ERP Quality Champion


Reference Number: 896098-W
Type of placement: Permanent
Location: CH, NE/C


Our client is currently looking for a Quality ERP Manager to join their Corporate Quality Management (CQM) team located in Zurich. In this role, you will report to the Head of Corporate Quality and will support the global team in designing and implementing the ERP-system.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Support the overall Project Management Team in the planning and implementing of an ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning)-system (SAP) for streamlining and harmonising the manufacturing-, release- and supply processes of medicinal products;
  • Ensuring the Quality compliance of the ERP-system and its interfaces to other IT-systems and the underlying processes;
  • QA role during the development, risk assessment, validation, implementation and maintenance of Quality relevant process workflows according to ERP project plans
  • Collaboration with quality team members and other process stream leaders to drive alignment and process standardisation;
  • Support the roll-out of the ERP-system to the different manufacturing sites;
  • Managing, maintaining and controlling the quality aspects of SAP in the post go-live phase
  • Provide input of quality process design and integration with other systems and processes (e.g. LIMS);
  • Identify and monitor the quality related project risks and initiate preventive and corrective actions;
  • Monitor that quality related business benefits included in the SAP business case are delivered
  • Conduct IT vendor, contractor and supplier audits;
  • Support the integration of the projects into the global IT landscape;
  • Presentation of the projects to the Steering Committees;
  • Write, review or approve related manuals and procedures;
  • Support agency inspections and customer audits as needed;
  • Coordination, planning and optimisation of resources and budget

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Higher degree (Bachelors or Masters) in a technical field (Science, Business Administration, Engineering) or proven work experience;
  • Experience in Project Management,
  • Good understanding of laws and guidelines such as GMP, GDP, GAMP5,
  • In-depth understanding of business processes from launch of the production order to the final release,
  • Excellent change management skills,
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully collaborate and negotiate across different sites, functions and management levels ,
  • Good knowledge of IT system landscape within a manufacturing and QC-environment;
  • Work experience in different areas as Manufacturing, Quality, Supply Chain, etc.
    Knowledge of (pharmaceutical) quality systems, business processes and IT-Systems (e.g. LIMS)
  • Experience with Operational Excellence and/or Business Process Management methodologies;
  • Experience with the harmonisation and simplification of business processes across multiple sites
  • Experience with SAP planning system would be an advantage;
  • Lean Six Sigma green or yellow belt certification would be an advantage,
  • Fluency in English and German (both spoken and written);
  • Knowledge of French would be an advantage;
  • Availability to travel;
  • Relevant working/residency permit or Swiss/EU-Citizenship required.