Site Procurement Manager - Direct Materials

United States, Alpharetta (Georgia)
United States, Conley (Georgia)
United States, Mapleton (Illinois)
United States, Morristown (New Jersey)
United States, Rochester (New York)
United States, Williamsport (Pennsylvania)

Site Procurement Manager, Direct Materials

Lonza Specialty Ingredients (LSI) combines technological innovation with world class manufacturing and process excellence.  Together, these enable our customers to deliver their discoveries in key areas:

Microbial Control Solutions serves consumer and technical markets by safeguarding resources and peoples’ wellbeing. We are a trusted and innovative supplier of microbial control solutions and chemical technologies used in a wide range of industrial and consumer solutions. Our vast product portfolio of microbial control and chemical technologies offer quality products backed by technical and regulatory expertise, meeting our customers’ current and future needs.

Specialty Chemical Services provides solutions for composite materials and processing additives for technically demanding industries, such as electronics, transportation and aerospace. We also provide performance intermediates & chemicals for many industrial applications, such as agro intermediates, food & feed ingredients, cosmetics, non-current good manufacturing practices (non-cGMP) intermediates, and custom development & manufacturing.

Lonza Specialty Ingredients (LSI) is seeking a Site Procurement Manager, Direct Materials. This position can be based in Morristown, NJ in our US Headquarters or in one of our other Lonza Specialty Ingredients locations.

Key responsibilities:

  • Partner with site stakeholders to ensure business continuity and to understand and support the delivery of current and future business needs.

  • Manage the performance of the operational buying team.

  • Track saving performance and identify potential savings, risks & opportunities.

  • Develop site procurement strategy, support regional and global procurement strategy.

  • Drive professional partnership/collaboration with suppliers, manage portfolio of suppliers and

Key requirements:

  • Bachelors - Business, Chemistry, Economics, Engineering, Procurement or Supply Chain or equivalent work experience

  • Experience using SAP ERP in a purchasing/procurement role

  • Experience and knowledge of both Operational Procurement and Purchasing of Direct (Raw Materials) (e.g. Purchase Requisition to Purchase Order Process)

  • Personal Leadership - takes initiative, ownership and accountability; is a self starter that can work with minimal direction. Has credibility, is not afraid to challenge and must possess an ability to influence

  • Understands customer expectations and requirements and incorporates them into sourcing strategies; establishes and maintains effective relationships; understands that procurement is a  service function

  • Executional Excellence - Gets things done first time right, on time; accurate; bias towards action; has a sense of urgency; thoroughness; able to prioritize work

  • Advanced experience of using Microsoft Office  

A major part of the heritage of LSI is being able to deliver unique solutions to its customers. Being the driving force behind this approach – listening, asking, understanding to match the right elements in a new way has been an inherent part of our day-to-day business. Always with the goal to enable a competitive advantage for each customer with a specific product, package or solution. What makes YOU different?

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.

Reference: R29859