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Head of Strategic Projects at US02 Lonza Biologics Inc. in Hayward, California

Posted in Management 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


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 Head of Strategic Projects will lead, execute and deliver strategic site programs as Senior Manager, accountable for successful delivery, timeline, scope of work, programs’ cost / profitability.

He/She will be responsible for planning and implementing the project scope in a timely manner, ensuring the cost and benefits are met. Will also be responsible for reporting, monitoring and visualization of progress to ensure a successful implementation of site strategic programs.

Key responsibilities:

  • Lead project execution with ultimate accountability for project initiation, planning, execution and control (dashboard)

  • Ensure communication and alignment with SLT (Senior Leadership Team) for the respective program.

  • Support cultural changes caused by strategic program implementation

  • Direct and motivate multi-disciplinary project teams and keep team members and head of departments accountable to deliver

  • Conduct Project Team Meetings to ensure that all stakeholders are working collaboratively in accordance to the agreed to Project Plan.

  • Single point of contact for all operational aspects of the Program

  • Ensure that the Program delivers to the agreed objectives and is successful for Lonza

  • Understand department needs and commit to project scope and timelines. Secure agreement to the plan from SLT (Senior Leadership Team) to Site Head.

  • Secure required resources and capacity commitments and obtain buy-in of all relevant stakeholders.

  • Effective communication of project status and risks ensuring internal stakeholders accountability and awareness.

  • Timely escalation of critical project issues

  • Control project scope and manage changes via liaison with SLT (Senior Leadership Team)

  • Maintenance of project risk assessment and risk mitigation plan. Manage agreed remediation plans where applicable.

  • Participate as a member of the Hayward Site Leadership Team.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Key requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Significant experience in Operations and Quality and demonstrated success in project leadership

  • Demonstrate initiative with a highly proactive approach to the job with an ability to deliver to tight deadlines.

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast paced, pressured environment.

  • Proven and demonstrated leadership, influencing and interpersonal skills – highly efficient effective communicator with skills to influence, persuade and gain the cooperation of others at all levels within a matrix management business environment.

  • Excellent natural coaching and people leadership skills.

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.

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.