Head Global GMP Compliance

Switzerland, Basel

Today Lonza is a global leader in life sciences. We are more than 15,000 employees in more than 100 locations around the world. While we work in science, there’s no magic formula to how we do it. Our greatest scientific solution is talented people working together, devising ideas that help businesses to help people. In exchange, we let our people own their careers. Their ideas, big and small, genuinely improve the world. And that’s the kind of work we want to be part of.

We are looking for a Global Head GMP Compliance to lead, influence and manage the Global Quality Compliance group for the overall Lonza network. You will be part of the Global Quality team and have a strong voice and impact within the matrix organization of Lonza.

Key responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage the Global Quality Compliance group for the Lonza network

  • Develop, plan and execute a risk based program of corporate Quality/GMP compliance audits/assessments for Lonza’s sites and operations with a focus on sterile and non-sterile drug products (including solid dosage forms, biologics, cell/gene therapy), biological and chemical APIs, medical devices and excipients but also covering food, feed and dietary supplements

  • Advise and support the sites in devising and executing remediation actions to ensure compliance to regulatory and Lonza expectations and requirements

  • Advise, guide and support sites in the overall regulatory inspection management. Provide expertise to sites and the global organization on GMP compliance and best practices as well as new and developing GMP regulatory requirements and trends

  • Establish and lead the Global Sterility Assurance and Global Data Integrity Program lead functions

Key requirements:

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent experience Pharmacy, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Microbiology, or related science discipline    

  • Vast experience in a regulated pharmaceutical industry including, quality assurance/compliance, quality control. In addition experience in manufacturing, and/or drug regulatory affairs

  • Exceptional leadership and people management skills.  Interpersonal savvy – capable of managing multiple points of view and building partnerships

  • Strong global network background with outstanding negotiation

  • Ability to drive results and lead by influence within matrix organizational environment

  • Ability to find new and different ways of working by applying out of the box thinking

Every day, Lonza’s products and services have a positive impact on millions of people. For us, this is not only a great privilege, but also a great responsibility. How we achieve our business results is just as important as the achievements themselves. At Lonza, we respect and protect our people and our environment. Any success we achieve is no success at all if not achieved ethically.

People come to Lonza for the challenge and creativity of solving complex problems and developing new ideas in life sciences. In return, we offer the satisfaction that comes with improving lives all around the world. The satisfaction that comes with making a meaningful difference.

Reference: R27049