SAP Data Manager

Belgium, Verviers

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. 

We are currently looking for an SAP Data manager who will leads the Verviers site’s data management team in developing , maintaining and complying with best demonstrated practices of master data management.

SAP Manager works with a wide variety of stakeholders across the Verviers site and is main point of contact to provide guidance and recommendations.

Key responsibilities:

  • Manage the ERP Process/ Data Management Team for creation and maintenance of part codes in SAP (Material Master).

  • Manage the ERP Process/ Data Management Team for creation and modification of BOMs, Recipes, resources, COA Profiles, Inspection Plans and Inspection Characteristics in SAP.

  • Ensure SOPs related to new part set-up, BOM, recipes are up to date and compliant to BDPs.

  • Work with Evaluation Team to calculate a cost for the new incoming customer requests and products.

  • Act as Walkersville coordinator for Lonza global ERP master data issues, projects and changes.

  • Manage Master Data project in coordination with stakeholders to ensure milestones are met.

  • Develop, monitor and enforce data management policies

  • Ensure data quality and accuracy  is maintained through analysis, validation, and auditing procedures.

  • Work with Data Analytics to measure operational performance (PvA) and adjust process data (recipes, BOMs) accordingly in the SAP system under periodic review.

  • Mentor Team to global strategies and policies.

Key requirements:

  • Degree: BS Supply Chain Management Business Management, Data Management or related field

  • Fluent in English and French

  • 4-5 years of SAP Master Data experience within a manufacturing environment. Experience should include advanced understanding of Material Master, Vendor Master, Customer Master, BOM, Routing, Production, Quality, etc..

  • Min 2-3 yrs leading a team

  • Proven ability to design business processes managing data through the lifecycle

  • Strong understanding of data management best practices to ensure accuracy, security and timeliness.

  • 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.

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

  • Strong computer skills using SAP ECC,  Excel and PowerPoint. S4 HANA and IBP a plus

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

  • Continuous improvement minded.

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: R55892