Demand Planner

Vyaire Medical Products
Basingstoke, UK
19 Jul 2019
26 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
About Us

Vyaire Medical is a unified breathing company that focuses on improving the lives of those treated with our devices. We are a recognized leader in the Respiratory Diagnostics, Ventilation, and Anaesthesia Delivery & Patient Monitoring market segments. Vyaire Medical is also the largest pure-play company of its kind.

We empower our people to challenge the status quo while pioneering innovation; in order to continually provide solutions that restore and maintain patient's vitality and independence, while also increasing our value to our clients.

Main Purpose of Role

The Demand Planners play an important role in the preparation and presentation of the statistical forecasts used in Demand Reviews with the Commercial teams. They also work closely with the supply planners of Vyaire by providing the agreed unconstrained forecast in order that it can compared with the constrained supply plan and that optimised inventory plans can be created.

Key Responsibilities
  • Oversee demand planning and management processes existing products and NPI
  • Develop and execute product demand plans to meet organization goals.
  • Develop demand forecasts based on demand patterns and business trends.
  • Work with sales teams and supply chain management to improve forecast accuracy.
  • Maintain demand plan to ensure cost effectiveness and to meet customer demands
  • Assist in risk assessment and mitigation activities.
  • Address demand related queries and issues in a timely manner.
  • Schedule monthly Demand Review meetings as required
  • Attend Supply Review meetings as required
  • Identify opportunities to meet customer demands during constrained supply
  • Maintain demand planning processes and systems to improve forecasting accuracy
  • Identify areas of improvements and recommend action plans

Skills and Experience
  • Demand planners are organized and methodical
  • Supply chain knowledge - a demand planner with a good understanding of the supply chain and how it functions will not only be able to perform the job better, they'll also serve as better mentors to others in the organization
  • Familiarity with statistics - a solid understanding of data manipulation and the statistical methods used to create forecasts is vital
  • Analytical thinking - an ability to analyze and use critical thinking skills on a regular basis is key
  • Creative thinking - the ability to think outside of the box and devise creative solutions to various problems can be helpful
  • Presentation skills - even though much of a demand planner's work focuses on forecasting, analyzing, and tracking, they must also explain to others why they recommend certain strategies
  • Interpersonal skills - although demand planners complete a significant amount of their work independently, they must also interact with others who affect the forecasting process
  • Continuous Improvement - the desire to always strive to be better is desirable

Essential Skills/Qualifications
  • Five + years' experience in Demand Planning/Forecasting
  • Experience in transacting within ERP systems e.g. SAP
  • Expert in handing large data sets in MS Excel
  • Proficient in the use of MS Powerpoint to create impactful and relevant presentations
  • Ability to effectively communicate internationally

Desirable Skills
  • Awareness of supply planning and inventory planning
  • Familiar with the use of ERP systems to undertake statistical forecasting

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