Demand Planner

Eresearchtechnology, Inc. Philadelphia , PA 19107

Posted 4 months ago


ERT seeks a knowledgeable and resourceful Demand Planner in our Philadelphia office to generate forecasts and ensure product availability. This is a new role with ERT and will require strong knowledge of supply chain forecasting best-practices. Ready to make a difference? Come join us!

ERT is a global data and technology company that minimizes uncertainty and risk in clinical trials so that customers can move ahead with confidence. With nearly 50 years of clinical and therapeutic experience, ERT balances knowledge of what works with a vision for what's next, so we can adapt without compromising standards.

Powered by the company's EXPERT technology platform, ERT's solutions enhance trial oversight, enable site optimization, increase patient engagement and measure the efficacy of new clinical treatments while ensuring patient safety. Since 2014, more than half of all FDA drug approvals came from ERT-supported studies. Pharma companies, biotechs and CROs have relied on ERT solutions in 10,000+ studies spanning more than three million patients to date. By identifying trial risks before they become problems, ERT enables customers to bring clinical treatments to patients quickly and with confidence.


In this role, you will

  • Oversee demand planning and management processes for new and existing products.

  • Develop and execute product demand plans to meet organization goals.

  • Provide support in developing seasonal demand forecasts and anticipate customers reactions to the promotions and discounts, as well as forecasts based on demand patterns and business trends.

  • Work with PJM, sales team and supply chain management to improve forecast accuracy.

  • Maintain demand plan program to ensure cost effectiveness and to meet customer demands considering cash flow and economic aspect

  • Assist and Influence risk assessment and mitigation activities.

  • Maintain inventory levels based on future customer demands.

  • Address demand-related queries and issues in a timely manner.

  • Maintain demand planning processes and systems to improve forecasting accuracy

  • Identify areas of improvements and recommend action plans.

The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description represent the major responsibilities of the position. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned, as required. ERT reserves the right to amend or change this job description to meet the needs of ERT. This job description and any attachments do not constitute or represent a contract.


Our ideal candidate will offer:


  • Master in Economics or Business Administration or equivalent experience in Statistics, Supply Chain or Materials/Operations Management is preferred


  • Knowledge of use of ERP-System

  • Must have at least 3 years of experience in a Demand Planning environment, preferably within the Clinical trial Business or Healthcare field

  • Strong overall understanding of the supply chain function and how internal customers utilize the demand planning information

  • Experience analysing large amounts of information/data and developing fact based conclusions

  • Strong problem solving abilities, with experience using various analytical tools, including root cause analysis

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)

  • Ability to work cross-functionally with all levels of the organization

  • Proactive, organized and detail-oriented, with the ability to work independently and learn quickly

  • Strong Excel skills are required for this role

  • Knowledge of Oracle and BI tools would be an asset

  • Ability to speak, read and write German at the professional level is desireable but not required.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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