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MSAT Pilot Plant Team Lead at US02 Lonza Biologics Inc.

Posted in Science 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Hayward, California

Job Description:

At Lonza, we invest in great people. We encourage our employees to challenge themselves and we offer an environment that fosters creativity and success. Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, we operate production, R&D, and business sites around the world, including Europe, North America, and Asia. 

Our vision:

We strive to be the leading supplier using science and technology to improve the quality of life.

Our mission:

We work with passion, using advanced technologies, to transform life science into new possibilities for our customers.

Do you want to help us as we shape the future of this great organization?


Job Description Summary

Responsibility for day to day oversight of scheduling, operations, maintenance of the MSAT pilot plant areas and supervision of staff. To ensure Pilot Plant operations are aligned to GMP scale operations including pre and post batch activities. To support the processes through the both internal and external transfer and product life cycle including GMP operations.  To interact with customers to deliver batches per expectation

  • Provides appropriate coaching and mentoring and sets, agrees and monitors performance goals for direct reports and overall team effectiveness including any required disciplinary actions. Member of the MSAT leadership team

  • Provides oversight of both internal and external customers’ requirements in scheduling pilot plant operations according to business plans and site/Lonza network needs

  • Provides technical knowledge/expertise to both internal and external customers in planning and execution of pilot plant batches

  • Provides management and oversight of the pilot plant headcount and financial budgets and cost center control for external and internal customers including the expertise of SAP transactions and warehouse system access

  • Ensuring ownership of pilot plant facilities within the team, including Quality, 6S, EHS training and being accountable for these aspects for the pilot team facilities

  • Ensures effective communication channels from pilot team to MSAT support teams, Quality control, Manufacturing, Process Development, Program Management, Engineering, Procurement, Financial and to external customers as required to ensure flawless execution of pilot

  •  Perform other duties as assigned

Excellent attention to detail, with ability to prioritize and be flexible in managing change, anticipating and resolving complex technical scheduling problems with customers and peers. Proficient in structured complex data analysis/interpretation, identifying trends and offering novel solutions with the Tech Transfer scientists for batch data reviews for preparation of customer process summary reports


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.


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