Head of Quality - Site Sisseln (f/m)
Sisseln, Switzerland
vor 3 Tg.

DSM Bright Science. Brighter Living.™

Royal DSM is a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials. By connecting its unique competences in life sciences and materials sciences DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social advances to create sustainable value for all stakeholders simultaneously.

DSM delivers innovative solutions that nourish, protect and improve performance in global markets such as food and dietary supplements, personal care, feed, medical devices, automotive, paints, electrical and electronics, life protection, alternative energy and bio-

based materials. DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about €10 billion with approximately 25,000 employees.

The company is listed on Euronext Amsterdam.

More information can be found at .

Are you a passionate an experienced quality leader who can steer complexity and change in a German speaking environment?

This position is an integral part of the management team at DSM largest site worldwide

The Challenge

DSM strives for an incident free working place and sustainable production procedures and products.

DNP branch site Sisseln is the largest and most complex DSM site and encompasses 11 plants as well as close to 1000 employees.

This site produces feed ingredients, food ingredients, active pharmaceutical ingredients and sterile drugs according to US, European, Swiss and Japanese GMP guidelines.

Sisseln M&T is audited by about 25 customers per year and performs audits at about 15 suppliers.

The department includes a microbiological quality control lab, which serves as enabler for (baby) food and pharma compliant production.

The labs carry out IPC and final release analytics as well as microbiological monitoring. Services are offered to 3rd party companies as well.

An increasing part of our products are being registered at the FDA with Drug Master File

The Position

As a member of the site management team, you will shape, develop and align the quality functions with strategic and regulatory needs to guarantee their compliance.

In particular :

  • Formulate and realize Quality policy as well as short and middle term targets for Quality matters
  • Guarantee the integrated approach of Sisseln Management System for QSHE
  • Lead and coach your 8 direct reports and inspire them to top efficiency and enable them to do the same for their team members.
  • Implement effective work processes for audits, inspections, complaints, recalls and investigation of critical deviations which are compliant with cGMP guidelines and other regulations.
  • Provide tools and systems to define, monitor, improve and report the quality performance targets of the site
  • Fulfil the role of Responsible Person / QP (fachtechnisch verantwortliche Person, FvP) of the DNP branch site Sisseln (Responsibilities of Responsible Person according to Swiss 812.
  • 212.1 Medicinal Products Licensing Ordinance (MPLO)

  • Head of cross-functional team for quality (CTQ)
  • The Ideal

  • An academic background combined with 7 to 10 years of experience in quality function and plant manager or laboratory head
  • Knowledge of chemical production processes and equipment and Strong experience in a firm with ISO certification and GMP production authorization.
  • Ideally, in one of the Quality fields you’ve got special training, e.g. as an auditor.

  • Convincing leadership style to foster quality thinking on the site
  • Strong communication and presentation skills with strong stakeholder management ability
  • Excellent analytical thinking, in particular strong ability to develop management systems
  • Working knowledge in cost calculation and business administration
  • Strategic thinking and change management capability
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Fluent in both German (site language) and English (company language)
  • The Reward

    Working for DSM means the opportunity to really contribute to improving people’s lives and solving the challenges of today’s world.

    Challenging jobs, career opportunities and an inspiring environment allow you to enhance your personal development. DSM recognizes that the ongoing success of the company depends on the continued development and engagement of our employees and pursues a fair and competitive remuneration policy, recognizing individual and team competencies and performance.

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