Plant Manager Small and Mid-Scale (m/f/d)

Lonza AG

  • Publication date:

    23 May 2024
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  • Contract type:

    Permanent position
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Plant Manager Small and Mid-Scale (m/f/d)

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.

Manages the operational activities of a manufacturing unit with overall responsibility of manufacturing execution with regard to safety, quality and on-time-in full delivery. Leads a team of production leaders, supervisors and specialists. Is accountable for the performance and results of the assigned area including cost control. Is a member of the Manufacturing Leadership Team.

Key responsibilities:

  • Manages a team of production manager (chemists/biologists), supervisors and specialists 

  • Ensures a good information exchange from the upper management levels to his/her team and the other way around through regularly team meetings and escalation of production issues

  • As a member of the Manufacturing Leadership Team responsible for all aspect of general production management such as housekeeping, staff behavior, training activities and control of general processes and installations

  • Operational specialist and frequent contact for BU team members in all questions of production planning (S&OP process), technical evaluations and feasibility requests.

  • Responsible for regular performance control such as weekly report, dashboard, Hoshin Board and other reporting tools

  • Deputy of the head of manufacturing during his/her absence

  • Ensures the technical availability of the equipment through fulfillment of all safety, environmental and compliance requirements within his/her manufacturing unit

  • Responsible for carrying out and supporting risk analyses for assigned productions and changes to technical equipment

Key requirements:

  • Academical degree (Minimum Bachelor) in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering or related disciplines

  • Significant work experience in chemical or biotechnical manufacturing preferably in leadership positions

  • Broad chemical or biotechnology expertise and/or knowledge in chemical/biotechnical engineering Deep GMP knowledge

  • Fluency in English, German as a prerequisite

  • Understanding of business and financial processes

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: R60706