Supply Planner Lead

Switzerland, Visp

Randstad Inhouse Services is looking for a Supply Planner Lead (m/f/d) for Lonza AG (100%). This is a temporary position for 12 months with an opportunity to extend.


Today, Lonza is a global leader in life sciences operating across three continents. While Lonza works in science, there’s no magic formula to how they do it. Their greatest scientific solution is talented people working together, devising ideas that help businesses to help people. In exchange, they let their people own their careers. Their ideas, big and small, genuinely improve the world. And that’s the kind of work Lonza wants to be part of.

Key responsibilities

  • Execute the monthly supply planning cycle including the creation and updating of supply plans and identification of key supply decisions

  • Ensure input from all relevant stakeholders are incorporated into supply plan

  • Ensure and implement control in managing raw materials and finished goods inventory to prevent losses and/or scrap.

  • Prepare supply planning input into monthly S&OP cycle and annual budget cycle

  • Create and maintain supply related KPIs and use as basis for supply planning improvement initiatives

  • Liaise with all relevant stakeholders and functions to ensure supply plan represents consensus view of future supply plans and actions

  • Work with Supply Planners on site to ensure the different businesses’ priorities and plans are considered for effective capacity and inventory management

  • Lead and guide the Supply Planners and relevant team members to ensure the supply plan is accurate and fits the needs of the different businesses

  • Ensure supply plan is inputted and maintained in relevant supply systems including SAP IBP and SAP ECC

  • Ensure Supply Plans is used to drive related material, labor and asset capacity plans

  • Maintain all supply related parameters and master data in relevant planning systems

Key requirements

  • Master’s or bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain management

  • APICS / CPIM certification preferred

  • 3 years in a management position

  • 3-5 years’ experience in managing production planning and driving supply planning review as well as S&OP

  • Experience in an highly regulated environment, ideally GMP (Biotech, Pharma)

  • Highly analytical, capable of turning raw data into information and insights

  • Basic knowledge of Project Management (PMI or/and LSS)

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

  • Competent using MS Office suite, particularly Excel and PowerPoint

  • Deep knowledge on SAP MM, IM, PP, WM

  • Fluent in English, German would be a plus

  • Ability to influence both Supply Chain and functional leaders to support supply planning and site manufacturing strategy recommendations

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

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

  • Adaptability to diverse stakeholders and to change

  • Customer and result oriented

Every day, Lonza’s products and services have a positive impact on millions of people. For Lonza, this is not only a great privilege, but also a great responsibility. How they achieve their business results is just as important as the achievements themselves. At Lonza, they respect and protect their people and their environment. Any success Lonza achieves 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, Lonza offers the satisfaction that comes with improving lives all around the world. The satisfaction that comes with making a meaningful difference.

Reference: R43160