Supply Chain Management Head, Microbial

Switzerland, Visp

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 Supply Chain Planning role is created as part of the growth plans in Microbial Business Unit of Lonza Pharma Biotech to develop supply strategies and plans that enable the targeted strategic growth of the Microbial Business Unit and Biology Division. This position will directly report into the Business Unit Head and has an active seat in the Microbial Business Unit’s Leadership team.

Key responsibilities:

  • Managing the end-to-end view of supply chain and providing oversight for demand and supply planning of all Microbial products and services

  • Defining planning and replenishment configurations and supporting a manufacturing supply strategy end to end (from gene to finished drug substance)

  • Responsible for inventory management plans ensuring they are in line with the Business Unit and Division’s strategy, financial plans and facilitating the Inventory evolution over the long-term horizon.

  • Responsible for the execution of SC operational excellence projects in collaboration with Site Supply Chain Head

  • Ensure efficient and effective SC business partnering between Commercial and Operations

  • Coordination of supply & demand and ownership of Business Unit’s Sales & Operations Plan.

Key requirements:

  • Extensive experience of demand & supply planning and inventory management

  • Demonstrated track record of implementing improvements and efficiencies in supply chain planning

  • Advanced experience in various Supply Chain functions related to operations management, production or technology management

  • Experience of working in a Pharma Biotech and preferably in a service environment

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 achieved 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. Come and grow your career at Lonza.

Reference: R27989