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Head of Microbiology

Company: Lonza Biologics Plc
Location: Slough
Reference: R1160
Closing Date: 14 May 17
Type: Full Time
Salary (£): Negotiable
Benefits:

Job Summary:

At Lonza, we invest in great people. We encourage our employees to challenge themselves and we offer an environment that fosters creativity and success. Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, we operate production, R&D, and business sites around the world, including Europe, North America, and Asia.  Our vision: We strive to be the leading supplier using science and technology to improve the quality of life. ...

Requirements:

At Lonza, we invest in great people. We encourage our employees to challenge themselves and we offer an environment that fosters creativity and success. Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, we operate production, R&D, and business sites around the world, including Europe, North America, and Asia. 

Our vision:

We strive to be the leading supplier using science and technology to improve the quality of life.

Our mission:

We work with passion, using advanced technologies, to transform life science into new possibilities for our customers.
 

Do you want to help us as we shape the future of this great organization?

Job Description Summary To provide strong leadership and support to the QC Microbiology teams through pro-active performance management, mentoring and coaching. To enable the teams to provide microbiology support for the site and our external customers. To enable the team to deliver through flawless execution, with the highest standards of science and quality with adherence to all relevant GMP and Lonza Quality Standards.

Job Description

Lead, manage and develop the QC Microbiology teams to ensure Safety, Quality, Cost, Delivery and People compliance through:

  • Line management responsibility for QC Microbiology teams which includes Microbiology Group Leaders and relevant SMEs.
  • Management and deployment of team resources to maintain agreed testing schedules, control bottleneck processes and resolve operational constraints to improve productivity and flexibility within QC.
  • Review and sign off completed Drug Substance and Drug Product CofAs and SoTs for batch release.
  • Actively leading the daily governance of departmental safety and GMP compliance to deliver a safe and GMP compliant workplace.
  • Maintaining effective end-to-end process control mechanisms and performance metrics to deliver breakthrough performance in process control, EHS, GMP compliance, quality, cost, people management and customer service.
  • Operating as a key member of the QC management team to establish collective priorities and remove barriers to progress.
  • Engaging with customers as the face of the QC management team and when required, host facility GMP compliance audits for the QC laboratories.
  • Coaching, mentoring and training to increase the capability of the team.
  • Controlling departmental costs in line with agreed budgetary constraints.
  • Utilise knowledge of GMP and QC processes to advise non-QC functions on compliance issues.
  • To ensure excellent relationships and delivery with customers in support of their business with Lonza.
  • Completion of all core GMP and relevant training and maintaining own training status.
  • Participation in external conferences and forums.

This post requires a person with a proven track record of strong leadership and inter-personal skills with an excellent understanding and experience of QC.

With at least BSc level qualification or above, the individual will have strong organisational abilities, attention to detail and a flexible/pragmatic approach will also be needed.

  • Minimum of BSc in scientific discipline
  • Extensive QC & Manufacturing experience, most likely from a large pharma / biotech background
  • Considerable man management experience
  • Effective communicator
  • Customer facing
  • Ability to take a strategic and tactical approach – looking at the ‘bigger picture’
  • Proven track record of delivery
  • Proven track record of problem solving and continuous improvement

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Contact Information:

Address:  Head Office
228 Bath Road Slough Berkshire
SL1 4DX
England
Tel:  +44 1753 777000
Fax:  +44 1753 777001
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