Project Manager, Supply Chain

United States, Greenwood (South Carolina)

Project Manager, Supply Chain

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.

Goal of the Supply Chain Project Manager is to support the strategic growth initiatives of the company. This would include maintaining and intensifying as well as identifying and implementing long term partnership with customers through best in class Supply Chain Programs for the Capsules and Health Ingredients product portfolio. This position will also be responsible for setting up the ingredients flow in AMER with global and regional alignment from end to end. Additionally, this position will be identifying and implementing, with the support of other areas, value stream mapping and lean initiatives as well as any other project that can increase value or reduce cost on the supply chain continuum.

Key responsibilities:

  • Offering  / Managing Value proposition process and programs
  • Identify and capture supply chain opportunities and needs of individual customers, customer groups and/or market segments
  • Gather the VOC of pain points and feedback to translate into implementable value added programs and solutions to strength our partnership.
  • Maintain and Implement supply chain customer services and programs, such as vendor manage inventory, joined managed inventory, fiber-free packaging, consignment programs, consolidated shipments, forecast based manufacturing, …
  • Implement and communicate in a continuous basis the appropriate KPI to determine the progress and control of the strategic supply chain programs.
  • Execute the projects in close collaboration with all departments: commercial, marketing, ASR, QA, Ops and It.
  • Ingredients Flow implementation:
  • Identify the current process and map end to end the current ingredients supply chain process.
  • Set up and integrate the ingredients business into the day to day for legacy and non-legacy ingredients. This includes the supply and demand management and inventory. Generate the adequate business governance to ensure business continuity and growth.
  • Purpose and implement the required improvements and optimizations based on current pain point and opportunities.
  • Supply Chain Continuous Improvement
  • Identify, develop and implement supply chain projects to improve service, reduce cost or improve accuracy. This is not limited to trace and track, warehouse optimal location, inventory management technologies, raw materials and finished products flow.
  • Manage and provide governance for six sigma, value stream mapping and lean initiatives; including performance tracking, KPI and hand off to the proper department once project is implemented.

Key requirements:

  • BS Degree in Business, Engineering, or IT required. Masters Preferred
  • Extensive experience in supply chain management
  • Knowledge of/experience with cGMP’s for Food of Pharma
  • Statistical tool box analysis, proficient on excel
  • Capable to manage project timelines, budget and contractors/consultants.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

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: R39733