Head Commercial Quality Control Drug Product Services

Switzerland, Basel

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.

For Drug Product Services (DPS), our successful Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) branch, located in Basel, Switzerland and Stein, Switzerland, we have exciting opportunities. Become part of a group that enables its customers to meet some of the greatest challenges in patient treatment and join us by applying for the position as Head Commercial Quality Control Drug Product Services.

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop and lead Drug Product Commercial QC organization, infrastructure and services for commercial parenterals products as well as primary packaging and raw materials/excipients in close alignment with DPS Clinical QC and Bioanalytic

  • Lead, manage and develop assigned groups of staff including Group Leads and subordinate lab scientists

  • Oversee and ensure effective use of resources, maintenance of equipment, order, safety and health protection as well as compliance with all GMP regulations

  • In charge of installation, qualification and maintenance of all instruments in close alignment with current best practices, regulations and Lonza Standard

  • Head development and implementation (transfer and validation) of state of the art and compliant analytical methods and technologies to support Quality Control and Primary Packing/Raw Materials

  • Guide planning and execution of assigned organization’s growth and development, working closely with Head Quality Assurance and Head Analytics

  • Provide superior customer project support through assignment of the respective scientists

  • Implement improvements in planning, organization and execution of QC lab operations in line with Lean principles to ensure efficiency increase

Key requirements:

  • Academic degree in Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences or related field

  • Extensive working experience in commercial quality control under GMP regulations

  • Excellent scientific knowledge of relevant analytical techniques, laboratory systems, authority inspections and GMP

  • Ability to interpret complex analytical data

  • Outstanding communication,  supervisory and inter-personal skills

  • Capability to work independently in a team environment

  • Enthusiastic and open-minded with a solution and decision oriented attitude

  • Willingness to learn and carry out new and complex tasks with a proactive attitude

  • Verbal and written fluency in English

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: R34996