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Demand Planner

Company: Sandoz Biopharmaceuticals
Location: United Kingdom Frimley / Camberley
Reference: 217533BR
Closing Date: 25 Oct 17
Type: Full Time
Salary (£): On Application

Job Summary:

Demand Planner, Sandoz, UK. Job Summary Would you like to work for a Global Generics and Biosimilars company and contribute to our mission to extend and improve people’s lives? Look no further, apply today. Demand Planner, Sandoz, Surrey, UK. ...


Demand Planner, Sandoz, UK.

Job Summary

Would you like to work for a Global Generics and Biosimilars company and contribute to our mission to extend and improve people’s lives?
Look no further, apply today. Demand Planner, Sandoz, Surrey, UK.

Job purpose

The Demand Planner is responsible for execution and management of the APO system forecast, working in close co-operation with the Supply Chain, Finance and Business Units to deliver a robust sales forecast within the overall Sandoz S&OP process.

Key Responsibilities

• Maintenance of forecast data in SAP APO including daily adjustments to assure a clear signal (at SKU level) across a 36 month rolling horizon
• Use statistical methods to reduce forecast bias and error. Routinely ‘clean’ the statistical forecast
• Ensure demand is managed to forecast (or to agreed market share level), significant deviations are analysed and fed into the forward forecast plan
• Challenge the Marketing/Account Managers on forecast assumptions. Provide a ‘joined up’ planning approach between Supply Chain, Finance and the Business Units
• Co-ordinate the forecasting component for launches or new commercial channels, ensuring accountability by Business Units on implementation. Post launch, review sales run rates to reduce forecast bias ? Engage with key National customers (i.e. Alliance Boots, Celesio ) to promote forecast method-ology, improve forecasting signals/intelligence, reduce under indexing and ensure promotions, growth/decline etc are fully reflected in account plans
• Identify Pharmaceutical industry trends and market intelligence to shape the product forecast in order to maximise sales and margins, while also protecting customer service and inventory availability
• Analyse and communicate stock allocations where shortages occur ? Manage excess/short-dated stocks in close conjunction with the relevant Business Unit and work closely with Finance on provisions to minimise / write offs)

About Sandoz:

Sandoz, a global leader in the rapidly growing generics industry, is a company in which doctors, pharmacists and patients worldwide have placed their trust for 130 years. It is the global pioneer in Biosimilars investing in research and development to improve the lives of patients and liberating healthcare resources through increased access to high-quality, affordable biologics.

With our 26 000-plus employees in more than 140 countries, we discover new ways to improve and extend people’s lives. Our culture is defined by our values: innovation, quality, collaboration, performance, courage, integrity.

Sandoz has been certified as Top Employer Europe 2017 by the Top Employers Institute for its exceptional employee offerings!

Benefits of Working for Sandoz

• Competitive salary
• Performance based annual bonus
• Work/life balance
• Pension scheme
• Life insurance
• Single Medical Health Insurance
• 24 days annual leave
• Flex Benefits
• Subsidised on-site cafeteria
• Free shuttle bus between Sandoz and Farnborough station
• Additional benefits

‘I came for the job, I stay for the culture’

#LI-SAN Minimum requirements The ideal candidate will have:

• Preferably graduate with business, economics or financial related degree or post-degree qualification or MBA
• Professional APICS or CSCP desirable English
• Proven strong analytical skills
• Previous forecasting or purchasing experience in the pharmaceutical or FMCG (fast moving consumer goods) sectors
• Proficient user of SAP and BI or similar ERP systems, data warehouse tools

We focus on creating an inclusive organisation and welcome people who have different knowledge, perspectives, experience and working styles from across the global population.

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Contact Information:

Address:  Head Office
Sandoz Biopharmaceuticals Mengeš Lek Pharmaceuticals d.d. Kolodvorska 27 1234 Mengeš SLOVENIA

Tel:  +386 (0)31 331 029
Website:  Visit Our Web Site

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