Manufacturing Project Associate II- Biologics
United States, Portsmouth (New Hampshire)

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 Manufacturing Project Associate Level II is an intermediate level position for an individual with technical manufacturing knowledge and preferably prior proven projects experience. As a level II, the individual is responsible for medium to large sized suite and process specific projects and projects that span across suites and/or the entire Manufacturing organization. The individual is responsible for owning and driving manufacturing improvement projects from concept to completion, with a particular focus on creating efficiencies that contribute to quality, cost, on-time delivery and right first time. The Project Associate supports by working cross-functionally and in collaboration with internal support departments, vendors, and Manufacturing suites to implement new systems, technology and/or procedures, update/create associated documentations and provide essential trainings. The individual will be expected to manage a number of projects at various stages of completion; managing priorities and ensuring on time and quality delivery of all assigned projects. In this level, individuals may become introduced to more customer and campaign focused responsibilities, including IPT/JPT and pre-campaign initiatives.

Key Responsibilities:

  • 40% -Drive and own improvement projects and Mfg. CAPA’s and change controls, for respective suite and those that span across suites/Mfg., and support KPI’s, with a focus on cost, innovation, on-time delivery and quality. Manage projects from concept to completion; create and manage project plan, gain necessary funding (i.e. lump sums) work cross-functionally to ensure right first time and provide adequate training to impacted areas.

  • 30% -Responsible Mfg. assignee for non-Mfg. owned projects (Engineering, validation, etc.) up to and including those that span across suites/Mfg.; ensure assigned tasks are properly scoped and implemented. Work cross-functionally to ensure on time delivery and successful execution of the project as a whole.

  • 10% -Accountable Manufacturing change agent, reviewer and approver of documents associated with projects, including SOP’s, batch records and training material. Proficient in document creation, revision and review; utilizes available tools to ensure accuracy, including activity analyses, dry runs, mock set-ups and flow path analyses.

  • 10% -Collaborate with Manufacturing management, Program Management and Readiness andImprovement specialists to align on campaign timelines; ensuring that individually owned projects are delivered on time for the respective campaign.

  • 10% -Collaborate with Manufacturing management and Subject Matter Experts (SME) to ensure projects are appropriately scoped and changes are aligned with compliant, safe and efficient ways of working that will set the floor up for successful execution.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Key Requirements

  • A.S. or B.S. degree preferred, with a focus in Biotechnology, Biology, Chemistry, or related STEM discipline.

  • Biotechnology or Pharmaceuticals manufacturing industry experience highly preferred.

  • Knowledge of analytical instruments used in Life Science manufacturing operations is a plus. Prior experience or knowledge related to calibration and validation of equipment is a plus.

  • Excellent written (especially technical writing) and verbal communication skills. Leading team meetings and small team trainings will be part of the role.

  • Superior planning, time management and coordination skills and be able to readily adapt to changes in priorities and project schedules.

  • Attention to detail and good investigation, problem

  • Ability to work independently and be self-motivated, and prioritizing tasks independently.

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.

Lonza is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a qualified individual with disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Reference: R59708