Manufacturing Manager Automation / MES (m/f/d)

Switzerland, Basel
Switzerland, Stein
Switzerland, Visp

Today Lonza is a global leader in life sciences. We are more than 15,000 employees in more than 100 locations around the world. 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 site in Visp is growing and for Ibex™ Solutions, our recently launched unique biological manufacturing and development concept in Visp, Switzerland, we are currently looking for a Manufacturing Manager Automation – Manufacturing Execution System (MES). Become part of this exciting opportunity and apply now!

Key responsibilities:

  • Working as manufacturing automation/MES expert in Capital investment projects for building and commissioning of the manufacturing units. Responsible for delivering all input required for the specific set-up, commissioning and qualification of the manufacturing suites and equipment including automation

  • Manage a team of Process Experts with full responsibility for all aspects of human resource management such as qualification, development, coaching, hiring, pay decisions and discipline issues

  • Representing the operational area in customer meetings, audits and regulatory inspections

  • First contact person in case of automation issues in his/her manufacturing unit according to the common escalation guidelines

  • Support MSAT and production teams with expertise in solution finding and trouble shooting

Key requirements:

  • Bachelor / Master Degree, preferred area of study: Pharmaceutical Technology, Chemistry, Pharmacy or equivalent scientific degree

  • Relevant working experience in manufacturing environment

  • Familiarity with GMP requirements, quality procedures and SOP execution

  • Strong leadership skills and team orientation

  • Fluent in English and German

  • Good communication skills and interaction with a variety of interfaces within the organization and on the shopfloor

  • Proven IT knowledge, knowledge in SAP and MES is a requirement

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: R25812
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