OT System Manager

Switzerland, Visp

At Lonza Specialty Ingredients (LSI), we combine technological innovation with world-class manufacturing and regulatory excellence. We are a leader in Microbial Control Solutions and chemical technologies used in various applications including hygiene and home care. Today, these solutions are more critical than ever to maintain the hygiene and safety of hospitals, homes, schools, and offices across the world. Our Specialty Chemical Services business provides composite materials for technically demanding industries and performance intermediates & chemicals. Our Custom development and manufacturing team has already brought more than 1,000 unique solutions to life for their customers.

We are a highly dynamic group of 3,000 employees in more than 21 countries around the world. For us, performance, collaboration, passion and care are fundamentals. Are YOU someone who CARES about finding unique solutions for customers, who is PASSIONATE about making a difference? We are looking for talent who embrace COLLABORATION and are motivated by a PERFORMANCE culture.

LSI is looking for an OT System Manager based in Visp, Switzerland.

Today, everybody is speaking about Digital Transformation and Industry 4.0 but it needs people with a clear vision to achieve the next level of industrial revolution. Lonza Specialty Ingredients (LSI) is working with a team to implement this vision with a step-by-step approach on our production facilities. To complement this team we are seeking for an Systems Architect/Manager to conduct digitalization projects and supports the overall life-cycle of OT applications.

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop technical solutions, sustainable processes and standards

  • Technology lead of infrastructure services for OT including servers, operating system builds, configuration management, asset lifecycle, virtualization, cloud solutions, backups, and disaster recovery

  • Introduction of new technologies through pilots and implementation projects

  • Drive standardization, centralization and digitalization projects

  • Monitor and assess cyber security threats and define remediation activities

  • Support the local site in maintaining hardware, software and automation systems

  • Actively manage 3rd party vendor(s), local suppliers and providers to ensure they are meeting services levels (requirements and quality) and aligning to Lonza standards, e. g., security, architecture, quality

  • Conduct audits and assessments on local sites

  • Develop and maintain documentation relating to network and all assigned systems

  • Assist in defining data governance policies and procedures like disaster recovery plans.

Key requirements:

  • Ability to think out-of-the-box and support the development of new use cases for digitalization in the context of chemical continuous and batch manufacturing

  • Knowledge in industrial communications and automation

  • Degree in Engineering-, or Computer Science-related field

  • Extensive experience in OT systems, architecture and networking

  • Experience in control systems design, implementation or maintenance

  • Solid cyber security knowledge like access control, firewalls, authentication

  • Experience in working with cloud solutions, specifically with MS-Azure

  • Ability to effectively communicate in English and German via writing and oral communication at all levels to both internal and external customers including regulatory authorities in an international context.

A major part of the heritage of LSI is being able to deliver unique solutions to our customers. Being the driving force behind this approach – listening, asking, understanding to match the right elements in a new way has been an inherent part of our day-to-day business. Always with the goal to enable a competitive advantage for each customer with a specific product, package or solution. What makes YOU different?

Reference: R29771