Procurement Excellence Manager, Process Expert

Costa Rica, San Jose
United Kingdom, Manchester

Procurement Excellence Manager, Process Expert

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 are looking for a Procurement Excellence Manager – Process Expert, to ensure all procurement master data is consistently captured and updated in the ERP, to avoid savings leakage, minimize invoice queries, enable material requirement planning and timely supplier payment. In addition, you will establish consistent P2P processes (Level 5 work instructions) across all sites to support broader Project Initiatives.  Finally, you will ensure consistent buying channels are implemented and used, while looking to increase P2P automation rates.

Key responsibilities:

  • Lead harmonization of P2P procedures/processes used across sites in alignment with the GPO S2P and by involving cross-functional teams

  • Document and maintain level 5 P2P processes (work instructions) in accordance with GPO guidance

  • Ensure users are adequately trained to perform processes in our systems

  • Lead Procurement Data Strategy Implementation to transition all activities related to Procurement master data management (eg. Material master, Vendor Master, Purchase Infor Record, Source List)

  • Support/deputize recruiting and managing of P2P enablement teams globally (Costa Rica, Manchester and APAC)

  • Ensure continues improving processes in S2P area while maintain process consistency globally

Key requirements:

  • Hands on experience of harmonizing processes and documenting them

  • Experience and knowledge of both Operational Procurement and Accounts Payable functions and their needs

  • Strong technical knowledge of S2P Processes in SAP ERP & Ariba

  • Experience of managing process compliance and continuous improvements

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: R32974
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