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Supply Chain Product Manager at US01 Lonza Inc.

Posted in Science 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Morristown, New Jersey

Job Description:

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. 

Our vision:

We strive to be the leading supplier using science and technology to improve the quality of life.

Our mission:

We work with passion, using advanced technologies, to transform life science into new possibilities for our customers.

Do you want to help us as we shape the future of this great organization?


Job Description Summary

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.

Asset Management

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.

Margin Management

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.

Inventory Management

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.


  • Business and/or Technical degree required; MBA Preferred

  • 5 - 10 years commercial experience or relevant experience. Supply chain background strongly preferred. Sales experience and Operational experience in production is beneficial.

  • Supply Chain, Operations, Marketing, commercial development and/or P&L responsibility; Plus, qualified candidates must have a good understanding of how the pieces of a value chain work together to achieve positive financial performance.

  • Strong SAP, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word skills are required.

  • Must be a flexible team player whose career goals are commercial or management focused. 

  • Strong analytical and communication skills (written and verbal) are a must. 

  • Must be a motivated self-starter who is capable of understanding complex business issues, developing appropriate strategies and taking action without direct supervision.


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.


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