BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) EMEA Demand Planner - Medication Management Solutions (M/F) in Eysins, Switzerland

Job Description Summary

You will join a talented team of 3 Supply & Demand professionals dedicated to our Medication Management Solutions portfolio, who are part of our EMEA Supply Chain Center of Excellence located in Eysins (VD), Switzerland.

You will be in contact with a wide variety of functions internally (Supply Chain, Project teams, Marketing, Finance…), both at European and Worldwide level, leveraging the collaboration model with Countries and Region to drive a more efficient S&OP process.

Job Description

As the owner of the regional demand planning process for the businesses, you will be responsible for leading and coordinating the monthly demand consensus by region (monthly through to long range demand planning) for the businesses by actively engaging the marketing and finance community as key participants in the process.

You will also initiate and drive improvements in the process through increased market knowledge and systems usage. In addition, you will focus on improvements in demand modeling, which drives greater accuracy and is directly linked to increased customer service and inventory strategies. You will also maintain a strong link to business activity and global issues as they may affect respective products, while remaining responsible for coordinating the demand for the annual long-term planning process.

Working with Marketing associates, country analysts, Sales leaders and finance colleagues, you will provide guidance and coordination in key areas of the demand planning processes to ensure consistency and high performance regionally. Furthermore, you will lead the aggregation of regional demand for the businesses and timely provide the information to all the relevant processes (WW Demand & Supply Review, Regional S&OP).

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Demand Planning

  • Developing good statistical models using the SCM DP/SP and leveraging its usage in Demand/Supply Consensus for products forecasted at regional level

  • Managing communication and coordination across the regional marketing and finance areas as well as across country sales and marketing teams and country demand planners, if any supply issues occur

  • Actively contributing and supporting the development and implementation of the regional business strategy in the demand planning functional area.E.g. New Product Introductions, Product Life Cycle Management, Stategic go-to Market changes, …

  • Driving Product Classification in terms of Volume & Value share, Demand Volatility and Strategic Importance of certain product groups

  • Supporting and providing active input to deployment and fair share allocation in short supply situations

  • S&OP process facilitation

  • Facilitating the Regional Demand Review and representing that information in the Regional S&OP meetings and in the WW Demand Review

  • Interfacing with WW Demand Planners for plants globally and S&OP Process owners. Supporting WW Supply Chain key initiatives to accomplish best in class forecast accuracy

  • Business performance management

  • Supporting CI, cost reduction or efficiency initiatives in regional Demand Planning area using Six Sigma and best practice benchmarking methodologies

  • Being responsible for the Regional Key Metrics/Forecast Accuracy to attain the highest level of performance for the assigned product groups and assisting in management of cost through achieving those metrics.

  • Consolidating, challenging the country input for the annual Long Term Planning process as well as provide regional input. Working with global and regional supply chain teams to achieve an optimal distribution network and maintaining a key coordination point with local warehouse management and transportation functions.

About you

To deliver the performance that we are looking for, we need a degree-level educated professional in Business, Supply Chain or a related field (APICS would be a plus), ideally with a few years of experience in Supply Chain and specifically demand planning. You have gained internal experience in End-to-End Supply Chain and regional networks and have working knowledge of the 5 steps of the S&OP Process, with specific awareness of dependent activities within the S&OP cycle.

You have a strong data analytics and statistical skillset, including experience using a statistical modeling software to develop a demand plan and have used forecast accuracy measurements to drive improvement (MAPE, Bias, etc.). You are proficient with definitions, parameters and variables of demand and supply planning performance metrics and demonstrate a capacity to translate these metrics into meaningful business outcomes, to perform root cause analysis and apply corrective actions.

An excellent communicator, you understand end user customer expectations and requirements and demonstrate a strong ability to convey your key messages to various functions (marketing, finance…) at different levels of the organization, liaising between manufacturing and business and balancing effectiveness vs. business needs.

ERP experience would be a plus (SAP, APO, SCM…) as well as working knowledge of project management and CI tools (i.e., Six Sigma). Business level fluency in English is required, other European language knowledge would be a plus.

If you’re a team player who is passionate about Supply Chain and healthcare and if we’ve just described your career aspirations, then please click on the APPLY button.

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Primary Work Location

CHE Eysins - Business Park Terre-Bonne

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BD is a leading global medical technology company that creates medical technology, devices and laboratory equipment for a variety of needs across the healthcare continuum. At BD, we are looking for candidates who possess passion, innovative solutions and a commitment to our one mission of improving access to groundbreaking medical and biotechnology services for people near and far, delivering state-of-the-art technology and cutting-edge research in the battle to fight and cure infectious diseases. With a global reach that extends across 50 countries worldwide, our network of professionals collaborates on effective measures to deliver enhanced patient quality such as lower health care delivery costs, improved health care and safety, and expanded health care for all. Join our company and see how you can become a part of one global mission to make a difference in human health.