Global Head CQV SGIE

Switzerland, Basel

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 Global Head CQV SGIE will drive people management, solution development, standardization, and operational support across all projects where commissioning, qualification and validation (CQV)  activities are applicable. The position is responsible that world class standards and practices in the area of CQV are developed, maintained and applied across all  SGIE projects globally. In particular he/she develops and deploys a suite of global guidelines and rolls-out the digital CQ platform not just for CAPEX projects but also for life-cycle activities. The COEs under the lead of the global head define the CQV strategy, provide training and oversight to project teams and enable a smooth hand-over of the assets to operations.

Key responsibilities:

  • Responsible for defining Lonza’s global CQV strategy  by  developing global standards and processes in the area of commissioning, qualification and validation (CQV)

  • Responsible for rolling out the Lonza CQV approach and the standardized procedures

  • Provide oversight of all CQV activities for SGIE projects globally through managing the regional COE CQV leads.

  • Working closely with SGIE Engineering, Construction and QA

  • Ensure all SGIE projects have a solid CQV strategy and respective plans in place

  • In cooperation with the project teams and procurement, find local or global partners to assure adequate staffing, enhance efficiency and reduce costs of CQV activities

  • Responsible for managing a global team of internal and external staff

  • Deploy the Digital CQ platform system globally and manage a team, maintaining the centralized C&Q standards, developing templates and testcases in the digital validation system.

  • Lead global initiatives in the area of CQV as needed to continuously improve CQV processes, standards and execution

  • Manage global stakeholder from group operations, sites, business units, QA, authorities and others

Key requirements:

  • Technical degree in engineering or applied science (Master preferred)

  • 15+ yrs of experience in leading / managing successful deployment of CQV activities, CAPEX projects, QA activities and/or manufacturing operations in a regulated environment within global organizations

  • Deep  understanding  of  the  landscape  of  pharmaceutical  manufacturing  operations  and technologies

  • Profound  Experience  in  commissioning  of  pharma  manufacturing  assets  having  lead  cross-functional C&Q teams

  • Ideally having held the role of C&Q manager on a large scale (>100 mio CHF) CAPEX project

  • Strong  leadership  and  people  management skills, inspiring and empowering leadership style with a highly developed strategic mindset

  • Experience in managing change initiatives with the commitment to implement change within the organization

  • Highly   customer-focused,   with   demonstrable   stakeholder   management   experience   and passionate  about  delivering  high  quality  innovative  solutions  and  services  that  meet  business needs, which are readily scalable

  • Able to lead both with and without authority across a highly matrixed organization

  • Flexibility to travel for up to 10% (both domestic & internationally)

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: R56081