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Senior Planning analyst / Demand Planner

Job Title: Senior Planning analyst / Demand Planner
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Galway
REF: 85313
Job Published: about 2 years ago

Job Description

Senior Planning analyst / Demand Planner
Our client, a medical device company in Galway are currently looking to recruit a Senior Planning analyst / Demand Planner for their site.
Major Functions / Objectives
  • Implement S&OP process in the organization?s International markets and continue to improve supply chain effectiveness
  • Strengthen the Forecasting process for OUS territories including emerging markets
  • Establish a solid Demand Review process with key demand sites
  • Coordinate and build upon the close working relationships which have been forged with Commercial, Marketing, Supply Planning and the Supply Chain teams, to enable a complete understanding of the factors affecting demand and optimize the accuracy of the planning process.
  • Manage communications with internal and external partners
  • New product introduction process review and improvement ? the successful candidate will be a key participant in the launch process.
  • Communication and liaison with supply team on product availability and supply related aspects of product flow
  • Improve inter-company planning process ongoing
  • Work with Global S&OP team and provide support, as required
  • Understanding of existing tolling environments and support of new tolling environments
Technical Skills
  • Highly competent in forecasting & planning
  • Highly numerate with a strong aptitude for data analysis and achieving high quality output
  • Advanced knowledge of supply chain functions.
  • Manufacturing experience is desirable.
  • Advanced Knowledge of MS Excel; Demand Solutions software desirable.
  • SAP user experience is a distinct advantage
  • Understanding of company products (basic) and processes (develop thorough)
  • APICS qualified, or working towards APICS qualification.
Team Skills
  • Excellent communication skills (written & verbal across cultures)
  • Highly organized and capable of managing a significant workload, to ensure the effective achievement of multiple deadlines within a tight schedule
  • Strong project management skills
Long Term Strategic Planning
  • Continual improvement of planning process to meet the changing requirements of the organization, as it continues to expand its scope of operations
  • Identification of systemic improvements to the Sales & Operations planning processes
Environment / Culture
  • Self-motivated culture with high standards of detailed output required
  • Reactive & flexible to current issues while driving the long term supply management process.
  • Proactively work with the manager and team to implement improvements to the Planning process
  • Willingness to identify where getting involved can add value, even if outside current comfort zone.
Basic Requirements
  • 5+ years? experience in related Supply Chain areas.
  • Qualified (or working towards) APICS qualification.
  • Excellent IT skills, including Microsoft Excel and SAP
  • In order to interact with sites on different time zones occasional out of hours working required
For further information on this Senior Planning analyst / Demand Planner role in Galway please contact Aoife O?Reilly on 091730022 /
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