng
Posted 20 August 2019

Job Details

Job Description

 An opportunity has become available for a suitably qualified and experienced Responsible Pharmacist with manufacturing experience. This is a junior to intermediate position based in Johannesburg

Job Description:

Ensuring any pharmaceutical activities related to products are performed in compliance with local SAHPRA regulations and international requirements if necessary


Responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring quality governance and quality planning through the establishment and implementation of the quality policies and SOPs, quality risk management plans, technical agreements etc.;
  • Controlling the packaging of products including the specification, sampling, release and approval;
  • Performing line clearance and in-process checks;
  • Planning and executing an annual GMP and QA training program;
  • Performing and reporting on internal audits thus ensuring the adequacy of the Quality Management System;
  • Assuring continuous quality system improvements in order to maximise its efficiency;
  • Managing appropriate quality contracts or service level agreements with sub-contractors as required;
  • Performing supplier/sub-contractor audits;
  • Sampling, co-ordinating any external tests by third parties whilst ensuring that they are performed in accordance with GMP guidelines;
  • Preparing or auditing certificates of analysis and conformance of semi-finished and finished goods;
  • Attending to and investigating out of specification results, product complaints and recalls;
  • Responsible for maintaining a controlled substance register and reporting to the SAHPRA on quarterly quantities as well as attending to any queries or investigation in this regard;
  • Applying to the SAHPRA for Section 22A permits (import/export of controlled substances) on behalf of the company
  • Ensuring company objectives are met whilst complying with all relevant legal requirements


Minimum Requirements:

  • Pharm degree
  • Registration as a pharmacist with the South African Pharmacy Council (internship and community service completed in South Africa)
  • Proficient computer skills in Ms Office, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Minimum 2 years of experience preferably in a manufacturing facility. If not, in a hospital setting.
  • Experience and proficiency in pharmaceutical calculations and implementing and monitoring quality management systems.
  • Experience in applying to the SAHPRA for permits is beneficial.

Only shortisted candidates will be contacted