Project Manager - Manufacturing (12 month FTC)

United Kingdom, Slough

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.

Lonza Slough are looking for a Project Manager with Manufacturing experience to join our Project Management team on a 12 month fixed term basis.

In this new role, Responsible for the definition and execution of capacity expansion and business improvement projects in a business partner model aligned to manufacturing.

Key responsibilities

  • Manage project teams and hold team members accountable to deliver results within an agreed project governance structure to ensure delivery of site objectives.
  • Manage and deliver project according to baseline scope, schedule, cost, and risk according to agreed principles and procedures.
  • Ensure any changes impacting delivery objectives are managed effectively and communicated to stakeholders.
  • Raise and prepare scope changes and communicate outputs to stakeholders.
  • Define, organize and be responsible for communications.
  • Define and actively manage risk, prioritise management of threats and ensure effective responses e.g. mitigations are in place.
  • Ensure clear alignment of internal stakeholders. Build support through effective governance structure.
  • Actively engage manufacturing teams in projects to ensure projects deliver the required manufacturing benefit and is success is sustained.
  • Ensure team alignment on the tools, process and governance for effective project management
  • Ensure all work is accurately scoped, costed and scheduled.

Key requirements

  • Degree in a life science discipline or similar
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels across the organization. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strategic and operational project management experience.
  • Record of accomplishment of successfully managed projects.
  • Previous technical competency in the areas of the Pharma Industry e.g. process development, cGMP manufacturing, etc.
  • Effective use of hard and soft skills in all aspects of Project Management including conflict resolution, team building, decisions making.

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: R31138