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Co-develop and implement short and long term procurement planning programs to assure adequate quantities of suitable materials at the time needed to meet actual requirements at the lowest costs. Requires working closely with the Manufacturing and Program Management departments to specify and source new contract material requirements and review production schedule changes. Also work with the QA and QC departments regarding appropriate material specifications and test parameters; and the Global Sourcing team for global supply contracts.
Aggressively seek and recommend cost savings possibilities based upon new sources, substitutions, improved systems or new items.
To manage the maintenance, and accuracy of SAP part numbers, MRP requirements, safety stock and reorder point levels to ensures timely supply of critical materials for customer projects and operation requirements.
Understand the computerized procurement system and its relationship to other department modules. Ensure that all purchasing data bases have prompt, accurate information. Use generated reports and screens for control and purchasing decisions.
Analyze data to determine best possible solutions, whether requisition-based or transaction reduction-based and implement necessary corrective actions.
Able to identify and act on situations or impending event which will require escalation and communicates to appropriate levels.
Responsible for the creation, maintenance, and accuracy of SAP part number set-up for raw materials.
Responsible for Raw Material planning, Purchase Order creation and maintenance.
Communicate effectively with internal (including Lonza global colleagues) and external customers.
Provide assistance to internal customers for SAP Sourcing/Procurement.
Ensure compliance with purchasing policies, procedures and ethics guidelines are maintained.
Lead and coordinate the weekly Materials Review Board (MRB) meeting to identify and resolve material issues with key functions for the projects assigned.
Degree or Diploma in SCM, Procurement or any relevant discipline.
Planning and Sourcing experience & coming from a fast pace environment.
Good understanding of overall Procurement process and how it applies to material requirements planning (MRP).
Relevant SCM experience supporting internal stakeholders and manufacturing operations.
Purchasing knowledge and exposure in a manufacturing industry.
Meticulous and Systematic.
This role requires the incumbent to be able to visually differentiate and identify colors to perform the job effectively.