CAPEX Lead - Shared infrastructure projects

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 CAPEX Project Lead is responsible for the design, execution and hand-over of CAPEX large investment projects in Visp Shared Infrastructure areas within safety, cost, schedule, quality and functionality.  This includes the capability to manage and to provide the leadership to a multinational project team as well the capability to interact with the senior management. This role is at a Senior Manager level and has operative leadership of large CAPEX projects in SI the range of 25 – 120 M CHF.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Execute the CAPEX project according to budget, scope and on-time deliverables
  • 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

  • Define and implement overall project resources (internal and external) and to provide daily leadership

  • Ensure the implementation of the state-of-the-art technical solutions and to ensure compliance with internal and external quality, safety and ecology standards

  • Ensure the successful hand-over the project to the user-team including the right level of training and correct documentation

Key Requirements:

  • Degree in engineering (process, pharmaceutical, biochemical engineering or equivalent)

  • Successful project management and leadership experience on major investment projects in international environment

  • 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 is a MUST 

  • 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: R38457