Team Lead CQV and Start-Up Operations Readiness (m/f/d)

  • Full Time
  • Visp, Valais, Switzerland
  • TBD USD / Year
  • CH12 Lonza AG profile

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CH12 Lonza AG

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 and Start-Up who can manage our Operational Readiness CQV and Start-Up team with a passion for Biotechnology to join our Lonza talent community. As a member of the Ibex Readiness Leadership Team you are responsible for all aspects representing your area. Become part of this exciting opportunity and apply now.

Key Responsibilities

  • Managing a team of senior qualification, validation and start-up experts and specialists with full responsibility for all aspects of human resource management such as qualification, development, coaching, hiring, pay decisions and discipline issues
  • Setting up and managing a local center of excellence for operational start-up and Operations Qualification (OQ support, PQ lead) of Biologics facilities and providing support to the future operations user during qualification and start-up of the facility
  • Working with your team in capital investment projects and strengthening the respective operations teams with expert knowledge on qualification and start-up
  • Participating in planning the beginning of start-up project phases to be sure that correct operations and resources are included for each project step. Facilitator of all key stakeholders during the projects
  • Securing operations input to CQ (gate keeper). Definition and standardization of PQ approach (until OOF EngBx1 and full GMP readiness)
  • Creating and managing a pool of (external) resources and capabilities which will support operations and start-up
  • Support the implementation 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 Qualification and Validation of biopharma facilities
  • Depth understanding of bioprocesses, GMP and biopharma production
  • Strong experience in starting up new Biopharma manufacturing facilities
  • Strong leadership skills (strong team orientation) and ability to communicate internally and externally at higher levels, strong business understanding
  • Fluent English and/or fluent German required

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.

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