[Medical] Supply Chain, Demand Planner Staff, MD Supply Chain

Auris Health

Auris Health

Posted on Thursday, July 20, 2023
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The Demand Planner role is responsible for both demand planning & supply management.  This position requires developing and communicating a consensus forecast for a defined portfolio of products.  Responsiblities include integrating historical data, market data, & strategic plans collected throughout the S&OP Process by close collaboration with sales, marketing, finance, and regional & global supply chain partners.  The Demand Planner position also requires supply management functions.  The Demand Planner is expected to manage supply & inventory to maintain high service levels while maintaining optimal inventory levels.  This can include having difficult conversations with multilple key stakeholders.

Key Demand Planner functions include:
-Team management, team development
-Developing SKU-level operational forecasts
-Interacting regularly with cross-functional partners including Marketing, Finance, QA, Regulatory, Regional & Global Planning
-Handle escalations & negotiate with various internal & external stakeholders
-Create scenario plans to support on-time launch of new products
-Take action with an appropriate sense of urgency to mitigate supply shortages
-Optimize inventory to avoid stock outs while reducing slow-moving inventory and scrap.  
-Lead local S&OP process to ensure consistency between consensus forecast and business plan.  
-Meet KPI targets (Inventory/OTIF/SLOB/MAPE) and find ways to improve versus those targets


Required Experience
-3yrs or more of business level-English (both written & verbal), 30-60% of work conducted in English
-Experience in supply chain management (demand planning, inventory management, procurement, logistics and customer service) , preferably in the healthcare field 

Required Skills
-Business level English skills & fluency in Japanese
-Knowledge of Microsoft office (particularly Excel)

Preferred Skills
-ERP & or APS experience (JDE, SAP, APO, Manugistics, OMP, etc)
-APICS certification is a plus

Education: 4-year college degree or equivalent

*Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies in Japan strongly recommends prospective employees to complete the COVID-19 vaccination before or as soon as after joining our company to prevent the spread of infection among our employees and people around them as well as our customers and the community we serve, and to ensure our responsibilities are sustainably fulfilled as a healthcare company (except for those who cannot vaccinated with underlying medical conditions and other circumstances).