Senior Program Manager R&D

United Kingdom, Slough

Senior Program Manager R&D

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.

We are looking for a Senior Program Manager R&D to join our R&D team based at our manufacturing site in Slough, UK. The successful candidate will support R&D Bio with major projects and will have responsibility and accountability for the operational aspects of cross discipline R&D projects.

Key responsibilities:

  • Prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously with multiple stakeholders, locations, work packages with overlapping deadlines.
  • Assume responsibility of program and project delivery holding team members accountable.
  • Maintain accurate live program and project information and status through regular team meetings.
  • Collaboratively overcome potential bottlenecks in required resources (people and equipment) and capacity commitments and obtain buy-in of all relevant stakeholders.

Key requirements:

  • Previous experience in program management with proven ability to deal with complex projects, tight timelines, budget constraints and multiple stakeholders.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills. Documented ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams.
  • Demonstrable leadership and influencing skills
  • Experience of working in a matrix organisational structure in biologics /biotech industry

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: R24981