Demand Planning Expert

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.

Responsible for the deployment of Global Standard processes for all activities relating to S&OP and Demand Planning to support the Integrated Business Planning for the LPB Group. Drive strategic initiatives for continuous improvement in Demand Planning, Demand Management processes and systems. Support implementation and  continuous improvement of S&OP Blueprint.

Key responsibilities:

  • Accountable for ensuring Demand Planning, Management standard processes are followed

  • Support Global Lead Demand in  IBP DP development

  • Drive the implementation of approved Demand Planning blueprints (organizations, processes, activities, roles and responsibilities) 

  • Deploy Demand Planning processes, policies and tools through communication and training to enable continuous improvement of Division KPIs

  • Ensure alignment with S&OP and Supply Planning Global Leads

  • Expert knowledge in S&OP, support program deployment and ability to deliver training

  • Deliver training to new team members, liaise with CoE team on training improvement

  • Certify the IBP tool is being utilized fully and properly within LPB Group

  • Ongoing responsibility for the development and maintenance of the Demand Planning community fostering knowledge and best practice sharing

  • Review Business and Demand related KPIs, use as basis for planning improvement initiatives contributing to continuous improvements across the divisions

Key requirements:

  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to define metrics (KPI’s) and identify issues through root cause analysis

  • Strong statistics skills and ability to define and select models fit to Divisional process

  • Ability to influence business Functional leaders to support Demand Planning/Management and S&OP initiatives

  • Good communication and presentation skills. Ability to present ideas in a clear and concise manner

  • Ability to develop and deliver training material to a wide multicultural audience

  • Competent using MS Office suite, particularly Excel and PowerPoint

  • Ability to utilise Business Intelligence systems to extract data and generate reports

  • Ability to use IBP Demand Planning system and identify the tool is being used correctly

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: R34539
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