IT Application Expert Sales and Operations Planning (SAP IBP, SAP APO PPDS, OMP) - Milan

Italy, Milan

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.

Sales and Operations Planning IT System Specialist accountable to build new and/or deploy existing IT solutions to be used by Demand, Supply and Production Planners. Act as regional IT Business Partner for SAP IBP, SAP APO PPDS and OMP embedded into the global IT team. Responsible to secure project execution in adherence to Lonza standards and policies. Provide IT support for complex incidents and problems (3rd level support).

Key responsibilities:

  • Work with business colleagues to implement SAP and non SAP demand, supply and production planning functionality based on business requirements

  • Understand the concept for the production of products and how MRP is used to plan the materials and work. Translate requirements into SAP configuration

  • Gather user requirements, consult internal stakeholders in terms of IT solutions, work out concepts and specifications, moderate workshops, configure and customize systems, take responsibility for content of test scripts, execute functional testing and support business testing, contribute to the creation of training documentation, provide trainings, prepare and perform data migration activities, enforce global process and system governance, adhere to GMP and quality policies

  • Collaborate with infrastructure, process integration, development and authorization partners to deliver requested standard and or custom IT solutions. Guide external parties such as IT consultants and service providers in the context of project and system changes. Oversee their solutions to ensure adherence with Lonza standards and guidelines

  • Transfer new applications to the support organization. Delegate common incidents and problems to the IT support organization. Provide 3rd level support for complex incidents. Contribute to the resolution of critical / urgent incidents

Key requirements:

  • Expertise in SAP IBP Demand and Supply Planning as well as SAP APO PPDS.

  • Knowhow in other Production Scheduling Systems such as OMP an advantage.

  • Business knowledge of MRP and knowledge of how SAP uses MRP for planning

  • System configuration and/or customization knowhow

  • Good understanding of the business processes and concepts being used in production systems

  • IT project methodology understanding

  • Analytical skills

  • Can effectively collaborate and communicate with internal and external partners

  • Presentation and moderation 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.

Reference: R41926