Director Global MSAT, Small Molecules (m/f/d)

Switzerland, Basel
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 Director Global MSAT Small Molecules will be expected to facilitate and further develop our global MSAT network within the Small Molecules division with the aim of driving operational performance, technological expertise and innovation thorough the entire network.

Key responsibilities:

  • Facilitate the development of an MSAT Technology Platform that has the skills, systems and processes to quickly resolve the attendant challenges that will accompany the initial phases of our New Business model.

  • Support the development of new Manufacturing Centres for Drug Product and Drug Substance

  • Ensure reliability and effectiveness of global Small Molecules Technology Transfer Process

  • Management of existing and new technology platforms over all Small Molecule Operational Units

  • Oversee the maintenance and improvement of Lonza Small Molecule’s commercial manufacturing success rates across all sites

Key requirements:

  • Strong track record in building and successfully managing teams responsible for development, technology transfer, and commercial support of small molecule CMO.

  • Experienced in the concepts of process scale-up, scale-out, process modelling and predictive analytics, process validation, and comparability, with an ability to apply those concepts to achieve successful manufacturing outcomes.

  • Strong knowledge of GMP compliance, regulations and manufacturing operations as relates to small molecule manufacturing.

  • Experience in application of various OE/Lean tools for continuous improvement of manufacturing operations.

  • Understanding of small molecule Drug Substance and Drug Product manufacturing operations and associated automation technologies.

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: R39150