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12 months ago
Location: Northwich
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Water Engineering
Category: Planning Jobs
Position Purpose:

The Healthcare Divisional Planner EMEA collaborates with Sales and Marketing, Supply and Demand Planning, Manufacturing , Logistics and Procurement teams to optimize the design and the execution of the supply network for their division, in a way that supports the division’s business targets in terms of service and costs.

Core accountabilities:

* Design a cost efficient and resilient Supply Network for the division including the long term capacity plan

* Ensure the business portfolio (short & long term) is fully integrated into the SC strategy

* Lead the monthly supply plan, S&OP supply reviews and annual plan and prioritise activities as necessary

* Act as primary SC contact for the division on innovation and manage the portfolio

* Key member of the S&OP process to achieve service targets and optimize costs and inventories

* Seek and Support continuous improvement in key service metrics and operational activities

Supply Chain design and optimization

* Oversee activities of Supply Network Planning to ensure highest level of availability is achieved for division

* Recommend Make or Buy and production plant decisions to optimise cost efficient network and secure alternative options available for critical products

* Ensure ERP master Data alignment to Supply Chain design

Planning partner with the division

* Primary contact with the division on portfolio, innovation, SC design & changes

* Contribute as a team member or project manager on a broad range of cross functional projects.

* Review product portfolio and recommend simplification opportunities to Marketing to support more efficient Supply Network

* Participate in Demand and Supply reviews to coordinate Planning activities for the division.

* Collaborate with Marketing to develop the yearly budget volume baseline

* Collaborate with Marketing and Sales to manage the Phase in and Phase out of all products.

Innovation and renovation management

* First point contact for divisional projects – innovation and maintenance

* Manages the divisional innovation/maintenance portfolio related to supply chain and co-ordinates activities with colleagues. Reports status and attends divisional Gate meetings


* Manage long term capacity review for division product supply, develops plans to resolve upcoming capacity issues

* Continuous improvement

* Monitors service levels and proactively seeks opportunities for improvements.

* Make necessary short term planning decisions and arbitration for the division upon escalation from Supply Network Planning group

* Drives strategies for risk inventory reduction and avoidance (E&O)

* Prepares analyses and reports on divisional supply chain performance and requests for stakeholders.

Skills and experience:

* Ideally based in Northwich, UK or Monheim, Germany but flexible

* Bachelor or Master degree or equivalent in relevant subjects (e.g Economics or Business Administration), with specialization in Supply Chain management or Logistics

* 5 to 10 years of experience in Materials Management, Demand and Supply Planning functions

* Thorough understanding of MRP system applications and advanced planning systems

* Experience with ERP systems, SAP & APO experience a plus

* Excellent analysis skills utilizing Microsoft Access and Excel

* Strong interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills with demonstrated ability to develop relationships at all levels in the organisation

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