QC Supervisor

Belgium, Bornem

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. 

For our Bornem, Belgium | Lonza site, we have an open position for a QC supervisor. In this role, you will coordinate quality control activities in the laboratory with qualified personnel with the aim to assure a continuous availability of raw materials, in process controls and released finished products in compliance with the determined requirements. In addition, you will initiate quality improvement projects which will enable us to keep our position as ‘leader in quality’ in the market. You will work closely with the manufacturing organization to safeguard high product quality levels and delivery service according to customer expectations. The role requires leadership both in terms of personnel management and administration, and also at a technical and scientific level.

Key responsibilities: 

  • Coordinates the daily organization of the laboratory test work and additional test work to assure evaluation and approval of raw material, in process controls in finished products in compliance with the determined requirements.

  • Combines and analyzes available data on raw material / in process checks / finished products to assure continuous availability of materials meeting the required specifications

  • Identifies trends during release process and material review and suggests corrective and preventive actions with the aim of continuous improvement.

  • Adjusts and sets up test procedures to assure testing in accordance with regulatory and internal reference test standards and takes into account requests from customer audits.

  • Assures correct documenting, decision taking and reporting of data on raw materials/in process checks/finished products to assure continuous availability of raw material and a continuous release of finished products meeting the required specifications and to assure a process fully in control.

  • Escalates critical quality issues related to QC testing and/ or significant delays in testing schedules to QC Manager. Prioritizes actions to manage such issues to avoid any impact on release activities.

  • Drives on time delivery of finished good release and facilitates incoming control at customer.  Follow-up on QC release activities and decide on fit for use and scrap.

  • Manage, review, and approve OOS (Out of Specification) /deviation investigations, change controls and CAPA. Support the QA deviation coordinator with root cause investigation and determination of appropriate CAPA plans. Ensures correct documentation in available quality system as well as impact assessment performance towards product release.

Key requirements: 

  • Bachelor degree in (bio)engineering, chemistry, pharmacy, biotechnology or equivalent.

  • At least 5 years of relevant experience in a GMP production environment. Experience within quality control/laboratory environment is an asset, as well as people management.

  • Hands-on, pragmatic and a positive problem-solving mindset, able to work in a complex environment with different stakeholders and with continuously evolving developments.

  • Clear analytical and problem solving skills, proactive, persistent, result driven

  • Ability to interact, cooperate and motivate across departments and functions

  • Ability to work independently while being a team player with collaborative skills

  • Possesses a positive, can-do attitude and creatively solves problems

  • Embraces new initiatives and drives successful implementation in QC area

  • Good knowledge of IT-tools: MS Office / Statistic packages / ERP-tools and -processes. Knowledge of LIMS is an asset.

  • Fluent written and oral communication in Dutch and English, French 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: R54677