Demand Planner

United States, Morristown (New Jersey)

Demand Planner

What makes YOU different?

Lonza Specialty Ingredients (LSI) combines technological innovation with world class manufacturing and process excellence.  Together, these enable our customers to deliver their discoveries in key areas:

Microbial Control Solutions serves consumer and technical markets by safeguarding resources and peoples’ wellbeing. We are a trusted and innovative supplier of microbial control solutions and chemical technologies used in a wide range of industrial and consumer solutions. Our vast product portfolio of microbial control and chemical technologies offer quality products backed by technical and regulatory expertise, meeting our customers’ current and future needs.

Specialty Chemical Services provides solutions for composite materials and processing additives for technically demanding industries, such as electronics, transportation and aerospace. We also provide performance intermediates & chemicals for many industrial applications, such as agro intermediates, food & feed ingredients, cosmetics, non-current good manufacturing practices (non-cGMP) intermediates, and custom development & manufacturing.

Lonza Specialty Ingredients (LSI) is looking for a Demand Planner in our Morristown, NJ office. This role is responsible for forecast validation activities that ensure that data in the forecasting tool align with agreed strategy (statistical, historical and manual). Maintain quality forecast data and improve the process with target of meeting LSI customer expectations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ownership of, demand analysis and  forecast  based on a IBP tool with the agreed globally defined methodologies  and assumptions including statistical forecasts

  • Provide monthly demand review data to S&OP to develop between stakeholders of all planning functions to reach the consensus of an accepted demand forecast.

  • Monitor and report key changes in sales forecasts.

  • Consolidate forecast information that will be utilized to build production plans at production and tolling sites or to generate the IC replenishment plan.

  • Enrich demand forecast with special event notifications and assumptions based on inputs from marketing, sales, customer service and industry indications.

  • Track and explain the changes, identify and report risks and opportunities, execute the action plan to close the gap

  • Measure and manage the continuous improvement of forecast accuracy to meet.

  • Identify opportunities to meet customer demands during constrained supply.

Key Requirements:

  • MSc in Supply Chain Management or Business Management


  • Ability to influence both Supply Chain and functional leaders to support inventory management/ 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

A major part of the heritage of LSI is being able to deliver unique solutions to its customers. Being the driving force behind this approach – listening, asking, understanding to match the right elements in a new way has been an inherent part of our day-to-day business. Always with the goal to enable a competitive advantage for each customer with a specific product, package or solution.

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.

Reference: R27898