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Raw Materials Planner Level 3 at US02 Lonza Biologics Inc.

Posted in Manufacturing 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Portsmouth, New Hampshire

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

This role exists to ensure the exceptional delivery of continued raw materials readiness for all manufacturing processing and requisite support initiatives. 
The Materials Planner is a critical role whose contribution is also integral to all successful customer project support and who serves as the primary face to the customer representing Supply Chain. 

  • Through the management of materials requirements planning (MRP), the optimization of data, and driving continuous process improvement, the Raw Materials Planner is required to ensure the maintenance of optimum inventory levels, avoid critical material shortages, and keep material costs down.  

  • Materials Planner may be called upon my management to support and participate in departmental projects and provide guidance to less experienced staff in the department.

  • Represents supply chain at all internal project and joint project meetings and ensures that all raw materials campaign activities in advance of, during and upon completion of all production runs are properly managed; serving to influence decisions, represent the interests of supply chain and Lonza at large and to manage the flow and  organization of all information needed to ensure all raw materials requirements are met in accordance with the requisite timelines

  • Ensures campaign readiness through the management of all material requirements planning (MRP), the maintenance of system data integrity and the timely execution of all requirements for raw materials. Able to manage any commodity

  • Manages quality documentation in support of daily operations and in response to process and supply disruptions and addresses internal customer needs as required.

  • Identifies, develops, and successfully completes raw materials breakthrough projects which increase efficiency in pursuit of campaign readiness and continued operational support. Recognizes smaller opportunities to improve and identifies and implements process improvements as needed.

  • Assists raw materials planning manager in departmental projects, actively provides guidance, training and direction to members of the group and serves as a leader within the team.


  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Strong Organizational skills

  • Solid experience in Supply Chain

  • Experience in SAP Highly Preferred

  • Materials Planning/Scheduling experience

  • Strong Team Player and able to work across cross-functional teams


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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