Head of Global Maintenance Program (m/w/d)

Switzerland, Visp

Head of Global Maintenance Program (m/w/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.

As Lonza is successfully and continuously growing we’re looking for a motivated and adaptable individual to lead and further develop our global maintenance program. The purpose of this role is to achieve a high reliability of maintenance disciplines across Lonza’s Pharma and Biotech network at competitive cost. The incumbent defines and implements Lonza’s Asset Management Program (LAMP) including related digitalization & automation activities in collaboration with global and site stakeholders based on evaluation of Lonza’s engineering and maintenance processes, system controls, effectiveness etc. and benchmarking to industry-standards/best-practices.

Key responsibilities:

  • Further develop Lonza’s asset management program, define and lead related work streams which address harmonization, efficiency, reliability, digitalization and asset life cycle management.

  • Provide leadership to a matrix organization, also ensuring good information exchange between upper management and the team

  • Ensure a culture of mutual accountability and full collaboration with customers and diverse Lonza sites as well as departments for effective implementation and sustainable endorsement of standards

  • Implement a vision as service provider in his organization providing hands-on support as well as visionary roadmaps for future opportunities

Key requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in Engineering or equivalent with substantial experience in pharmaceutical industry

  • Experience in new technologies, automation, digitalization

  • Ability to work strategically, hands-on and collaboratively across departments

  • Proven, excellent leadership and communication skills

  • Project management skills, experienced in working in a matrix organization

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: R28031