Head (m/f/d) of QA Operations DPS

Switzerland, Stein

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.

Key responsibilities:

  • Lead the QA Operations Organization to manage the QA activities in Lonza internal and external Drug Product Manufacturing sites

  • Ensures for DPS Stein operations and related projects

  • Guide group members in line with Lonza values and behavior including objective setting, performance evaluations, development planning and participate in recruiting process

  • Support a culture of high performance and trust to assure that the required level of knowledge and skills is available and identify competency gaps

  • Establish and implement training and development plans

  • Ensures effective use of resources (budget, time, personnel, systems)

  • Represent QA Operations in inspections, audits and local and global initiatives

Key requirements:

  • Academic degree (Master or higher) in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences or related field

  • Previous experience in Quality Assurance in a manufacturing environment within Pharmaceutical Industries and GMP controlled environments

  • Sound knowledge in manufacturing of chemical and biological drug products

  • Excellent knowledge of Swiss, EU and US GMP regulations

  • Strong experience in leadership and change management in particular around changing cultures

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

  • Excellent English language skills are required

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: R48143