Senior Teamlead Operations mRNA (m/f/d)

Switzerland, Visp

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.

Ibex® Solutions ( is a modular build complex to develop and manufacture biological products. It enables companies to get access to a complete solution, gaining speed and achieving a simplified value chain.

The Ibex® Complex is our contribution to the medicine of tomorrow and possibly the next step in your career? Start your career with Lonza today.

A Senior Teamlead Operations in mRNA manufacturing is a functional lead for an interdisciplinary team of bioprocess engineers and specialists. Manages and support the operational activities of a manufacturing unit with regard to safety, quality and on-time-in full delivery. Is accountable for the performance, results of the assigned area.

Key responsibilities:

  • Accountable for the execution of the running production in his/her manufacturing unit with regard to safety, quality and delivery

  • Leading person in case of production issues in his/her manufacturing unit according to the common escalation guidelines. Supports MSAT, Production Support, QA and production teams with expertise in solution finding and trouble shooting

  • Manages a team of bioprocess engineers with full responsibility for all aspects of human resource management such as qualification, development, coaching, hiring, pay decisions and discipline issues

  • Ensures a good information exchange from the upper management levels to his/her team and the other way around through regularly team meetings and escalation of production issues.

  • Responsible for resource and vacation planning of the assigned team members with regard to the fulfilment of all production orders.

  • Representing the operational area in customer meetings, audits and regulatory inspections.

  • Executes innovation and improvement projects comprising general manufacturing aspects for the production plant.

  • Implements the LONZA culture via openness for change and new ideas, cooperative teamwork and continuous improvement even outside his/her own area of responsibility

Key requirements:

  • Bachelor, Master’s Degree or PhD in Biotechnology, Bio-chemical Engineering, Biochemistry or related Life Science subject

  • Significant work experience in Downstream Processing or BioConjugates Manufacturing in the biotech/biopharma industry

  • In-depth knowledge of downstream processing techniques

  • Very good GMP understanding

  • Excellent communication skills in English and/or German

  • Strong team orientation

  • Structured, well-organized working attitude and solution-oriented working style

  • Open-minded for new ideas and suggestions

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: R34597
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