Senior IT Application Expert SAP PP, SAP WM and Labeling

Switzerland, Visp

At Lonza Specialty Ingredients (LSI), we combine technological innovation with world-class manufacturing and regulatory excellence. We are a leader in Microbial Control Solutions and chemical technologies used in various applications including hygiene and home care. Today, these solutions are more critical than ever to maintain the hygiene and safety of hospitals, homes, schools, and offices across the world. Our Specialty Chemical Services business provides composite materials for technically demanding industries and performance intermediates & chemicals. Our Custom development and manufacturing team has already brought more than 1,000 unique solutions to life for their customers.

We are a highly dynamic group of 3,000 employees in more than 21 countries around the world. For us, performance, collaboration, passion and care are fundamentals. Are YOU someone who CARES about finding unique solutions for customers, who is PASSIONATE about making a difference? We are looking for talent who embrace COLLABORATION and are motivated by a PERFORMANCE culture.

LSI is looking for a Senior IT Application Expert SAP Production Planning (PP) as well as SAP Warehouse Management (WM) and/or Labeling (GLM) supporting our IT department located in Visp, Switzerland.

You act as IT solution lead and/or (sub-) project manager in IT initiatives in the area of SAP PP (Production Planning) and nearby SAP modules such as WM and/or Labeling (GLM). You control the implementation of IT solutions and ensure adherence with Lonza standards and guidelines. You act as delivery manager for IT Application activities and contribute to the solution of complex support requests and organize professional problem management. You will work in dynamic team with a flat hierarchy, open communication policy and opportunities to grow into other areas.

Key responsibilities:

  • Analyze and prioritize user requirements, advise internal stakeholders in terms of IT solutions, approve concepts and specifications, organize and facilitate workshops, oversee configuration and customization of systems, work out test plans, contribute to the creation of test scripts, test execution and training documentation, lead trainings and data migration activities, control global process and system governance, adhere to GMP and quality policies.

  • Manage the development service in projects. Partner with system development providers, train them in terms of Lonza standards and guidelines, perform the hand-over of technical specifications, advice and monitor the realization of software programming, perform quality control of deliverables.

  • Organize the integration of system enhancements into existing IT business applications: Liaise with internal customers, ensure testing and transfer into productive operations. Responsible to transfer new applications to the support organization. Delegate common incidents and problems to the IT support organization. Provide 3rd level support for complex incidents. Contribute to the resolution of critical / urgent incidents. Organize professional solution of problems.

  • Take over accountability for a specific functional area / IT system module. Actively contribute to the continuous improvement of Lonza custom IT business applications. Get familiar with newest generation IT solutions and advise internal partners on innovate IT technologies.

Key requirements:

  • Bachelor Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or Business Administration

  • System configuration and/or customization knowhow in the following SAP modules: SAP PP as well as SAP WM and/or GLM as a plus

  • Excellent understanding of the business processes and concepts

  • Strong conceptual thinking ability

  • IT project methodology know-how

  • Great analytical skills

  • Teaching, mentoring and coaching ability

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Good communication in English and German

  • General IT skills with ITIL systems, Document Management Systems, and Microsoft products

A major part of the heritage of LSI is being able to deliver unique solutions to our 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. What makes YOU different?

Reference: R29703