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Senior Demand Planner

Company: Carl Zeiss Vision
Location: Dublin
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Senior Demand Planner

Dublin, CA

Step out of your comfort zone, excel and redefine the limits of what is possible. That's just what our employees are doing every single day - in order to set the pace through our innovations and enable outstanding achievements. After all, behind every successful company are many great fascinating people

Ensure finished product availability in the distribution center and contribute to reach targeted customer service level according to rules and processes in place. Manage inventory planning activities and optimize stock level by balancing customer back order risk with working capital costs and scrap risk. Manage supplier relationships to ensure timely and cost-effective fulfillment of orders. The role will represent the planning organization in cross functional projects and will require solution development for issues of diverse scope and high complexities. Position is responsible for special projects, process improvements, and staff training while supporting global projects as needed.

We are looking for people who are keen to try something new:

  1. Ensure finished product availability in the distribution center and contribute to reach targeted customer service level according to rules and processes in place.
  • Based on historical data, market trend, business strategy and sales field feedback, build demand plan.
  • Manage demand forecast into our ERP.
  • Measure forecast accuracy, analyze root causes and fine tune demand plan accordingly. Provide recommendations for improvement.
  • Prepare and lead demand consensus meeting with Sales and Marketing counterparts.
  1. Manage inventory planning activities and optimize stock level by balancing customer back order risk with working capital costs and scrap risk.
  • Define inventory strategy to cover demand & unpredictable business risk and review periodically stock target according to overall ITO target.
  • Manage stock target in our ERP and pilot MRP functionality (master data).
  • Measure stock level, analyze development and trend, identify inventory shortage situations, excess and obsolete products. Provide recommendations for optimization.
  • Provide input to monthly inventory follow-up meeting and identify inventory risk (phase in/out, short shelf life, etc...); estimate inventory projection.
  1. Manage supplier relationships to ensure timely and cost-effective fulfillment of orders.
  • Manage replenishment plan in ERP and distribute finished product requirements to suppliers and manufacturing sites.
  • Monitor performance and capabilities of internal and external sources to ensure their conformity to on-time delivery, quality, service and pricing commitments.
  • Follow and track execution of replenishment plan
  • Measure and analyze replenishment plan accuracy.
  • Prepare and lead supply consensus meeting in order to get reliable and realistic delivery information.
  1. Supply Chain Analysis:
  • Measure and report performance of its scope of responsibility (Forecast Accuracy, CPO, Inventory turns, scrap risk)
  • Represent supply chain planning department during phase in/out project.
  • Provide and report relevant information to management.
  • Lead continuous improvement activities within scope of responsibility.

You are:

Education: Bachelor's degree in business administration or equivalent discipline

  • Minimum experience: Seven to ten (7-10) years' experience in purchasing, planning, materials, manufacturing, or customer service.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Expert in excel and statistical analysis
  • Advanced computer skills, including ERP systems (i.e., SAP, Oracle, JD Edwards), and MS Office Apps (Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Analytics and judgment related to complex issues
  • Strong communication skills and ability to synthesize data messaging
  • Dealing with ambiguity and managing conflict situations
  • Basic understanding of medical device industry and regulatory affair standard

In a spacious modern setting full of opportunities for further development, ZEISS employees work in a place where expert knowledge and team spirit reign supreme. All of this is supported by a special ownership structure and the long-term goal of the Carl Zeiss Foundation: to bring science and society into the future together.

Join us today. Inspire people tomorrow.

Diversity is a part of ZEISS. We look forward to receiving your application regardless of gender, nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion, philosophy of life, disability, age, sexual orientation or identity.

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We are an EEO/AAA/Disabled/Veterans employer

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