Associate Director, Raw Materials (remote work possible)

Switzerland, Visp

Associate Director, Raw Materials

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.

We are currently looking for an Associate Director, Raw Materials – Group Operations. In this role, you will have a high level of responsibility and visibility for improving and globally aligning approaches on all raw material related processes, workflows and underlying structures. You provide expertise to support our global MSAT, supply chain, procurement and QC/QA teams.

We are looking for a very well structured, hands-on, out of the box thinker to become part of the Group Operations. The purpose of this role is to continuously develop and implement best in industry processes across Lonza’s Pharma and Biotech network incuding all modalities (ranging from biologics, small molecules, gene and cell therapies to our bioscience business). The incumbent will collaborate with global and site stakeholders (e.g. divisional operations / site heads, customer program management, OE and quality) to identify, develop and implement improved raw material procedures, tools and processes. The role requires close collaboration with Supply Chain, Procurement, MSAT and QA/QC to ensure that the right raw material projects are driven forward. You will need strong technical and leadership capabilities that is able to navigate and lead in a matrix organization as well as to represent Lonza to customers and authorities. Become part of this exciting opportunity and apply now!

Key responsibilities:

  • Identify and drive cross-divisional initiatives, harmonized standards / best practices in the context of raw materials - ensure efficient network roll-out, training and subsequent adherence to standards

  • Support and drive global cross-functional strategic evaluations, initiatives, and projects.

  • Act as a technical subject matter expert in the context of raw materials.

Key requirements:

  • Bachelor in Science or equivalent/higher with substantial experience in (bio)pharmaceutical industry

  • Ability to work strategically and collaboratively across divisions and technologies

  • Hands-on mentality and capability. Effective, versatile and action-oriented

  • Proven, leadership and communication skills and experienced in working in a large matrix organization

  • Six Sigma / Lean management background a plus

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: R38467