Manager (m/f/d) - CQV Start-Up Process

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.

The site in Visp, Switzerland is growing and for our Biologics organization, we are seeking a CQV and Start-up Manager for our Biologics processes and who has a passion for Biotechnology to join our Lonza talent community. Become part of this exciting opportunity and apply now for the position as Manager (m/f/d) - CQV Start-Up Process

Key responsibilities:

  • Managing a Project team of Operational, Qualification, Validation engineers and start-up experts and specialists with the responsibility to get the project in the readiness stage from OQ to 1st batch of production

  • Active Member of a local Center of Excellence for Operational Start-up and Operations Qualification (OQ support, PQ lead) of Biologics facilities. This includes Operational start-up planning in early project phases (feasibility and concept, basic design). Securing operations input to CQ (gate keeper)

  • Providing support to the future operations user during qualification and start-up of the facility and Facilitating and coordinating start-up (tools, procedures, etc) as a “service provider” to the end-user. Work closely together with the Lonza Global engineering and future facility owner.

  • Define and standardize of PQ approach (until OOF Eng. Batch and full GMP readiness).

  • Supports the implementation LONZA culture via openness for change and new ideas, cooperative teamwork and continuous improvement even outside the own area of responsibility

Key requirements:

  • Expertise in the area of Qualification and Validation of biopharma process systems and facilities

  • Depth understanding of bioprocesses, GMP and biopharma production.

  • Strong experience in starting up new biopharma manufacturing facilities

  • Strong leadership skills

  • Ability to communicate internally and externally at higher levels; strong business understanding Strong team orientation

  • Structured and proactive working attitude

  • Open-minded for new ideas

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: R38401
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