Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At Bayer you have the opportunity to be part of a culture where we value the passion of our employees to innovate and give them the power to change.

Head of Quality (m/f/d)

Your tasks and responsibilities

  • Provide effective leadership including developing and implementing objectives and business strategies as well as selecting key personnel and motivating members of the functional area
  • Establish quality assurance and quality control functions, systems, procedures, and specifications for incoming materials, bulk, intermediates and final containers
  • Manage quality assurance and quality control deviations and complaints in order to assure timely investigations, resolution of issues and implementation of corrective/preventive measures
  • Oversee GMP relevant processes, change control and document control and archiving processes
  • Ensure that facilities, equipment and processes are validated, calibrated and operated consistent with cGMP
  • Establish policies, practices, procedures and specifications to assure released products are manufactured under cGMP requirements and meet required standards for identity, strength, quality, and purity
  • Ensure batch disposition of bulk, intermediates and final containers according to legal and cGMP requirements
  • Maintain awareness of current GMP trends, manufacturing processes and analytical methods and assure employee representation in professional industry groups as well as coordinates technical resource experts to represent areas of responsibility in external regulatory inspections
  • Review operational effectiveness and continuously improve efficiencies and compliance to regulatory and safety requirements in each area


Who you are

  • Master's Degree in a science or technical field, PhD is preferred
  • Long-term experience in the pharmaceutical or a related industry with long-term experience in management positions
  • Advanced knowledge and experience in multiple quality assurance subject matter areas including: Manufacturing of bulk, intermediates and final containers; Product disposition and release; Deviation & Complaint management; Product inspection and labeling; Environmental monitoring; Contract manufacturing; Handling of highly active substances
  • Broad cGMP experience and knowledge, QA/QC and regulatory compliance (EU, US and other international agencies)
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills as well as ability to effectively manage multiple, complex priorities
  • Skilled in achieving results and managing others to achieve corporate, site, and departmental objectives
  • Excellent communication skills, good presentation and influencing skills
  • Ability to interact and gain the support of the senior management as well as work cooperatively in teams and peer relationships
  • Fluent Business English and German with ability to communicate with all levels of hierarchy


Your application

Are you looking for a new challenge where you can show your passion for innovation? Are you interested in working as part of a global team to improve people’s lives? Then send us your online application including cover letter, CV and references.




Bayer welcomes applications from all individuals, regardless of race, national origin, gender, age, physical characteristics, social origin, disability, union membership, religion, family status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or any unlawful criterion under applicable law. We are committed to treating all applicants fairly and avoiding discrimination. 

Country: Germany
Location: Weimar
Reference Code: 41416
Functional Area: [sap_fa_20]
Entry Level: 5