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Demand Planner

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorManufacturing, Manufacturing - Other
Salary£30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Town/CityKingston Upon Hull
LocationsHumberside & East Yorks, Yorkshire & Humber
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesDemand Planning Jobs, Inventory Management, Supply Chain Jobs
Date Posted05 October 2018

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The Product Lifecycle Planner will facilitate the execution of a comprehensive process for New Product Development (NPD) demand/supply planning, as well as the subsequent phase out of materials.

Client Details

My client supports healthcare professionals in more than 100 countries in their daily efforts to improve the lives of their patients.

They do this by taking a pioneering approach to the design of the advanced medical products and services, by securing wider access to diverse technologies for more customers globally, and by enabling better outcomes for patients and healthcare systems.

  • Ownership of all NPD up-stream finished goods planning activities including demand and supply planning, inventory planning, and MRP system readiness.

  • Provide key Supply Chain input into the early stages of Product Development, Acquisitions, and Product Change projects.

  • Responsible for managing cross-functional coordination and alignment of all finished goods supply requirements throughout the supply chain.

  • Support of a major corporate initiative to reduce the number of non-critical SKUs in our product assortment for the Wound franchise. This is known as the Portfolio Optimization Program (POP).

  • Prepares for and participates in NPD team meetings, Franchise Phase Reviews, ES&OP and other meetings associated with reporting NPD status. Regularly presenting updates to leadership on the status of NPD supply readiness, planning assumptions, and associated risks and mitigation plans.

  • Ensure products are rolled out to new markets in a controlled compliant manner, with no impact on Service and Supply or KPI’s within the bounds of defined control mechanisms. Responsible for seamlessly transitioning supply planning to down-stream supply chain organizations.

  • Oversee and influence the setting up of part numbers and master data across all ERP systems, with a focus on continuous improvement and accounting for data accuracy, systems and business strategy alignment.


  • UK based role with potential 25% global travel

  • Desired university degree or equivalent education in a relevant area

  • APICs or CIPS certifications preferre
  • Experienced with:

      • Strong analytical, organizational, decision making and presentation skills.

      • Strong influencing skills essential to effectively drive results across all teams, areas and levels of business affecting the forecast process.

      • Demonstrated proficiency in statistics, forecasting and forecasting methods with an understanding of their financial and operational impacts

      • Good facilitation skills with the ability to operate effectively at all levels within the organization and foster collaboration and communication across diverse global and cross-functional teams.

      • Up and coming as a thought leader in new product planning, demonstrates the ability to envision technical and organizational solutions in this field.- Strong time-management skills to handle multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.

      • Strong time-management skills to handle multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.

      • Able to work independently and to solve complex problems, applying expertise in business intelligence and data solutions to drive best practices and innovative solutions.

Job Offer

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a blue-chip company with a turnover of $4.6bn.

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Recruiter: Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
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