Posted in Science 30+ days ago.
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Location: Morristown, New Jersey
At Lonza, we invest in great people. We encourage our employees to challenge themselves and we offer an environment that fosters creativity and success. Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, we operate production, R&D, and business sites around the world, including Europe, North America, and Asia.
We strive to be the leading supplier using science and technology to improve the quality of life.
We work with passion, using advanced technologies, to transform life science into new possibilities for our customers.
The Supply Chain Product Manager is responsible for managing the value chain of the assigned product portfolio for Lonza’s Consumer Health & Nutrition business unit in a way that supports the customer base while optimizing profit. Provides value chain transparency for key stakeholders in the business unit.
Product Portfolio Management
Manage product portfolio globally is a way that maximizes profit. Oversee all new SKU creation or modifications and conduct ongoing SKU rationalization.
Coordinate product launch activities between marketing, technical, operations, and sales. Support the activities of projects and commercial pipeline opportunities in a way that ensures the market demand and timing is met.
Manage strategic capacity planning by interfacing with the commercial and operation teams in a way to ensure the support of business growth and continuity.
Develop strategic contingency plans for near term opportunities, unexpected demand spikes, significant new business opportunities, or unexpected reductions in existing assets.
Manage overall utilization balancing and resource management to maximize profit between current assets including make versus buy decisions.
Ensure budget projections match actual plant capacities and where shortfalls exist, provide business guidance to global operations on capital projects.
Customer Supply Chain & Messaging Management
Coordinate efforts between marketing, operations, quality, customer service, and sales to ensure proper messaging to customers.
Work with quality managers to ensure accurate complaint resolution and timely communication to customers.
Actively participate and lead in the Sales & Operations Planning process to ensure adequate capacities exist to meet open orders and to establish realistic lead times. Lead order control and allocation activities when necessary.
Coordinate routine meetings with regional teams, customer service, operating plants, and quality managers to improve overall customer experience.
Implement pricing strategies defined by marketing, providing a central contact point for the sales force.
Provide cost change information to marketing for use in operative pricing decisions.
Lead activities to improve margins aligning with current business strategies and objectives.
Optimize inventory levels that minimize working capital, achieve an appropriate service level to customers, and minimizing slow moving and obsolete goods.
Coordinate discussions between operations and business management to agree on optimal inventory levels.
Lonza is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a qualified individual with disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.