Head of Strategy - Biologics Operations, Visp (f/m/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.

As Visp fast becomes the largest biologics manufacturing site in Europe, we are currently looking for a ‘Head of Strategy Biologics’ to support our recently launched unique biological manufacturing and development concept Ibex™ Solutions, in Visp, Switzerland.

You will support the Head of Operations to manage the site governance as well as developing and executing the strategy, and act as Chief of Staff for Biologics Visp Site.

This is a great opportunity to become a part of a fast growing site in a beautiful corner of the world.

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Key responsibilities:

  • Support the Head of Operations to develop and implement the mid- and long-term strategy: yearly X-matrix in collaboration with OE, Roadmap and Site Master Plan

  • Manage the overall governance of the Visp Biologics Ops LT (Hoshin Process, Councils, Performance Reviews)

  • Owns business strategy on FTE and Hiring Plans for Visp Biologics

  • Responsible for the development and overall execution of critical improvement projects needed for robust operations, significantly improving profitability and delivering strategy growth

  • Acts as a link for all projects, connecting the dots within the overall organization

Key requirements:

  • Bachelor or Master degree (preferred) in a Science / Engineering related field such as Pharmaceutical Technology, Chemistry, Biologics, Biotechnology,  Process Engineering or equivalent

  • Lean practitioner and Green/Black Belt Certification will be an advantage

  • Strong understanding of GMP manufacturing and excellent data interpretation skills

  • Advanced Project Management skills combined with a structured and solution-oriented work approach

  • Strong Leadership and Stakeholder management skills

  • Excellent communication skills and interaction with all kinds of internal and external interfaces

  • Fluency in English, German will be an advantage

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: R39863