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Thermo Fisher Scientific Sr. Demand Planner in Boston, Massachusetts

Sr. Demand Planner

COMPANY INFORMATION

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue exceeding $30 billion. Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving complex analytical challenges, improving patient diagnostics and therapies or increasing productivity in their laboratories, we are here to support them. Our global team of more than 100,000 colleagues delivers an unrivaled combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and pharmaceutical services through our industry-leading brands, including Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific, Unity Lab Services and Patheon. For more information, please visit www.thermofisher.com

How will you make impact?

The Sr. Demand Planner will ensure all approved Bioscience Division commercial and non-commercial forecasts to be supported by manufacturing is consolidated and maintained. This position will be responsible for leading SIOP meetings including tracking, trending and reporting information relevant to the instruments covered. This individual will work with global teams from Thermo Fisher Scientific manufacturing sites across multiple time zones.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

Execute all facets of the demand planning process to achieve stated availability and working capital goals as defined by the organization's business operating plans and strategic objectives.

Develop Item-level and the aggregate forecast for the relevant product families.

Partner with Sales, Marketing, R&D, and Finance to ensure the demand consensus process delivers an agreed upon, workable unit volume forecast.

Collaborate with internal parties to ensure that the appropriate data is available and accurate and is reviewed at the SIOP meetings and establish a useful and accurate demand plan.

Develop a working knowledge of the company's products and processes to ensure optimal SIOP execution.

Develop, deploy, track and report results and drive key performance indicators (KPI's), such as forecast accuracy.

Review FG inventory levels against forecasted and actual sales. Adjust Manufacturing plan to ensure no stock-outs of product.

Inform management when demand cannot be met and recommend alternatives on how the requested demand could be satisfied.

Provide input and recommendations in improving supply chain strategies, policies and practices to achieve Best-in-Class Supply Chain Management.

Lead problem resolution activities, when required, to insure timely deliveries to / from global locations to customers. Lead back-order reduction efforts.

Continuously improve accuracy of the aggregate forecast and key item / portfolio forecasts.

Review FG inventory levels against forecasted and actual sales. Adjust demand plan to ensure no stock-outs of product.

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements

5-7 years of relevant forecasting or demand planning experience.

A Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Industrial Engineering, or other business management discipline or related field.

Must have strong written and verbal communication skills to translate complex supply chain situations into terms clearly understood by various client groups including senior management.

Strong analytical skills combined with practical business acumen.

Demonstrated ability in building relationships across various functional teams.

Sound knowledge of forecasting, inventory management, and production planning is preferred.

Demonstrated ability in managing multiple tasks within tight deadlines.

Demonstrated ability in working well in a global organization within Operations and with external clients.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite of tools. Ability to work independently, typically initiating own tasks with input/guidance from manager and/or director.

Ability to thrive in a matrix and cross-functional team environment.

Preferred Qualifications and Requirements

APICS certification is strongly preferred.

Relevant experience in the Life Science or Medical Device industry.

Experience in SAP, Demantra or Oracle ERP systems.

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 100,000 extraordinary minds have a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission—enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

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