Senior Project Manager (Japanese speaking)
6d ago

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

Project Manager (Japanese Speaking)

Would you love to be a part of a multi national, multi lingual team, delivering first class service to our many and expanding customers?

Are you interested in working in world class scientific services? Are you looking for a new role that gives you something new to do every day?

This may be just the job for you...

Here at Lonza we have an exciting opening for Experienced Japanese speaking Project / Program Manager to join us on site in Slough on a full time, permanent basis.

As a Project Manager you will be responsible for ensuring flawless and smoothly executed contract programs according to defined timelines and cost, via leading multidisciplinary project teams.

In this role, Project / Program Manager is the key interface between Sales and Operations organizations and the customer.

Program Manager is managing multiple projects, either within one technology, or within multiple technologies and oversees the complete life-

cycle of all the projects.

Delivery of services in this role will include, but not be limited to :

  • Lead project execution after deal closure with ultimate accountability for project initiation, planning, execution and control (cost, time, quality and risk)
  • Direct and motivate multi-disciplinary project teams and keep team members accountable to deliver
  • Conduct internal and external Project Team Meetings to ensure that all stakeholders and the customer are working in accordance to the agreed to Project Plan.
  • Ensure that the Program delivers to the agreed objectives and is successful for Lonza and the Customer
  • Secure required resources and capacity commitments and obtain buy-in of all relevant stakeholders.
  • Single point of contact for all operational aspects of the Program
  • Understand Customer needs and commit to project scope and timelines. Secure agreement to the plan from the project team and the customer.
  • Represent the Customer Project within the Lonza Network and is the Customers’ advocate on-site
  • In conjunction with Sales, ensure customer satisfaction throughout the life of the project
  • Identify ongoing project opportunities and in conjunction with Sales, establish mid-to- long term program strategy (where applicable)
  • Effective Internal and external communication of project status and risks ensuring stakeholders accountability and awareness.
  • Define, organize and be responsible for all project communication
  • Timely escalation of critical project issues as per the agreed Escalation Policy
  • You should have the following experience / knowledge;
  • Must have previous relevant experience in project / program management
  • Must be able to communicate in fluent Japanese
  • Must have technical competency in areas of Pharmaceutical Industry related to cGMP, regulatory standards and Biotech processing.
  • MS Project skills are required. Prior experience with MS Excel MS PowerPoint and MS Word
  • PMP or Prince2 desirable
  • Experience of working in a matrix organisation structure is desirable
  • Must be able to manage multiple priorities
  • Strong time management with a proactive approach to the job
  • Ability to resolve conflict at all levels of the organization
  • If you’re a proactive, enthusiastic and organised person who’d like to hear more about this fantastic role, get in touch

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