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Sr Supply Demand Planner

Company Description

At Intuitive, we are united behind our mission: we believe that minimally invasive care is life-enhancing care. Through ingenuity and intelligent technology, we expand the potential of physicians to heal without constraints.
As a pioneer and market leader in robotic-assisted surgery, we strive to foster an inclusive and diverse team, committed to making a difference. For more than 25 years, we have worked with hospitals and care teams around the world to help solve some of healthcare's hardest challenges and advance what is possible.
Intuitive has been built by the efforts of great people from diverse backgrounds. We believe great ideas can come from anywhere. We strive to foster an inclusive culture built around diversity of thought and mutual respect. We lead with inclusion and empower our team members to do their best work as their most authentic selves.
Passionate people who want to make a difference drive our culture. Our team members are grounded in integrity, have a strong capacity to learn, the energy to get things done, and bring diverse, real world experiences to help us think in new ways. We actively invest in our team members to support their long-term growth so they can continue to advance our mission and achieve their highest potential.
Join a team committed to taking big leaps forward for a global community of healthcare professionals and their patients. Together, let's advance the world of minimally invasive care.

Job Description

Primary Function:

We are looking for team members with analytical skill sets, manufacturing/supply chain experience, to participate and drive in the SIOP planning process.  The SIOP planning function is an excellent way to broaden your experience, skills and network of colleagues, while leveraging knowledge on large data sets to compute demand and supply plans to meet customer demand and maintain inventory targets.  We measure this through various metrics such as Forecast accuracy/inventory health/Sales Plan v Actual and Build Plan vs Actual, First Pass Fill Rates etc.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Drive and participate in cross-functional team meetings/ SIOP process to develop best in class demand plan and optimum supply plan
  • Facilitate and drive collaboration with Marketing, Sales Operations, Finance team members to develop monthly/quarterly forecasts over mid-term and long-term.
  • Partner with NPI/ Engineering/ Marketing teams to understand product lifecycle/ buffer strategy, develop robust plans to enable new product launch and product end of life (EOL) planning.
  • Review and make improvements to statistical forecasting models, to drive best- in- class forecast accuracy on demand plans
  • Review data output, historical shipments, procedure data and consumption to see if there are modifications required based on product segmentation.  Use data-driven rigor to accurately identify issues that lead to sub-optimal output and their root causes
  • Partner with manufacturing, planning, regulatory and facilities teams to understand and drive buffer strategies to enable building moves and plan for regulatory restrictions.
  • Understand/ manage safety stock/ inventory targets for various regions/ plants
  • Develop capacity and material constrained build plan through cross functional collaboration by modeling lines/shifts, line efficiencies, head count and material lead times/constraints
  • Develop the capacity constrained build plan – by thoroughly understanding the inputs to the capacity build plan, Manufacturing standard times, required headcount, Manufacturing output and line utilization and gross efficiency. 
  • Scenario planning through different Demand and Supply scenarios, understand & articulate the different options and the impact
  • Represent their product families and present relevant data/ charts in the cross-functional SIOP meetings
  • Monitor performance to plan, eg. forecast versus actuals, and drive corrective actions/ mitigation plans
  • Drive improvements to Key Performance Indicators such as Forecast accuracy, First Pass Fill Rate, Backorder, Finished Goods Inventory Attainment through root-cause analysis and cross-functional collaboration
  • Subject matter experience in order to participate and manage projects to improve operational efficiency/ profitability goals
  • Resolve and troubleshoot SAP (MPS/MRP) issues; Interact and support IT issues/projects in SAP/o9, etc.
  • Travel: 0 - 10% domestic and International

Qualifications

Skill/Job Requirements:

  • Minimum MS/MBA with 6+ yrs relevant experience; Degree in Engineering, Math/Finance, Operations Research, Supply Chain highly preferred.
  • Minimum BS with 8+ yrs relevant experience; Degree in Supply Chain, Operations Research, Finance, IE, Engineering highly preferred.
  • Analytical rigor / Data/ problem solving skills
  • Supply Chain/ Planning Domain experience
  • Product Life-cycle Management (New product introduction, End of Sale)
  • Intermediate level in MS Office applications – Excel and .ppt
  • Familiarity and/or ability to work with Advanced Planning applications and/ or ERP applications to create scalable processes
  • Leadership, communication and executive presentation skills to share insights/ gain consensus

Additional Information

Due to the nature of our business and the role, please note that Intuitive and/or your customer(s) may require that you show current proof of vaccination against certain diseases including COVID-19.  Details can vary by role.

Intuitive is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees, and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type, without regard to race, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, genetic information or any other status protected under federal, state, or local applicable laws.

We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in accordance with fair chance laws.

We provide market-competitive compensation packages, inclusive of base pay, incentives, benefits, and equity. It would not be typical for someone to be hired at the top end of range for the role, as actual pay will be determined based on several factors, including experience, skills, and qualifications. The target salary ranges are listed.

Due to the nature of our business and the role, please note that Intuitive and/or your customer(s) may require that you show current proof of vaccination against certain diseases including COVID-19.  Details can vary by role.

Intuitive is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees, and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type, without regard to race, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, genetic information or any other status protected under federal, state, or local applicable laws.

We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in accordance with fair chance laws.

Preference will be given to qualified candidates who do not reside, or plan to reside, in Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, or Tennessee.

We provide market-competitive compensation packages, inclusive of base pay, incentives, benefits, and equity. It would not be typical for someone to be hired at the top end of range for the role, as actual pay will be determined based on several factors, including experience, skills, and qualifications. The target salary ranges are listed.

Base Salary Range Region 1: $127,800 USD - $183,800 USD
Base Salary Range Region 2: $108,600 USD - $156,200 USD
Shift: Day
Travel: 10% of the time
Workplace Type: Set Schedule - This job will be onsite weekly, the percentage of onsite work will be defined by the leader.

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