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Head of Quality Management
Title:Head of Quality Management
Department:Research and Development
Number of Openings:1



TITLE: Head of Quality Management


REPORTING TO: Senior VP, Head of Regulatory, Quality and Research and Development, and Country Head of Switzerland

LOCATION: Zug, Switzerland



The Head of Quality Management is a key position in the global quality framework for Vyera. This role ensures that Vyera maintains compliance with Quality Standards and its Quality System by being directly responsible for all aspects of the Quality Management System (QMS). A primary function will be to serve as the Responsible Person ("fachtechnisch verantwortliche Person") in accordance with all relevant provisions of Swiss law. This individual will be involved in any domestic and international audits/inspections that ensure compliance with the FDA and other worldwide health authority regulations/guidelines, site SOPs, protocols, and industry standards.


MAJOR ACTIVITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (may be directly responsible or through designee):


  • Conducts activities required as Responsible Person (RP) in Switzerland as related to our business operations and ensure compliance with all relevant Swiss laws and regulations
  • Review of documents and release process required for production of APIs and products for commercial distribution
  • Quality audits of suppliers, vendors, manufacturers and distribution services utilized for commercial APIs and products
  • Ensures that the company maintains compliance with current GMP, GDP, GLP, as applicable to Vyera directly, as well as to all service providers involved in the manufacturing, testing, packaging and distribution of APIs and products
  • Hosting and preparation for health authority inspections at Vyera facilities
  • Directs interaction with service providers during health authority inspections of their facilities as applies to Vyera commercial API/products
  • Coordinating/preparing responses to health authorities when audit generates findings of deficiencies e.g. FDA Form 483, in conjunction with other relevant areas, e.g. Regulatory Affairs, CMC etc.
  • Coordinating and directing activities involved in product recall, field alerts or product complaints
  • Oversees the implementation and upgrade of Quality’s electronic documentation system which houses company policies and procedures as well as controlled documents
  • Oversees the document control function for GxP and GxP-related documentation
  • Oversees relevant Quality aspects of the Track and Trace system which is being implemented to comply with FDA’s DSCSA
  • Ensures appropriate GxP SOPs and policies are created and implemented in accordance with applicable regulatory guidance
  • Oversees activities associated with training on policies and SOPs
  • Participates on special projects, as assigned


Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a scientific or health-related field is required
  • Master’s degree in a scientific or health- related field is preferred
  • Minimum of ten years Quality experience in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industries


  • Thorough knowledge of Swiss legislation on Medicinal Products
  • Thorough knowledge of local and international GxP regulations; knowledge of and experience with GDP requirements for Switzerland
  • Knowledge of 21CFR part 11 requirements desired


Computer Skills:

  • Must be proficient in MS Office Suite


Other Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills in both English and German
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Ability to interact effectively with all levels of associates both internally and externally
  • Ability to review documentation, processes and procedures as it relates to activities; to identify issues/problem areas; assess compliance; communicate findings to the Senior Leadership Team and/or Board of Directors
  • Proven ability to manage projects, teams or personnel of significant scope and complexity, while meeting deliverables and timelines



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