Head of Project Office DPS
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.
Head of Project Office DPS is an integral member of the DPS Leadership Team, reporting directly to the Business Unit Head DPS. The Incumbent acts as “right hand” for the BU Head on all matters related to his agenda and project work. The purpose of this role is twofold: 1) Support the Business Unit Head to shape, inform, facilitate and lead, as appropriate, the strategic dialogue within the respective Business Unit and 2) Lead and execute strategic initiatives/key projects for the Business Unit and on behalf of the BU Head.
Scopes, plans, facilitates and leads decision making and execution in alignment with BU Head and BU Strategy
Leads special projects / Business Cases that help to deliver BU objectives
Follows up on, helps drive, and leads, as appropriate execution of critical initiatives for the BU, ensuring collaboration and consistency within the BU where needed
Identify issues and conduct analysis on issues that impact the BU agenda
Drives the agenda of the BU leadership team, providing organizational support to leadership in preparation for and during as well as follow-up after LT meetings
Leads and coordinates the preparation of all necessary presentations, documents and submissions by the Division for Lonza’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors
Supports the development and execution of BU communication strategies which impact culture and performance with support of internal communication to ensure the agenda and initiatives are understood, reinforced and visible throughout the organization
Performs other duties as assigned
Organizational skills – self and others
Works well in team and with people
Can lead by influence
Strong communication skills
In depth knowledge of the Bio industry and understanding of the technology
Ability to lead cross functional team
Ability to connect across discipline (function) and business (BU)
Experience working with senior executives
Strong strategic thinking capability, comfortable with quantitative and qualitative skills and creative problem solving skills
Experience gathering, analysing and understanding divergent ambiguous data and ability to formulate hypothesis and translate into actionable plans
Ability to manage multiple complex projects
Self-driven individual enjoying work in a fast-paced environment
Ability to work effectively in situations of ambiguity
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.