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Job Title: Global Demand Planner
Requisition ID: 53165BR

When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real-world impact, and you’ll be supported in achieving your career goals.


Forecasting and Demand Planning:

  • Develop a global demand plan through a combination of sales feedback, market analysis, and statistical modeling
  • Determine the impact of various sales and marketing plans, such as new product introductions, product withdrawal or obsolescence, promotions and incentives, and modify the demand plan accordingly
  • Produce demand forecasts by SKU by point of distribution
  • Key Account Planning support & advocate
  • Ensure coordination with finance to evaluate the revenue forecast and validate against the divisional strategy.
Planning and Inventory Systems and Data Control:
  • Oversee the development, accuracy, and routine maintenance of all demand planning data within the ERP system or equivalent including forecast, inventory and DRP
  • Sets high level Master Production Schedule; coordinates with Internal Stakeholders on production priorities in a constraint-impacted environment
  • Initiates / proactively supports Operations Management to improve productivity, capacity utilization, resource planning, as part of continuous review of work-center Manufacturing strategy
  • Participates in long term capacity assessments
  • Identifies Supply Constraints - Capacity, Resource & Material
Supply and Demand Management:
  • Lead the monthly S&OP discussions by comparing the forecasted demand to actual demand to achieve targets levels of service at the lowest possible cost
  • Monitor finished goods inventory levels within applicable geographies to ensure customer satisfaction and enable a quick and flexible response to unexpected changes in either supply or demand
  • Reconcile all supply, demand, and new product plans to both the detail and aggregate levels and tie to the business plan
  • Identify and communicate capacity constraints by acting as liaison between sales, customer service, and plant production
  • Review performance measures to drive continuous process improvement
  • Determine the best way to handle volatility and risk in the supply chain, such as the impact of deviations from forecast demand, impact of changes in lead times, etc.
  • Develop and coordinate plant schedules in line with projected customer demand and established lead times for ATO and MTO products
  • Develop alternative solutions to proactively identify and manage excessive demand (e.g., steer demand to available supply or work with Sales to prioritize demand by customer or product in case of allocation issues)
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or equivalent degree
  • Five years of progressively responsible materials management / planning experience in the manufacturing, BioTech or Pharmaceutical industries or equivalent industry experience preferred
  • Direct work experience with inventory / planning / order management / ERP system experience: SAP systems is preferred
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Understanding of budget/cost control techniques
  • Strong analytical skills and MS Excel, Access and Word proficiency

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 50,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission—enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Apply today http://jobs.thermofisher.com

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.
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