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Sr Manager, Demand Planning

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Gilead Sciences, Inc. Foster City , CA 94404

Posted 2 months ago

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Job Description

This role will be responsible for deploying and maturing global demand planning and forecasting capability and implementation of Sales & Operations Planning(S&OP) processes. This involves the development, validation and circulation of the consensus based global forecast which reflects the regional demand requirements and includes orchestrating the monthly demand planning process, annual process and LRP strategic demand processes.

Reporting Lines

  • Solid line to the Director of Global Supply Chain who oversees global demand/forecast planning and S&OP

Purpose of Role

  • Manage the demand planning and forecasting activity for finished goods globally utilizing deployed process to execute S&OP activity in order to ensure product availability for our patients.

Core Accountabilities

  • Lead creation of demand forecasts/plans with markets at multiple levels of aggregation over a 5 year time horizon while strictly adhering to the monthly demand planning calendar

  • Review historical sales trends, research demand drivers, prepare forecast data with markets, assist with the develop statistical forecast models, and evaluate forecast results

  • Coordinate cross-functional research activities to reconcile variances and refine the forecast while understating and explaining error drivers

  • Utilize a collaborative approach by working with Sales, Marketing, Finance, Manufacturing and Customer Operations to obtain and ensure that current and accurate information is used to build Demand Forecasts which are loaded into the system of record Demantra

  • Use and maintain the Demand Planning software as the primary forecasting system/tool

  • Provide input to the Supply Planning organization in developing inventory strategies on existing items, new products, and product phase-outs

  • Closely coordinate and communicate customer/market action plans with supply planning

  • Lead Local Market and Regional Demand Review Meetings to also include pre-work and building of relevant material/presentations to be reviewed during each meeting

  • Lead Forecast Accuracy performance management activity and review with relevant business partners to improve portfolio accuracy

  • Execute the S&OP cycle including running of pre S&OP and monthly S&OP meetings.

  • Ensure data generated by functions and transformation programs is suitable for regional and global S&OP meetings.

  • Coaching, mentoring and initiation of improvement projects with business partners, where required.

  • Ensure identification, monitoring and reporting of assumptions, risks and opportunities relating to the medium and long term business plans. Escalate to Director of Supply Chain as appropriate.

  • Continually review the S&OP process to ensure it continues to be up to date with current best practice and suitable for business needs.

Success Measured By

  • Managing/Relationship

  • Develop strong relationships with your business partners

  • Working closely with all other functions; Manufacturing/Regulatory Affairs/Clinical/Commercial Operations, Marketing, Finance and Sales

  • Become the SME for Demantra planning and reporting

  • Become the SME for S&OP

  • KPI's:

  • Forecast accuracy, bias and completeness performance

  • Process adherence to monthly demand planning and S&OP calendar

  • Monthly Demand Review Meetings with each market/area team

  • Process maturity, demand planning and S&OP

Knowledge, Experience, and

  • Extensive Demand and Supply Planning expertise

  • Project Management, Supply Chain Transformation and Business Process Improvement experience

  • Budget management and financial analysis skills

  • People Management and Project Leadership experience

  • Provide strong and visible leadership to business partners. The senior manager will need to quickly establish authority within the organization and influence other functions to deliver the S&OP activity each month

  • Strong communication skills an ability to envision, energize, and enable both the GSC organization and other functions, and where necessary, lead performance management decisions.

  • Experience utilizing strategic thinking to shape the plan and gain buy-in from the organization and other functions.

  • Proven ability to collaborate across functions and siloes

  • Bachelor's or Advance degree in Engineering, Supply Chain, or Management.

  • 10+ years' supply chain experience in a regulated industry preferably Pharmaceuticals


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Sr Manager, Demand Planning

Expired Job

Gilead Sciences, Inc.