Program and Project Manager

United States, Morristown (New Jersey)

Program and Project Manager 

What makes YOU different?

Lonza Specialty Ingredients (LSI) combines technological innovation with world class manufacturing and process excellence.  Together, these enable our customers to deliver their discoveries in key areas:

Microbial Control Solutions serves consumer and technical markets by safeguarding resources and peoples’ wellbeing. We are a trusted and innovative supplier of microbial control solutions and chemical technologies used in a wide range of industrial and consumer solutions. Our vast product portfolio of microbial control and chemical technologies offer quality products backed by technical and regulatory expertise, meeting our customers’ current and future needs.

Specialty Chemical Services provides solutions for composite materials and processing additives for technically demanding industries, such as electronics, transportation and aerospace. We also provide performance intermediates & chemicals for many industrial applications, such as agro intermediates, food & feed ingredients, cosmetics, non-current good manufacturing practices (non-cGMP) intermediates, and custom development & manufacturing.

Lonza Specialty Ingredients (LSI) is looking for a Program and Project Manager to support the Morristown US based headquarters. The role is responsible for ensuring disciplined project management governance for the Americas region. Establish policies and governance in all aspects of the innovation process to drive excellence through a defined framework by which we work. Drive the regional pipeline acting as project portfolio manager, responsible for planning, monitoring and executing to defined project scope, ensuring cost, timing and quality objectives are met. Responsible for the delivery of all project management trainings in the region.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design, coordinate and deliver integrated project management (IPM) goals in support of strategic and tactical directions as defined by the organization.

  • Work with designated project leads to provide expert project planning and project execution utilizing project management software.  Responsible to audit project execution and change control and regular reporting.

  • Serve as designated Project Manager and ensure project / project portfolio execution, project tasks are set, assigned, and timelines met.

  • Ensure that innovation processes feed seamlessly into SFDC and Challenger sales processes.

  • Coordinate and join Steering Committees / Stage gate review meetings / Project review meetings in the region.

  • Monitors and ensure high quality data in IPM for the innovation projects and ensure clear project team accountability.

  • Establish KPIs in order to drive project pipeline continuous improvement initiating corrective actions where appropriate.

  • Foster ideation discussions to feed regional pipeline with regional needs and/or other regions developments.

  • Provide regular status reporting to Portfolio Managers and Senior Management regarding both individual projects and project clusters.  Ensure timely identification and communication of project gaps.

  • Develop and deploy trainings to ensure organization is up to date with Innovation process and tools

Key Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business or Science required or Master's degree in Business or Science preferred

  • 5 - 10 years of experience in Project Management

  • Expert in the Project Management process with certain experience in R&D and/or Marketing required

  • Culturally sensitive having had a wide-ranging career with global reach. and a thought-partner, not afraid to challenge the status quo

A major part of the heritage of LSI is being able to deliver unique solutions to its 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.

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: R30737