Regional Quality Lead, APAC

China, Shanghai

At Lonza Specialty Ingredients (LSI), we combine technological innovation with world-class manufacturing and regulatory excellence. We are a leader in Microbial Control Solutions and chemical technologies used in various applications including hygiene and home care. Today, these solutions are more critical than ever to maintain the hygiene and safety of hospitals, homes, schools, and offices across the world. Our Specialty Chemical Services business provides composite materials for technically demanding industries and performance intermediates & chemicals. Our Custom development and manufacturing team has already brought more than 1,000 unique solutions to life for their customers.

We are a highly dynamic group of 3,000 employees in more than 21 countries around the world. For us, performance, collaboration, passion and care are fundamentals. Are YOU someone who CARES about finding unique solutions for customers, who is PASSIONATE about making a difference? We are looking for talent who embrace COLLABORATION and are motivated by a PERFORMANCE culture.

We are looking for a Regional Quality Lead for Lonza Specialty Ingredients (LSI) in Shanghai. You lead strategic execution of Global quality strategies across the respective region in direct alignment with the business.  You drive growth and revenue through continued application of quality as a business differentiator.

Key responsibilities:

  • Responsible for overall administration of any and all relevant quality certification programs (e.g. ISO-9000, EFfCI, GMP, etc.) across the respective region / facilities which includes the location of New Plymouth, Trentham, Malaysia, China (Nansha, Nanjing, Suzhou).

  • Effective and efficient leadership of the quality function across the region AND at site where position is located, including continuous improvement of functional KPIs.

  • Accountable for translating global quality strategies into tactical regional / business plans while ensuring quality compliance and effectiveness of LSI products and services.

  • Key liaison with sales and marketing to lead regional development and customer / stakeholder communication of LSI quality.

  • Effectively lead operational strategies to ensure regulatory and customer compliance across the relevant supply chain functional areas for the region.

  • Lead and develop regional quality team with regards to overall functional competencies, leadership abilities, and performance management at individual site and across the regional resource base (e.g. execution and application of functional competency model).

  • Accountable for regional KPI / Quality cost metrics, performance of same, and establishment of business relevant targets to support the on-going LSI growth strategy.

  • Implement customer centric quality plans across the regional supply chain to measure and improve key quality parameters, associated performance, and management reporting.

Key requirements:

  • Undergraduate / University degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry / Biotechnology, Pharmacy, etc. or appropriate scientific discipline required.

  • Master Degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry/Biotechnology, Pharmacy, Engineering, or equivalent preferred.

  • Significant knowledge of the chemical (or similar / equivalent) industries and substantial experience in production, Quality Assurance, Quality Control required .

  • Prior direct supervisory/manager experience, leading large organization structures.

  • Deep knowledge of global management system approaches and structures, with the ability to incorporate quality requirements and strategies into tactical plans for execution.

  • Ability to clearly define, structure and analyze quality assurance and business processes and the ability to multi-task projects and assess priorities in a complex environment.

  • Passion for the continuous improvement process and high customer focus

  • Demonstrated ability in cross-cultural as well as cross functional leadership specific to the region of accountability. 

  • Excellent organizational skills, prioritization in a fast-moving environment and in­dependent working style.

  • Very good communication skills in English.

A major part of the heritage of LSI is being able to deliver unique solutions to our customers. Being the driving force behind this approach – listening, asking, understanding to match the right elements in a new way has been an inherent part of our day-to-day business. Always with the goal to enable a competitive advantage for each customer with a specific product, package or solution. What makes YOU different?

Lonza is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a qualified individual with disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Reference: R27732