Kelly Services Demand Planner - Healthcare in Raynham, Massachusetts

Demand Planner - Location: Raynham, MA Term: Indefinite contract assignment with benefits! $66,560K

Responsibilities:

  • Develop demand forecasts (operational forecasts) at multiple levels of aggregation for multiple time horizons as part of a demand planning function.

  • Review historical sales trends, research demand drivers, prepare forecast data, develop statistical forecast models, and evaluate forecast results.

  • Coordinate cross-functional research activities to reconcile significant variances and refine the forecast model to reflect updated sales and marketing assumptions.

  • Interact with sales, marketing, and customer finance to understand demand forecast drivers.

  • Insure New Product Implementations are closely monitor and forecasts entered and updated as needed.

  • Participate in the creation and presentation of the monthly Demand Reviews.

Job Functions:

  • Create statistical forecasts:
  • Gather, analyze and validate data
  • Execute statistical modeling software
  • Apply error analysis techniques to improve forecasting
  • Summarize/aggregate statistical forecasts

  • Review sales plans, customer finance Budget Updates or Latest Estimates and demand drivers:

  • Present, solicit, and assess feedback on the various forecasts from sales and finance
  • Recommend adjustments for operational forecasts

  • Achieve consensus for operational demand forecasts by facilitating a collaborative planning process with sales, marketing and finance personnel:

  • Prepare relevant material to facilitate research and discussion

  • Provide input to volume planning ( Latest Estimates / annual process)

  • Facilitate and manage demand planning/customer meetings
  • Achieve consensus with the business side and the demand chain

  • Maintain demand planning system and software

  • Enter and modify data and ensure the correctness of product hierarchy
  • Monitor trends in forecast error
  • Identify relevant market-related data and competitive intelligence

  • Prepare and maintain relevant reports pertaining to demand planning process

Qualifications:

  • 2-3 years of experience in the healthcare industry

  • BA/BS college degree or a minimum of 5 years of equivalent experience in Planning.

  • APICS or other forecasting Certification preferred

  • Demonstrated proficiency in statistics, forecasting and forecasting methods with an understanding of their financial and operational impacts. Knowledge of SAP/APO, JDE or Oracle Demand Planning or other software related to demand planning is preferred. Must be proficient in Excel (Vlook-ups, pivot tables, formulations, macros) and be detail oriented. Experienced with other software packages including Windows and Microsoft Office. This position requires strong analytical, organizational, decision making, and presentation skills. Strong interpersonal skills are also essential to effectively interact with all teams, areas and levels of business affecting the forecast process. Good facilitation skills are required.

For immediate consideration, please apply online. This position is recruited for by a remote Kelly office and not your local Kelly branch.

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