Global Head of Quality Supply Chain and Compliance Operations

United Kingdom, Slough

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.

This key role is for a strategic minded experienced professional that will build and lead a talented Quality Compliance and Supply Chain group, partnering with Global, Regional and Sites Supply Chain, Quality Assurance and Procurement stakeholders to strengthen overall quality compliance and improve the fitness of the sites in terms of Good distributions Practices. The successful candidate will build and upgrade processes and tools, lead operations enabling Quality Supply Chain, Quality Supplier Management and Compliance at a global level.

Key responsibilities:

  • As an inclusive leader, leads and manages the Global Quality Supply Chain and Compliance Operations Team based in Switzerland and in the USA

  • Ensures quality  supplier management processes are globally set, followed and maintained including Onboarding, Monitoring (including reporting) and decommissioning.

  • At global level, is a strong partner to Operational Supply Chain in order to develops and own activities and SOPs related to Good distribution practices

  • Owns the Global Quality Risk Management process to ensure top global quality risks are identified, monitored and remediated

  • Ensures systems and tools are fit and optimized to facilitate lean global activities owned by the team (such as audit management, global inspection readiness, supply chain and other quality management processes).

  • Ensure that adequate procedures and user guides for processes owned by the team are established, maintained and trained.

Key requirements:

  • MSc or BSc degree in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Pharmacy, Microbiology, Biotechnology or equivalent

  • Minimum 15 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry

  • Proficiency in Quality Supply Chain processes and quality requirements such as Good Distribution Practices

  • Strong knowledge in Quality Supplier Management is an advantage

  • Quality Compliance experience is a strong advantage

  • Lean and Six Sigma certification is a plus

  • Understanding of Trading, Import/Export Swiss requirement is a plus

  • Proficiency in SAP, Trackwise is a plus

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

Reference: R44341