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SGS North America Inc. Lead Certifications Auditor - Pharma, Cosmetics and Personal Care - 743999956710725-5844 in Lincolnshire, Illinois

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SGS is the world\'s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 89,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.

Job Description

The Certification Auditor - Pharma, Cosmetics, and Personal Care (PCPC) performs third-party audits per SGS Certification procedures and the requirements of the applicable standards. They are responsible to make relevant decisions regarding the audit process and informs SGS CBE on issues resolution outside the audit process. The PCPC Auditor collects and analyzes sufficient information to provide a recommendation for certification and has the authority for the control and performance of auditing activities, including planning and control of other members of audit teams.

  • Qualify as a Lead Auditor in more than one standard (i.e. ISO 22716, EU GMP, WHO GMP/GDP, EFfCI and EXCiPACT, ISO 15378, ISO 9001, etc.) and conduct integrated audit where required as per SSC global procedures, local procedures, guidance and instructing of Technical Manager.

  • Perform certification audits in any capacity in conformance with the SGS Global/Local procedures, sector specific schemes/standards and ensures that such duties are performed in an efficient and commercially expedient way.

  • Upon evidence gained during audits, provides with determination whether or not registration should be recommended or allowed to continue.

  • Assimilates, understands and operates the SGS Certification System in all auditing activities. Liaises with the Product Managers, Technical Accreditation CBE and Manager, Technical Accreditation CBE regarding changes to its design and implementation.

  • Responsible for the overall audit team up to 15 Auditors, depending on the assignment.

  • Controls/oversees activities of teams of Auditors during the audit, as needed.

  • Collaborates with teams of Auditors during the auditing activities.

  • Strives to provide customers with sufficient audit experience to cover the whole of SGS\'s Certification\'s accredited activities.

  • Assists in the training of other Auditors and Senior Auditors during planned audits or during other training functions.

  • Actively participates in witness audits by SGS or accreditation bodies.

  • Maintains all audit-related credentials.

  • Undertake any other activities as directed by the Manager, Certification Audit CBE or Manager, Technical Accreditation CBE.

  • Adheres to internal standards, policies and procedures.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Supervises others: Yes, indirectly only - Leads Auditors at the times of audits.


  • Bachelor\'s degree in science or Bio Science is most preferable (consideration will be given to other science as well i.e. chemical science depend on the additional training course attended related to Pharmaceutical, cosmetics and personnel care (PCPC) subject)
  • At least 5 years work experience of proven management function in PCP industry with minimum 2 years work experience in Quality assurance function or quality & safety management system coordination.
  • Minimum 5 years auditing experience and qualified as ISO lead auditor. (Especially Pharmaceutical or OTC products).
  • Experience in delivering training is preferable.

Travels up to 80% of the time - automobile / airplane, some travel might be international with flight time 8+ hours depending on the destination. Weekend travel may be necessary to meet utilization requirements.

Salary - \$87,00 - \$113,000/yr based on experience

Benefits - This position offers medical, dental, vision, 401K, time off benefits

Additional Information

SGS is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such we recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristics protected by law.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts the company\'s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

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