Associate Director, Supply Chain

India, Haryana

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.

Key Responsibilities:

The incumbent is responsible for leading the end-to-end Supply Chain for the Lonza business across Supply & Demand Management, Stores, Warehousing and Logistics management, Import/Export activities– the incumbent will be the Supply Chain lead for the Capsule and Health Ingredients and Biosciences businesses in India and will be leading the Supply Chain team.

  • Understanding market dynamics and VOC, and aligning market needs with operational capabilities. Managing multiple internal budgets (procurement, warehousing, logistics, RM/FG inventory, etc.) and supporting company’s profitability goals through meeting and exceeding budget expectations

  • Building flexibility in end-to-end Supply Chain to provide the customer a better buying experience. Managing inventory through demand planning, monitoring the stocking policy, delivery commitment, trend analysis, ageing analysis and through periodical meeting with different stake holders.

  • Ensuring the right balance of demand and supply priorities / requirements and aligning the teams to the requirements.  Identification of potential risks in the supply side from the perspective of capacity and bottlenecks and take appropriate actions to mitigate the risks. Reviewing & adhere organization policies, processes, procedures and make appropriate revisions for improvement. Resolving conflicts and deciding prioritization.

  • Annual Budgeting and ensure it adherence, Ensure risk mitigation by right ordering and proper agreements. Ensure OTIF deliveries to customers @ 95%+

  • Ensure optimum asset utilization, Inventory control and management (increase turns and inventory health year on year). Provide MIS reports to management.

  • Periodical audit of systems and procedures, adhere to all organizational policies related to ABAC, Quality, EHS, Code of Conduct, HR, etc. Strengthen internal processes to ensure meeting customer demand throughout the OTC and Production process.

  • The incumbent is assigned duties according to specified procedures and receives detailed instructions. Work is checked frequently. To performs a variety of routine work within established policies and procedures and receives detailed instructions on new projects and assignments. The incumbent normally receives little instruction on day-to-day work and receives general instructions on new assignments. The incumbent establishes methods and procedures for attaining specific goals and objectives and receives guidance in terms of broad goals. Only the final results of work are typically reviewed. The incumbent exercises wide latitude in determining objectives and approaches to critical assignments.

Key Requirements:

Qualified MBA with 15 years of experience in Supply Chain in handling demand planning, Logistics, Warehousing and Production, Planning & Control, inventory management into pharma or FMGC industry.

Skills :

  • Strong customer focus, Strong inter-personal skills and relationship building and handling (local and global).

  • Lead a team of managers and analysts, Strong execution (ability to plan and take activities to closure)

  • Project management skills, Strong information systems skills

  • Tactical focus (what needs to be done now to achieve the strategic goal). Strategic focus (what is good for business in the long run)

  • Change management, Flexibility, Leadership through influence and effective conflict resolution

  • Strong analytical skills, High tolerance for ambiguity

  • Strong financial experience and sense, Strong communication skills (from the front line to the Boardroom)

  • Excellent Negotiation skills. People development focus, Strong risk anticipation and management

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: R49508