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Our ambition is to enhance the quality and safety of medicines and help shorten the time to market for drugs and medical devices that improve the quality of life. Working alongside smart and driven colleagues, you can make a lasting impact on our customers, the industry and patient health around the world. Within a consultancy environment, knowledge and experience are important, but we also welcome people who are just embarking on their career. We provide a culture where being result-driven, enthusiasm and being passionate about your job are equally important.

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More about Xendo

  • A rapidly developing organisation with ample career opportunities
  • Working on various projects offers the chance to gain substantial experience
  • Xendo invests extensively in training and education
  • Based in 4 countries, our professionals ensure worldwide delivery of services

Meet some of our extraordinary people

Angella Angiji

As a Graduate in Molecular Life Sciences, Angie is fascinated by science in general and its importance and contribution to human health. She has a proven track record in science and strong communication skills, she is also comfortable with new environments, tasks, and working with many different types of individuals; making her an ideal candidate for our Young Talent program. Currently, she is active in our Adverse Event Managment team while increasing her expertise with a Masters in Pharmacovigilance.

Joost Havers

Joost has a background in Mechanical Engineering and has been involved in data management and validation on a personal level as well. Following an internship at Xendo he started as a Quality Engineer in which function he developed several services like asset management and computer systems validation and is now one of our longer-serving employees.

Currently working as managing consultant, he has built up his own team surrounding these services and is successfully executing a wide variety of projects and is also a board member of the local ISPE GAMP-COP.

Liesbeth Hof

With a background in medical biology, Liesbeth worked in big pharma for over 10 years. During these years she was actively involved in the development and execution of global regulatory strategies across therapeutic areas. She truly enjoys working as a consultant as it allows her to bring in her regulatory knowledge and wide range of experiences towards Xendo and towards the clients. It is a pleasure for her to work with the clients, being in direct contact with them and contributing to their product life cycles whether it involves hands on work or strategic advice.

Marc Stegeman

I am Marc Stegeman and I work as a Principal Consultant and Black Belt with Xendo. I very much enjoy my work as a consultant. It brings together all my experience gained as a specialist and manager in QA, regulatory, Lean Six Sigma and manufacturing. Most of this type of work I did in previous jobs, at one company, at one site. Today, this context has been expanded while doing this work at different places, at different customers with different interests and moods, but in one week.

Vacancies

#ASSOCIATE CONSULTANT METROLOGY

Are you an experienced validation engineer and do you know how an autoclave works from A to Z? Then come on board and strengthen our Metrology team!

Xendo helps pharmaceutical companies, laboratories and hospitals with all work related to GMP and relevant laws and regulations. Xendo's goal is to support her clients by improving the quality of their processes and products and shortening their development time.

Xendo’s metrology team is a fantastic team that represents an important link within the whole of Xendo's activities. The Metrology team provides a wide range of calibration and validation for her clients, including the corresponding reports. This can be a simple calibration, but also a comprehensive autoclave validation. Validations are also performed on washing machines and sterilizers. In addition, metrology is highly skilled in conducting measurements of medical gases (PhEur) and performing temperature studies according to GDP. The reports delivered to clients are of high quality. The department is characterized by its team spirit, expertise and flexibility. In addition to standard and complex work, the team never eliminates special questions from clients. Our Metrology Consultants see it a challenge to help their clients with new solutions. In this way, they constantly look at how their expertise and equipment can be optimally used. Friendliness, client focus and client satisfaction are paramount and this is also part of the department's motto: Always helping clients, making their processes clear and manageable.

YOUR PROFILE

Are you for example an experienced validation engineer and do you know how an autoclave works from A to Z? Then come on board and strengthen our Metrology team! Your main activities are focused on performing and reporting of qualification and validation studies at washing machines, disinfectors, rain- and steam autoclaves, freeze dryers, dry-heat ovens, environmental chambers, gas, HVAC and cleanroom. All our activities are done in the pharmaceutical industry, laboratories, pharmacies and hospital sector.


For Xendo’s client portfolio you will perform calibrations (temperature, pressure, relative humidity, load cell, weight, and conductivity) and temperature studies by loggers and recorders / validators. Also you will perform pressure measurements in HVAC / Cleanroom surroundings. Validation of autoclaves, sampling of gases and liquids, dew point measurement, and residual oil measurements will be among your tasks.
Of those measurements you provide accurate reports with reliable conclusions within the set deadlines and strive for a satisfied client every time.

The work is usually performed on site at clients in the Netherlands or at the office in Leiden. It is possible that you have to work several consecutive days on location work with accommodation on site at the client.
You have an HBO or MBO+ background supplemented with at least 5 years of relevant experience in the area of electronics, measurement & control technology, automated systems, windows/ office and affinity with quality systems, GDP and GMP.
You are service minded and together with the client you aim to find the best solutions possible. You communicate clearly verbally and written, in Dutch and especially in English. Your willingness to learn, to work in a team, but also operating independently are basic characteristics that suit you. You have a no nonsense mentality, you are flexible and your vision goes beyond 9 to 5.

OUR OFFER

• a dynamic and varied position in a fast-growing and professional company;
• good terms of employment; including a company car;
• international projects in formulation at both small and large pharmaceutical companies;
• an extended development program on hard and soft skills.


APPLYING

If you are interested in this position, we encourage you to send your motivation and CV to us with the form below or by email to .
The closing date for applications is July 1st 2017

Agency or sales calls are not appreciated

medical science safety

#Managing Consultant Medical Safety Science

Are you in for an independent and responsible position in a growing organization with the opportunity to develop yourself? Then this might be your chance! Xendo is looking for an experienced pharmacovigilance professional with managerial experience that wants to further build the Medical Safety Science team combined with the option to carry out own assignments for clients as well.

THE JOB

The Medical Safety Science Team consists of a team of experts with very broad experience in analyzing and evaluating data and writing of required periodic reports. Activities in this team have a main focus on report writing (DSURs, PSURs/PBRERs, (development) RMPs), risk and signal management, global literature assessment and providing consultancy or training for clients in the aforementioned areas, both in pre-approval and post-approval phase.

The Managing Consultant leads the team of consultants of the Medical Safety Science team and coordinates the planning of projects and reviews workload for all direct reports. Your line management responsibilities include performance appraisals, time sheet approval, training, professional development, hiring and coaching. You will contribute to the growth of Xendo by building relationships with new and existing clients, identifying opportunities with clients and develop, together with your team of Consultants, new services the future. You provide oversight and guidance on organizational goals and company objectives. In addition to line management responsibilities, you also carry out your own assignments within the scope of the Medical Safety Science team.

This role is a challenging position for someone with extensive experience in leadership and pharmacovigilance. The Managing Consultant reports directly to the Director Pharmacovigilance.

The pharmacovigilance division became part of Xendo in 2013. The work in this division is performed on an EU and worldwide level. You are located in our office in Leiden where the majority of the Medical Safety Science team is based, with the option to work from home as well.

YOUR PROFILE

  • You hold an academic degree in life science, medical or paramedical field
  • Extensive knowledge in report writing
  • Demonstrated leadership and managerial skills
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written) in English; knowledge of Dutch is a pro
  • You have worked in a wide variety of projects for several companies
  • Analytical skills, proactive, decisive, listening skills, flexible and negotiation skills

OUR OFFER

We offer a dynamic, independent and varied position in a fast-growing and professional company. Xendo has a comprehensive development program on technical and soft skills (e.g. by internal and/or external training, congress participation etc.) We offer a competitive salary and secondary benefits and have a professional but informal working environment.

APPLYING

If you are interested in this position, we encourage you to send your motivation and CV to us with the form below or by email to .

Agency or sales calls are not appreciated

analytics gmp

#Consultant analytics/GMP

Within our Division Compliance & Validation we are recruiting for a Consultant Analytics /GMP who is ready to enter the world of consultancy. As a Consultant you will work in an ever-changing and challenging environment at our clients in the life sciences industries (e.g. (bio) pharmaceutical industry, medical devices, CMOs). You will act as the expert providing support in diverse development as well as GMP projects, e.g. analytical method development and/or validation, lab process improvements and tech transfer. You will also co-develop new R&D and GMP services for Xendo clients within the life science industry. Based on your affinity and experience with GMP (USA and EU) and your expertise in quality management you contribute to the quality (laboratory) management of our clients.

Usually, the work takes place at the clients’ site and entails working in a team of specialists in which related topics such as active substance, drug product, quality and regulatory aspects are discussed.

Currently our Analytics team is involved in the development of a broader range of services to support our customers in improving their processes. As a new team member you are challenged and invited to bring forward your expert ideas to contribute to these new or improved services.


YOUR PROFILE:


For this role, we are looking for candidates with solid experience (4-6 years) in development (R&D), analytical methods for bioprocessing and/or QC testing of biologicals in the life science industry.
You have a bachelor or a master degree in Life Sciences (e.g. biology, (bio) chemistry, biotechnology, biomedical sciences or pharmacy). It is expected that you are able and willing to dig into the details yet keeping an eye on the overall goal of the project. You are result- and client oriented and have adequate interpersonal skills. You feel comfortable working with deadlines in an often changing environment and see it as a challenge to solve issues in a pragmatic and proactive way.
To be successful as a Consultant Analytics/GMP you also have:


• Hands-on knowledge of bio-analytical methods and preferably microbiological test methods;
• Excellent knowledge of requirements for method validation/transfer within a GMP environment;
• Good understanding in GMP, Annex 15 and regulatory requirements related to analytical method development;
• Knowledge of sterile/aseptic manufacturing and/or environmental monitoring is a pre;
• Excellent in both Dutch and English language;


OUR OFFER:


• a dynamic and varied position in a fast-growing and professional company;
• good terms of employment;
• international projects in (bio-)analytical laboratories t both small and large pharmaceutical companies;
• a comprehensive development program on hard and soft skills.


APPLYING:


If you are interested in this position, we encourage you to send your motivation and CV to us with the form below or by email to .
The closing date for applications is June 1st , 2017

Formulation scientist

#Consultant (Formulation Scientist)

Within our Division Compliance & Validation we are recruiting for an experienced Formulation Scientist who is ready to enter the world of consultancy. As a Consultant you will work in an ever-changing en challenging environment at our customers in the (bio) pharmaceutical industry. You will act as the expert providing support of formulation activities to customers. The support is diverse and ranges from tablets for small molecules to parenterals for biologicals, (primary) packaging and drug products in combination with medical devices etc. Support can be given to both development projects and commercial products alike. Tech transfers or introduction of new formulations of existing products can be part of the activities as well. Usually, the work takes place at the customers’ site and entails working in a team of specialists in which related topics such as active substance, analytics, engineering, quality and regulatory aspects are discussed.

YOUR PROFILE:


For this role, we are looking for a candidate having a strong background in formulation (e.g. a PhD in pharmaceutical sciences) and 2 to 5 years of experience in the (bio)pharmaceutical industry. It is expected that you are able and willing to dig into the details yet keeping an eye on the overall goal of the project. You are result and customer oriented and have adequate interpersonal skills. You feel comfortable working with deadlines and in an often changing environment. This role as consultant is a great next step for a pharmaceutical scientist who would like to widen his/her scope.


OUR OFFER:


• a dynamic and varied position in a fast-growing and professional company;
• good terms of employment;
• international projects in formulation at both small and large pharmaceutical companies;
• an extended development program on hard and soft skills.


APPLYING:

If you are interested in this position, we encourage you to send your motivation and CV to us with the form below or by email to .
The closing date for applications is May 31 2017

Agency or sales calls are not appreciated

#EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE CEO & HR

Xendo is a successful international consultancy and project management organisation in the fields of (bio)pharmaceutical products, medical devices and healthcare, delivering a broad palette of services to the life sciences industry. We are currently looking for a high caliber Executive Assistant to HR & the CEO, who has gained experience with HR and Management support.

You will have impeccable executive assistance and organisational skills, and in person you will have a self-confident, diplomatic and professional approach. In this position it is essential to gain extensive knowledge of our rapidly growing organization and fully appreciate the organisation's aims and objectives. The executive assistant will often act as the manager's first point of contact with people from both inside and outside the organization. Discretion and confidentiality are therefore essential to be successful in this position.

The role as Executive Assistant is divers, as you will not only dedicate your time to the human resources department, but also act as Executive Assistant to the CEO. For HR you are responsible to provide support and advice in various HR matters. You will ensure a timely and correct onboarding and HR administration in close cooperation with our Talent Acquisition Manager. In this position you will report to the Director Human Resources.

As Executive Assistant you will be responsible for travel scheduling and accommodation, diary management, and communicating and managing key stakeholders across the business and with external investors. Organising board meetings, voice conferences and other meetings are part of your responsibilities. You will take notes at management team meetings, screen phone calls, enquiries and requests, and handling them when appropriate; producing documents, briefing papers, reports and presentations; including data management, filing and maintain the HR information system.

YOUR PROFILE:


• Bachelor education;
• At least 3 years work experience in a Human Resources support role;
• At least 10 years evidenced work experience of senior management level support in a similar role within an international organisation;
• A strong communicator, articulate, corporate and good presentation skills.
• Outstanding skills in diary, document and email management
• Highly organized and punctual and capable of multitasking
• Highly discreet and professional approach
• Excellent English and Dutch proficiency.


OUR OFFER:


• challenging, team-oriented, personal and pleasant work environment;
• a dynamic and varied position in a fast-growing international company;
• good terms of employment;
• opportunities for professional and personal development and growth.


APPLYING:


If you are interested in this position, we encourage you to send your motivation and CV to .

GCP

#SENIOR CONSULTANT GCP

Are you looking for an opportunity to share your expert knowledge of GCP compliance? If you are a dynamic, motivated and driven auditor, up for a new challenge, you may consider to join our ranks and become part of Xendo’s Compliance & Validation Division. Xendo is offering QA support on all GxP expert fields in life science.

This is a great opportunity for a seasoned professional interested to co-develop the vision and strategy of our GCP services and work on GCP related projects within the pharmaceutical, medical devices, and life sciences industries. From your sound understanding of GCP and/or GVP/GLP compliance, you will be involved in relevant audits for CRO’s, Sites, and Affiliates, deliver inspection readiness consultation and lead or participate in QA system improvement projects.
With your demonstrated ability to function successfully in a fast paced, changing industry you are able to bridge between Xendo’s divisions to ensure, deliver and maintain our commitment to our clients in all expert areas within life sciences. Your job is to contribute to improving or establishing the clients’ GCP compliance by providing them with the best possible advice and support. As a Senior Consultant GCP, you work on projects as project manager, high-level consultancy projects (advising clients on the best possible GCP strategy), or (Lead) Auditor. In these roles, you need in-depth knowledge of GCP compliance, good communication skills, persistence and a flexible working attitude.
You will usually work on Xendo’s Leiden office, from home, at the customer site or on the audit location. Due to the nature of the work, approximately 20% of the time you will travel abroad.
In short: a position that allows you to apply and further increase your professional knowledge and experience in the area of GxP compliance. On top of that, you will also contribute to better products for patients.

YOUR PROFILE


• bachelor’s or master’s degree;
• at least 8 years of experience with GCP compliance in the life sciences sector;
• good communication skills and interpersonal skills;
• client-oriented, dedicated, flexible, proven project management skills and able to quickly switch between different assignments;
• good understanding of GMP, GLP, GVP, GAMP, Annex 11 and 21 CFR Part 11;
• excellent in both Dutch and English language;

OUR OFFER


• a dynamic and varied position in a fast-growing and professional company;
• good terms of employment;
• international projects in GCP compliance;
• projects at both small and large life science organisations and suppliers.

APPLYING


If you are interested in this position, we encourage you to send your motivation and CV to us with the form below.

Agency or sales calls are not appreciated

pharmacovigilance consultant

#(SENIOR) CONSULTANT PHARMACOVIGILANCE

As a result of the continuous growth of our company and the Pharmacovigilance Division we are looking for an experienced professional in Pharmacovigilance who wishes to work in a challenging role as (senior) consultant PV.

Being a consultant you will have the opportunity to work in a wide variety of projects for several companies. This position as (senior) consultant is for the Medical Safety Science Team (MSST) of the Pharmacovigilance division. Activities in this team have a main focus on report writing (DSURs, PSURs/PBRERs, (development) RMPs), risk- and signal management, global literature assessment, and providing consultancy or training for clients in the aforementioned areas, both in pre-approval and post-approval phase. In your role as PV expert, project management is also an important part of the work.


YOUR PROFILE


We are looking for a highly motivated and experienced professional who is able to quickly adjust to different working environments. A high degree of flexibility in working with different companies and people is required. An open eye for the needs of your customers and the ability to adjust to these needs is essential. You need to have a medical or paramedical background or a degree in life sciences in combination with a solid knowledge of pharmacovigilance regulations and guidelines. At least five years of experience in pharmacovigilance, specifically in the areas described above (report writing, signal – and risk management) within the pharmaceutical industry, government agency or a PV consultancy organization is an absolute requirement.
If you are a highly experienced PV professional and the above environment is of interest to you, we encourage you to apply. Specific areas of expertise/ experience such as signal management in the pre-approval phase, or risk minimization measures are a pré. With your broad experience in the field you are a self-starter and quick learner with excellent communication skills. Your English is fluent. You aim for a consistent high quality in your work and deliver on your commitments. You are able to manage timelines and prioritize your work. You are also well aware of the legislation, guidelines, and directives and are able to assess the impact of changes in your areas of expertise.


OUR OFFER


We offer a responsible, independent position in a growing organization, with the opportunity to develop yourself (e.g. by internal and/or external training, congress participation etc.). We offer a competitive salary and secondary benefits. Xendo has a professional but informal working environment.


Your Reaction


If you are interested in this position, we encourage you to upload your motivation and CV .

For more information about the content of the job, you can contact Marielle Visser, HR Manager, at 071-524 4000

csv consultant

#Senior Consultant (Computer) Validation

As a Senior Consultant you will be assigned to (IT) compliance projects within the pharmaceutical, medical devices and life sciences industries. You will mainly work in laboratory, production and validation departments, so knowledge of and experience in these departments is an advantage. Knowledge of GxP and validation combined with a feeling for IT and compliance is a requirement. Your job is to contribute to improving or establishing the clients’ (IT) compliance by providing them with the best possible assistance with their issues. As a Senior Consultant you work on validation projects as project manager, high level consultancy projects in which you advice the client on the validation strategy for implementing IT solutions or interim management functions. In these roles you need in depth knowledge about GxP compliance, good communication skills, persistence and an agile working attitude.

You will often have a detailed project contract with the client, specifying your activities and the expected results. Experience with project management is a requirement. You will usually work on location, but also from home or from Xendo’s Leiden office. A project’s duration can vary from a week (for high level advice/gap analyses) to several months. In short: a position that allows you to apply and further increase your knowledge and experience in the area of GxP compliance and validation. On top of that, you will also contribute to better products for patients.

Your Profile:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree;
  • at least 5 years of experience with GxP compliance and validation in the life sciences sector;
  • experience with validation of computerized systems
  • good communication skills and interpersonal skills;
  • client-oriented, dedicated, flexible, proven project management skills and able to quickly switch between different assignments;
  • good understanding of GAMP, Annex 11 and 21 CFR Part 11;
  • excellent in both Dutch and English language;

Our offer:

  • a dynamic and varied position in a fast-growing and professional company;
  • good terms of employment;
  • focus on continuously extending knowledge and experience;
  • great projects in all aspects of GxP compliance and validation;
  • projects at both small and large life science organisations and suppliers.

Applying:

If you are interested in this position, we encourage you to send your motivation and CV to us with the form below.

Agency or sales calls are not appreciated

regulatory affairs

#(Senior) Consultant Regulatory Affairs

As a result of the continuous growth of our company and the Regulatory Affairs Division we are looking for experienced professionals who wish to expand their experience in Regulatory Affairs by working in a challenging role as (senior) consultant RA.

Being a consultant you will have the opportunity to work in a wide variety of projects and companies. Assignments may cover all aspects of regulatory affairs ranging from pre-approval and scientific advice meetings to regulatory maintenance, from CMC to regulatory project management and from work on small molecules to high-tech (biological) products.

Depending on your expertise, experience and interest you will be assigned to customers looking for hands-on support and/or requiring advice on regulatory strategic issues. The duration and size of the projects can vary from months to years, from 5 days a week to a couple of hours a month and from working at your own home to the office of the customer.

We are looking for highly motivated professionals who are able to quickly adjust to different working environments. A high degree of flexibility in working with different companies and people is required. An open eye for the needs of your customers and the ability to adjust to these needs is essential. At least two years of experience in regulatory affairs or five years in quality management within the pharmaceutical industry or government agency is an absolute requirement. For the role of senior consultant several years in a senior regulatory affairs position are required.

If you are an all-round RA professional and the above environment interest you we encourage you to apply. Specific areas of expertise/ experience like preclinical/ clinical, CMC Biotech and ATMP (advanced therapies) are also very well welcomed.

With your experience in the field you are a self-starter and quick learner with excellent communication skills. Your Dutch and English are fluent.

You aim for a consistent high quality in your work and deliver on your commitments. You are able to manage timelines and prioritize your work. You are also well aware of the regulatory legislation, guidelines and directives and are able to assess the impact of changes in this area on the products or portfolio of your customers.

Our Offer

We offer a responsible, independent position in a growing organization, with the opportunity to develop yourself (a.o. by internal and/or external training, congress participation etc.). We offer a competitive salary and secondary benefits. Xendo has a professional but informal working environment, a flexible and pleasant work atmosphere and 130 enthusiastic colleagues.

Information

For more information about the content of the job, you can contact our HR department at 071-524 4000

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