Head of Operational Excellence Biologics Visp (f/m/d)

Switzerland, Visp

Today Lonza is a global leader in life sciences. 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.

The site in Visp, Switzerland is growing and for our Biologics organization, we are currently looking for a Operational Excellence Manager in Biologics Operations Visp.

As part of the Biologics Leadership team in Visp, you will have an overall responsibility for performance of the successful, high performing teams of operational excellence specialist and technical trainers. You will maintain a culture of empowerment and innovation, trust, high performance and change readiness.

Become part of this exciting opportunity and apply now!

Key responsibilities:

  • Drive implementation of Lonza PharmaBiotech & Nutrition operational excellence roadmap, assessing progress and defining actions

  • Work with functional leaders to establish continuous improvement goals

  • Review, report & improve metrics at appropriate levels of the business

  • Align and prioritize innovation initiatives, and projects, ensuring synergies of local improvements with wider transformational objectives

  • Coach and support the organization in innovation projects and train white-, yellow-, and green-belts

Key requirements:

  • Master degree (preferred) or PhD in a Science / Engineering related field such as Pharmaceutical Technology, Chemistry, Biologics, Biotechnology,  Process Engineering or equivalent

  • Leadership experiences is essential

  • Significant manufacturing experience, ideally in a Biopharmaceutical environment

  • Lean Practitioner and Black Belt Certification

  • Strong Project Management skills combined with a structured and solution-oriented work approach

  • Excellent communication skills and interaction with all kinds of internal and external interfaces

  • Fluency in English, German will be an advantage.

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: R35080