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ThermoFisher Scientific Sr Demand Planner in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Job Description

When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do important work, and you’ll be valued and recognized for your performance. With talented managers and inspiring coworkers to support you, you’ll find the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world.

Location/Division Specific Information

SUD Division

Remote, MA

Ability to travel up to 25%

How will you make an impact?

The Sr. Demand Planner within the Single Use Division (SUD) is the owner of a credible, high-quality global demand signal vital to a successful demand planning and wider Sales, Inventory & Operations Planning (SIOP) process. This role operates as Subject Matter Authority and lead point-of-contact for matters specific to their portfolio, collaborating cross-functionally to deliver the monthly consensus demand plan and support the timely & successful delivery of product to customers. They will also support the ongoing development and maturity of the global SUD demand planning process.

The ideal candidate will be adept at communication with multiple levels of the organization as well as with Commercial colleagues, Product Management, Finance and Supply Chain functions. The role requires interpretation of data and analyses to build and refine forecasts in a Demand Planning tool with the best possible intelligence.

What will you do?

  • Be the trusted authority of the demand forecast i.e. the rolling 24-month detailed plan that leverages history, customer forecast data, industry, and other relevant insights.

  • Drives engagement and participation of consensus demand reviews and other SIOP meetings, including consolidation and distribution of presentation materials, key decisions, demand plan publish, meeting notes/action items. Ensure demand planning activities effectively support organizational SIOP.

  • Interface and collaborate with key partners in Product Management, Commercial, Finance & Planning to achieve consensus on the monthly forecast submission quantifying and documenting assumptions, risks & opportunities.

  • Aligns Product Management and Supply Chain stakeholders to ensure successful new product introduction and phase-out of discontinued products.

  • Drives Financial partnership to ensure quality financial forecasts including avg. selling price, mix and margin to ensure monthly financial realization.

  • Ensure the appropriate process structure, inputs, outputs, interlocks, and cadence of demand planning activity globally to deliver BU level demand plans on a monthly cycle.

  • Conduct forecast error root-cause analysis to drive improvements to metrics including forecast accuracy, bias and FVA.

  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives through project participation and leadership.

  • Key-user of the demand planning system, working with wider users on the implementation of system enhancements. Support associated processes and deputize for Demand Lead as required.

  • Partner with Demand Lead in the refinement of other planning tools (BI, analytics) to enable insights and outputs at appropriate hierarchy levels.

  • Create and maintain documentation and Standard Operating Procedures for demand forecasting, planning processes and systems.

How will you get here?


  • BSc/BA degree in supply chain, operations management, business administration, or work-related equivalent.

  • 5+ years of progressive experience in demand planning

  • Understanding of the SIOP/ IBP process, statistical forecasting, and CPFR concepts

  • Strong analytics acumen, interpretation of data and ability to translate into insights

  • Demand planning software usage expertise (e.g. Demantra/ Kinaxis Rapid Response/ APO)

  • Insight & experience into IT solutions, particularly as they relate to demand planning & SIOP processes

  • Fluency in written and verbal communication

  • Results-driven. Exhibit curiosity and apply critical thinking to support continuous improvement activities

  • Constantly challenges own knowledge, experience, skills and self-understanding to improve personal and professional effectiveness

  • Experience in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word) and ERP system usage

  • Desired:

  • Life Sciences/ Pharma/Biotech background

  • Demantra demand planning tool experience

  • Power BI (or equivalent) experience

  • Professional certification such as CPIM, CSCP, or IBF

Apply today!

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.

Accessibility/Disability Access

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

We offer competitive salary, an annual incentive bonus plan, 401K with company match up to 6%, tuition reimbursement and a range of other employee benefits! We foster an exciting company culture that encourages innovation, forward-thinking, and an outstanding career and development prospects. Come be a part of the team!

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.