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Demand & Supply Planner in Buenos Aires at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 1/10/2019

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    Buenos Aires
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Job Description

Who 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.
  • Business-oriented evaluators. People who effectively interpret information to demonstrate the effects of business initiatives, regulation and industry trends for sales, management and leadership teams.
  • 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.
  • Network builders. Professionals who build connections with other teams and divisions and coordinate cross-functional collaboration.

What you will do

  • Create and maintain high quality Demand Forecasts and Demand Forecast analytics. Must assemble and analyze all data pertinent to creating/maintaining the Demand Forecast, including historical order bookings/shipments, item master data, market and macro-economic trends, seasonality, promotions, and phase in/phase outs.
  • Serve as the primary DP contact for Marketing, Sales and Finance business partners and also for the Global Operations Integrated Business Planning Manager(s) for matters concerning demand planning for products.
  • Successfully lead cross-functional teams in the monthly DP working sessions and Demand Reviews of the Stryker Demand Planning processes
  • Represent the Demand Planning process, within Stryker’s Integrated Business Planning (IBP) process, with a high-value contribution demonstrating thought leadership, creativity in solving problems and the ability to appropriately communicate and escalate issues as needed
  • Support execution of the product life cycle management process for all new product launches and product exits as it relates to the Demand Planning function. Monitor SKU levels and recommend rationalization initiatives for future consideration to Divisional leadership.
  • Create reporting of analytics to support the business needs for better information in decision-making
  • Understand the corporate/departmental objectives for Demand Planning and insure adherence to established standard business and system processes
  • Drive continuous improvement in the development, modification and adjustment of procedures, policies, processes and technologies within the Demand Planning organization.
  • Improve the Demand Forecast quality by effectively analyzing sources of forecast metrics and recommending appropriate action plans.
  • Achieve or exceed the identified goals and KPI targets, supporting corporate/department goals and KPI targets as directed
  • Support training and education sessions as needed both within the DP team and across the organization as warranted
  • Awareness of industry best practices and the ability to advocate for and translate those into forecasting practices where appropriate
  • Be a role model to the department and organization for your work ethic, integrity, and team approach.
  • Use the company’s ERP system and tools available to better manage purchase orders to the internal vendors, inventory levels and in the end product availability.
  • Reporting (regular check/update) of missing/pending business requirements (Demand Plan/ Sales Orders vs Stock). Follow up of Purchase orders on Back Order
  • Item maintenance (for Supply Chain attributes only)

What you need

  • 2-5 years of related experience is required.
  • Fluency in English
  • Experience in two or more of the following disciplines are required: Supply Chain Planning, Demand Management/Forecasting, Sales Operations/Planning, Marketing, Logistics, , Inventory Management.
  • Business experience in the medical device or related industry or is preferred.
  • Background in new product introductions and supply chain metrics is preferred.
  • Knowledge of ERP(Oracle)/ SAP transactional data is preferred
  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree (business or MBA preferred) is required.
  • Must have knowledge of demand management/forecasting tools, forecasting processes in sales, marketing operations, finance, manufacturing and supply chain issues. Prior experience with demand planning tools is a plus.


Work From Home: No

Travel Percentage: None


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