Site Quality Head (all genders)

Posted 17 Jan 2024

Buchs, St. Gallen - Switzerland

Req Id 271144


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Life Science site - Buchs, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland.


Your role: 

In this highly impactful and future oriented role, you are responsible for all aspects of the site quality organization.

Together with your leadership team you lead an organization of 70+ employees in Quality Control, Quality Assurance and Quality Systems.

Reporting to the Site Head, you join a dynamic site leadership team and support all 3 business of our Life Science division, i.e Science & Lab Solutions, Process Solutions and Life Science Solutions. 

The site manages a large, diverse and growing product portfolio (over 20'000 products).

We operate to the following quality systems: ISO 9001, 17034, 17025, 13485 and ICH Q7A

Your key deliverables are:

  • Maintain Management System according to ISO 9001,13485,17025 and 17034 (where applicable), and according to requirements for GMP- and Medical Device products, as applicable
  • Support fast growing business through process improvement, OPEX and new technologies
  • Develop and maintain an organizational structure and departmental infrastructure to meet safety, quality, service, quality & productivity objecives for the business
  • Further develop the site with the leadership team

Who you are:

  • Demonstrated leadership, people development, and coaching skills.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline or life science-related field and/or certification in Quality Management or related area required
  • Minimum of 8+ years of successful experience in a quality leadership role with successful demonstration of the key quality assurance responsibilities
  • Strong knowledge in ISO 9001, ISO 13485, and 21CFR GMP requirements and guidelines.
  • German and English language skills: fluent is a must.
  • Proven track record to drive engagement and culture development
  • Capable in delivering continuous improvement and operational excellence

What we offer: We are curious minds that come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences. We celebrate all dimensions of diversity and believe that it drives excellence and innovation, strengthening our ability to lead in science and technology. We are committed to creating access and opportunities for all to develop and grow at your own pace. Join us in building a culture of inclusion and belonging that impacts millions and empowers everyone to work their magic and champion human progress!
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