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CQV Lead for Biotech Manufacturing Plants

Our client, a global market leader in the production and process support of active pharmaceutical ingredients, both in the chemical and biotechnology sectors, is looking for a CQV Lead for Biotech Manufacturing Plants for a 12-month contract (extension planned) based in the Valais area, Switzerland.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Interaction with Site Operation / Site QA / SGIE-Quality
  • Leading the assigned CQV Team
  • Monitor day-to-day Validation activities in accordance with approved SOPs / Plan / Policies
  • Participate in review and approval of Validation Protocols / Reports including site discrepancies and deviations investigation / closure
  • Support / participate in validation activities during facility startup 
  • Provide leadership of CQV activities in assigned Project(s) (together with Site Operation, Site QA, SGIE-Quality).
  • Responsible for ensuring that CAPEX projects are compliant with the global CQV guidelines, aligned with local procedures and detect/resolve potential gaps in line with the company’s continuous improvement vision.
  • Acting as subject matter expert on CQV standards
  • Keeping oversight on CQV -standards, -timelines (etc.)
  • Address immediate time/quality constraints and act adequately
  • Force RFT thinking and approach
  • Considering EHS Requirements
  • Involved and support PM and Process Engineers in CQV-Planning:
  • Development and delivery of CQV Documents
  • Commissioning Documents (Suppliers / Process Engineers/EMR)
  • QV-Documents (Suppliers / QV-Team /QA)

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Relevant working/residency permit or Swiss/EU-Citizenship required
  • Technical degree (Bachelor’s or Master’s) in engineering or applied science, post graduate qualification preferred.
  • Minimum of 12 years in Commissioning, Qualification and Validation incl. CSV with strong experience in management of complex pharmaceutical projects. Familiarity with biologics as well as chemical manufacturing technologies desirable.
  • Significant experience in qualification of biotech manufacturing lines (process equipment and relevant manufacturing support equipment).
  • Significant experience in regulated pharmaceutical industry and/or engineering company with proven experience on planning CQV activities, leading large senior reports and high understanding/management of KPIs.
  • Fluent English is a must, Fluent in German strongly beneficial

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