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Demand Planner

  • Job reference: 923309
  • Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Life Sciences, Procurement and Supply Chain
  • Date posted: 11/01/2019

OrionGroup are looking for a Demand Planner on behalf of our Multinational Medical Device Client on an initial 12 month contract based in the West Yorkshire Area.

Position Purpose

Working as a dynamic member of the Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Demand Team, the post holder will strive to support the delivery of forecast accuracy targets, and to deliver quality customer service to allocated markets.

The post holder will manage, analyse and communicate APO / SAP systems data with the broader supply chain teams; and provide market intelligence from the customer.

The post holder will represent Demand Planning on a project which will require significant connection with wider business stakeholders (Regulatory, Variant Support, Supply Planning). The project involves coordinating demand and supply plans to facilitate a restructure of legal entities across the business.

Position Responsibilities

  • Represent Demand Planning on the project - this will involve interaction with a wide range of stakeholders across Supply Chain and Regulatory teams
  • Develop strong understanding of the processes that control demand and supply of different production variants for the Company products
  • Coordinate and manage the global Supply Commit process by providing worldwide affiliates supply dates for out of forecast requirements
  • Act as a first point of contact for specific EMEA markets on forecast queries and analysis
  • Active day to day engagement with supply network planners, production planners and customer service teams
  • Support key reporting activities for the EMEA region and act as back up for global demand plan reporting
  • Responsible for EMEA demand forecast for a range of medical device products
  • Generate statistical forecasts using SAP APO Demand Plan software
  • Drive the implementation of New Product Introductions with key stakeholders

Qualifications / Experience:

  • Strong educational background; degree or equivalent
  • Supply chain experience and awareness is desirable but not essential
  • Solid PC skills (advanced Excel, beginner / intermediate Access, beginner / intermediate PowerPoint desired)


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As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.