Head of Operations Mid Scale (m/f/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 Head of Operations Mid Scale (m/f/d) leads the Lonza Microbial Manufacturing Mid Scale unit MINT for Microbial products, ensuring the timely delivery of the manufactured products in a safe environment, meeting the required quantity, quality and timing in order to deliver value to the customers and Lonza.

Key responsibilities:

  • Act as Operations Lead in current manufacturing assets including capital investment project for adapting and commissioning

  • Planning & supervision of production activities to ensure products are manufactured and delivered safely, timely, cost effective with the required quality.

  • Responsible for developing continuous improvement programs to reduce cost and increase productivity through Operational Excellence and Innovation initiatives.

  • As a member of the Microbial Operations Leadership Team responsible for all aspects representing the Microbial facility.

  • Ensure and manage the interfaces between Manufacturing (other assets), MSAT, Plant Engineering, Support, QA and QC.

  • Full responsibility for all aspects of human resources management for respective operational area, such as resource planning, qualification, development, coaching, hiring, pay decisions and disciplinary topics.

Key requirements:

  • Master’s degree (required), and/or PhD is an advantage

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in GMP pharmaceutical manufacturing (biologics, aseptics), including a least 5 years in Sr. leadership roles (Manufacturing head)

  • International experience is an advantage
    Green or Black Belt Certification (preferred)

  • German and English (Business fluent)

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: R55080
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