CAPEX Lead/Manager

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.

Are you looking for a new challenge, enjoy leading a team and know how to achieve your goals with the team? Would you like to see a new production plant grow and contribute a significant part to its creation? You like to work in a dynamic environment, want to be able to contribute your knowledge and can make decisions based on your experience? Then join our Small Molecules SGIE team in Visp and enable a healthier world.

For the Small Molecules strategic growth investments and engineering (SGIE) area we are looking for a CAPEX Lead / CAPEX Manager in Visp, Switzerland

You are coordinating multinational parties, whilst providing leadership to the project teams. This job is at an Associate Director level.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Planning, managing and executing the engineering part of large CAPEX projects

  • Coordinating multinational parties, whilst providing leadership to the project teams

  • Delivery of project goals in terms of cost, time, functionality, regulations, cGMP and safety

  • Drive cost and schedule adherence as well as value engineering & schedule optimization

  • Project cost control and forecasting in collaboration with project controller

  • Establishing the project team and structure necessary to reach the project goals

  • Establish project charter to define scope of work, goals and deliverables in collaboration with project director, project champion, site level senior management and stakeholders

  • Ensure appropriate coaching / development / performance feedback to all direct reports

  • Identifying and recommending the internal and/or external resources to reach project goals

  • Generation and consolidation of project cost estimates

  • Regular reporting of projects progress regarding functionality, cost, schedule, risks & risks mitigation

Key requirements:

  • Master degree in engineering (process, pharmaceutical, biochemical engineering or equivalent) or long time and in-depth overall CAPEX project management experience

  • Strong CAPEX project management skills and extensive experience in managing large CAPEX projects > 100M CHF for pharmaceutical industries from design to start-up.

  • Familiar with project management tools & software

  • Strong leader, motivating team player, driving results

  • Ability to lead and actively manage matrix-organized cross-functional teams

  • Experienced in working under cGMP

  • Knowledge of typical chemical small molecules drug substance processes and how to translate requirements into an efficient plant design

  • Excellent communication skills in English is a must, German is a plus

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: R36011
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