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Thermo Fisher Scientific Sr Manager, Global Demand Planning in Rochester, New York

Job Title: Sr Manager, Global Demand Planning

Requisition ID: 123561BR

When you join us at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you'll be part of a smart, driven team that shares your passion for exploration and discovery. With revenues of $22 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our people the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world.


This position will be based at our Rochester, NY (Penfield) site, or we are open to be based at the Pittsburgh, PA site. Relocation assistance to Rochester has been approved for this role.

How will you make an impact?

The Senior Manager, Demand Planning, is responsible for developing and executing Demand Plan and inventory plans that will enable the company to meet sales and service objectives through collaboration with other members of the supply chain, sales, marketing, and customer support teams.

What will you do?

  • Establishes operational objectives and work plans, and delegates assignments to subordinates; Senior management reviews objectives to determine success of operation

  • Involved in developing, modifying and executing company policies that affect immediate operations and may also have company-wide effect

  • Requires strong managerial aptitude and is responsible for shorter-term (1-2 years) functional deliverables or results. May manage through lower-level managers or supervisors

  • Align the unconstrained demand forecast with the commercial and product management teams and assure sign off of commercial on the demand plan (Regional level)​

  • Align the demand plan with the site planning team to assure the right net demand to be loaded to the site (Global level for the sites within region)​

  • Communicate constraints and allocations to the BU, customer and sales teams (SOP needed) (Regional level)​

  • Drive gap allocation processes together with other regions and the site planning team (lead by the analytics team) for long term strategic planning ) (Regional level)​

  • Manage the manual allocation process for day-to-day execution ​

  • Conduct the SIOP demand review meetings, bridge regional plan to regional financial plan ) (Regional level)​

  • Ensure SKU unit/case demand alignment with BU and Operations (Global level for the sites within region)​

  • Define the parameters for the Hub location and maintain master data (Regional) ​

  • Define the inventory position on hub location in alignment with central inventory controlling (Regional)​

  • Define the supply chain setup at hub level, e.g. MTO vs MTS vs MTF in alignment with the site planning team and the central inventory controlling (Regional)​

  • Drive the product segmentation and alignment with commercial to decide on the right supply chain setup (Global)​

  • Plan ramp up and ramp down scenarios for new product introductions and product discontinuations​

  • Key contact for regional commercial lead (Regional)​

  • Communication to customer care on lead times and order status (internal customer, ext via customer service) (Regional)​

  • Communication between regional hubs on status of internal shipments (Global)​

  • Finished Goods Inventory Health (E&O, MOQs, SS) (Global)​

How wil you get here?

  • Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain Management, Industrial Engineering, or related field is required. Master of Business Administration (MBA) or other advanced degree preferred

  • Minimum of 10+ years related experience with 3+ years of people management experience

  • Demonstrated expertise in ERP/MRP Planning systems, including all relevant planning parameters such as inventory controls, replenishment, warehouse management and procurement functionality in ERP and best-of-breed software solutions is strongly preferred, with specific emphasis on SAP ECC, EWM and APO

  • APICS certification is preferred

  • Relevant experience in the Life Science or Medical Device industry is preferred

  • Six Sigma Green / Black Belt Certification is preferred

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Full understanding of area of specialization; resolves a wide range of issues in creative ways. This job is the fully qualified, career-oriented, intermediate/journey-level position.

  • Requires applying knowledge of business practices, methodologies, and/or principles in the execution of short-term (1-2 years) functional deliverables or results.

  • High proficiency with Microsoft Office software (Excel, Word, Access, Outlook).

  • Strong knowledge or planning and purchasing systems.

  • Solid understanding of concepts of inventory flow throughout the supply chain.

  • Strong understanding of concepts of inventory management and distribution planning.

  • Strong customer service focus.

  • Ability to develop and provide reports to satisfy ongoing inquires on inventory, capacity and product availability.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to effectively communicate critical information.

  • Good problem solving and reasoning skills to effectively deal with problems varying in complexity relative to job level.

  • Embodies our Thermo Fisher values of Integrity, Involvement, Intensity and Innovation.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue exceeding $25 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 75,000 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 .

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 Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, veteran status, age or disability status.