Integra LifeSciences

  • Sr. Demand Planner

    Vacancy ID
    2018-28581
    Location
    US-TX-Austin
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Category
    Operations
  • Overview

    Responsibilities

    • 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

    Qualifications

    • Degree in Operations, Engineering, Business or a related discipline
    • 5 years’ experience in demand planning or equivalency 
    • Advanced certification (e.g. APICS) is preferred, Lean or Six Sigma 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
    • High level of proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite Excel, Power Point, Word and Outlook or other data analytic tools such as Tableau
    • Leadership skills and capabilities
    • Able to work independently and to solve complex problems, applying expertise in business intelligence and data solutions to drive best practices and innovative solutions 
    • Talent in facilitation and networking ability to work effectively with a variety of cultures, people, styles, and personalities

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