Head of Quality Control
United States, Bend (Oregon)
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.

Lonza Pharma & Biotech has an excellent opportunity for a Head of Quality Control at their Bend, Oregon location.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Reports to the Director of Quality
  • Manages laboratory resources
  • Understands all GMP laboratory systems pertaining to analytical chemistry
  • Hosts auditors in GMP laboratory
  • Ensures laboratory staff receive training and follow GMP procedures
  • Strong microbiological knowledge
  • Reviews and approves GMP data
  • Responsible for instrument qualification
  • Responsible for execution and on-time delivery of accurate analytical results for internal and external clients
  • Guides staff through scientific challenges
  • Makes staffing decisions
  • Conducts personnel reviews
  • Attends Management meetings as requested
  • Attends Material Review Board meetings
  • Evaluates current compendia and makes corresponding changes in BTPs

Key Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree in science (minimum)
  • Strong leadership skills with a demonstrated ability to engage, motivate, and provide feedback to grow and develop successful teams
  • Ability to create a highly collaborative and inclusive environment necessary for a team to be effective
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and understands the value of building relationships based on trust
  • Effective use of hard and soft skills in all aspects of management including conflict resolution, team building, decision making, etc.

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.

Lonza is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a qualified individual with disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Reference: R60446