Senior Manufacturing Manager (m/f/d)

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.

We have recently been confirmed as the global manufacturing partner for Moderna’s vaccine against the novel coronavirus, providing a tenfold manufacturing capacity increase. As other businesses face increasing economic uncertainty, we are fortunate to have opportunities for expansion. Through this new collaboration, our work will have a significant, direct and long-term impact on the management of this global pandemic. Become part of this exciting opportunity and join our team by applying for the position as Senior Manufacturing Manager.

Key responsibilities:

  • As a member of the Manufacturing Leadership Team responsible for all aspect of general production management such as housekeeping, staff behavior, training activities and control of general processes and installations

  • Working as production expert in Capital investment projects for building and commissioning of the manufacturing units

  • Main responsible for delivering all input required for the specific set-up, commissioning and qualification of the manufacturing suites and equipment including automation

  • Manage a team of production leaders (chemists/biologists), supervisors and specialists with full responsibility for all aspects of human resource management such as qualification, development, coaching, hiring, pay decisions and discipline issues

  • First contact person in case of production issues in his/her manufacturing unit according to the common escalation guidelines

  • Accountable for the execution of all production campaigns in his/her manufacturing unit with regard to safety, quality and delivery

  • Ensure the technical availability of the manufacturing suites and equipment through fulfillment of all safety, environmental and compliance requirements; responsible for the approval of technical change request for his/her manufacturing unit

Key requirements:

  • Bachelor/ Master or related degrees, preferred area of study: Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology, Bioengineering or related disciplines

  • Significant experience in biotechnical manufacturing preferably in leadership positions (e. g. production biotechnologist, MSAT process expert, engineering)

  • Broad biotechnology expertise and/or knowledge in biotechnical engineering, deep GMP knowledge

  • Fluent in English and German

  • Strong leadership skills and team orientation

  • Very good communication skills and interaction with all kinds of interfaces within the organization

  • Structured, focused and well-organized working attitude

  • Open-minded for new ideas and suggestions, motivated and solution-oriented

Every day, Lonza’s products and services have a positive impact on millions of people. For us, this is not only a great privilege, but also a great responsibility. How we achieve our business results is just as important as the achievements themselves. At Lonza, we respect and protect our people and our environment. Any success we achieve is no success at all if not achieved ethically.

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: R25066