Supply Planning Manager

United States, Houston (Texas)

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.

Perform all duties to ensure the monthly Supply Planning processes are completed to support the integrated planning processes. Responsible for the creation, execution and maintenance of the Supply Plan from the Demand Forecast including the creation of the Master Production Schedule and medium term capacity loading outlooks. Develop proactive strategies to anticipate and mitigate issues and risks with respect to supply planning. Responsible to report and own plans to improve the accuracy of supply plan accuracy and outlook. Develop & maintain inventory targets by categories and manage inventory of new and phase-out parts. Facilitate the reduction of excess inventory.

Key responsibilities:

  • Execute the monthly supply planning cycle including the creation and updating of supply plans and identification of key supply decisions

  • Ensure input from all relevant stakeholders are incorporated into supply plan

  • Ensure and implement control in managing raw materials and finished goods inventory to prevent losses and/or scrap.

  • Conduct regular security checks to ensure inventory completeness

  • Prepare supply planning input into monthly S&OP cycle and annual budget cycle

  • Create and maintain supply related KPIs and use as basis for supply planning improvement initiatives

  • Liaise with all relevant stakeholders and functions to ensure supply plan represents consensus view of future supply plans and actions

  • Ensure supply plan is inputted and maintained in relevant supply systems including SAP IBP and SAP ECC

  • Ensure Supply Plans is used to drive related material, labor and asset capacity plans

  • Maintain all supply related parameters and master data in relevant planning systems

  • Effective management of team which includes coaching and mentoring

Key requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree, Supply Chain Management Required

  • Master of Science Degree, Business Management Preferred

  • Certified in Production and Inventory Management by the American Production and Inventory Control Society

  • Prior people management experience

  • Strong knowledge of Supply Chain Management working in S&OP environment

  • Strong understanding of best practices in Supply Planning

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.

Lonza is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a qualified individual with disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Reference: R33336