Associate Department Manager, SCM- ERP

Singapore, Tuas Singapore

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 is 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 role will be responsible for creation and management of new part set-up, recipe, specification sheets and BOM process and any other associated data objects as well as administer any changes in the ERP (SAP) System. Role will manage ERP process team to support part setup, S&OP, product costing and change controls. Facilitate business process discussions between SMEs and identify OpEx opportunities and implementation. And is also responsible for training of stakeholders/staff on standard and best practices.

Key responsibilities:

  • Partner with the business and site to establish the right methodology for operating in regards to Master Data, Bill Of Materials (BOMs), Recipes, Quality Control tests and ensures that the right processes and steps are established in all of the departments.
  • Creation and maintenance of GMP and Non-GMP part codes in SAP (Material Master).
  • Creation and modification of BOMs, Recipes, resources, COA Profiles, Inspection Plans and Inspection Characteristics in SAP.
  • Ensure SOPs related to new part set-up, BOM, recipe creations are up to date and usable.
  • Responsible for the coordination of extension of parts in other plants.
  • Responsible for managing and tracking turn-around times for change controls.
  • Leadership responsibility for site new part set-up team to include tracking of each new part and monitoring turn-around times.
  • Ensure SOPs related to new part set-up, BOM, recipe creations are up to date and usable.
  • Provides guidance to MRP Planners, Operational Buyers, Schedulers, Logistics, QC, QA, MSAT, etc. in establishing the correct process and structure in the ERP (SAP) System.
  • Work with Material Requirements Planners and/or Buyers to research alternate materials driving material cost and labor efficiency savings.
  • Leverage our ERP system to drive standardization in the BOM and recipe process.
  • Liaise with Project Management, Purchasing and SMEs to determine best methods and materials for manufacturing.
  • Analyze results of BOM’s to determine accuracy of data.
  • Flag products in the MRP system based on their status and assignments.

Key requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science in Supply Chain Management or Business Management (SAP concentration preferred).
  • Advanced experience and usage of SAP experience required.
  • SAP and interface applications in planning, manufacturing and logistics space required.
  • Must have supervisory experience.
  • Must have strong organizational skills and be able to manage and prioritize multiple projects or assignments at one time, including the ability to follow assignments through to completion and meet deadlines.
  • Experience managing complex projects is preferred.
  • Ability to influence both Supply Chain and functional leaders to support supply planning and site manufacturing strategy recommendations.
  • Good communication and presentation skills. Ability to present ideas in a clear and concise manner.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to define metrics (KPI’s) and identify issues through root cause analysis.
  • Competent using MS Office suite, particularly Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to utilize Business Intelligence systems to extract data and generate reports.
  • Able to initiate and lead cross functional teams.

Every day, Lonza's products and services have a positive impact on millions of people. For us, this is not only a great privilege, but also a great responsibility. How we achieve our business results is just as important as the achievements themselves. At Lonza, we respect and protect our people and our environment. Any success we achieve is no success at all if not achieve ethically.

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.

Reference: R24486