Program Manager Hard Empty Capsules

Belgium, Bornem
France, Colmar

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 Program Manager CHI Capsules, will lead innovations within the CHI Global Product Development Strategy framework from idea approval until launch authorization. In this role, you will be exposed to several innovative projects and you will have the opportunity to partner with colleagues across different departments

This role requires a good business acumen, X-functional leadership, project management and program management skills.

Key responsibilities:

  • Work closely with PMO director and the Marketing team, to determine the innovation pipeline as part of the global product development strategy

  • Be accountable, together with marketing (Product managers) for delivering against established business goals/objectives for the individual innovations in our product development pipeline

  • Lead cross-functional innovation teams to develop scope for and optimal return-on-investment, develop detailed cross-functional project plans, determine key deliverables, required resources, …

  • Analyze, evaluate, and overcome program risks, and produce program reports for management and key stakeholders

  • Develop internal and external communication plans for the project to update the key stakeholders on the innovation project progress

  • Work with other program managers and the PMO director to continuously improve the CHI Program management office effectiveness

  • Perform other duties that are aligned with the incumbent’s skills, experience and competencies as assigned. These other duties can’t compromise the employee’s wellbeing and workload.

Key requirements:

  • Master in engineering and life sciences

  • Advanced experience in program management with ability to manage budgets and projects with a technical background

  • Fluent in English and good knowledge in French or Dutch

  • 2 days on site in Colmar (France) or Bornem (Belgium) required and homeworking is possible the rest of the time

  • Analytical mindset

  • Good communication, influencing and presentation skills

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: R54053