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Head of External Quality

Company: Lonza Biologics Plc
Location: Slough
Reference: R2585
Closing Date: 22 Aug 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. ...

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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 SummaryWe have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced quality professional to join us and lead our QA External Quality team. This is a permanent position based in our Slough manufacturing facility.

As the Head of External Quality you will be responsible for ensuring the provision of quality support for Lonza customers in batch manufacturing and testing. You will facilitate customer audits and regulatory inspections ensuring all Lonza internal and external auditing commitments are met. You will be a member of the Quality Leadership Team and will be responsible for developing, mentoring and managing the External Quality team.

 

Job Description

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead, manage and develop the External Quality Team
  • Manage direct reports resource to assure team objectives and responsibilities are met Manage and escalate major and critical compliance issues through the site PQS processes
  • Utilise knowledge of GMP and quality processes to advise non-QA functions on compliance issues via interaction with the relevant personnel
  • Apply GMP regulations consistently.  Expand compliance knowledge base and mentor others to expand on-site compliance knowledge
  • Ensure excellent Quality relationships and delivery with customers
  • Actively develop, mentor, train and instil a site GMP culture
  • Ensure that all self-inspection, regulatory inspections and customer audits of the site are appropriately supported and all commitments met on time
  • Actively oversee the supplier audit schedule and customer support team to assure an effective audit function
  • Negotiate and ensure all Quality Agreements with customers are current
  • Identify opportunities for GMP compliance training and awareness campaigns – design, develop and deliver
  • Act as an ambassador for Lonza and QA in all interactions with customers
  • Support QA Leadership with department strategy development, objectives & goal setting, project prioritisation activities

Interested?

What we need you to have:

  • Extensive QA experience in the pharmaceutical industry with your most recent experience being at management level
  • Significant experience in a GMP environment with  customers and all major regulators
  • Auditing background
  • Ability to demonstrate you are a strong leader with the capability to produce quality excellence from your team
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to interpret and translate GMP guidelines into effective processes and procedures
  • Significant experience coaching, mentoring and developing a team

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Lonza.  The place to Go, Stay and Grow.

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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
Website:  Visit Our Web Site

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