BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Sr. Supply Chain Planning Analyst in United States

Work independently or under little supervision to perform Supply Chain activities for assigned product portfolio to optimize inventory, minimize cost, and set and achieve customer service goals. This includes forecasting, capacity planning, execution oversight, and monitoring and reporting of results. Provide input for SIOP process for a given business segment in order to align market and financial requirements with manufacturing capabilities.

The following duties and responsibilities are intended to be representative of the work performed by the incumbent(s) in this position and are not all-inclusive. The omission of a specific duty or responsibility will not preclude it from the position.

  • Maintain demand forecasts while reducing forecast error.

  • Work closely with Marketing to decrease demand variations.

  • Conduct SKU rationalization and other lifecycle management analyses.

  • Lead the planning aspects of new product launches during the pre-launch phase.

  • Complete complex spreadsheet analysis during issue resolution or scenario planning.

  • Leverage Lean or Six Sigma tools for process improvement in order to increase service and optimize inventory.

  • Query databases for information required for decision-making.

  • Provide oversight of manufacturing, inventory deployment and distribution to ensure customer service

  • Prepare Executive Level presentations as required.

  • Serve as primary contact with manufacturing for planning issues.

  • Conduct analysis and provide direction for inventory allocation where worldwide service is maximized.

  • Monitor capacity loading on assigned production lines and forecast.

  • Determine new product ramp-up schedules.

  • Determine ISS requirements in terms of weeks of sale for new product launches.

  • Manage product phase-outs such that obsolete inventory is minimized.

  • Establish and continuously modify safety stock targets.

  • Support Business Planning process annually and provide quarterly updates.

  • Perform basic financial analyses.

  • Ensure personal and company compliance with all Federal, State, local and company regulations, policies and procedures for Health, Safety and Environmental compliance.

  • BS/BA degree with four to nine (4- 9) years of related experience; OR

  • MBA/MS in relevant discipline and two to seven (2-7) years of related experience; OR

  • Equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Excellent analytical and communication skills.

  • Good interpersonal skills.

  • Must have strong understanding of forecasting techniques, inventory management, and capacity planning.

  • Ability to use PC's and associated software.

Working knowledge of planning systems such as Planning Systems and ERP/APS systems.

This position is in an office and laboratory environment and requires the incumbent to sit, stand and perform general office functions. The incumbent may also be required to lift up to twenty-five pounds occasionally. The incumbent may be required to stand for extended periods of time. Bending, stooping and reaching may also be required.

ID: 2018-11929

Career Level: experienced

Division Name: Vascular Access Devices

Relocation Available?: Yes

External Company Name: C.R. Bard, Inc.

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C. R. Bard, Inc. (NYSE: BCR) is a leading multinational developer, manufacturer and marketer of innovative, life-enhancing medical technologies in the fields of vascular, urology, oncology and surgical specialty products, employing over 13,000 people around the world. Founded in 1907, we pioneered many devices that are now the cornerstones of modern healthcare.

We expect the highest levels of quality, integrity, service, and innovation from our employees – on the job and in the communities in which we work and live. In return, we foster an environment where individuals are treated with fairness and respect, and feel valued, acknowledged and rewarded. Bard is a M/F, Disabled and Vet EEO/AA Employer.

Be Your Best at Bard – and ultimately, you can have an impact on the lives of people around the world.