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Job Description

Job Title: Global Demand Planner for Instruments
Reports To: Senior Global Supply Chain Manager
Group/Division: Specialty Diagnostics, Anatomical Pathology Division
Track: Professional
Band: 6
Location: Runcorn, UK

Position Summary:
To be responsible for the product portfolio and range planning with specific focus on a smooth running SiOP process, customer delivery and inventory management. Drive improvement on forecast accuracy through process, monitoring and focused improvements in key supply chain metrics by working cross functionally with all departments to deliver to the customer expectations

Specific Tasks
  • Deliver commercial requirements of the business working closely with Sales and Marketing
  • Deliver operational requirements working closely with production teams both in UK and China, customers services, purchasing and finance
  • Master data management
  • Creation of accurate and justified rolling 12 month instrument forecast figures
  • Coordination of pre SiOP process and participation in full SiOP cadence
  • Data analysis of product sales and ordering, geographical and annual trends in order to better anticipate changes to forecast figures
  • Coordinate the SIOP process and as an output to provide Production & Purchasing with volume requirements and senior management with required data analysis
  • Manage global inventory level reporting and deliver inventory requirements for the business
  • Responsibility for establishing range and portfolio processes and the ongoing management. Including ABC classification for products based on speed of rotation, revenue generation, margin contribution and component criticality
  • Establish optimal safety stock and work with Sourcing on ideal pack quantities
  • Attend stakeholder departmental meetings, providing both input and extracting relevant information
  • Deliver strategies for rotation and obsolescence management
  • Route cause analysis of product stock outs / overstocks and make proposals to improve
  • Meet and exceed targets set for OTIF, Overdue PO value, Forecast Accuracy, Lead time Performance, DOS and availability within rules
  • Maintain excellent relationships and support all internal contacts
  • Deputise for Global Supply Chain Manager
  • Any other duties as required

  • Undertake specific product training
  • Undertake all compliance training necessary including LOC, Dangerous Goods by Air/Road/Rail, Aviation Security etc. as required

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:
  • In depth knowledge of MRP systems and reporting software
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Strong numerical skills
  • Analytical
  • Proven organisational skills
  • Self motivated
  • Attention to detail
  • Good computer skills, including high level of proficiency in Excel and Access (desirable)
  • Ability to work with or find logic in complex situations
  • Global Travel will be required

Experience Required
  • At least 5 years experience working within a Production environment
  • Demonstrable experience of driving service transformation and implementing significant business process improvements to drive service delivery and an enhanced customer experience.
  • Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills, with the ability to develop strong relationships and the gravitas to influence at the highest levels.
  • Advocate of Process Improvement and tools including LEAN
Personal Skills Required
  • Ability to communicate well with all personnel (internal & external employees, customers)
  • Self motivated, proactive and dedicated approach.
  • Ability to exert excellent influencing skills in order to achieve goals
  • Ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, reset priorities and work independently
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality

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