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Lead Analyst, Demand Planning in Mahwah, NJ at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 5/2/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Mahwah, NJ
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    5/2/2019
  • Job ID:
    R409733

Job Description

Who we want

  • Self-directed imitators. People who take ownership of their work and need no prompting to drive productivity, change, and outcomes.
  • 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.
  • Goal-oriented developers. Keeping the customer and requirements squarely in focus, people who deliver safe and robust solutions.

What you will do

The Lead Analyst, Demand Planning will be responsible for assimilating data to analyze and identify trends for demand, supply and Integrated Business Planning leadership. This individual will be key in identifying significant business risks and escalating to the appropriate leadership teams. As a liaison between the Stryker selling divisions’ Demand Planners and the Global Operations plant network Master Schedulers, this individual will be an integral part of Stryker’s IBP process by providing data that helps drive better cost control and high service levels for internal and external customers globally.  Responsibilities may include:

  • Ensure monthly net requirement plan roll-up is inclusive of all regions/divisions and approved before providing to RHQ supply/Master Schedulers
  • Analyze and identify disparities between the net requirement plan and demand plan. This includes taking into account product lifecycle stages (e.g. new product introductions and obsolescence) and understanding inventory changes at selling divisions
  • Influence the planning process for new product launches in a proactive manner
  • Ensure global demand/NRP changes are communicated to each plant’s production plan
  • Lead, coordinate and direct periodical meetings, resolves issues and follows up on actions arising from meetings such as monthly requirement review, demand hand off with plants and IBP reconciliation meeting
  • Provide support for proactive work on portfolio management and phase put potential identification and implementation
  • Report and trend net requirement plan error and bias and highlight brands/SKU’s with selling divisions to help drive continuous improvements.
  • Identify demand/supply process gaps and creating improvement tactics and strategies
  • Generate recommendations to IBP leadership team to ensure inventory levels are optimized, and excess inventory is dispositioned to support business objectives
  • Prepare content (charts, graphs, assumptions, risks, opportunities, decisions required, statistical analysis, etc.) for requirement, handover, IBP and EIBP meetings
  • Serve as an active leader and member of cross franchise analyst team, sharing and implementing best practices with the intent of providing the commercial and supply teams a consistent experience with the IBP process and teams across franchises
  • Lead and facilitate critical business risk discussions with key stakeholders
  • Maintain responsibility for the data entrance and accuracy in the IBP tools and preparing IBP reports

What you need

  • 5+ years of business experience in Supply Chain Management is required, medical device industry preferred
  • Bachelor's degree required, degree in Engineering or Supply Chain management preferred with hands on working experience with demand/inventory planning in manufacturing environment
  • Background in new product introductions and supplier metrics is preferred; experience with ERP systems is required
  • Must have knowledge of demand management/forecasting tools, forecasting processes in sales, marketing operations, finance, manufacturing and supply chain issues
  • Background in process improvements, product launches, production/demand planning is required
  • Expert Knowledge with Excel/Access to analyze large amounts of data and prior experience with demand and supply planning tools like Oracle Demantra/SAP APO or Oracle ASCP/SAP SNP is a plus
  • International experience or experience working with plants and divisions located globally is desired
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to make decisions and work under time pressure
  • Excellent Communication and presentation skills with prior experience presenting to middle and senior management
  • Challenged by a team-based environment which places high degree of emphasis on accountability for customer service level, inventory management, cost reduction and quality/GMP compliance

Work From Home: No

Travel Percentage: None

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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