Global Lead - Warehouse Strategy

Belgium, Bornem; Basel; Visp; United Kingdom, Slough; United States, Houston (Texas)
16 April | Position with re­spon­si­bil­i­ties | 100%

Global Lead - Warehouse Strategy

Belgium, Bornem
Switzerland, Basel
Switzerland, Visp
United Kingdom, Slough
United States, Houston (Texas)

Today Lonza is a global leader in life sciences. We are more than 15,000 employees in more than 100 locations around the world. While we work in science, there’s no magic formula to how we do it. Our greatest scientific solution is talented people working together, devising ideas that help businesses to help people. In exchange, we let our people own their careers. Their ideas, big and small, genuinely improve the world. And that’s the kind of work we want to be part of.

As part of an ongoing commitment to drive excellence in all functions, Lonza has an active program to strengthen all aspects of its Supply Chain function. As part of this, a new Centre of Excellence will be formed to develop a comprehensive program to ensure its physical Supply Chain and Logistics activities develop to support the current and future business requirements of all divisions.

Key responsibilities:


  • Responsible for the creation and management of a Lonza Global warehouse footprint strategy


  • Ensure decisions and investment in insourced and outsourced warehousing solutions are optimal from a divisional and group perspective through the establishment of a group warehousing investment governance team


  • Establish effective systems to track current and future warehousing requirements and to compare them against current and planned capabilities to facilitate strategic decision making


Key requirements:


  • Perform global warehouse mapping exercise to capture detailed landscape of existing capabilities and capacities


  • Implement mechanisms to translate Business Plans and forecasts into warehousing requirement on a 3-5 year horizon


  • Capture existing warehouse investment projects, planned projects and short term challenges and develop into two year group roadmap


  • Establish objective process to define whether internal investment or outsourcing is the optimal solution to address any divisional or group need.


  • Ensure effective assessments are made in the area of warehouse design and automation decisions


  • Establish and manage warehouse investment governance process to oversee existing investments are leveraged to the benefit of the group and to ensure future investments support operational need whilst avoiding unnecessary local investment


  • Implement tracking processes to understand current and future occupancy levels are within desired levels. Also, ensure future requirement forecast accuracy is assessed to identify level of flexibility required during investment


Every day, Lonza’s products and services have a positive impact on millions of people. For us, this is not only a great privilege, but also a great responsibility. How we achieve our business results is just as important as the achievements themselves. At Lonza, we respect and protect our people and our environment. Any success we achieve is no success at all if not achieved ethically.

People come to Lonza for the challenge and creativity of solving complex problems and developing new ideas in life sciences. In return, we offer the satisfaction that comes with improving lives all around the world. The satisfaction that comes with making a meaningful difference.

Reference: R29157

Apply Belgium, Bornem
Switzerland, Basel
Switzerland, Visp
United Kingdom, Slough
United States, Houston (Texas)