MRP Planner

  • £250
  • Contract/ Interim
  • Hampshire
  • Ref: BH-4809

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Lonza Job Description

  1. Job Details                  Focus on describing what the job will be doing (primary responsibilities)!

Supervisory Organization*


Reports to (position)*

Supply Planner

Job Title*

Materials Requirements Planner

Job Profile*
(s. section 3 of this document)

Job Description Summary*

Provide a brief (3 – 4 sentence) description that states “why” the job exists and describes the nature and level of work.

Perform all duties to ensure the Materials Requirements Plans are completed to ensure the timely availability of materials to support the product Supply Plan

Responsible to liaise with all key functions to ensure timely updates to material plans considering changes to plans or material availability issues

Execution of key tasks to support inventory plans and optimization initiatives

Job Description*

(Key Accountabilities)

Define all key accountabilities (5-10), which the role will be expected to perform in short to medium future. Make sure that you list the accountability on top, which the role will be doing most frequently and which has most impact on the the team/BU/Lonza. Begin each sentence with an action word, e.g. Provides appropriate coaching and performance feedback to all direct reports.

  • Perform all routine tasks to convert planned orders into material plans including the creation and management of material planned requirements
  • Liaison with Supply Planner and Schedulers to ensure all material plans are up to date and responsive to changes in material requirements
  • Creation and maintenance of detailed material planning parameters in Planning systems
  • Liaison with procurement to agree conversion of the material requirements plan into Purchase Orders
  • Expediting material availability through liaison with procurement and teams involved with inbound material processing
  • Creation and management of material related KPIs and measures to ensure accurate understanding of material availability
  • Execution of key material availability, mobilization or write actions to support optimal management of inventory while reducing scrap/waste
  • Liase with key stakeholders (Supply Planner, Scheduler and PM) to develop safety stock and inventory plans to meet production plans
  • Track, report and facilitate on-time material availability including testing and release for production

Primary Location*

Site Based

Additional Location(s)

Key Stakeholders

Please specify the stakeholders (position, area, or department, no names) the role will interact with.

Stakeholder 1


Stakeholder 2

Production and Development Departments

Stakeholder 3

Site Controller

Supervision Received

Indicate one level of supervision the incumbent is expected to need from these 5 levels.

? Close Supervision

The incumbent is assigned duties according to specified procedures and receives detailed instructions. Work is checked frequently.

? Supervision

The incumbent performs a variety of routine work within established policies and procedures, and receives detailed instructions on new projects and assignments.

? General Supervision

The incumbent normally receives little instruction on day-to-day work and receives general instructions on new assignments.

? Direction

The incumbent establishes methods and procedures for attaining specific goals and objectives, and receives guidance in terms of broad goals. Only the final results of work are typically reviewed.

? General Direction

The incumbent exercises wide latitude in determining objectives and approaches to critical assignments.

  1. Qualifications     Focus on describing what the min. requirements are to perform assigned tasks.


Degree (required)*


Field of Study

Supply Chain Management

Degree (preferred)


Field of Study

Business Management




Ability Level

2 – Business Fluent



Certifications (incl. professional qualifications) i.e. ACCA, GPHR, CIPS, PgMP







Work Experience                                                                 What is the experience you would consider for this role?
Please note: If UK is secondary location NO years of experience should be included


Supply Chain







Competencies & Behaviors                            What behaviors are you expecting to see for each competency? Please use Lonza’s Core Competencies.


• Challenges the status quo and looks for opportunities to make improvements in his/her area of the business and beyond

• Embraces new initiatives and drives successful implementation in his/her area

Business Acumen*

• Uses knowledge of his/her own business area and related areas to identify and develop operational/financial improvements

• Provides feedback to his/her managers on the content of the strategy and its implementation


• Works in partnership as an active member of his/her team and cross- functional working groups

Customer Focus*

• Proactively seeks to understand internal/external customer and market needs

• Develops insights that can be used to enhance customer satisfaction or other metrics

Driving Results*

• Helps peers (and team) overcome performance obstacles and challenges

• Secures buy-in from key stakeholders

• Ensures delivery excellence for own goals


• Ensures clear and direct 2-way communication within his/her team and other organisations

• Takes personal accountability for outcomes resulting from choices and behaviors of self and team


(please indicate the number of direct reports and indirect reports)

This role will have no direct reports but will require strong interaction with different stakeholders (PM, Procurement, MSAT/QC/QA etc)and Finance teams on all sites and at a divisional level




Skills                                                   What analytical capabilities or niche skillset does this role require?

  • Ability to influence both Supply Chain and functional leaders to support inventory management/ strategy recommendations
  • Good communication and presentation skills. Ability to present ideas in a clear and concise manner
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to define metrics (KPI’s) and identify issues through root cause analysis
  • Competent using MS Office suite, particularly Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to utilise Business Intelligence systems to extract data and generate reports

Manager’s Signature and Date

Employee’s Signature (optional Employee ID) and Date

  1. Process Flow: Global Grading                                                         Globally applicable


Required Action

New Role with accountabilities that had been properly graded before (identical peer role in team/identical replacement of existing job)

Use existing job description (JD) and Global Grade (GG)

New Role with different or completely new accountabilities (no grading exists in team for identical job)

Manager creates JD, HRBP reviews JD, Manager opens Req in Workday (Job Profile “Requires Grading”)

Promotion (no peer role/not a move into an already graded role)

Manager creates JD, HRBP reviews JD and sends JD to

FOR HR BP USE: Proposed Details

FOR TOTAL REWARDS USE: Confirmed Details.

Proposed Global Grade

Global Grade

Global Grade Code

Proposed Job Profile

Suggested Job Profile

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