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Danaher Corporation Senior Demand Planner in Marlborough, Massachusetts

Help us improve access to life-changing therapies that can transform human health

We are Cytiva, a global provider of technologies and services that advance and accelerate the development and manufacture of therapeutics. Formerly part of GE Healthcare, we have a rich heritage tracing back hundreds of years, and a fresh beginning since 2020.

Our customers undertake life-saving activities. These range from fundamental biological research to developing innovative vaccines, biologic drugs, and novel cell and gene therapies. Our job is to supply the tools and services - the pots, pans, soups and sauces - they need to work better, faster and safer, leading to better patient outcomes.

Do you have a passion for Demand Planning? Then we would love to hear from you.

We are looking for a Sr. Demand Planner to work with our Sales & Operations Planning team across the world. Primary responsibility will be for the Cell Culture portfolio which includes Sera, Process Liquids and Buffers, and Cell Culture Media. This is a fast-growing portfolio with each of these key areas having different challenges when it comes to demand planning. As this is a business focused on continuous improvement, key responsibilities may change with time.

What you’ll do

  • Own & lead the Regional Sales and Operations Planning processes for the portfolio assigned. Lead monthly demand reviews with commercial teams. Give clear direction on forecasting goals as well as supporting demand analysis, monitoring sales history, reporting forecast changes and drivers.

  • Develop the process of creating forecasts and replenishment plans for the region. Ensure approved 18 months sales forecast is updated timely every month in Demantra, our demand planning system.

  • Represent the Regional S&OP team in reviews with stakeholders, bringing insight and analysis to support improvement activities in areas such as sales, product management, inventory and manufacturing.

  • Establish regular performance reviews. Ensure that there is a rigorous process in place for the measurement, analysis and continuous improvement of regional key performance indicators.

  • Track forecast accuracy and work on root cause analysis for forecast improvement. Analyze regional supply performance and work with stakeholders to help and manage any supply disruptions.

  • Support Product Leaders on Life Cycle Management: Analyze product portfolios with respect to sales volume, value and margins. Support and monitor new product introduction and discontinuation process, adjusting forecast accordingly. Review replenishment set ups and establish required follow ups. Make recommendations on stocking policies.

  • Follow and enforce rigor in executing the S&OP processes with different teams, operating within the S&OP ecosystem

  • Drive and establish, when needed, processes to ensure clear communication around supply & demand within the region.

  • Work with colleagues in Global S&OP team to help share best practice.

Who you are

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, supply chain management, statistics or similar field required.

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience Supply Chain / Demand Planning or related field.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of supply chain planning processes

  • Knowledge of MRP processes & Advanced Planning systems – Demantra, APO or other ERP systems.

  • Very strong analytical skills, able to deal with large amount of data, in multiple formats and from different sources, consolidating all data and showing ability to identify and prioritize focus areas.

  • Affinity to systems and use of computers/software. Good Excel and PowerPoint skills are essential.

  • Excellent organizational, project management and time management skills, including multi-tasking and ability to prioritize and meet deadlines, follow up and attention to details. Adaptable to multiple requests, daily changes and still deliver on commitments.

  • Well-organized with excellent communication and presentation skills

  • Ability to communicate at various organizational levels

  • Stakeholder management experience in a geographically diverse, matrix organization. Take personal responsibility to keep key stakeholders informed and escalate / manage issues for resolution.

  • Ability to work from several different perspectives, time horizons, and translate various units of measure to revenue and vice versa.

  • A team player, willing to go the extra mile.

  • Available for some international travel based on specific ad-hoc business needs

Who we are

Whatever your role, we bring purpose and challenge into our everyday work. If you are driven to make the world a better place thanks to science and medicine, you’ll feel right at home here. If you’re flexible, curious and relentless, you’ll belong. If you are excited about a global culture, this can be the place to further your career.

Want to know more? Experience life at Cytiva on our Careers website, Instagram channel and LinkedIn page!

Cytiva is a 3.3 billion USD global life sciences leader with nearly 7000 associates across 40 countries who are dedicated to our mission to advance and accelerate therapeutics. As a trusted partner to customers that range in scale and scope, Cytiva brings efficiencies to research and manufacturing workflows, ensuring the development, manufacture and delivery of transformative medicines to patients.

Cytiva is part of the Danaher family of companies, a global science and technology innovator committed to helping customers solve complex challenges and improving quality of life around the world.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The “EEO is the Law” poster is available here.

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