Manufacturing Manager Automation, Ibex™

Switzerland, Visp

Today Lonza is a global leader in life sciences. We are more than 15,000 employees in more than 100 locations around the world. While we work in science, there’s no magic formula to how we do it. Our greatest scientific solution is talented people working together, devising ideas that help businesses to help people. In exchange, we let our people own their careers. Their ideas, big and small, genuinely improve the world. And that’s the kind of work we want to be part of.

For Ibex™ Solutions, our recently launched unique biological manufacturing and development concept in Visp, Switzerland, we have multiple openings. Become part of this exciting opportunity and join our team by applying for a position as Manufacturing Manager Automation for Ibex™. 

Key responsibilities:

  • Manage the plant automation activities of a manufacturing unit with overall responsibility of manufacturing execution with regard to safety, quality and on-time-in full delivery
  • Lead a team of production supervisors and specialists
  • Be accountable for the performance and results of the assigned area
  • Working as manufacturing automation expert in Capital investment projects for building and commissioning of the manufacturing units
  • Responsible for delivering all input required for the specific set-up, commissioning and qualification of the manufacturing suites and equipment including automation
  • Responsible for implementation of the relevant GMP documents for the respective area
  • Manages a team of production supervisors (Anlagemeister) and specialists with full responsibility for all aspects of human resource management such as qualification, development, coaching, hiring, pay decisions and discipline issues
  • Responsible for resource and vacation planning of the assigned team members with regard to the fulfillment of all production orders
  • Accountable for the execution of all work orders in the designated manufacturing unit with regard to safety, quality and delivery
  • Representing the operational area in customer meetings, audits and regulatory inspections
  • First contact person in case of automation issues in your manufacturing unit according to the common escalation guidelines
  • Support MSAT and production teams with expertise in solution finding and trouble shooting
  • Execute risk analysis and manufacturing work place inspections
  • Ensure the technical availability of the manufacturing suites and equipment with respect to automation

Key requirements:

  • Master Degree in Pharmaceutical Technology, Chemistry, Pharmacy, Biotechnology, or an equivalent scientific degree
  • Significant working experience in Automation, Mechanical or Chemical Engineering or related disciplines
  • Good leadership skills
  • Very good communication skills and interaction with all kinds of interfaces within the organization
  • Strong team orientation as well as structured and proactive working attitude
  • Self-driven and result-oriented
  • Fluency in in English and German

People come to Lonza for the challenge and creativity of solving complex problems and developing new ideas in life sciences. In return, we offer the satisfaction that comes with improving lives all around the world. The satisfaction that comes with making a meaningful difference.

Reference: R21184