Lonza
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About Lonza

Today Lonza is a global leader in life sciences. We are more than 15,000 employees in more than 100 locations around the world. We apply our industry knowledge to pioneer cell therapy and the medicines of tomorrow. Our work enables our customers to protect millions of people from illness and disease. While we work in science, there’s no magic – 

Transforming life science

People come to Lonza for the challenge and creativity of solving complex problems and developing new ideas in life sciences. They come to expand their experience, voice their views, and develop themselves. They come because they get to work with inspiring, passionate leaders. And they come to make a meaningful difference, transforming the lives of people around the world. In return, we support our people to progress their careers. We offer the satisfaction that comes with improving the health and lives of people everywhere. The satisfaction that comes with making a meaningful difference.

Our Culture

Breakthrough innovations happen when a culture is genuinely collaborative, inclusive and supportive. Our teams are proud to create inclusive partnerships with our customers. Strong relationships unlock their potential to improve lives, long into the future. We make sure our culture supports the people that work for us, too. We bring together different strengths, interests, and backgrounds. We create an environment where new ideas are welcomed, understood and brought to life. Every day, we strive to create an environment where our people can do their best work and be proud of the results they achieve. Curiosity is what drives us. Never being satisfied and always hungry for the next innovation. Lonza’s environment is agile, flexible and constantly adapting. We need talented people to ask questions, challenge norms and inspire fresh ways of thinking. Curiosity leads to discovery; the discovery of new and better ways to develop medicines and products that improve lives. We bring together the best and brightest in life sciences, and we enable them to work on market-leading innovations. The transformation of technologies, markets, entire industries and, ultimately, the world is real progress. We believe in the impact of our work; it drives and directs our focus on success.

I chose Lonza because…

"Lonza is incredibly agile, always evolving to serve the needs of the industry by developing new technologies and solutions. With Lonza growing so quickly, I felt there were lots of opportunities and potential to grow with the company." Edwin Shi Lead Scientist in Phys-Chem Analytics & Quality Control Group, Basel (CH)

Learning & development

At Lonza, you’ll have the opportunity to embark on groundbreaking, meaningful work that will challenge your thinking and stretch your skills. We’re a market leader because we think differently. We push boundaries to solve complex problems. Working with us will help you to build your knowledge and capabilities to achieve the extraordinary. Our Talent Development approach is not a one-size-fits-all solution. We take a personalized and holistic approach to building teams that work and think together. Each year we identify employees with incredible potential. These employees are placed into programs specifically developed to turn them into our future leaders.

Since I started at Lonza, my career has progressed…

"With years of research experience, this role provided a perfect opportunity to use everything I’ve picked up in my career. Now, I focus on the delivery side, ensuring that my team is able to utilize processes, meet deadlines and satisfy customers." Dalida Balta Head of Pilot Plant Ibex™ Solutions, Visp (CH)

Diversity & inclusion

Our organization is built on different experiences and perspectives and we would not be where we are today without that diversity. That is why treating people with respect and dignity is a fundamental requirement at Lonza. We recognize the value of every person’s contribution – regardless of characteristics such as race, color, ethnicity, gender or sexuality. We pride ourselves on being progressive and forward-thinking in every aspect of our organization. And when it comes to Diversity & Inclusion, we offer a combination of awareness and education programs, often in partnership with relevant groups and organizations. We have a zero-tolerance approach to harassment and bullying behaviors.

What do you find most exciting about working at Lonza?

"One of the best things is that I can unleash my creativity and do what love – communicate science and technology advancements to a wide audience." Martina Ribar Hestericová Public Relations Manager and Trade Media Lead, Lonza Basel (CH)

Our talent philosophy

Performance: We set the bar high and support our people to deliver. Our approach is designed to stimulate curiosity and collaboration. Professionalism: A professional approach is given for achieving extraordinary results. How we behave directly influences how we are recognized and how we progress in our careers. Meritocracy: People who step up and excel will benefit from enhanced rewards and accelerated progression. Accountability: Managers are evaluated on delivering results as well as their ability to build high quality, collaborative teams. Transparency: We believe in continuing personal and professional development. This is why we regularly share constructive advice and feedback with employees.

What makes you feel good at the end of the working day?

"Achieving what I planned, having a good conversation with a colleague, hitting a project's milestone on time and most importantly knowing that what I do does not only have a positive impact on my colleagues' projects but also on our customers' experience." Echrak Hichri Senior Data Scientist Ibex™ Solutions, Lonza Visp (CH)