Demand Planning Analyst in Tempe, AZ at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 1/29/2020

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Job Description

Job Description: Performs analyses and prepares forecasts and recommendations in the areas of product preferences, sales coverage, market penetration, market practices and sales trends. Researches market conditions to determine potential sales of a product





Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead Demand Review and Executive Demand Review at divisional level as well as participate in Global Business Unit IBP meetings and Executive IBP meetings.
    • Create resources/materials for meeting through demand review pre-meetings and coordination with relevant functions.
    • Review KPIs to proactively identify misalignment between sales, marketing, financial & demand plans and seek consensus through the Executive Demand Review process to recommend appropriate actions plans.
    • Serve as the primary contact for cross-functional business partners from the Division and the Integrated Business Planning team.
  • Responsible for the unconstrained demand forecast based on: historical sales, market trends, seasonality, promotions, financial budgets and inventory levels. 
    • Forecast will be at the item x country level and include unit volume and ASP for the 24-month rolling horizon.
    • Gathers, analyzes and validates demand data, as well as reviews resulting statistical forecast models. 
    • Ensures that demand plans are prepared, reported, and communicated to the Integrated Business Planning team within Global Ops and Division management.
    • Ensures appropriate sponsorship of the plan is generated through the divisional Executive Demand Reviews.
    • Utilize Statistical baseline forecast in Demantra and provide business inputs to forecast modelers to improve the performance of statistical baseline forecast.
    • Maintain high quality demand forecasts in Demantra with value added override and complete demand planning cycle according to Global IBP calendar.
  • Prepare scenario plans to the demand forecast based on varying factors (price, availability, field training, etc)
    • Gain alignment on a single scenario to roll out to the supply team and finance through monthly EDR meetings
  • Coordinate with upstream marketing and BD to hand off forecast (from upstream to DP) of NPD/BD deals 6-12 months prior to launch
    • Lead, evaluate and modify this process as needed
  • Product launch/commercialization plans
    • Detail scenarios based on changing launch dates (more than moving the forecast out by a month, account for how the market has changed)
    • Understand how the new product(s) impact other items in the portfolio and ensure those impacts are communicated and accounted for in the demand plan
  • Product discontinuation plans
    • Understand how discontinuation of product(s) impact other items in the portfolio and ensure those impacts are communicated and accounted for in the demand plan
  • Input to PLCM discussions
    • Signal when sales of an item or family of items is declining past a point of profitability (review of PLCM flow chart)
  • Use data to identify and make recommendations for new business opportunities, sales and portfolio expansion
  • Identify and present on strategies to increase demand
    • Review by customer and/or region
    • Opportunities for cross-/up-selling
  • Prepare dashboards or ad hoc reports for visibility to how the business is trending compared to the forecast
  • Lead and participate in the development, modification and improvement of procedures, policies and processes regarding regional demand planning management (relevant with expanding international business in Canada and Japan)
  • Competitive intelligence
    • Continuous monitoring of competitive news, clearances, pricing trends, wins/losses. Maintain competitive profiles, host quarterly calls with sales and marketing
    • Collaborate with marketing and other stakeholders to understand relevant market-related data and competitive intelligence and define launch strategy and manage product life cycle implications to demand and inventory
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Accounting, Finance, Economics, Supply Chain Management / Operations or Analytics preferred.
  • 0-2 years of experience with data analysis, supply chain or data management preferred.
  • Basic understanding of market analytics, product lifecycle management, supply chain planning, product launches and portfolio optimization.
  • Basic understanding of database management software.
  • Knowledge of Windows computer applications required including MS Excel, Word, and PowerBI.
  • Knowledge of forecasting tools such as Demantra preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated analytical, organizational and communication skills.
  • Strong written and oral communications skills.
  • Up to 20% travel required annually
  • Ability to work in a team atmosphere.

Work From Home: Occasional

Travel Percentage: 20%

Stryker Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Stryker is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability.

Stryker Corporation will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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