Demand Planner _ (Remote)
Posted on: May 15, 2022
Job SummaryWorks independently under close supervision, plan,
schedule and monitor the movement of material through the
production cycle. Determine material requirements from engineering
and production schedules. Coordinate the efficient movement of
materials with purchasing, production and engineering. Develop
specifications for new contract orders. Responsible for business
system data input and integrity; creates and maintains bills of
material and parts/commodities numbers in supply chain management
or other enterprisewide systems.MAJOR JOB DUTIES AND
RESPONSIBILITIES (List in order of importance)
Apply analytical and statistical techniques to develop a tactical
demand forecast and replenishment plan supporting key product lines
and/or customer segments.
Determine optimal inventory position for each SKU/ stocking
location. Maximize VWRs investment in inventory. Analyze data and
make recommendations on increasing/decreasing inventory targets;
establish ideal safety stock targets.
Participate in inventory planning activities including, but not
limited to, ownership and maintenance of supply planning models
and/or ERP planning system.
Support monthly Sales and Operations Planning process efforts.
Apply appropriate mathematical and statistical tools to resolve
Partner with Finance and Purchasing Teams to project, track and
control Excess and Obsolete Inventory levels. Prepare purchasing
and inventory forecasts and financial projections. Analyze
variances between actual and budgeted/forecasted activity.
Partner with purchasing team to ensure monthly, quarterly
purchasing and inventory plans are met.
Partner with Marketing, Advanced Operations and Product Development
in the forecasting and coordination of both legacy products and new
product launches and ensuring forecast/new product launches are
properly input into planning models. Analyze the predicted impact
of new supplier/product launches, product promotions, or
Proactively adjust forecast and replenishment strategies to
optimize inventory investment.
Commit company resources to support new launches and
Negotiate changes with suppliers as needed.
Identify and correct Supply Chain constraints by acting as liaison
between Sales, Customer Service and Suppliers.
Establish, maintain, report and analyze trends for Key Performance
Indicators for forecast accuracy, demand variability, inventory,
Develop an understanding of product family life cycles and perform
trending analysis to determine proper inventory levels.
Drive process standardization.
Monitor inventory data integrity (e.g., receiving/inspection, cycle
Perform other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS (Education/Training, Experience and
College degree in Supply Chain Management, Business, Management or
other applicable discipline; MBA desirable
2-3+ years procurement experience with enterprise level
Experience with APO or similar forecasting tools highly
APICS/CPIM certification desirable.
Global Supply Chain experience a plus.
Formal problem solving training desirable, i.e. Six Sigma
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES (Those necessary to perform the job
Proficient in MS office suite (Excel, Access, Word). Demonstrated
ability to analyze large data sets; Strong system aptitude
Understanding of forecast and replenishment theory, obtained
through APICS or similar training coursework.
Solid written and verbal communication skills, experience in a
matrix environment desirable.
Strong analytical skills
Solid knowledge and practical use of Forecasting and Inventory
Planning tools; i.e. Logility, SAP (preferably APO experience), or
equivalent. Mentor Buyer team.
ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING CONDITIONS & PHYSICAL EFFORT (Under Typical
Typically works in an office environment with adequate lighting and
ventilation and a normal range of temperature and noise level.
Work assignments are diversified. Examples of past precedent are
used to resolve work problems. New alternatives may be developed to
A frequent volume of work and deadlines impose strain on routine
Minimal physical effort is required. Work is mostly sedentary but
does require walking, standing, bending, reaching, lifting or
carrying objects that typically weigh less than 10
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature
and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this
classification. They are not intended to be construed as an
exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required
of employees assigned to this position.
Avantor is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.EEO
Statement:We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer.
We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender
identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed,
national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran
status, or any other characteristic protected by federal,
state/province, or local law. If you need a reasonable
accommodation for any part of the employment process, please
contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request
and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be
considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries
concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded
to from this email address.For more information about equal
employment opportunity protections, please view the Equal
Employment Opportunity is THE LAW Poster, EEO is the Law Poster
Supplement, and Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Provision using
the links below.3rd Party Non-Solicitation Policy:By submitting
candidates without having been formally assigned on and contracted
for a specific job requisition by Avantor, or by failing to comply
with the Avantor recruitment process, you forfeit any fee on the
submitted candidates, regardless of your usual terms and
conditions. Avantor works with a preferred supplier list and will
take the initiative to engage with recruitment agencies based on
its needs and will not be accepting any form of
solicitation.Colorado and New York Equal Pay Transparency:Avantor
is committed to equitable compensation practices. The compensation
range for this role is:$55,000.00 - $94,000.00Final compensation
for this role will be determined by various factors such as minimum
and preferred qualifications, knowledge, skills, abilities,
education, experience and location.
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