Demand Planning 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.
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.
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
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.