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Senior Manager, Demand Planning

Job Description

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue exceeding $25 billion. Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving complex analytical challenges, improving patient diagnostics and therapies or increasing productivity in their laboratories, we are here to support them. Our global team of more than 75,000 colleagues delivers an unrivaled combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and pharmaceutical services through our industry-leading brands, including Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific, Unity Lab Services and Patheon. For more information, please visit
How will you make an impact?
As our new The Senior Manager, Demand Planning, you will be responsible for developing and executing demand plans and inventory plans that will enable the company to meet sales and service objectives through collaboration with other members of the supply chain, sales, marketing, and customer support teams.
What will you do?
• Establish operational objectives and work plans, and delegates assignments to subordinates
• Involved in developing, modifying and executing company policies that affect immediate operations and may also have company-wide effect
• Requires strong managerial aptitude and is responsible for shorter-term (1-2 years) functional deliverables or results
• Align the unconstrained demand forecast with the commercial and product management teams and assure sign-off of commercial on the demand plan (regional level)
• Align the demand plan with the site planning team to assure the right net demand to be loaded to the site (global level for the sites within region)
• Communicate constraints and allocations to the Business Unit (BU), Customer and Sales teams (regional level)
• Drive gap allocation processes together with other regions and the site planning team (lead by the analytics team) for long term strategic planning) (regional level)
• Manage the manual allocation process for day-to-day execution
• Conduct the SIOP demand review meetings, bridge regional plan to regional financial plan (regional level)
• Ensure SKU unit/case demand alignment with BU and Operations (global level for the sites within region)
• Define the parameters for the hub location and maintain master data (regional)
• Define the inventory position on hub location in alignment with central inventory controlling (regional)
• Define the supply chain setup at hub level in alignment with the site planning team and the central inventory controlling (regional)
• Drive the product segmentation and alignment with commercial to decide on the right supply chain setup (global)
• Plan ramp up and ramp down scenarios for new product introductions and product discontinuations
• Key contact for regional commercial lead (regional)
• Communication to customer care on lead times and order status (internal customer, external via customer service) (regional)
• Communication between regional hubs on status of internal shipments (global)


Specialist Experience

How will you get here?
• Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Industrial Engineering, or related field is required. Master of Business Administration (MBA) or other advanced degree preferred
• 7-10 years related experience, with 3+ years of people management experience
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
• Full understanding of area of specialization; resolves a wide range of issues in creative ways
• Requires applying knowledge of business practices, methodologies, and/or principles in the execution of short-term (1-2 years) functional deliverables or results
• Demonstrated expertise in ERP/MRP Planning systems, including all relevant planning parameters such as inventory controls, replenishment, warehouse management and procurement functionality in ERP and best-of-breed software solutions is strongly preferred, with specific emphasis on SAP ECC, EWM and APO
• High proficiency with Microsoft Office software (Excel, Word, Access, Outlook)
• Strong knowledge of planning and purchasing systems
• Solid understanding of concepts of inventory flow throughout the supply chain
• Strong understanding of concepts of inventory management and distribution planning
• Ability to develop and provide reports to satisfy ongoing inquires on inventory, capacity and product availability
• Strong verbal and written communication skills to effectively communicate critical information
• Good problem solving and reasoning skills to effectively deal with problems varying in complexity relative to job level
• Embodies our Thermo Fisher values of Integrity, Involvement, Intensity and Innovation


Please note that all information in this job description is accurate at the time of posting. Please be aware that companies may change details and/or closing dates without notice.


Job Summary

Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Denmark
  • R&D/Science
Job Type
  • Full-time
  • Negotiable
11 March 2020
Applications Deadline
23 May 2020

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