Supervisor, Chemistry Lab

United States, Greenwood (South Carolina)

Supervisor, Chemistry Lab

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.

This position is responsible for supervising nine direct reports and all activities associated with the daily operation of the Chemistry lab.

Key responsibilities:

  • Testing of raw materials and finished products utilizing various test procedures.

  • Ensuring that all testing is performed in accordance with the FDA 21 CFR Part 111 and 117 guidelines for Dietary Supplements and Food. 

  • Responsible for operating, maintaining, and providing instruction on  various analytical instruments used to perform analyses such as GC/FID, HPLC, ICP-MS, UV/VIS, and FT-IR.

  • Conduct method verifications/validations and establish working instructions for new methods. 

  • Multi-tasking of multiple projects, troubleshoot instrumentation, and work in a team environment.

  • Supervisory responsibilities to include attending meetings and providing testing status updates, identifying gaps in existing quality systems, leading and supporting project teams focused on improving current quality systems. 

  • Participate in customer audits, work well with internal and external customers, and provide guidance to colleagues as needed.

  • Attendance in the plant/office is considered an essential function.

  • Must be willing/able to work extended days/hours to include weekends, holidays, overtime.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Key requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Chemistry or Science-related field.

  • Intermediate level of experience in a chemistry lab in the dietary supplement industry or related cGMP regulated industry.

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: R33836