Senior-Manager (m/f/d) Automation Operational Readiness

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 seeking a Senior-Manager (m/f/d) Automation who can manage our Operational Readiness Automation team with significant experience in DeltaV and MES and a passion for Biotechnology to join our Lonza talent community. Become part of this exciting opportunity and apply now for the position as Senior-Manager (m/f/d) Automation Operational Readiness.

Key responsibilities:

  • Managing a team of Senior automation experts and specialists with full responsibility for all aspects of human resource management such as qualification, development, coaching, hiring, pay decisions and discipline issues.

  • Setting up and managing a local Center of Excellence for Operations Automation (DeltaV, Syncade) of standard bioprocesses and a training center

  • Working with his team in Capital investment projects and strengthening the respective automation teams with expert knowledge on process automation.

  • Drives the ambition level for automation in the design of the facilities by incorporating innovation, operational improvements and other aspects influencing the manufacturing costs. Shares experience from an automation point of view with the design team.

  • Supports the implementation of LONZA culture via openness for change and new ideas, cooperative teamwork and continuous improvement even outside the own area of responsibility

Key requirements:

  • Recognized expert in the area of Bioprocess Automation (OT, DeltaV, MES Syncade)

  • Depth understanding of bioprocesses, GMP and biopharma production

  • Strong leadership skills

  • Ability to communicate internally and externally at higher levels; strong business understanding Strong team orientation

  • Structured and proactive working attitude

  • Open-minded for new ideas

Every day, Lonzas 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: R37942