Director, Technology Lead Bio-Engineering, APAC

China, Guangzhou
Singapore, Tuas Singapore

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.

Did you know that we are the 1st biologics contract manufacturer in Singapore? We offer you exposure to upcoming biotech and established pharmaceutical companies and to the manufacturing technology needed to produce mammalian treatments and cell therapies of tomorrow. Our global manufacturing network is recognized for its reliable, high-quality services, regulatory track record, global footprint, innovative technology platforms and extensive experience – we, in Singapore are proud to be part of this global network.

The Technology Lead Bio-engineering, SGIE (for Strategic Growth Investment & Engineering Capital growth Projects) provides, best in class technology design for core technology platforms in the Biologics Drug Substance and Drug Product area (e.g. Single Use Technology, Bio-reactor design, Process Analytical Technology) and ensures that these technologies are validated and then deployed in all Biologics growth projects/new facilities globally. You have specific leadership responsibilities for technologies which are first and foremost needed for SGIE projects located globally. You will report into and coordinate with the Network Lead .

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage a group of SME’s spanning a number of technology areas to support the APAC region capital expansions. Prioritize team needs and support for the ongoing capital projects.

  • Document generation management from initial draft through to final approved versions with various levels of responsibilities depending on document type.

  • Develop technology platforms for individual unit operations that are best in class and reflect Lonza’s operational needs and learnings.

  • Harmonize platforms across the network to ensure lessons learned are implemented and increase tech transfer efficiencies.

  • Develop and enforce standards for critical equipment attributes.

  • Develop and standardize the innovation platform for capital projects and tie enabling technology to project ambitions.

  • Leadership of cross functional teams consisting of Internal Lonza customers such as Manufacturing, PP&L, MSAT, Site Engineering, and Quality Assurance to properly identify design needs

  • Participate in project strategy decisions as a part of the extended leadership and project teams.

  • Work with Global Engineering staff on assisting in the planning and execution of larger, more complex projects and engineering matters.

  • Supervise, train and mentor staff.

  • Create a high-performance that emphasizes strengths-based execution, accountability, open communication, people development and continuous improvement.

  • Process and Project design reviews including P&ID review, circuit design (SIP and CIP paths) confirmation, material requirement, and manufacturing requirements

  • Supporting equipment module design and construction including FATs Commissioning and Validation support (mechanical completion activities, IQ, OQs)

  • Supporting Internal Project Team activities including tech transfer and operational readiness

  • Detailed process modeling/mass balance, Authoring process descriptions, Gap analysis, cGMP documentation – electronic batch record generation

  • Lead the department, proactively managing safety, quality, cGMP compliance and efficiency, project delivery, and financial compliance.

  • Provide technical input in support of equipment procurement including bid package preparation, bid evaluation, vendor selection

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Key Requirements:

  • Leadership/management in pharmaceutical manufacturing/engineering with experience in aseptic processing or biologic bulk drug substance delivery, with significant years in the industry or equivalent roles.  Progressive experience in both operations & other functions is preferred.

  • Design and operation of Biopharmaceutical facilities, in both manufacturing and engineering (cGMP manufacturing, pilot plant & laboratories)

  • Supports others in taking responsibility for a safe and sustainable environment

  • Seeks and provides feedback to their team to support professional development

  • Demonstrates effective leadership

  • Ability to work inter-departmentally and with customers.

  • High level of technical proficiency across multiple disciplines.

  • Demonstrates role model behaviors for operating in a GMP manner

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.

Vaccination status: As the above role requires you to work on-site*, only fully vaccinated** employees will be shortlisted for the role.  For fully vaccinated applicants, please indicate your vaccination status as “fully vaccinated” when applying for the role.

*In line with the latest advisory from the Ministry of Manpower dated 23 October 2021, from 1 January 2022 only employees who are fully vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 within the past 270 days, can return to the workplace.

** Lonza adopts the definition of “fully vaccinated” by the Ministry of Health in Singapore which means that you:

(a) have received the full regimen of WHO EUL vaccines from a specific manufacturer; and

(b) have met the prescribed post-vaccination period for the respective vaccine to be fully effective.

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