Senior Manager, Sustainable Procurement

Switzerland, Basel

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.

Define and implement the E2E Procurement sustainability strategy to ensure transparency and alignment on the Lonza global sustainability goals, in collaboration with the Procurement team, internal stakeholders and suppliers. The Senior Manager, Sustainable Procurement will also lead the change management process within the Global Procurement organization and make CSR & Sustainability a key priority within the responsibilities of the team. Lastly, the Senior Manager, Sustainable Procurement will lead the supplier performance management in terms of sustainability and social responsibility.

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop the Procurement sustainability strategy for Lonza in alignment with key internal and external stakeholders

  • Develop and roll-out the vendor due diligence and risk management process to identify, address and resolve potential ESG risks with Lonza’s suppliers (including required technology, organization structure, ways of working, policies and procedures, KPI’s)

  • Lead the Procurement cross-functional sustainability projects (Supplier Code of Conduct review, embed sustainability elements into Procurement processes, sustainability related terms into contracts, etc

  • Lead the engagement with suppliers in order to support Lonza’s sustainability priorities and goals (Ex: Scope 3)

  • Implement the relevant targets, KPI’s and reporting capabilities to track and measure the performance of the program and of our suppliers

  • Monitor emerging trends, global sustainability dynamics regulatory environment

  • Introduce innovations to make step changes towards sustainable Procurement

  • Align to global efforts towards more fundamental, long term circularity, including chemical usage optimization, recycling, renewable sources, green chemistry etc

  • Develop and deliver training to Procurement professionals

  • Continuously review supplier sustainability priorities and actions in line with most recent trends and innovations

Key requirements:

  • Highly experienced with working experience either in sustainability management or in sustainable procurement and have proven track record in Corporate Social Responsibility / Sustainability and bring experience in the development of sustainability strategies and their execution at an international or global level. Experience in the reduction of Scope 3 emissions is required

  • Understanding of different Procurement disciplines and how they integrate with each other

  • Knowledge of Project Management approaches, tools and phases of a project lifecycle, knowledge of the change process

  • Critical thinking skills and comprehension of lifecycle and other scientific principles needed to achieve sustainability goals

  • Experience to work in a dynamic environment with ability to prioritize and focus

  • Ability to influence others and move towards a common vision or goal

  • Excellent Communication Skills both written and verbal, Conflict Management

  • Ability to coordinate activities globally

Proven knowledge of the science of learning and instructional design.

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: R34054
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