Technical Project lead “Biotech” (m/f/d)

Switzerland, Visp

Randstad Inhouse Services is looking for a Technical Project lead “Biotech” (m/f/d) for Lonza AG (100%). This is a temporary position until 31. Dec 2022, with an option of extension.

Today, Lonza is a global leader in life sciences operating across three continents. While Lonza works in science, there’s no magic formula to how they do it. Their greatest scientific solution is talented people working together, devising ideas that help businesses to help people. In exchange, they let their people own their careers. Their ideas, big and small, genuinely improve the world. And that’s the kind of work Lonza wants to be part of.

In this role, you will develop and lead new product implementation projects within Lonza’s microbial network. New customer processes are required to be fit into existing manufacturing assets with finding optimal set-up between manufacturing  throughput and simplicity of facility fit. Once the efficient set-up for the new implementation has been worked-out the engineering project has to be established and led through the different phases. The project team is normally assembled with delegates from Operations/MSAT/QA/Engineering & Qualification. The incumbent of this role should be a project management driven character with the ability to pay attention to details in the field, e.g. scheduling and leading of detailed work in a highly automated environment.

Key responsibilities:

  • Lead process to evaluate optimal facility fit for the implementation of new customer products:

    • Establish close liaison with Program Management in order to properly collect all required process data from new customer.

    • Organize Process Simulation (Time & Motion) studies with internal or external support

    • With results from studies establish the optimal set-up for the new process

    • Optimal Set-ups have to be found with respect to low batch cycle and changeover times vs. CAPEX and schedule requirements (shut-downs). 

  • Lead Technical Project:

    • Planning and realization of investment-projects with direct impact on running manufacturing assets.

    • Lead feasibility studies to demontrate feasibility, perform CAPEX cost estimations, develop project schedules to establish required new functionality of the respective facility. 

    • Establish all required Risk-Analysis and measure implementation

    • Hand-over the modified and qualified new set-ups to Manufacturing Operations

  • Develop pro-fund technical solutions

    • Provide process engineering based solution for microbial processes. (Media Prep / Fermentation / Primary Recovery / Purification / Bulk Fill)

    • Solutions have to be embedded into a highly automated environment

Key requirements:

  • Process Engineering Degree or equivalent 

  • Preferred area of study: Process / Chemical / Biotech Engineering 

  • At least 3 years of work experience in the pharma / biotech industry 

  • Knowledge in Biotech/Pharma Manufacturing Processes / Project Management / CAPEX projects

  • Ability to lead multi-disciplinary team

  • Open and clear communication also in stress situations

  • Establish and maintain good relationship with manufacturing team 

  • Language: German and English

  • Ability to work in a matrix organization

  • Solution oriented, cooperative

  • Open for change

  • Flexible and aware of potential inter dependencies (Solution  Challenges  Business)

Every day, Lonza’s products and services have a positive impact on millions of people. For Lonza, this is not only a great privilege, but also a great responsibility. How they achieve their business results is just as important as the achievements themselves. At Lonza, they respect and protect their people and their environment. Any success Lonza achieves 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, Lonza offers the satisfaction that comes with improving lives all around the world. The satisfaction that comes with making a meaningful difference.

Reference: R35305
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