Technology Lead Bio-Engineering Drug Product/Aseptic

Switzerland, Basel
Switzerland, Stein

Today, Lonza is a global leader in life sciences operating across three continents. 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 Technology Lead Bio-engineering (for SGIE Capital growth Projects). This person provides, best in class technology design for core technology platforms in the Biologics area (e.g. Single Use Technology, Bio-reactor design, Process Analytical Technology) and ensures that these technologies are validated and then deployed in all Biologics growth projects/new facilities globally. This position has specific leadership responsibilities for technologies which are first and foremost needed for SGIE projects located in Visp/IBEX.

This position will report into and coordinate with the global Technology Lead for Bio-Engineering to ensure that core technologies are harmonized and implemented effectively globally across all Biologics growth projects.

Key responsibilities:

  • Manage a group of SME’s spanning a number of technology areas to support the Visp site capital expansion. Prioritize team needs and support for the ongoing capital projects.

  • Leadership of cross functional teams consisting of Internal Lonza customers such as Manufacturing, PP&L, MSAT, Site Engineering, and Quality Assurance to properly identify design needs

  • Participate in project strategy decisions as a part of the extended leadership and project teams.

  • Process and Project design reviews including P&ID review, circuit design (SIP and CIP paths) confirmation, material requirement, and manufacturing requirements

  • Detailed process modeling/mass balance, Authoring process descriptions, Gap analysis, cGMP documentation – electronic batch record generation

  • Lead the department, proactively managing safety, quality, cGMP compliance and efficiency, project delivery, and financial compliance.

  • Provide technical input in support of equipment procurement including bid package preparation, bid evaluation, vendor selection

Key requirements:

  • Degree in Biology, Chemistry or similar

  • Extensive experience in leadership/management in pharmaceutical manufacturing/engineering with experience in aseptic processing or biologic bulk drug substance delivery

  • Preference to have progressive experience in both operations & other functions. 

  • Design and operation of Biopharmaceutical facilities, , in both manufacturing and engineering (cGMP manufacturing, pilot plant & laboratories)

  • Business Fluency in English is required

  • Demonstrates ability for effective Planning, Organizing and Controlling competency

  • Demonstrates role model safety behaviors

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: R30369