Operational Excellence Manager (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.

The site in Visp, Switzerland is growing and for our Biologics organization, we are currently looking for an Operational Excellence Manager in Biologics Operations Visp. You will support the various functions within in all operational excellence topics and translate the strategy into practice and action. You will lead and coordinate innovation projects using lean six sigma tools as well as train and coach employees to deliver effective solutions and continuous process improvements achieve this.

Become part of this exciting opportunity and apply now!

Key responsibilities:

  • Technical Leader of a small specialist team

  • Coach and trainer for the organization in innovation projects and train white-, yellow-, and green-belts

  • Responsible for operational excellence, learning/training and digitalization strategy and projects

  • Drive implementation of Lonza PharmaBiotech & Nutrition operational excellence roadmap, assessing progress and defining actions

  • Work with functional leaders to establish and achieve continuous improvement goals

  • Review, report & improve metrics at appropriate levels of the business

  • Align and prioritize innovation initiatives, and projects, while ensuring synergies of local improvements with wider transformational objectives

  • Lead continuous improvement activities of the Lonza Business Management System (e.g. 5S, Value Stream Mapping, DMAIC, Hoshin, Kaizen)

  • Drive and coach cultural change

Key requirements:

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

  • Significant manufacturing experience, ideally in a Biopharmaceutical environment

  • Lean Practitioner and certified Black Belt, GMP know how will be an advantage

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

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

  • Fluency in English and German are essential for the role

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: R49330