Manager QC Microbiology & Environment Monitoring (all genders)

Posted 19 Jan 2024

Aubonne, Vaud - Switzerland

Req Id 270295


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QC Manager


Your role:


An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Quality Control of Aubonne Bio-manufacturing Plant.


Enter a new era while entering new QC facilities, join the QC team as Quality Control Microbiology and Environmental monitoring Manager and contribute to deliver a consistent supply of quality medicines to patients.


As QC Microbiology & Environmental monitoring Manager, you lead 30+ collaborators dedicated to the testing and evaluation of raw materials, utilities, environmental monitoring samples, Drug Substance (DS), Biotechnology In Process Control and Drug Product (DP). 


Purpose of the role:


  • To manage the QC Microbiology & Env. Monitoring Laboratory and ensure that all related activities are performed in accordance with the cGMPs and regulatory requirements.
  • To ensure a consistent customer focused analytical service.
  • To guarantee the supply of quality products according to the established plan, good manufacturing practices, product registration, site quality standards, and manage within agreed financial limits.
  • To ensure the use of validated/qualified analytical methods and equipment.
  • To ensure the availability of a reliable and accurate documentation in the laboratory.
  • To support the transfer or implementation of new analytical test methods.
  • To support the transfer of production processes including trials and validation batches according to company needs.
  • To drive or participate in the continuous improvement programs in the laboratory, department and site.
  • To generate the analytical part of the registered files in collaboration with the regulatory functions.
  • To foster multiskilling in the laboratory.
  • To ensure of the integrity of the data created in conformity with the « Data Integrity rules ».


As a “go-to" Manager, you ensure the above is performed in accordance with the cGMPs, regulatory requirements and company standards. You also successfully present and/or defend all the above in Inspection or Audit.


You will report to the Head of Quality Control, you liaise with peer QA and QC and production managers and you allow the QC testing labs to run smoothly whilst managing experienced collaborators eager to develop (themselves, the team, the company) in a context of growth, simplification, and changes.


Who you are:

  • 5+ years of experience in QC Microbiology activities in relation with Biotechnology/Aseptic processing in GMP environment
  • Proven ability to learn & adapt quickly
  • Proven experience as supervisor/manager with leadership skills 
  • Team player with advanced communication skills in French & English
  • Awareness of pharmaceutical and regulatory requirements
  • Previous successful experience in positions interacting with other departments/sites
  • Advanced knowledge in part of the QC Microbiology activities and Aseptic processing scope depicted above and ability to bring a plus to the team and peers


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