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Supply Chain Director- Demand Planning

  • Full Time
  • Remote
  • Cork
  • 41832420


  • The position is accountable for the Demand Planning process for assigned regions (ACE, Asia andIntercontinental) and reports to the Senior Director of Demand Planning.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective oversight and governance for Demand Planning in assigned regions, as well as achieving key performance indicators, will serve as key success factors for the role.
  • The role will also be accountable for identifying and implementing continuous improvements in business processes and associated underpinning technologies.
  • Partner with Commercial affiliates to ensure accurate demand forecasts and market analytics. Accountable for the dissemination and application of market intelligence to global supply planning and related functions
  • Act as key point of contact for senior regional Commercial and PDM leadership to communicate and support the implementation of supply chain strategy
  • Responsible for the provision of demand forecasting and planning input to S&OP process
  • Partner with Commercial, Global Supply Chain and Finance on the development of the annual budget demand plan. Ensure cross-functional alignment of the plan with the financial commitments of the organization.
  • Drive the use of appropriate statistical models for future demand predictions and/or scenarios.
  • Responsible for key demand planning metrics and tracking of benefits and improvements to the business
  • Provide input to the Global Supply Chain organisation in developing inventory strategies on existing product portfolio, new products, and product phase-outs.
  • Create and maintain documentation and standard operating procedures for demand forecasting and planning processes and systems
  • Identify and lead significant continuous improvement projects
  • Provide leadership to a team of demand planning analysts by establishing both the long-term vision and near-term performance objectives for the regional demand planning team along with setting and reviewing performance and development objectives for each team member.


  • Expert leader with a proven track record of building and managing high performing teams
  • Experienced people manager with a strong reputation for mentoring and developing people
  • Expertise and track record in supply chain planning and forecasting
  • Possesses a strong understanding and application of forecasting principles, concepts,practices in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry
  • Exceptional analytics capability
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as the ability to effectively communicate with technical and nontechnical audience
  • Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills, as well as strong skills as a negotiator to reach consensus, alignment and commitment
  • Ability to interact effectively with senior management
  • Sound organizational and time management skills
  • BA/BS or MBA/MS with extensive relevant experience in a related field

  Interested candidates should submit an updated CV in word format, marked for the attention of Susan O’Meara or 00353 86 0101125

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