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Quality Operations Manager


Bulle, Gruyere, Switzerland

Job Function:  Quality Assurance
Job ID:  71573

Help us transform patients' lives.


At UCB, we put our heart, soul and skills into making a difference for people living with severe diseases.  Working together to push the boundaries, we blend the best of our talents to unlock innovation. Will you join us in this pioneering adventure? 


To strengthen our Quality Operations department, based in our site, in Bulle, Switzerland, we are looking for a talented individual to fill the position of: Quality Operations Manager.


As a Quality Operations Manager you will manage Quality Assurance and Quality Control aspects for pharmaceutical Drug Substance and Drug Product manufactured on site with a team composed of more than 10 employees.


You will have to maintain and develop an organization to ensure and optimize an efficient interface with Production, Technical Services and Supply Chain, as well with Quality units of other UCB sites. As manager, you will have to prepare the future as defined by site strategy.


You like to work in an environment where you can:


  • Participate to the definition of strategy in terms of Quality Operations for QC and QA processes.
  • Develop and maintain a quality organization supporting quality leadership and technical expertise on pharmaceutical products.
  • Create an impact in a new structure.


You will contribute by:


  • Guarantying the quality of drug substances and drug products all along the manufacturing process, from the arrival of materials until the release of final products.
  • Aligning the quality practices with your pairs to gain in agility to maintain and improve operational performance in line with site objectives.
  • Building and maintaining an efficient organization to assure positive impact on Security, Quality, Time and Cost by supporting the development of individuals’ skills and abilities.
  • Assuring optimal resources and competencies allocation.
  • As deputy of the Responsible Person, releasing or rejecting products.


Interested? For this position you’ll need the following education, experience and skills:


  • PhD or master’s degree in a relevant Life Sciences, Chemical or Biochemical engineering discipline.
  • Confirmed experience in a GMP regulated environment and technical competence in core areas of medicinal product manufacturing.
  • 5+ years professional experience in manufacturing process, laboratory, development, quality control/assurance or regulatory affairs and 3+ years’ experience in people management.
  • Experience with FDA, European and Japanese investigators during on-site inspections, and experience interacting with Regulatory review staff on submission issues.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills are required, with ability to balance multiple priorities and provide leadership.
  • Stress resistant and capable of risk management behaviour.
  • Must be knowledgeable in regulatory and technical requirements of the pharmaceutical industry, from a Quality and Security point of view.
  • Strong analytical, troubleshooting and problem-solving personality.
  • Fluent in French and English.


Why you should apply


At UCB, we strive to attract passionate and outstanding talents who thrive on change and are ready to bring real value to patients. Working for us you’ll discover a place where you can grow and express your full potential. We place an emphasis on innovation, collaboration and impact. Through meaningful recognition and a motivating work atmosphere, we aim to provide an optimal experience by caring about and valuing our employees – just as we do for the patients we serve.


If you believe you are the perfect match to join us on our pioneering adventure, then we invite you to apply and tell us more about your profile and motivation.



About us.

UCB- Inspired by Patients. Driven by Science. Everything we do starts with a simple question: “How will this create value for people living with severe diseases?” By putting patients at the heart of what we do, our approach – from discovery to development to delivery – is continuously transformed and designed around patient needs and their journey.

With a team of approximately 7,500 employees and operations in more than 40 countries, we are a global biopharmaceutical company investing more than a quarter of our revenue in cutting-edge scientific research. We are focused on addressing chronic, neurological, immunological, and bone diseases.

Curious to know more? Please visit our website www.ucb.com.

UCB and its subsidiaries encourage diversity and inclusion in the workplace; we are an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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