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Danaher Corporation Senior Demand Planner in Sunnyvale, California

The Senior Demand Planner is responsible for Instrument and NPI forecasting within the demand planning team. This role is an integral part of the supply chain organization and will work closely with marketing, business operations, sourcing, manufacturing, and engineering to ensure inventory availability and service level expectations are met. Core responsibilities include developing planning perimeters in MRP, analyzing demand trend information, and presenting to the leadership organization.


  • Establish models, databases and procedures for data assimilation and reporting

  • Develop transition strategy and forecasts during product phasing including new product introductions, end of life, conversions and transfers

  • Monitor monthly performance to plan, identify and communicate trends that indicate gaps

  • Manage MRP-based planning parameters in the SAP environment

  • Drive improvement to forecast accuracy and demand planning processes

  • Identify and communicate opportunities for continuous improvement


  • Complete all assigned and required training satisfactorily and on time


  • Bachelor’s degree with 8+ years of related work experience OR

  • Master’s degree in field with 6+ years of related work experience OR

  • Doctoral degree in field with 3+ years of work experience


  • 3-5 years of experience in forecasting or demand planning

  • 3-5 years of experience in an MRP-based planning environment

  • Highly analytical and detail oriented with the ability to translate data into actionable forecast recommendations

  • High level of integrity, energy and sense of urgency to resolve issues and investigate anomalies in actual vs. forecast trends

  • Proven process improvement skills; focus on utilizing technology to build and enhance solutions that increase automation and improve insights and outcomes

  • Experience leading or working in cross-functional teams with ability to network broadly across the organization and drive collaboration

  • Advanced Excel skills including the use of macros


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