QA Group Lead Qualification/Validation (f/m/d)

Switzerland, Visp

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.

The site in Visp, Switzerland is growing and for our Biologics organization, we are currently looking for a QA Group Leader Qualification/Validation in Ibex® Solutions, our recently launched unique biological manufacturing and development concept. You will manage a team of specialists and will be responsible to implement and manage qualification/validation capabilities that support the success of the assigned investment projects.

Become part of this exciting opportunity and apply now!

Key responsibilities:

  • Manages all Quality and Compliance related responsibilities for the qualification/validation of the facility, equipment, utilities and systems (incl. CSV) related to the cGMP manufacture in a new biotech manufacturing plant at Visp and oversees the environmental monitoring programme in the facility.

  • Setting up/managing a team of QA qualification/validation managers and specialists. Provides leadership to the team with responsibility for all aspects of human resource management such as qualification, development, coaching and hiring..

  • Supports the transfer from the project into production phase and supports the takeover of the relevant responsibilities by QA Operations.

  • Takes responsibility for the definition of the process validation strategy and its implementation in case of process transfers or process changes.

  • Ensures that a robust cleaning validation programme is established and implemented.

Key requirements:

  • Bachelor, Master degree or PhD in chemistry, biotechnology, life science or related field.

  • More than 7 years of experience in the cGMP regulated pharmaceutical industry, preferably in a quality and compliance role in biopharmaceutical manufacturing.

  • Good knowledge of engineering processes and manufacturing processes.

  • Strong leadership skills.

  • Experience in representing Quality and Compliance in large investment projects, from planning to successful health authority inspections.

  • Very good knowledge of written and spoken English; knowledge of German is a great advantage.

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: R32727
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