Demand Planner

Demand Planner & DMR Lead

Ref: 111| Posted: 8th May 2023

Sorry, this advert is now closed. Click here to view our live vacancies.

Terumo Aortic are currently recruiting for a Demand Planner. The successful candidate will establish, run & own the 3 regional DMRs for Terumo Aortic – North America, EMEA & Japan/China/ROW. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to use their own experience to spearhead improvement projects in all areas demand planning and sales forecasting.


Key Duties will include:

  • Set up Regional DMRS & Sales (demand plan) forecasting processes & tools.
  • Create DMR standard deck & KPIs.
  • On a monthly basis, responsible for chairing the 3 regional DMRs & ensuring quality input & output into the Global S&OP forum.
  • Attend Global S&OP meeting
  • Liase with the Strategic Planning manager
  • For the US, collaborate closely with TMC team & be their point of escalation.
  • For Japan, form relationship with the demand planner and collaborate closely.
  • Lead analysis & improvement projects to maximise product availability, forecast accuracy, product rationalisation
  • Own monthly analysis, including: sku level order intake vs forecast, sku level fulfilment from manufacturing to the region vs S&OP allocation, forecast variability & mix analysis.
  • Own new Launch plans & post implementation analysis
  • Bring own experience to shape the sales areas of the S&OP process – this is a new area for Terumo Aortic and we are currently establishing proper process & RACI across the organisation. This role to play a large part in supporting this development.
  • Future looking to be involved in system implementations (IBP on S4 Hana for example). For now, everything is excel based.
  • Support budget process & long range planning requirements
  • Role based in Glasgow


Qualifications and experience:


  • Experience in Deman Planning (5+ years)
  • Business degree or equivalent
  • Positive attitude to change
  • Numerate, analytical
  • Ability to influence at all levels
  • Exception identification & management
  • Customer Service – Continuous Improvement – Microsoft Office (Excel, Word & Powerpoint) – Email – AS400 or S.A.P business information systems
  • Breadth of industry experience – medical device background would be beneficial but not required
  • High level of integrity and dependability
  • Excellent presentation & facilitation skills