Head of MSAT Microbial (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. 

The site in Visp, Switzerland is growing and for our Biologics organization, we are currently looking for a Head of MSAT Microbial in Ibex® Solutions, our recently launched unique biological manufacturing and development concept. In this role, you will lead a team of MSAT (Manufacturing Science & Technology) process experts responsible for the successful transfer, scale up, supervision and optimization of biopharma processes into the different manufacturing plants. You will be also accountable for the performance and results of the assigned area.

Become part of this exciting opportunity and apply now!

Key responsibilities:

  • Manage a team of process experts for different Biopharma manufacturing technologies within microbial operation in Visp with full responsibility for all aspects of human resource , incl. resource and vacation planning of the assigned team members

  • As a member of the Microbial Operations Leadership Team responsible for all aspects related to MSAT

  • Planning & Supervision of MSAT activities to ensure successful process transfer into the manufacturing plants and ensuring that the processes are delivering the required products safely, timely, cost effective with the required quality

  • Ensure and manage the interfaces to Manufacturing, Plant Engineering, QA, and QC and other sites related to MSAT topics

  • Developing department goals and strategy and prioritize with respect to overall goals of Lonza, the Lonza microbial BU, the Visp site and the global MSAT organization

  • Responsible for the development and implementation of standardized MSAT procedures and processes

Key requirements:

  • Master degree or PhD in Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, or related field

  • Substantial experience in the area of biopharma manufacturing and / or process development, preferable in the area of Mammalian or Microbial Manufacturing

  • Deep understanding of Bioprocess technology

  • Strong leadership and communication skills

  • Structured, focused and well-organized working attitude

  • Open-minded for new ideas and suggestions

  • Solution-oriented

  • Fluency in English and German

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: R36563