Global Lead - Warehouse Technologies

Belgium, Bornem
Switzerland, Basel
United Kingdom, Slough
United States, Portsmouth (New Hampshire)

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.

As part of an ongoing commitment to drive excellence in all functions, Lonza has an active program to strengthen all aspects of its Supply Chain function. As part of this, a new Centre of Excellence will be formed to develop a comprehensive program to ensure its physical Supply Chain and Logistics activities develop to support the current and future business requirements of all divisions.

Key responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the development and deployment of a Global Standard warehouse technology template for Lonza to ensure all sites have effective tools to support the operations

  • Establish a roadmap to implement standard technologies across all Lonza sites in the areas of Warehouse Management systems, Scanning systems and Picking technologies

  • Drive compliance and competent use of standard systems through effective support and monitoring

Key requirements:

  • Perform global warehouse mapping exercise to capture detailed landscape of existing capabilities and capacities

  • Implement mechanisms to translate Business Plans and forecasts into warehousing requirement on a 3-5 year horizon

  • Capture existing warehouse investment projects, planned projects and short term challenges and develop into two year group roadmap

  • Establish objective process to define whether internal investment or outsourcing is the optimal solution to address any divisional or group need.

  • Ensure effective assessments are made in the area of warehouse design and automation decisions

  • Establish and manage warehouse investment governance process to oversee existing investments are leveraged to the benefit of the group and to ensure future investments support operational need whilst avoiding unnecessary local investment

  • Implement tracking processes to understand current and future occupancy levels are within desired levels. Also, ensure future requirement forecast accuracy is assessed to identify level of flexibility required during investment

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: R33565