Capex Manager API/Small Molecules

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.

For the API (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients)/Small Molecules business area we are looking for different profiles for our growth projects in Visp as CAPEX Leads, with focus on Initiation, Process Engineering and Management.

The CAPEX Lead is assigned to CAPEX projects and is responsible for planning, managing and executing projects within the API network in Visp.  This includes the coordination of activities at the Visp LPBN site and involving multinational parties, whilst providing leadership to the project teams.  These positions are on a Senior Manager / Associate Director level.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for delivery of project goals in terms of cost, time, functionality, regulations, cGMP and safety

  • Establish project charter including scope of work, goals and deliverable together with the relevant project champion and project lead to support business objectives in collaboration with site level senior management and stakeholders

  • Identifying and recommending the internal and/or external resources to reach the project goals and managing day-to-day operational aspects of projects

  • Establishing the project team/structure necessary to reach the project goals and ensures appropriate coaching/development/performance feedback to all direct reports in order to develop a strong and competent team

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

Key Requirements:

  • Master degree in engineering (process, pharmaceutical, biochemical engineering or equivalent)

  • Extensive experience in project engineering and project management for chemical, biochemical, pharmaceutical industries or facility layout and optimization or equivalent, including utilities and infrastructure

  • Strong leader, motivating team player, drives results, excellent communication skills and experience in managing matrix-based cross-functional teams

  • Solid internal and external collaboration and influencing skills and the ability to lead diverse, cross-functional teams in the successful delivery of projects

  • Strong process engineering skills and experiences preferred

  • Experienced in cGMP, familiar with project management tools & software

  • Excellent command in English is a must, fluency in German preferred

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: R36604
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