Demand Planner in Hamilton at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 10/6/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

What we want

  • Detail-oriented process improvers. Critical thinkers who naturally see opportunities to develop and optimize work processes – finding ways to simplify, standardize and automate. 
  • Strategic thinkers. People who enjoy analyzing data or trends for the purposes of planning, forecasting, advising, budgeting, reporting, or sales opportunities. 
  • Collaborative partners. People who build and leverage cross-functional relationships to bring together ideas, data and insights to drive continuous improvement in functions.
  • Dedicated achievers. People who thrive in a fast-paced environment and will stop at nothing to ensure a project is complete and meets regulations and expectations. 

What you will do

As a Demand Planner, you are responsible for IBP process in Canada, planning and forecasting of selling items, working in close collaboration with Marketing, Sales and manufacturing planning team. You serve as a contributing member of the Operations team while championing Stryker's mission and values. You proactively collaborate with internal teams and departments to promote a culture of inclusiveness and cooperation while being responsible to live and exemplify Stryker’s Values: Integrity, Accountability, People, and Performance.

Demand Planning Responsibilities:

  • Develop and fine tune statistical forecasting models to deliver best in class forecast accuracy by SKU by week
  • Accountable for updating and maintaining processes, tools and systems associated with the monthly consensus process with respect to consumption- based information
  • Provide forecast insight during IBP team meeting
  • Report on Base, Incremental, Pipeline and other consumption drivers
  • Work with Marketing and Sales to gain valuable input to key volume drivers
  • Consolidate forecasts from all functional areas
  • Publish monthly reports to Marketing and Operations Team
  • Collaborate with Plant Manager/IBP team leads in the creation of the Item/Weekly/Location level forecasting (Operational FCST)
  • Review market forecast analysis to determine customer volume patterns with Sales/Marketing
  • Manage & Lead monthly Consensus meetings with MKTG, Sales, Supply Chain & Finance and Global IBP Team leads and plant managers
  • Provide leadership & accountability of key inputs and assumptions of key stakeholders in forecasting (Marketing/Sales/SC)
  • Participate in the Long Range Planning activities
  • Provide insight into root causes of forecast error, developing and implementing solutions to drive continuous improvement
  • Key participant into cross-functional development of forecast improvement processes, tools, and systems
  • Optimize inventory levels for assigned portfolio(s) in Oracle
  • Fine tuning safety stock level to minimize out of stock while maximizing fill rate
  • Provide insight into the Safety Stock settings and ABC Classification of Inventory
  • Prepare various reports on a monthly or as needed basis for customer care team
  • Drive continuous improvement initiative to improve planning and purchasing process

Knowledge & Skill Requirements

  • Must be able to understand and follow detailed and complex instructions and operating procedures
  • Must be able to prioritize work and keep accurate and detailed records
  • Excellent communication skills – written/oral
  • Effective analytical skills
  • Strong administrative skills – planning and organizational skills
  • Effective problem solving skills and time management skills
  • Must be self-motivated and have the ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work independently and contribute in a team environment
  • Able to work at a rapid pace while paying attention to detail
  • Highly computer literate, proficient in Excel and other MS Office applications

What you need

  • University degree required
  • Minimum 2 years experience in a similar role
  • CPA, APICS or other CPP designation preferred
  • Previous experience in medical device or hospital industry preferred
  • Experience and in depth understanding of ERP and Oracle preferred
  • Forecasting experience preferred
  • Internal applicants with an equivalent combination of education, experience and performance over time at Stryker will be considered

Work From Home: Occasional

Travel Percentage: 0%

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