Demand & Supply Planning Manager

Job description

My client, a well known Medical Device company in Galway is looking for an experienced Demand & Supply Planning Manager to join their growing team.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Responsible for demand, supply and replenishment planning for product portfolio over 10,000 SKU’s.
  • Develop monthly supply plan and define optimum DC inventory levels and replenishment plan for assigned products at across the responsible markets
  • Duties include reviewing and distributing production, work, and shipment schedules; conferring with department supervisors to determine progress of work and completion dates; compiling and analyzing reports on progress of work, inventory levels, costs, and production problems.
  • Responsible for identifying improvements in core S&OP processes, such as defining stock levels, optimal transportation routes, minimizing wastes due to scraps, expiry, etc.
  • Work with vendors and manufacturing partners to ensure supply plan and schedule optimizes manufacturing productivity.
  • Activities may include analysis, planning and forecasting in the areas of production, materials handling, purchasing, inventory management, warehousing, and transportation and distribution.
  • Analyze potential impact of forecast and production schedule changes on procurement and production volume.
  • Communicate supply related issues to management and impacted areas.
  • Create, communicate and track weekly schedules including non-commercial builds and builds for custom orders.
  • Identify and implement opportunities for continuous improvement in Planning and Scheduling processes
  • Liaise with purchasing and warehousing to minimize and dispose of slow moving, obsolete, and expiring inventory.
  • Review and update Planning and Scheduling SOPs to ensure accuracy.
  • Complies with ISO, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, other regulatory requirements, Company policies, operating procedures.
  • Maintains positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors.
  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities, on occasion, as assigned.


  • Minimum 7 years of progressive global planning experience in a global supply chain environment.
  • 5+ years of progressively responsible experience in global/regional purchasing, category management, inventory management and planning
  • Experience of supply chain in medical device industry is an advantage.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, Supply Chain, Engineering, Business, Computer Science, Maths or Data Science is a required
  • Ability to travel globally as required (with advance planning)
  • A strong track record of collaborating with and influencing  multifunctional, globally dispersed teams, with a project environment preferred
  • Experience of presenting to Global Executive teams
  • Demonstrated organizational and leadership skills necessary required to lead process changes.
  • Strong analytical skills required


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