P2P Enablement Specialist

United Kingdom, Manchester

P2P Enablement Specialist

Today, Lonza is a global leader in life sciences operating across three continents. 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.

We have an exciting new opportunity for a talented procurement professional to come into our organisation to capture all procurement master data consistently and create/update data in SAP ERP or Ariba, to avoid savings leakage, minimize invoice queries, enable material requirement planning and timely supplier payment.  You will ensure consistent buying channels are used and support continuous improvement and standardization of P2P processes, while enabling increased P2P & AP automation rates.

Key responsibilities:

  • Capture Procurement data generated by the procurement function (Central & Site) in a consistent manner

  • Create and maintain Procurement Master Data for new and existing materials in SAP ERP (e.g. Purchase info records, Source lists, minimum order quantities and lead-times)

  • Establish supply agreements into SAP ERP (e.g. Outline agreement, scheduling agreements etc…)

  • Ensure PO pricing and payment terms remain accurate when terms change

  • Provide 1st level Support on day to day running P2P process (SAP/Ariba)

  • Manage invoice queries in collaboration with Accounts payable, Strategic Buyers & Category managers

  • Raise noncompliance to P2P policies and non-compliant use of defined buying channels

  • Assign “Free text” PRs to Indirect Buyers

  • Implement supplier allocations

  • Update Lonza eCatalogue pricing in Ariba

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Key requirements:

  • Customer Service mindset and ability to manage several priorities simultaneously

  • Positive attitude with a willingness to learn new skill sets

  • Enjoy working with data, IT System & new technologies

  • Hands on experience of handling detailed information & data and transcribing this information & data into SAP ERP and/or SAP Ariba

  • Experience in SAP Ariba ‘Supplier Enablement & Onboarding’ methodology & Guided Buying Set up

  • Hands on experience of using Microsoft Office (in particular MS Excel)

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: R32939