Manager, Process Improvement

United States, Williamsport (Pennsylvania)

Manager, Process Improvement

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.

As a Manager of Process Improvement, you will develop, champion, and implement process improvements to Oleochemical Production and QC processes, in order to improve quality, process reliability and reduce cost.

  • Champion new product development by developing new production processes and producing customer samples, as well as supervising scale-up of new products from laboratory, to Pilot Plant, to Production, while ensuring analytical methods, SOP’s, MSDS etc. are in place.

  • Champion efforts to improve analytical capabilities, improve analytical methods, purchase new equipment and develop new methods to improve efficiency of QC.

  • Serve as on-site technical expert to resolve day-to-day Oleochemical production and QC problems, as well as assist in Quality Complaints.

  • Supervise group activities and prioritize workload to ensure that the most critical issues are resolved expeditiously.

  • Provide technical guidance and support to Oleo Business Units.

  • Lead efforts to evaluate and approve/reject new raw material for production.

  • Develop, champion, and implement process improvements to Hydantoin and Preservative Production and QC processes, in order to improve quality, process reliability and reduce cost.

  • Serve as on-site technical expert to resolve day-to-day Hydantoin and Preservative production and QC problems, as well as assist in Quality Complaints.

  • Provide technical guidance and support to Hydantoin Business Units.

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?

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: R32531