B. Braun

Sr Analyst, Supply Chain

Job Locations US-PA-Bethlehem
Requisition ID
B. Braun Medical Inc
# of Openings
Supply Chain
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
8 am to 5 pm


About B. Braun 


B. Braun Medical Inc., a leader in infusion therapy and pain management, develops, manufactures, and markets innovative medical products and services to the healthcare industry. Other key product areas include nutrition, pharmacy admixture and compounding, ostomy and wound care, and dialysis. The company is committed to eliminating preventable treatment errors and enhancing patient, clinician and environmental safety. B. Braun Medical is headquartered in Bethlehem, Pa., and is part of the B. Braun Group of Companies in the U.S., which includes B. Braun Interventional Systems, Aesculap® and CAPS®.


Globally, the B. Braun Group of Companies employs more than 64,000 employees in 64 countries. Guided by its Sharing Expertise® philosophy, B. Braun continuously exchanges knowledge with customers, partners and clinicians to address the critical issues of improving care and lowering costs. To learn more about B. Braun Medical, visit www.BBraunUSA.com.


Position Summary:


This position is responsible for managing the supply planning processes and performance monitoring within manufacturing plants and related purchased finished goods areas. The Senior Analyst, Supply Chain will manage cross functional communications and facilitate integration between functions for a forward looking demand and supply planning environment. This position develops manufacturing requirements via forecasting and/or customer’s orders to make the products effectively and efficiently.


Responsibilities: Essential Duties

  • Responsible to ensure that plant makes product to customer demand, avoid stock outs and maintain the right inventory to service to customer requirements.
  • Ensure consistent, continuous monitoring of manufacturing activity by product code (daily/weekly/monthly reporting of plan vs. actuals) and performance data in the related plants.
  • Collaborate with manufacturing management to develop credible supply response to near term demand plan, and inventory plans which are within demonstrated capacities, budget and inventory targets.
  • Participate in weekly meetings with plant management and identify supply issues, escalate them for resolution, and provide update to sales/marketing in a proactive manner to minimize customer back orders.
  • Communicate proactively to appropriate stakeholders in a timely manner regarding current and/or potential future supply performance issues or misalignments (schedule feasibility, capacity imbalances, excess inventory, etc.).
  • Ensure supply plans generate credible master production schedules by identifying and resolving supply/demand imbalances.
  • Establish and use best practices for safety stock calculations, supply planning and inventory target development.
  • Develop long term plans (LTP) using SAP at product level to identify capacity constraints, providing input in line capacity extension, facility expansion plans.
  • Work with management in the plants to analyze and develop plans and recommendations to address bottlenecks with strong consideration of marketing/sales priorities.
  • Utilize SAP ERP and/or SAP APO systems to gather and analyze supply chain related processes and data.
  • Prepare and present data analyses and summary presentations to senior management as needed.


Expertise: Knowledge & Skills

  • Strong knowledge of supply chain management principles.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing operations.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and presentation skills.
  • Strong computer skills with high proficiency in Microsoft Excel.
  • Proven ability to structure and conduct advanced supply chain analyses using Excel in the areas of inventory management, production planning, capacity planning.
  • Demonstrated facilitation skills for cross functional meetings with various levels of management.
  • Ability to effectively influence others while serving on cross functional teams.
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills.


Expertise: Qualifications - Experience/Training/Education/Etc



  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, Operations Management, Supply Chain or related field.
  • Minimum 3 - 5 years’ experience in supply chain and/or materials management including supply planning, master and detailed scheduling, and procurement in a complex manufacturing environment
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • High level of proficiency in the use of SAP



  • MBA or Master’s degree
  • APICS certification (CPIM, CSCP)
  • Continuing education credits in supply chain related areas
  • Lean or Six Sigma certifications
  • Medical device industry experience


B. Braun offers an excellent benefits package, which includes healthcare, a 401(k) plan, and tuition reimbursement. To learn more about B. Braun and our safety healthcare products or view a listing of our employment opportunities, please visit us on the internet at www.bbraunusa.com.



Through its “Sharing Expertise®” initiative, B. Braun promotes best practices for continuous improvement of healthcare products and services.



Responsibilities: Other Duties:


The preceding functions have been provided as examples of the types of work performed by employees assigned to this position. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed in this description are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of different positions due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.


Physical Demands:


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to handle or feel and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. 

Work Environment:


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


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