Demand Planner

Supply Chain/Logistics | Santa Ana, CA

Job Function:

We are hiring a Demand Planner. The Demand Planner will be responsible for demand forecast planning and analysis in support of the FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific product portfolio. The Demand Planner will support FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific’s growth through implementation of a methodical and proactive approach to demand management utilizing various demand sensing techniques and models. This person will be expected to use a structured approach in gathering data and formulating product forecasts. To be successful, this individual will be required to move easily between systematic modeling, tactical analysis, and detailed execution of a work plan. This individual will need to possess a strong combination of relationship, analytics, and communication skills.

Job Duties:

  • Lead the Demand Planning Review Process (DPR) for the Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART), Bio Production (BP), Cell and Gene Therapy (CGT) & Cytogenetics portfolios in support of the Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) process
  • Assume responsibility of demand performance and adjust usage (events) to assist in statistical forecast baseline improvements
  • Proactively provide exception reports and research forecast or demand related issues to resolution
  • Create and run monthly reports as required to support KPI metrics
  • Develop demand forecasting metrics and process KPI
  • Liaison with Customer Service, Marketing, Sales, and NPD on prospective forecast
  • Analyze demand cycles, patterns, programs, etc. including gaps in data and information for demand inputs, recommend and action changes to management
  • Develop/Create/Run demand aggregation reports by category, customer, item, etc. in ERP system for review with Supply Planner as part of demand/supply balancing analysis
  • Participate in NPD meetings and integrate NPD product roadmap plans into forecast projections
  • Manage the Available to Promise (ATP) report with Sales & Marketing
  • Facilitate the product life cycle management meetings with Technical Specialist, Sales & Marketing, Materials, Purchasing, and Quality on Phase In Phase Out (PIPO) decisions
  • Support SAP ERP implementation for successful transition to the new ERP system
  • Other duties as assigned by supervision

Experience/Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with concentration in Supply Chain, Operations, Statistics, Economics, Purchasing, or related science or finance industry; Master’s Degree preferred
  • APICS or ISM Certification preferred
  • Minimum 4-5 years of demand planning experience in similar or equivalent role is preferred
  • Life sciences experience or regulated industry experience is beneficial
  • Demand Planning experience in SAP or Jeeves ERP or other related inventory planning tools preferred
  • Competent and knowledgeable in utilizing best practices in demand management, APICS, or other Supply Chain organization experience is preferred
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Expert level Microsoft Excel and database reporting skills is a plus
  • Ability to identify and evaluate key supply issues for the company and develop alternative solutions to meet KPI goals

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FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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