Stella Lim

Senior Section Lead, Development Services, Lonza Singpaore

As a Senior Section Lead, Stella’s challenge is to manage multiple customer projects, on tight schedules, with zero margin for error. It’s a role that means she needs to keep abreast of the latest technological developments, focus on continuous improvement and operate with a ‘right first time’ mindset.

I chose Lonza because…
For two reasons. First, because of the many opportunities for career growth. Secondly, for the chance to contribute towards making the medicines of the future, and I’m proud to be able to do that.

Since I started at Lonza, my career has progressed…
Steadily. I joined straight from university in 2015, as a trainee, with basic aseptic techniques and process development skillsets. I spent my first 12 months at our site in Slough (UK) building on my skills through structured on-the-job training. After that, I returned to Singapore and completed my two years bond, starting out as a scientist in Development Services. Now, I am Senior Section Lead with responsibility for multiple customer projects and for managing and mentoring my own team of new and experienced scientists. I made the right decision to join six years ago and am pleased to grow and continue my career journey here.

It’s special to work at Lonza because…
I feel privileged to be able to work with different customers to create develop and manufacture modern medicines that can have such a positive impact worldwide.

My work is meaningful because…
I am confident that it will benefit somebody, somewhere in the world today.

What makes me feel good at the end of the working day is…
Customers take time out to thank us and commend us on our professionalism, hard work and expertise, and that’s something that makes me feel really appreciated.

The most exciting thing about working at Lonza is…
The positive global impact we can have. I am thrilled that Lonza is partnering Moderna to manufacture the COVID-19 vaccine!

What I most appreciate about my team is...
They are one of the many amazing blessings of working at Lonza. They are great team players and all very approachable. I think it would be rare to find such a collaborative culture elsewhere.

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