Head of USP (m/f/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.
The site in Visp is growing and for Ibex™ Solutions, our recently launched unique biological manufacturing and development concept in Visp, Switzerland, we are currently looking for a Head Upstream Processing (USP). In this role, you will 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. You will manage/support the operational activities of a manufacturing USP unit and be accountable for the execution of all production campaigns in the USP manufacturing unit with regard to safety, quality and on-time-in full delivery. Become part of this exciting opportunity and apply now!
Driver of solving production issues in the USP manufacturing unit according to the common escalation guidelines; good collaboration with the support functions MSAT, Production Support, QA and the DSP production teams with expertise in solution finding and trouble shooting
Supervise and validate risk analysis and manufacturing work place inspections
Responsible for the approval of technical change request for the USP manufacturing unit
Responsible for setting up the training activities for mammalian cell culture as new technology in the operations unit
Representing the operational area in customer meetings, audits and regulatory inspections.
Deputies the Head of Ibex Operations
Working as production expert in Capital investment projects for building and commissioning of the manufacturing units
As a member of the Manufacturing Leadership Team responsible for all aspect of general production management such as housekeeping, staff behavior and control of general processes and installations
Execute innovation and improvement projects comprising general manufacturing aspects for the production plant
Master or Bachelor degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology, Bioengineering or related disciplines (with equivalent experience)
Significant experience in a leading position in Biopharma manufacturing
Strong leadership skills and ability to communicate internally and externally at higher levels
Very good understanding of business and financial processes
Strong background in mammalian cell culture
Fluent in English and German
Detail oriented with exceptional organizational skills and a structured and proactive working attitude
Open-minded for new ideas with a highly collaborative and strong team oriented attitude
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.