Medical Devices JobsProduction & Demand Planner

  • SJ51562
  • Permanent
  • Leitrim, Sligo

Collins McNicholas

Production & Demand Planner

A Medical Device Manufacturer in the North West has a new role for a Production & Demand Planner. The role is central to the aligning of the demand plan and production planning processes. The key responsibilities include; 

Production Planning

  • To work with the planning team to develop realistic and achievable work centre production
  • To develop and publish schedule adherence targets and measure actual performance.
  • Proactively identify schedule misses and work with customer service team to communicate and
    minimize service impact.
  • To develop, control and maintain the plant planning system ensuring data integrity & operational
  • Support the SCM Department in effective execution of IBP Process, with particular focus on
    Supply & Demand balancing.
  • Support Production planning process including production scheduling, capacity planning and
    schedule adherence

Demand Planning

  • Support the interface between the plant and customers.
  • Help maintain and constantly check data in demand management tools in order to keep forecast
    as realistic as possible, and adjusting demand planning strategies to suit business needs.
  • To organize replenishment of distribution centres according to parameters defined.
  • Ensure pro-active information about back-orders and potential delivery issues.
  • To analyse discrepancy between demand and capacity. Propose and apply needed actions to
    balance demand and supply.
  • Define stock levels to maintain at each level of distribution channel to ensure product availability
    with minimum inventory.
  • Assist in all demand planning duties including estimating future product demand, analysing
    inventory flow and defining the most suitable forecast strategies.
  • Work with customer service to effectively overcome challenges and agree trade-offs.
  • Any other duties as required by management

In this detail-focused role you will also be tasked with identifying opportunities for improvements within the planning department. 

Applicants should hold as a minimum, a relevant level 7 qualification ideally Supply Chain / Purchasing / Business or APICS. 5 years experience working within Planning / Demand Management in medical device industry is desired and SAP experience is also preferable. 


For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Davin Ferguson
071 9140251

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