Senior Demand Planner
Company: Intuitive Surgical
Posted on: June 14, 2019
Job: Manufacturing & Operations
Primary Location: United States-California-US-CA-Sunnyvale
Requisition ID: 190804
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Joining Intuitive Surgical means joining a team dedicated to using
technology to benefit patients by improving surgical efficacy and
decreasing surgical invasiveness, with patient safety as our
We are searching for a dynamic, talented Senior Demand Planner to
ensure our companys operations are timely, efficient, scalable and
cost-effective. You will be responsible for all demand planning
duties for external and internal demand streams, including
estimating future demand, analyzing inventory flow, and developing
To succeed in this role, you should be professional, highly
analytical, results-oriented, resourceful, resilient, a
self-starter and a problem-solver. You should possess excellent
communication and collaboration skills. The successful candidate
should also have an in-depth knowledge of advanced mathematical and
forecasting policies. An understanding of Regulatory constraints
that impact Medical Devices Products would be helpful.
--- Develop effective forecast models based on industry/business
trends and demand patterns, including New Product Introductions and
all phases of product lifecycles.
--- Facilitate collaboration with Product Marketing, Finance,
Service Organization and others as needed.
--- Support management with risk assessments, alternative plans and
--- Propose and implement solutions to improve demand forecast
accuracy, incorporating input from critical stakeholders and
--- Successfully communicate forecast and inventory estimations to
management, highlighting E&O and stock-out risks.
--- Monitor and report on important changes in sales forecasts,
budgets, and business strategies.
--- Conduct monthly forecast maintenance and Quarterly Sales &
Operations Planning Demand meetings.
--- Address demand-related issues in a timely and effective
--- Bachelors degree in business, supply chain or other relevant
fields required. Masters Degree highly preferred.--- APICS and/or
IBF Certification. --- A minimum of 5 years experience in a demand
planning/forecasting role, preferably in Capital Equipment
Medical.--- Leadership and Project Management experience.---
Experience in New Product Launch, expanding geographic markets, and
end-of-life Product forecasting.--- Solid understanding of forecast
modeling--- Solid understanding of inventory management practices
and procedures.--- Strong mathematical and statistical
knowledge.--- Knowledge of SAP, Hyperion, S&OP software
solutions, Agile.--- Knowledge of plant networks, and management of
new plant additions to the network.--- Capability to multitask in a
fast paced environment.--- Excellent written/verbal communication,
negotiation and collaboration skills.
We are an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disabled employer.
We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest
and conviction records in accordance with fair chance laws.
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