IT Infrastructure Project Manager

Switzerland, Basel
United Kingdom, Manchester

IT Infrastructure Project Manager

Location: Switzerland or Manchester

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.

This is a Senior Project Manager role responsible for planning, overseeing and leading the delivery of IT and OT Infrastructure Projects in an international environment and with a scope reach ranging between local, regional and global. These may be isolated Projects or Projects, which are part of a larger Program or Portfolio, where the IT/OT Infrastructure Project Manager is required to engage in close cooperation and alignment with other Project Managers as relevant and as directed by the Program/Portfolio Manager. The role holder interacts with multicultural internal and external stakeholders at all levels, including Lonza Security and Lonza Quality Assurance.

Key responsibilities:

  • Accountable for actively managing and leading medium to large-scale IT and OT Infrastructure Projects throughout the project life-cycle and in compliance with governing Lonza Project Management policies and standards.
  • Accountable for compliance with defined Lonza Security and Quality Assurance policies and standards, in close alignment with the respective Lonza stakeholders.
  • Support analysis and formalization of business requirements, define project objectives and scope, prepare project charters and budget, and present projects for approval.
  • Prepare contracts / SoWs with vendors and contribute to negotiations.
  • Establish and communicate project plans, build project teams, and establish and implement project communication plans.
  • Lead projects and project teams, apply and maintain defined Lonza project management tools and templates and secure consistent project documentation and a phase adjusted set-up.
  • Oversee and control projects in terms of budget, milestones, deliverables, compliance, resources, communication, and internal and external stakeholders to meet project specific requirements and specifications.
  • Identify and communicate project risks and define, propose and implement mitigating actions in alignment with the Project Steering Committee.
  • Manage unforeseen situations / delays, realign schedule and expectations in alignment with the Project Steering Committee.
  • Collect, analyze and summarize information in project status reports to defined stakeholders and according to plan.
  • Lead Project Steering Committee meetings, and communicate and deliver reports according to plan.

Key requirements:

  • Extensive experience in Consulting and/or Project Management roles, including leadership of related large-scale projects and project teams.
  • Excellent understanding of IT and OT infrastructure and architecture, and related security and quality considerations and requirements.
  • Professional and with excellent ability to manage internal and external stakeholder interactions at all levels.
  • Excellent and experienced leader with the ability to lead and motivate groups of multicultural resources to complete a project on time, also in a virtual setup.
  • Structured, focused and result oriented with attention to detail.
  • Mentally robust, retains the overview and navigates efficiently under pressure.
  • Excellent analytical, logical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Fluency in English and German.
  • Certified PMP or Prince2. Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
  • Experience within the Pharma industry and with the handling of validated IT/OT Operational/Production Technology/Infrastructure environments.
  • Technical IT and OT Infrastructure competency an advantage.

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: R56184
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