As a member of our Supply Chain team, you will make a daily impact on the lives of others. Apply today and you will get a chance to work with high-functioning, driven people who all have the same mission of making healthcare better. Plus, we have an award-winning culture and were recently named one of the World's Best Workplace by Fortune!
The Job's Mission
This role is aligned with the selling division and will support the Business Unit General Managers, as well as the Sales, Marketing and Finance, for all forecasting and demand planning related issues. The role is responsible for unconstrained end-customer demand plans, including planning for phase in & phase out of the product portfolio, and the support of product rationalization evaluations. The purpose is to establish a strong Demand Planning process for their area of responsibility. The key stakeholders will be EU / EEMEA Vice Presidents / GM’s, IBP Management and Supply Planners. This person must have strong skills in leadership, communication, and influence
Key Activities & Accountabilities
The Demand Planner is responsible for:
Leading Demand meetings with Sales and Marketing organizations at divisional level and serve as the primary planning contact for Marketing, Sales, Customer Service and Finance business partners
Proactive assembly and analysis of all data (historical sales, market trends, seasonality, promotions) and application of forecasting techniques to create the sales forecast. In addition, capturing any new KIT requirements and relay the information to the KIT Planner, if applicable to the portfolio and area of responsibility.
Leading IBP meetings at regional level and leverage best available cross-functional inputs and apply judgment based on knowledge of the business and robust cross-functional discussions.
Using Demand Planning tools and technologies and suggest improvements to improve the current demand planning process.
Measuring, managing and improving forecast accuracy for his/her division by effectively analyzing sources of forecast error and recommending appropriate action plans.
Working closely with the Supply Planners & Kit Planner to ensure accurate and on time replenishment of stock and optimal Customer Service levels
Degree level in Business/Engineering/Supply Chain Management/ Economics/Statistics disciplines
Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a Demand Planner / Integrated Business Planning role with proven capability to establish and improve Demand Planning processes.
Resilient individual that is willing to challenge the status quo and drive improvement
Strong stakeholder management capabilities
Knowledge of Demantra Planning platform preferred
Proven ability to communicate and present to all levels of the organization.
Strong negotiation and influencing skills with the ability to drive results through a global matrix structure is required
Adheres to principles and values in good and in bad times; practices what they preach and admits their mistakes
Knows their own strengths, weaknesses, talents and limits; can handle criticism and is open to feedback
Makes sense of complex, high volume and contradictory information; deals with ambiguity, risk and uncertainty; can make quality decisions without having the total picture
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