4 days ago

Head Fermentation Development

Lonza AG

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Head Fermentation Development

Location - Visp Head Fermentation Development Job Description Summary  

Manage the upstream group of the microbial biopharma development department (team of scientists and technicians). The group is responsible for process development, optimization and production support. Responsible for direction, coordination, execution, control and completion of specific process development and optimization programs. Ensures consistency with the company commitments and goals. Member of the microbial biopharma development management team.


Job Description

Responsible for the organization, technical assessment and prioritization of the USP work to support projects and production. Coordinates the various projects in the USP CDL team Ensures that the group deliver high quality development services to customers within the agreed timelines Manages supervised staff, including definition of targets, review and management of staff performance as well as definition of standards for people management executed by direct reports Ensures identification and active management of talents, including potential successors for leadership positions  Recruiting, training, and assignment of people, personnel management and development Defines the USP-specific workstages, evaluate new request for proposal and control planned versus actual cost of the executed workstages and if necessary adapt the workstage costing Represents USP in customer project acquisition and in escalation procedure Allocates USP resources in actual and planned projects with regard to capacity utilization and if required prioritize activities Manages USP laboratory in respect to operation costs, maintenance and safety Identify and implement new technologies for efficiency improvements Responsible for continuous improvement of business processes in the organisation






The incumbent exercises wide latitude in determining objectives and approaches to critical assignments.





Work Experience

Corporate Development

Experience Level




2+ years in a leadership position or extraordinary leadership skills, Broad and comprehensive understanding of concepts and principles within own discipline and knowledge of these elements in other disciplines



English, German

Interested?   Please apply via our on-line application system. You can directly access this advert within our application system via this clickable reference number R127.
Alternatively, you can visit our careers pages on http://careers.lonza.com and search for this advert using the above reference number. Company Profile  

Lonza is one of the world’s leading and most-trusted suppliers to the pharmaceutical, biotech and specialty ingredients markets. We harness science and technology to create products that support safer and healthier living and that enhance the overall quality of life.
Not only are we a custom manufacturer and developer, Lonza also offers services and products ranging from active pharmaceutical ingredients and stem-cell therapies to drinking water sanitizers, from the vitamin B compounds and organic personal care ingredients to agricultural products, and from industrial preservatives to microbial control solutions that combat dangerous viruses, bacteria and other pathogens.

Further information can be found at www.lonza.com.

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