Head Program Management & Supply Chain BU MRNA
Netherlands, Geleen

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. 

For mRNA Business unit, located in Geleen, Netherlands we have exciting opportunities. This position combines the position of an mRNA PM site head and Supply chain Head of the Business Unit. The incumbent leads the mRNA Site PM Team in Geleen fully responsible for managing a direct group of PMs, promoting a culture of teamwork while motivating, empowering and enabling them to be fully accountable for their programs. He/she is representing PM at mRNA BU Level. In addition, the person will act as responsible business partner for the BU regarding supply chain and will manage supply chain related activities like S&OP processes. Finally, the person needs to manage Customer projects to a certain level.

Key responsibilities: 

Site PM Head mRNA

  • Leads and manages mRNA Site PM team with a strong focus on coaching and developing the team members.  

  • Responsible for flawless coordination of site portfolio execution. Allocates Program Management resources to new projects upon contract signature and handover from Proposals/Commercial Development.

  • Ensures the site PM’s adherence to Global Program and Project Center of Excellence (PPM CoE) Standards, including data integrity excellence in Planview.

  • Understands the Financials of the Site Portfolio of projects, including target and outlook generation and review

  • Ensures on time and accurate reporting of all required PM data and KPI´s

  • Connects strongly with mRNA Business Unit. Lead by example in cultivating positive, collaborative working relationships with Commercial Development, Business Development, Sales, Proposals, Account Management and Biologics Supply chain.

  • Acts as a core member of the mRNA asset Leadership Team and representing the program management team at BU level

  • Manages customer programs. Is the interface between the Customer and Lonza to ensure delivery and execution according to Lonza and the Customer’s expectations

  • Understands the Customer’s needs and represent their interests by acting as their advocate on-site

  • Leads and motivates multi-disciplinary project teams and hold team members accountable to deliver

  • Ensures Customer satisfaction throughout the life of the program through collaborative relationship management with AM/Sales.

BU Supply Chain Head

  • Key business partner to the mRNA Business Unit Head and Divisional Supply Chain Head. Develops, manages, communicates and plans effectively to ensure alignment with a clear understanding of strategic and supply operational goals for the Technology Platform

  • Ensures efficient and effective SC business partnering between Commercial and Operations. Coordination on supply & demand and ownership of global divisional Sales & Operations Plan.

  • Defines planning and replenishment configurations and supports a manufacturing supply strategy end to end (from API to finished product).

  • Assist in the launch of new products by using a design-to-value approach that integrates customer needs and supplier insights into the supply chain

  • Responsible for the management of escalation for potential supply issues and ensuring bottleneck management, product allocation are implemented, in collaboration with Commercial and Operations to ensure no customer impact.

  • Responsible for inventory management plans ensuring they are in line with the Biologics strategy and financial plans, facilitating the Inventory evolution over the long-term horizon.

  • Responsible for implementation and execution of supply chain ownership of BU wide S&OP governances and MPS governances

  • Establish and operate x-BU supply chain processes, particularly with Business Units DPS. Enable integrated planning and inter-company shipments

  • Responsible for the performance reporting that enables assessment of past performance and prepares the organization by anticipating the future for pro-active and decision-making.  Improve the supply chain parameters to enhance supply productivity improvements.

Key requirements:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent experience in life sciences or business or engineering

  • Fluent in English

  • PMP or relevant PM certification, APIC certification

  • Highly Experienced in Life Sciences, CDMO / Pharma / Biotech companies

  • Advanced experience in various supply chain functions related to operations management, production or technology management

  • Advanced experience in program 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: R59966