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 planning specialist is responsible for the management of a portfolio of materials and of semi-finished goods involved in the manufacturing of final products. The portfolio management involves: Supply vs. Demand alignment; Inventory Management, Master Data maintenance for data integrity according to the manufacturing, sourcing and finance processes & policies in place; multiple internal stakeholders management. The planning specialist operates mostly in SAP. A proactive level at least in SAP MM & PP, as well as in Microsoft Excel is required. Manufacturing products within the Pharma/Biotech industry requires a familiarity and understanding of a GMP environment. Primary Responsibilities: Responsible for the creation, maintenance and accuracy of SAP part numbers for Semi-Finished Goods and Finished-Goods Responsible for the creation, maintenance, and accuracy of SAP Bills of Material and Recipes Responsible for SAP Master Data maintenance and accuracy in for all MM Basic views and selected PP views for Raw Materials, Semi-Finished Goods and Finished-Goods Responsible for identifying the changes in demand plan, supply plan, BOM, Recipe and Purchasing terms and for reflecting those changes into SAP Responsible for running SAP MRP and for the maintenance and accuracy of the backlog of Purchase Requisition in alignment with the agreed demand plan and with the agreed supply terms, in order for the Procurement team to convert into Purchase Orders. Responsible for maintaining the Inventory levels of raw materials as per the agreed inventory targets and as per the agreed inventory management policy terms Lead and coordinate the weekly Materials Review Board (MRB) meeting to identify and resolve material issues with key functions for the projects assigned. Responsible for the creation and management of the necessary GMP documents such as process change controls, deviations, event comments, and CAPA’s Involvement in the DMS Batch Record and specification review process Involvement in the Internal Project Team to ensure the SCM group meets the required production dates for order placement, delivery, test, and release of raw materials Participate in the weekly Materials Review Board (MRB) meeting to identify and resolve issues with key functions Communicate effectively with internal (including global sites) and external customers as related to the Planning of raw materials, semi-finished goods and finished-goods Provide assistance to internal customers as related to SAP Master Resources Planning activities Ensure compliance with Supply Chain planning policies, procedures and ethics guidelines are maintained Participate manage Kaizen/Hoshin event(s) that provide the business with process improvements for cost and/or time savings opportunities Ability to move into other Department roles on an as needed basis Complete necessary projects / duties as assigned by the Site Senior Planning Supervisor or Associate Director of Supply Chain Management Any other duties as assigned by your Supervisor/Manager Lonza. The place to Go, Stay and Grow.