Team Lead CQV Biologics Mammalian (m/f/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.

The site in Visp, Switzerland is growing and for our Biologics organization, we are seeking a Team Leader CQV Biologics Mammalian (m/f/d) who will lead a team of CQV engineers on several projects. As a member of the lead team you are responsible for the excellence of the CQV aspects within your area. Become part of this exciting opportunity and apply now.

Key responsibilities:

  • Managing a team of senior commissioning, qualification and validation experts with full responsibility for all aspects of human resource management such as qualification, development, coaching, hiring, pay decisions and discipline issues, in alignment with the head of CQV biologics

  • Setting up and managing a local group of CQV experts on CQV activities linked to the biologics facilities and providing support to the future operations user during periodic qualification

  • Working with your team in capital investment projects and strengthening the respective operations teams with expert knowledge on CQV

  • Participating in planning the CQV activities to be sure that correct operations and resources are included for each (project) step. Facilitator of all key stakeholders during the CQV activities

  • Securing operations input to CQ (gate keeper), definition and standardization of PQ approach

  • Creating and managing a pool of (external) resources and capabilities which will support CQV operations

  • Support the implementation of LONZA culture via openness for change and new ideas, cooperative teamwork and continuous improvement even - outside the own area of responsibility

Key requirements:

  • Bachelor / Master / Diploma from a technical school (HF) / university of applied sciences (FH) or university in a technical field

  • Extensive experience in the area of commissioning, qualification and validation (CQV) in a biotech related environment

  • Depth understanding of bioprocesses, GMP and biopharma production

  • Strong experience in CQV project management

  • Strong leadership skills (strong team orientation) and ability to communicate internally and externally at higher levels, strong business understanding

  • Fluent in English, German language skills are advantageous

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: R56794
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