B. Braun

Sr Demand Planner

Job Locations US-PA-Bethlehem
Requisition ID
2021-19854
Company
B. Braun Medical Inc
# of Openings
1
Category
Supply Chain
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Shift
8 am to 5 pm
Site
Corporate

Overview

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.

Responsibilities

Position Summary:

The Sr. Demand Planner will support the managing of the demand planning process and performance monitoring in the development of statistical forecast and demand plans while providing analytical support. This position requires regular communications with Marketing, Sales, Operations and Finance teams. The SR Demand Planner will determine, analyzes and revise demand projections. The position is responsible for the development of SKU forecasts and to publish reports associated with the demand performance, trends and analysis. This position is also responsible to monitor and dispose of excess and obsolete inventory.

Responsibilities / Essential Duties:

  •  Supports the managing of the demand planning process and performance monitoring in the development of statistical forecast and demand plans while providing analytical support.
  •  Requires regular communications with Marketing, Sales, Operations and Finance teams.
  •  Determines, analyzes and revises demand projection.
  •  Responsible for the development of SKU forecasts and to publish reports associated with the demandperformance, trends and analysis.
  • Responsible for producing accurate demand planning forecasts by SKU for assigned market segment product groupings.

  • Create, maintain and update statistical models and data in the forecasting system. Validate the history and model assumptions. Determine trends. Review and manage statistical exceptions.

  •  Lead the analysis of demand plans on a monthly basis in conjunction with the Marketing and Sales teams.

  • Collaborate with Marketing, Sales, Finance and Operations Management to develop credible consensus demand plans.

  • Determines, analyzes and revises 3/6-month demand projections by catalog item and month based on Sales and Marketing inputs and demand history to provide the detail necessary for Manufacturing and Distribution to determine their monthly and weekly production and transportation plans.

  • Analyzes, projects and revises forecasts based on ordering patters for 3 warehouses and four main manufacturing facilities..

  • Maintains SAP tables that drive forecasting reports.

  • Support Operations and Distribution in the development of the annual operating budgets.

  • In cooperation with Sales, Marketing and Finance develops, analyzes and publishes the annual sales plan. Sales plan volumes are analyzed by catalog number by comparing them to demand history and current anticipated changes. Coordinate with Sales/ Marketing to resolve questions. Communicates with and make recommendations.

  •  Develops and publishes a desired demand plan.

  • Tracks and publishes demand performance measurement impact by MSG, demand/supply group and catalog item; analyzes and identifies strategies to improve.

  • Coordinates new product and product change implementation plans:

  • Coordinates with Marketing/Sales/Plant materials organization as necessary.

  • Determines demand plans at each location based on projected sales.

  •  Solicits and analyzes projected sales levels for new customers, communicating the information to other Demand Managers.

  • Publishes reports to Sales, Marketing and Upper Management to support business planning.

  • Publishes demand performance reports to support business planning. 

  • Communicates obstacles and issues affecting accurate demand plans to appropriate departments ensuring quicker resolution of problems.

  • Develops models that accurately predict safety stock levels based on historical data and anticipated sales forecasts and production plans.

  • Publishes reports related to demand management performance and related reports as necessary.

  • Supervises the analyses pertaining to excess and obsolete inventory.

  • Analyze performance to plan and recommend adjustments to demand plans

  • Responsible for the execution of the demand planning process to meet or exceed annual objectives for Key Performance Indicators Lead the development of demand scenarios as part of the monthly cycle to be discussed in reconciliation meetings.

  • Lead or support additional analysis related to demand management.

The job function listed is not exhaustive and shall also include any responsibilities as assigned by the Supervisor from time to time

 

General:

It shall be the duty of every employee while at work to take reasonable care for safety and health of himself/herself and other persons.

 

Knowledge and Skills Requirements:

  • Experienced with personal computer software applications programs, particularly Excel, Access and SAP/APO Plan, prioritize, organize and complete work in accordance with project deadlines.
  • Work independently in completing assignments.
  • Communicate effectively with staff, management, vendors, contractors, and customers. Time management; flexible; work effectively under pressure
  • Requires advanced knowledge of professional field and industry.
  • Influences the development of and drives the application of principles, theories, concepts.
  • Determines best course of action.
  • Work under minimal supervision.
  • Relies on experience and judgement to plan and accomplish assigned goals.
  • May periodically assist in orienting, training, and/or reviewing the work of peers.

Qualifications

Expertise: Qualifications - Experience/Training/Education/Etc

Required:

  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Bachelor's degree in business management or related degree and 6+ years experience in demand planning, materials or inventory planning, forecasting or scheduling.

  • 06-08 years related experience required.
  • Applicable industry/professional certification preferred.

  • Occasional business travel required

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.

Additional Information

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 duties 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 expected to:

Light work - Exerting up to 20 lbs of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.

Lifting, Carrying, Pushing, Pulling and Reaching:

  • Occasionally:Reaching upward and downward, Push/pull, Stand
  • Frequently: Sit
  • Constantly: N/A

Activities:

  • Occasionally: Climbing stairs/ladders, Push/pull, Reaching upward and downward, Standing Walking
  • Frequently:Finger feeling, Hearing - ordinary, fine distinction, loud (hearing protection required), Seeing - depth perception, color vision, field of vision/peripheral, Sitting , Talking - ordinary, loud/quick
  • Constantly: N/A

Environmental Conditions:

  • Occasionally: N/A
  • Frequently: N/A
  • Constantly: N/A

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.

  • Noise Intensity: Moderate
  • Occasionally: other
  • Frequently: N/A
  • Constantly: Office environment

What We Offer

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.

Notices

Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled

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