Associate Director (m/f/d) Global Automation and MES
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 Associate Director (m/f/d) Global Automation and MES is responsible for designing, development and rollout of MES standards, actionable execution plans, providing technical leadership and direct support in execution and delivery of MES aspects of large Capital projects or separate initiatives globally for the areas where Lonza is using Sycade MES operations networks, including adherence to schedule and budgets, engineering design of new facilities and leadership of cross functional teams consisting of Internal Lonza customers such as Manufacturing, MSAT, and Quality Assurance to properly identify design needs.
Responsible for Delivery of MES scope under CAPEX projects involving scope, cost and schedule management.
Design, development and rollout of MES standards that maximize the value from the use of our MES solutions leveraging Emerson Syncade.
Responsible for providing technical leadership and direct support but as well project management in the execution and delivery of large Capital projects within Lonza or technology initiatives in the field of MES. This is including validation, documentation and hand-over activities in accordance with Lonza procedures.
Leadership and coordination of cross functional teams consisting of Internal Lonza customers such as Manufacturing, MSAT, and Quality Assurance to properly identify design needs.
Keep abreast of technical developments that may have application in the Pharma / biotech industry and promote the use of those that provide strategic business benefits.
Develop and continuous improvement of technical global standard for electronic batch recording.
Contribute for the execution of the MES roadmap and global deployment of the Lonza Target Architecture standards across sites.
Degree in Engineering/Computer Science or similar with at least 10+ years of relevant experience in MES (Syncade and/or DeltaV) and CAPEX Automation projects
Deep knowledge of Biotech and Pharma industry automation projects
High motivation, highly independent workstyle, driven personality, decisiveness
Challenging the status quo and looking for opportunities to make improvements
Execution and project delivery expertise
Leadership experience for cross functional matrix teams (10+ people)
Fluent English – German is a plus
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.