Project Champion Drug Product Services Growth Project

Switzerland, Stein

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.

Located in Basel & Stein, Switzerland our successful CDMO Business Unit Drug Product Services (DPS) currently offers exciting opportunities. Become part of a group that enables its customers to meet some of the greatest challenges in patient treatment and join us by applying for the position as Project Champion Drug Product Services Growth Project.

Key responsibilities:

  • Champion a combined Drug Product expansion program in Stein and Basel and lead governance across key functions

  • Oversee and guide delivery of project outcome on behalf of DPS Steering Committee

  • Responsible for achieving business goals of the growth project including but not limited to long term revenue

  • Ensure project conformity against major goals such as market, strategy, profitability and provide justification from a market, strategy and economics point of view

  • Work with Operations and Strategy to define/evolve business requirements as well as validate business feasibility and technical approach together with Project Director

  • Manages scope changes and impacts in alignment with Project Director

  • Deliver on basis of approved Capital Allocation Request (CAR) in collaboration with key functions and present to approval bodies

  • Serve as the main contact person to (external) clients by securing an expedited flow of information

  • Ensure clarity of contracts with customers to avoid misunderstandings

  • Drive alignment with Project Director to ensure project business goal achievement

Key requirements:

  • Academic degree in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Engineering, or Pharmacology or related scientific field

  • Proven track record in Operations, Finance and Commercial background within biotech or pharma sector

  • Good knowledge CMO and/or engineering experience preferably with drug product development services and manufacturing side

  • Extensive pharma industry experience ideally both drug substance and drug product as well as lab services and manufacturing

  • Experience in demand and supply planning as well as expert knowledge in biological manufacturing

  • Able to operate effectively in a matrix organization

  • Executive level presence as well as ability to present at Executive Committee and board level

  • Track record leading large/complex CAPEX projects

  • Fluency in English and German

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: R45787