Global Head of Strategic Quality Projects - Drug Product Services (f/m/d)

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.

Ibex® Solutions ( is a modular build complex to develop and manufacture biological products. It enables companies to get access to a complete solution, gaining speed and achieving a simplified value chain. The Ibex® Complex is our contribution to the medicine of tomorrow and possibly the next step in your career? Start your career with Lonza today.

Key responsibilities:

  • Responsible for strategic leadership for the entire Drug Product Services Quality Network in line with the business unit goals and customer needs for clinical and commercial supplies

  • Responsible for all Quality and Regulatory aspects related to growth projects

  • Support of LEAN Management & continuous improvement efforts to establish an effective Quality Management across the network and delivers measurable results for business by generating process improvements and building customer and client satisfaction.

  • Assurance of a robust and risk based Quality System across all Drug product sites and assets for sterile production

  • Facilitation of sites readiness for  regulatory authority inspections and responsible for corrective and preventive action programs

  • Member of the BU Quality Leadership team

Key requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Life Sciences, Engineering or Quality Management or related science discipline

  • 12+ years’ experience in GMP Manufacturing and Quality Management of products regulated by FDA CBER or CDER or EMA

  • At least 8 years’ experience in senior leadership positions as well as experience in aseptic processing/sterile manufacturing is a pre-requisite

  • Strong knowledge of current industry trends and the ability to use the latest technologies

  • Excellent organizational and computer software skills as well as excellent English language skills

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: R39750