Project Director Drug product SGIE
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.
Lonza in Visp is looking for a Project Director for Drug Product. This position is assigned to specific growth investments supporting Drug Product business area and is responsible for planning, managing and executing pharma and fill&finish growth investment projects in Switzerland where currently all fill&finish is conducted. This includes the co-ordination of activities of multiple sites and involving multiple parties if ever required. This role is initially at a Project Director level and has operative leadership of all assigned projects
Responsible for delivery of project goals in terms of cost, time, functionality and according to client expectations.
Establish project charter including scope of work, goals and deliverables together with the relevant project champion to support business objectives in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders.
Clarifying roles and responsibilities within the project organization and developing full-scale project plans and associated communication documents.
Securing optimal flow of information within project organization and at interfaces with project champion/project steering committee, and mediating in case of problems.
Creating, executing and updating project work plans as appropriate to meet the changing needs and requirements.
Reporting regularly in writing, including project progress reports. Includes both internal to Lonza stakeholders as well as ensuring external partners if needed are informed/aligned.
Establishing the project team/ structure necessary to reach the project goals and ensures appropriate coaching/development/performance feedback to all direct reports in order to develop a strong and competent team.
Master degree or PhD in engineering (process, pharmaceutical, biochemical engineering or equivalent) or long time and in-depth project management or operational experience in multiple international environments.
Extensive experience in project engineering and project management for chemical, biochemical, pharmaceutical industries or facility layout and optimization or equivalent, with vast experience and expertise in the field of site/facility/process and utility functionality, setup and layout, knowledge of current technology in the field of building, building technology, DS and DP processes, automation and utility technologies. Drug Product experience is critical.
Experienced in cGMP.
Good understanding of how the CDMO industry/business works
Fluency in English is required, German a plus
International experience is strongly desired.
Strong leader, motivating team player, drives results, excellent communication skills and experience in managing matrix-based cross-functional teams.
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.