Head MSAT Mammalian Large Scale Operations (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 MSAT Large Scale Mammalian (to join the Leadership Team for Large Scale Mammalian Operations) in Ibex® Solutions, our recently launched unique biological manufacturing and development concept. The successful candidate will build and lead a team of MSAT process experts, responsible for the successful transfer, scale up, supervision and optimization of biopharma processes in our IBEX Large Scale Manufacturing facility. Become part of this exciting opportunity and apply now!

Key responsibilities:

  • Build and manage a team of process experts for mammalian manufacturing within the Large Scale Mammalian Operations Plant

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

  • Responsible for developing continuous improvement programs for the processes to reduce cost and increase productivity through Operational Excellence and Innovation initiatives

  • Responsible for the implementation of standardized MSAT Ibex® procedures and processes, ensure and manage the interfaces to Manufacturing Operations, Plant Engineering, Quality Assurance and Quality Control and other sites related to MSAT Large Scale Mammalian topics

  • Supporting the development of department goals and strategy within the MSAT Mammalian Large Scale Leadership team, in line with respect to overall goals of Lonza, the Lonza BU, the Ibex® site and the global MSAT organization

  • Representing MSAT Large Scale Mammalian during regulatory inspections and customer audits

Key requirements:

  • Bachelor / Master degree, PhD preferred in Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical Technology, Chemical Engineering or related disciplines

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

  •  Broad experience in up- and downstream processing of cell culture technologies, preferable at large scale industrial manufacturing

  • Fluency in English

  • Strong leadership & very good communication skills and interaction with all kinds of interfaces within customers and the project organization; strong team orientation

  • Structured, focused and well-organized working attitude, solution-oriented

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: R37946
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