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Demand & Supply Planner

Vaud   •  Permanent

About Our Client

Great opportunity in the medical industry for an international Demand & Supply Planner.

Job Description

Main Responsibilities 
Demand & Supply Planning: 
  • Responsible for the demand figures in the WE & EMA regions indirectly driving the Production schedule of global plants, directly affecting the availability of products to the customers 
  • Process Owner for the demand planning Process in the WE & EMA regions for assigned platforms, across countries regionally and indirectly influences the global production plan 
  • Actively contribute and support the development and implementation of the regional business strategy in the demand planning functional area 
  • Develop good statistical models through the use of the SCM DP/SP and leverage its usage in Demand/Supply Consensus for products forecasted at regional level 
  • Monitor Joblogs from DP background jobs after each step in the monthly process for products forecasted for sale at the regional level regardless of where produced 
  • Monitor DP alerts and use BI reports to identify forecast issues for products forecasted at regional level regardless of where produced 
  • Manage communication and coordination across the regional marketing and finance areas as well as across country sales and marketing teams and country demand planners, if any supply issues occur 
  • Work with global planning to document and maintain lead times within the integrated supply chain that will affect required inventory levels within the regions, and communicate with global planning to determine corrective action if required 
  • Responsible for managing the inventory levels for assigned products at regional level to maximize regional service levels to Customers and optimize working capital spend 
  • Provide projections to regional warehouse management and transportation functions on Inbound and Storage Volumes 
  • Execute deployment / allocation in short supply situations Translate business/inventory needs into supply needs 
  • Provide guidance and recommendations on replenishment model selection, appropriate solvers and related master data by product/product line and by source site to drive business outcomes from a cost and priority perspective 
  • Engage with the worldwide planning organization on management of long term product supply shortages e.g., temporarily reduce inventory targets in order to automate the propagation / distribution of the materials with shortages, creation of manual STO's for the regions to allow fair share deployment between domestic and intercompany shipments, etc. 
S&OP process facilitation: 
  • Facilitate the Regional Demand/Supply Review and represent that information in the Regional S&OP meetings ensures timely collection and review of the appropriate information required for this forum to accurately determine regional production plan 
  • Timely and accurately enter the consensus figures into DP for monthly pass into S&OP to accurately determine production planning 
  • Represent the regions in the WW Demand/Supply Review; ensuring timely collection and review of the appropriate information required for this forum and jointly contribute to the decisions to ultimately determine global production 
  • Interface with WW Demand/Supply Planners for plants globally and S&OP Process owners. 
  • Support WW Supply Chain key initiatives to accomplish best in class forecast accuracy and provide support in meeting goals across all other SC KPI's to ultimately help manage production/distribution efficiencies 
Business performance management: 
  • Support CI, cost reduction or efficiency initiatives in regional Demand Planning area using Six Sigma and best practice benchmarking methodologies 
  • Responsible for the Regional Key Metrics/Forecast Accuracy to attain the highest level of performance for the assigned product groups and assist in management of cost through achieving those metrics. Maintain a strong link with the business activities and global issues as they may affect respective products sold in the regions regardless of where the products are manufactured. 
  • Consolidate, challenge the country input for the annual LTP process as well as provide regional input. Work with global and regional supply chain teams to achieve an optimal distribution network, and maintain a key coordination point with local warehouse management and transportation functions. 
  • Liaison with regional business cross-functional leadership team to understand business strategy and future business needs 

The Successful Applicant


University degree in Business, Supply Chain or related fields. Recent holders of degrees in Supply Chain will be also considered. 


  • Strong data analytic and statistical experience and skill set. Previous use of forecast accuracy measurements to drive improvement (MAPE, Bias, etc.) 
  • APICS certification is a plus 
  • Experience in Supply Chain is preferred 
  • ERP experience such as SAP or tools such as APO, SCM are a plus 

Required Knowledge and Skills 

  • Proficient with definitions, parameters and variables of demand and supply planning performance metrics, capable to translate these metrics into meaningful business outcomes, to perform root cause analysis and apply corrective actions 
  • Capable to monitor Demand and Supply planning metrics performance in support of S&OP and to recommend corrective action as required. Working knowledge of the 5 step S&OP Process with specific awareness of dependent activities within the S&OP cycle. 
  • Capable to facilitate Regional Demand and Supply Reviews and to represent the regions in WW S&OP meetings. 
  • Capable to provide regional roll up of demand and supply for financial reconciliation 
  • Has understanding of the E2E supply chain and the regional networks 
  • Strong analytical skills, capable to drill-down for root cause analysis, linked to capability to synthesize and translate findings into business language 
  • • Skilled to think at tactical and strategic levels and to tailor communication to different levels in the organization 
  • • Working knowledge of project management and CI tools (i.e., Six Sigma) 
  • Skilled and capable in the use of statistical modeling software to develop a demand plan 
  • Understanding of market served (country) and its demand volatility affected by market place 
  • events such as tender, competitor actions, etc. 
  • Understanding of end user customer expectations and requirements. 
  • Ability to create groupings from product dependencies and common characteristics 
  • Understanding of with the inputs, outputs, systems applications for all aspects of Supply Chain processes 
  • Ability to set targets and establish plans to drive metric improvement to target at regional level 
  • Skilled and capable in the use of SCM and SAP as a tool in developing appropriate inventory levels and net replenishment requirements to achieve targeted inventory and customer service levels 
  • Skilled to liaise between manufacturing and business and to balance effectiveness vs. business needs 
  • Proficient in the use of Excel, Power Point and Word 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills 
  • Excellent communication skill 
  • Business level fluency in English required, other European language knowledge a plus 

What's on Offer

Attractive package.

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