Integra LifeSciences

  • Sr. Demand Planner

    Vacancy ID
    2018-27348
    Location
    US-TX-Austin
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Category
    Operations
  • Overview

    Integra LifeSciences, a world leader in medical technology, is dedicated to limiting uncertainty for surgeons, so they can concentrate on providing the best patient care. Integra offers innovative solutions in orthopedic extremity surgery, neurosurgery, reconstructive and general surgery, and regenerative wound care.


    Integra's orthopedic products include devices and implants for foot and ankle, hand and wrist, shoulder and elbow, tendon and peripheral nerve protection and repair. Integra is a leader in neurosurgery, offering a broad portfolio of implants, devices, instruments and systems used in neurosurgery, neuromonitoring, neurotrauma, and related critical care. Integra’s Tissue Technologies is an in-patient and outpatient Regenerative product portfolio, which includes products for wound care, burns, abdominal reconstruction, and plastic & reconstructive surgery. In the United States, Integra is a leading provider of surgical instruments to hospitals, surgery centers and alternate care sites, including physician and dental offices.


    Founded in 1989 Integra is headquartered in Plainsboro, New Jersey and has over 4,400 employees worldwide. Integra's common stock is listed on The NASDAQ Stock Market under the symbol "IART."

    It's a great time to join our growing company and become one of our impassioned colleagues making lives better for the patients we serve!

    Responsibilities

    The Senior Demand Planner is responsible for executing global demand planning for a given geography and product portfolio. This includes maintaining statistical forecasts, projected tenders, planned set builds, and non-sales demand for assigned product franchises. The Sr. Demand Planner will through a combination of market analysis and statistical modeling, create projections of future sales for each market and product combination. Using forecasting KPIS and statistical models, the demand planner will evaluate submitted forecasts and assess how proposed demand events may impact sales volume. These forecasts are collaboratively reviewed with stakeholders in sales, marketing and finance to build consensus while managing risk against the financial plan. This position will ensure compliance with company and division-wide planning strategies, policies, standards, practices and relevant regulatory requirements including U.S. Food and Drug Administration and DOT/IATA, ISO 9001, ISO 13485, and other applicable agencies.  

    • Lead the Sales and Operations Planning process for a given geography and product portfolio, communicating forecasts to Procurement and Supply Planning and facilitating feedback communication of any constraints or decisions made in S&OP review  
    • Develop and maintain a rolling statistical demand forecast for assigned product lines at the SKU level in assigned markets  
    • Lead the demand reviews with sales, marketing, finance and supply chain management of the statistical and market forecasts, explaining the business assumptions behind the forecast and methods used to quantify each event  
    • Drive achieving consensus for operational demand forecasts by leading a collaborative demand planning process with sales, marketing and finance stakeholders at the market and regional levels  
    • Ensure that monthly forecasts are compared to and in alignment with financial budget/forecasts. Explain variances, note uncertainty and highlight risk areas to the consensus team  
    • Lead reviewing the strategic product strategies, to include product launches, product end of life and other events that affect forecasts with franchise marketing and communicate strategies and decisions to regional demand planning  
    • Define with Regulatory certification and other requirements and timelines and ensure that forecasts align with these requirements  
    • Ensure that reports pertaining to demand planning process are prepared and maintained, measuring a broad set of metrics: forecast error, forecast bias, inventory levels and customer service levels  
    • Other duties as assigned
    • The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required for his position.

     

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree in Operations, Engineering, Business or a related discipline is required
    • MBA or advanced degree is preferred
    • At least 5 years of experience in demand planning or equivalency 
    • APICS certification is preferred
    • Medical Device or Pharmaceutical industry experience is preferred
    • Excellent business acumen, including demonstrated abilities and leadership with financial analyses, business case preparation, NPV, ROI, and data-driven approach
    • Experience with Oracle and Cognos preferred
    • Experience in leading presentations to cross-functional audiences is preferred
    • Able to work independently and to solve complex problems, applying expertise in business intelligence and data solutions to drive best practices and innovative solutions 

     

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