Senior Director Quality CAPEX Projects (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.

We are looking for a Senior Director Quality Network Lead for Biologics CAPEX investment projects in Visp.

The Quality Network Lead is responsible for the Quality, Compliance and Regulatory aspects related to Lonza’s Strategic Growth Investments in the assigned network for the phase “Ideation”, “Feasibility”, “Concept Design” and “Basic Design” and project execution until end of Process Validation.

The incumbent will escalate issues in an open and timely manner and taking leadership for their resolution as well as ensure that decisions are fully supported by global and local Quality and Regulatory. They will ensure adequate staffing in the individual project teams and is a key business partner ensuring on time operational readiness.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Providing leadership and accurate timely input for all Quality and Regulatory activities related to strategic growth projects across the assigned network project portfolio (focus technical quality)

  • Ensure that strategic growths projects are in compliance with current Quality and Regulatory guidelines. Detect potential gaps and initiate corrective and preventive actions (continuous improvement)

  • Support Strategic Growth Investment Engineering (SGIE) in business related quality and compliance topics, including risk management

  • Support the sites in the collaboration with authorities and customers which are linked to strategic growth projects

  • Ensuring required QA resources and proper expertise are available and effective at the sites in order to properly support strategic growth projects

  • Contributing to the development and maintenance of global and local quality systems in line with current regulatory requirements

  • Ensure collaboration with other Lonza Quality, Regulatory, SGIE and Operations functions with the goal to share best practices and to have one global quality system, where applicable

Key Requirements:

  • Master or PhD of Science in life science or engineering

  • At least 10 years of relevant experience in a regulated pharmaceutical industry, including engineering, manufacturing, quality assurance

  • Experience of planning and execution of large projects

  • Experience in QA aspects of facility design to build a compliant but cost effective plant (area classification, CQV requirements etc.)

  • Proven ability to lead, mentor and coach direct reports and teams with or without direct line responsibility

  • English language skills on a proficient level, German is an advantage

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: R48837