Capex Manager

United States, Houston (Texas)

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 Cell and Gene Therapy Facility is the largest in the world and our facility is growing. We are looking for professionals to grow with us and we have this exciting opportunity in the Engineering group.  The Capex Manager will be responsible for the management of local CAPEX projects and supports the Site in Fixed Assets related topics.

Key responsibilities:

  • Responsible for managing the capital process for site-related projects:
    • Ensure that each capital project workflow (from approval to execution to closure) follows the established guidelines, processes and procedures.
    • Work with project champions to capture all relevant information, ensure all costs have been included in the project request and prepare required presentations/information.
    • Prepare, review, track and submit documentation required for obtaining project approvals.
    • Act as site subject matter expert for SAP coding as it relates to capital projects.
    • Maintain site-related capital items in global documentation and databases
    • Periodically review in-progress projects for financial opportunities
    • Review accruals for capital projects in collaboration with project managers
    • Approve intercompany charges to capital projects as needed.
    • Prepare and present an overall capital projects summary to senior site management, including an analysis of ongoing projects (tracking against approved budgets) and discussion of potential projects
  • Support the annual budget process for the Site CAPEX
  • Launch Capital Projects in SAP initiating depreciation
  • Ensure accuracy of the fixed asset register in collaboration with Finance
  • Assist internal and external audit teams on capital matters as needed.

Key requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in related field: Finance & Accounting or Engineering
  • Capex Experience required
  • SAP experience, Advanced Level - Required
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Bio/Pharma Preferred

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.

Lonza is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a qualified individual with disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Reference: R29753