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Demand Planning Manager - Hybrid

Company: Medline Industries, Inc.
Location: Mundelein
Posted on: March 13, 2023

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARY It is a particularly exciting time to be a Demand Planning Manager at Medline. The healthcare landscape is changing, and our customers are looking to us for solutions. The Medline Brand Demand Planning Manager position requires a combination of strategic and tactical skills to champion the continuous improvement of forecast accuracy and demand planning processes for Medline. You will interact cross-functionally to enhance capability of the Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) process and achieve better end-to-end visibility and decision-making to meet organizational goals. You will be responsible for the day-to-day leadership, goalsetting, and professional development of Demand Planners as they collaboratively develop, monitor, and communicate demand forecasts that positively impact inventory position, sales, service, and margin. What makes Demand Planning different at Medline is our culture of collaborative continuous improvement. We encourage leadership at every level and empower our team to think creatively, share ideas, and work together to solve complex challenges. We support and invest in professional development, helping our people grow new skills and reach their full career potential. This dynamic and evolving area of supply chain makes a positive impact on the business of healthcare, our products and services, and the millions of lives they touch every day. Our leadership teams are passionate about their business and expect the same from you. Looking for visibility? You found it! If you are looking for ownership and a fast paced work environment, we%26rsquo;ve got it! Make an impact at Medline! We are seeking a Demand Planning Manager in the Inventory Management division located out of our corporate headquarters in Mundelein, IL. Responsibilities:

  • Lead team members by placing value on adherence to the monthly planning process, standards for demand planning best practices, and a bias for action in achieving KPIs through forecast value add activities
  • Work cross functionally to enhance the end-to-end capability of the S&OP process, leading demand planners in Demand Review maturity
  • Cultivate an environment of continuous improvement with an emphasis on collaboration and personal ownership
  • Maintain key performance metrics and demand monitoring for senior management
  • Determine methods to address and correct planning behaviors that adversely affect forecast accuracy, service, and inventory position
  • Act as subject matter expert regarding demand planning processes and work with supply network planners, import and domestic buyers, supply chain analysts and central data organizations
  • Manage and partner with internal and external stakeholders
  • Train, coach, and lead team in documented process flows, rules and standards relevant to inventory management demand planning and industry best practices
  • Lead day-to-day activities of the team
  • Assign, monitor and review process and accuracy of work
  • Direct efforts and provide technical guidance on more complex issues
  • Assist in the ideation, management, and prioritization of continuous improvement projects and initiatives Job Qualifications COVID-19 Vaccination Please be aware that Medline requires all employees starting in this position to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This position will require the successful candidate to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated by their start date. Medline is an equal opportunity employer, and will provide reasonable accommodations to those individuals who are unable to be vaccinated for COVID-19 consistent with federal, state, and local law Basic Qualifications Education: Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Supply Chain Management Relevant Experience:
    • 5 years experience in Supply Chain
    • Experience applying knowledge of MRP, buying, demand planning and forecasting.
    • At least 2 years of experience managing people, including hiring, developing, motivating and directing people as they work Additional:
      • Experience with leading, mentoring, and developing employees; performance management; and cultivating a team culture that aligns with the organization%26rsquo;s goals and values
      • Ability to assess and initiate actions independently. Experience in taking charge of a situation, team or project.
      • Experience developing ways of accomplishing goals with little or no supervision, depending on oneself to complete objectives and determining when escalation of issues is necessary.
      • Demonstrated problem solving ability in an environment of rapid change and with many variables.
      • Experience analyzing data and/or process to identify issues, trends, or exceptions to drive improvement of results and find solutions.
      • Experience presenting to and communicating with various audiences (ex. others with differing language, senior management and non-technical audiences).
      • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Strong visual presentation skills as related to reports, scorecards, dashboards and presentations.
      • Strong self-accountability; proactive engagement; extreme ownership and self-driven Preferred Qualifications
        • APICS (or equivalent supply chain management) certification
        • SAP/APO experience
        • Experience in import logistics, transportation, and/or warehouse operations
        • Advanced skills in Excel (including VBA), SQL, R, Python or other analytical tools for data extraction and simulation. Experience and advanced skill in data visualization tools (Tableau, Power BI, etc).

Keywords: Medline Industries, Inc., Arlington Heights , Demand Planning Manager - Hybrid, Professions , Mundelein, Illinois

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