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Demand & Supply Planner - Interim 6 months

Michael Page Switzerland
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Our client is looking for a senior demand planner for a duration of 6 months

Demand & Supply Planner - Interim 6 months

Our client is an international medical device manufacturer


Demand & Supply Planning:
- Responsible for the demand figures indirectly driving the Production schedule of global plants, directly affecting the availability of products to the customers
- Process Owner for the demand planning Process 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 forecast at regional level
- Monitor Joblogs from DP background jobs after each step in the monthly process for products forecast for sale at the regional level regardless of where produced
- Monitor DP alerts and use BI reports to identify forecast issues for products forecast 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 efficiency

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


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

- 5 years' experience in supply and demand planning

- Experience in Medical devices or FMCG
- 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

Job Offer

Great opportunity to be part of a dynamic and fast growing multinational company

Michael Page is a brand of „Michael Page International (Switzerland) SA“.