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Head of Quality

Sector Location Job type Salary
Date added
21 September, 2020

Job Description

In collaboration with our client, a prominent life sciences business based in Zug, we are currently seeking a Head of Quality to join their team. This is an exciting new opportunity where you will have the opportunity to drive the Quality strategy, processes and systems within the business with the overall aim of achieving high quality standards and compliance in the Quality and Regulatory areas.


Head of Quality, Zug, Switzerland


Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer as the Head of Quality you will ideally have previous experience of forming sustainable Quality processes and cultures within either a Pharmaceutical or a Life Science environment. The leadership of Supplier audits, evaluation, processes and system alignment are part of the overall accountability for the Quality department as well as Quality Assurance and the oversight of this within both Contract Manufacturing Organisations (CMO) and Contract Laboratory Organisations (CLO).


The quality and stability of suppliers and the ongoing monitoring and classification of these suppliers is a key facet of the role. Being able to constructively assess, influence and build partnerships with new and existing suppliers should be a natural skill and the Head of Quality will need to hold a key understanding of Drug Products and Substances associated with the business.


You will be responsible for ensuring regular audits of the suppliers and CMO’s are completed whilst also being competent at problem solving and reacting to changes and challenges as they occur in the Supply Chain. Through your deep knowledge of both internal and external Quality processes you will also be required to lead the continuous improvement of processes with the intention to increase benefits to the end customer.


As their HQ near Zug continues to experience growth my client is offering an excellent opportunity for a proven Head of Quality to join their team and lead this exciting phase of process creation.


We are looking for high calibre leaders with the following skill sets:

  • Educated to Degree or equivalent level
  • Experience in the Pharmaceutical industry with deep knowledge of the associated regulations such as FDA, EMA, and global regulations including ICH, ASTM, ISPE
  • Fluent in English
  • Circa 15+ years’ experience in a manufacturing, production, six sigma or lean manufacturing environment leading projects and Quality development activities
  • A Project Management certification and experience of leading various projects would be desirable
  • Proficient in use of ERP systems and associated tools
  • Strong stakeholder management skills, ability to influence and engage with senior leaders and engage in improvement discussions on the Quality function
  • Willingness to travel on average 25% of the time as part of the role


If you are interested in applying for this Head of Quality role please register your interest using the link below, alternatively please send your CV to or for a confidential conversation please call Sienna in our Zug office on +41 41 508 7007.