QA Operations Group Leader (f/m/d)

Switzerland, Visp

Today, Lonza is a global leader in life sciences operating across three continents. 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.

Ibex® Solutions (www.ibex.lonza.com) is a modular build complex to develop and manufacture biological products. It enables companies to get access to a complete solution, gaining speed and achieving a simplified value chain.

The Ibex® Complex is our contribution to the medicine of tomorrow and possibly the next step in your career? Start your career with Lonza today. Become part of this exciting opportunity and join our team by applying for the position as QA Group Leader DS Ibex®. The QA Group Leader Ibex® will lead a team of QA managers/specialists. He/she implements Quality Assurance capabilities that positively impact the quality strategy of the company. He/she will be accountable for the performance and results of the assigned area.

Qualification and Skills required

  • 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.

  • Strong background in cGMPs is an asset.

  • Strong leadership skills; very good communication skills and interaction with all kind of interfaces within the organization, customers and with health authorities (Swissmedic, FDA etc.).

  • Structured, focused and well-organized working attitude; open-minded for new ideas and suggestions; agile, highly motivated and dynamic drive.

  • Excellent English skills, both written and spoken; German skills are a great Advantage


Key accountabilities and duties

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

  • Act as deputy of the Head QA and Responsible Person (FvP: Fachtechnisch verantwortliche Person).

  • Support the development of the overall quality strategy for a new facility intended for the production of therapeutic proteins starting from mammalian cells (CHO

  • Ensure Quality Oversight on transfer projects and new product introductions

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: R33734
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