Site Project Manager Supply Chain Transformation

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.

Lonza in Visp is looking for a  Site Project Manager Supply Chain transformation. This role includes leading multi-disciplinary project teams in the successful delivery of Customer contracts. You will be responsible for implementing the project scope in a timely manner, ensuring the cost and quality objectives of the contract are met. The incumbent serves as best practice/quality resource within Project management. You will be considered as the technical expert on functional or cross-functional teams and may provide guidance to less experienced project management staff. You will have in-depth understanding of Lonza’s technology and the industry/customers/accounts and lead the direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control and completion of specific projects ensuring consistency with company commitments and goals.

Key responsibilities:

  • Lead a multi-disciplinary project team for the transformation of the Supply Chain function of the Lonza Visp site. Based on existing SAP process model/blueprint, this includes the responsibility and accountability for project initiation, planning, execution/implementation, monitoring and closeout.

  • Drive the establishment and optimization of the following SAP process areas:  Supply Chain core/main process landscape, Integrated Business Planning (Supply Planning) and detailed scheduling.

  • Governance and oversight of the transformation of the Supply Chain function of the Lonza Visp site to ensure optimal and standardized usage of the defined Supply Chain process landscape to unveil maximum optimization potential for the Biologics function.

  • Lead and establish necessary change management measures to ensure a smooth transition towards a high performing Supply Chain function, including necessary knowledge transfer

  • Develop, drive and accountable Supply Chain improvements and standardization ensuring full adherence to the SAP Execution Blueprint standards

  • Provide leadership in defining best practices and applying project management standards.

  • Project Manager is responsible for controlling and monitoring the status and progress of the agreed to Project Plan.  This is critical to assure that the project is on track and any issues can be proactively managed.  Risk Management techniques shall also be used to manage risks on the project.

  • Conduct internal and external Project Team Meetings to ensure that all stakeholders are working in accordance to the agreed to Project Plan

Key requirements:

  • Bachelors or Master’s degree with technical background, or equivalent experience

  • Extensive experience in Project management and change management as well as supply chain management / production

  • Ability to oversee and manage complex process and system landscapes considering pharmaceutical and bio-pharmaceutical requirements

  • Demonstrated leadership skills and experience with managing large international project teams, and with direct and indirect team structures

  • Proven expertise in process and system deployment and implementation

  • Deep SAP knowledge in Production and Supply Chain Management in a regulated industry

  • Proven knowledge and practical experience of a production function ideally of a pharmaceutical site

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.

Reference: R30273