Quality Systems Manager

United Kingdom, Slough

Today Lonza is a global leader in life sciences. We are more than 15,000 employees in more than 100 locations around the world. 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.

We are currently looking for an experienced Quality Systems Manager (QMS) to be join our Centre of Excellence for biopharmaceutical process development and small-scale GMP manufacturing in Slough, UK.

You will be responsible for the day to day management of the Quality systems team whilst providing technical insight to key stakeholders.

You will provide QA ownership and oversight of the Lonza Slough Pharmaceutical Quality System (PQS) and enable site operations performance by managing and supporting GMP issues through the Pharmaceutical Quality System and site governance mechanisms and supporting Senior QA leadership to drive continuous improvement and ‘fitness for purpose’.

Key responsibilities:

•Lead, manage and monitor the QA QMS team to ensure that resources are deployed appropriately to meet site goals.

•To ensure PQS is designed implemented and updated to meet site requirements and complies with Global Quality standards and the expectations of the Regulatory Authorities and Lonza Customer and is comprehensively implemented and incorporates GMP and Quality Risk Management.

•Develop the QA QMS team and direct reports to assure effective operational performance and compliance

•Review and improve the existing quality management system policies and procedures

•Acting as a site point of contact for global Quality projects and site implementation activities

•Perform other duties as assigned.

What we need you to have:

•Life Science Degree qualified, Biotechnology an advantage.

•Significant PQS process design, implementation, management and utilisation experience

•Significant line management or supervisory experience

•Excellent organisational & planning skills

•Excellent knowledge and ability to interpret and translate EU and US GMP regulations and guidelines.

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: R26647