QA Manager Operations Quality (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. Apply as QA Manager Operations Quality  !

You will lead and coordinate activities related to the local implementation of the quality strategy for mRNA batch review operations.  

In addition, you will harmonize Quality operational approaches within the local quality organization, increase efficiency, develop internal knowhow and proactively tackle gaps and create a culture which fosters innovation and continuous improvement within QA and QC

Key responsibilities:

  • Actively lead changes to the organization for both people and technical aspects in close collaboration with Operations, site’ QA and QC leaders

  • Support deviations and CAPA management program.

  • Constantly challenge existing batch review practice and strive to improve where necessary. 

  • Increase efficiency and digitalization of QA processes in close collaboration Head digital transformation, global QMS and global IT e.g. eBR, LIMS, MES.

  • Track Quality performance of Visp Site (Batch Success Rate, Deviations, Release times, …) and trigger necessary actions to achieve targets. 

  • Direct and motivate teams and hold team members accountable to deliver results on established KPIs.

  • Share best practice within QA Operations on Visp Site as well as with the wider Lonza network. 

Key requirements:

  • Masters in Pharmaceutical Science

  • Substantial experience in the area of biopharmaceutical manufacturing

  • Broad knowledge of biotechnological manufacturing processes (especially microbiological biotech processes) as well as in cGMP

  • Good communication skills and interaction with all kind of interfaces within the organization and with regulatory agencies

  • Strong team orientation and solution-oriented working approach

  • Structured, focused and well-organized working attitude

  • Fluency in English and ability to work in multinational and multicultural teams

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: R35310