Associate Director, Project Controls Manager

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.

Lonza  is  seeking an Associate Director, Project Controls Manager with  the  relevant  experience  to support the SGIE Capital Projects for Lonza’s new facilities and infrastructure in Visp, Switzerland. This position will be directly responsible for Project Controlling and overseeing the  costs,  planning  and  risk  management  reporting  of  the  various  Projects through all project stages.

Key responsibilities:

  • Support the SGIE Bio I Delivery Lead and his Project Managers on all project controls matters through final initiation, execution and close out phases of various projects

  • Manage and support 6-8 team members to ensure proper scheduling, cost estimation, cost control, risk management and project controls tools & processes are in place

  • Regular overall consolidation of commercial reporting of the CAPEX projects within the Visp Bio I portfolio (e.g. Scope, Spend, Cost & Schedule, Risk, Forecasting, etc.)

  • Be the diplomatic lead to larger groups of cross functional project team members, gaining consensus and garnering support for the path forward on commercial topics.

  • Proactively manage and coordinate the Planning and Controlling (SMORF & Target) for regional SGIE Capex Portfolio

Key requirements:

  • Bachelor or Master in Engineering, Science or similar discipline

  • 10-15 years of experience in planning/cost control for large (> 100 Mio CHF) projects to ensure that schedule and costs are accurately controlled and proactively managed. Preferable to also have experience in overall commercial management of a large scale projects.

  • Language: Excellent command of English, German language skills are highly advantageous.

  • Strong analytical skills. Ability to conduct analysis of complex/large data sets, draw conclusions accordingly, and prepare and support decisions.

  • Demonstrated history of applying “best practices” and achieving results in the areas of project cost and schedule, and linking these to risk management

  • Experience at working both independently and in a team-oriented environment.

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: R55567
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