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Global Integrated Business Planning Process Leader (Hybrid/ Remote)

Req ID:  5160



Are you looking for a company that cares about people’s lives and health, including yours? At Olympus, we help make people’s lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling, every day. 
Let’s inspire healthier lives, together.

Job Description

The primary role of the Global IBP Lead & Head of Demand is to lead the execution and the continuous improvement of the IBP Process, alongside owning, designing and continuously improving the Demand Planning process across all units globally.

Job Duties

* Lead the design and continuous improvement of the templates for each step of the IBP process and its execution. Translate cross-industry best practices into implementable and meaningful templates for the organization


* Lead all relevant stakeholders through the change journey to achieve best-in-class process maturity


* Liaise with the owner of all feeder processes (Product Lifecycle Management, Demand Planning, Master Planning, S&OE, Financial Planning, Strategy Execution, etc.) to improve quality and meaningfulness all of data sets fed into the IBP process


* Define agenda and flow of all reviews to position IBP as strategy-deployment process, strongly supported by the relevant feeder processes


* Maintain close collaboration with all relevant business leaders. Leverage the IBP process to achieve best-in-class cross-functional integration and support achievement of the defined strategic goals


* Pass the set of assumptions, set of numbers, escalations and key outcome from each IBP review to rest of process and relevant stakeholder


* Act as organization’s thought leader in the domain of IBP, stay abreast of latest cross-industry best practices and connect with relevant external thought leaders 


* Design and own the demand planning process globally. Own the templates which support the required process steps and continuously adapt the process to the evolving business needs


* Ensure that all demand planning activities globally happen on time and with the right level of quality


* Train and coach the demand planning community to achieve the right skillset


* Bring external best practices into the organization, act as thought leader in the domain of Demand Planning and foster a climate of continuous improvement across all units globally


* Develop and deploy process and team’s competencies assessment framework with the objective of building up process maturity and planning team’s skillset


* Animate a global community of demand planning practitioners to support cross-team knowledge sharing and prompt scale-up of good practices


* Maintain strong link between demand planning process and planning technology, stay abreast of latest technological development in the domain of planning


* Create strong collaboration with adjacent functions (Global Sales & Marketing, Global Finance, BU Leadership, etc.) to position demand planning as tactical enabler of the company’s commercial efforts


* Facilitate cross-Regional standardization and continuous improvement of Demand Planning processes and tools


* Represents demand planning into workstreams to acquire, design and improve planning technology platforms

Job Requirements



* College, university, or equivalent degree required.


* Minimum of 7-10 years of experience strongly preferred, including 4-5 years of experience as a manager.


* Significant cross functional exposure required, including managerial and budgetary experience.


* Broad business and overall SC knowledge required.



We realize work isn’t just a job to you.

It’s a big part of your life, but not the only part. That’s why we offer competitive salaries, a robust 401(k) program, annual bonus program and comprehensive medical benefits, as well as tuition reimbursement, flexible schedules, parental and adoption leave, on-site services and Colleague Affinity Networks — so you can be ready for where life can take you. 


Olympus requires all new hires to be “fully vaccinated” against COVID-19, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), on or before their first day of work. Individuals who have been offered employment who have a disability, medical condition, or sincerely-held religious belief that prevents them from being vaccinated against COVID-19 are required to request and be granted a reasonable accommodation prior to their first day of work.


Olympus is passionate about the solutions it creates for the medical, life sciences, and industrial equipment industries, as well as cameras and audio products. For more than 100 years, Olympus has focused on making people’s lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling by helping detect, prevent, and treat disease, furthering scientific research, ensuring public safety, and capturing images of the world.


Olympus Corporation of the Americas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Olympus Corporation, is headquartered in Center Valley, Pennsylvania, USA, and employs more than 5,500 employees throughout locations in North and South America. For more information, visit

Olympus…True to You. True to Society. True to LIFE.


It is the policy of Olympus to extend equal employment and advancement opportunity to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, national origin (including language use restrictions), citizenship status, religious creed (including dress and grooming practices), age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth and/or breastfeeding), gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability (physical or mental) and/or a medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, veteran status or service in the uniformed services, and any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.




Posting Notes: || United States (US) || Pennsylvania (US-PA) || Center Valley || 

Job Segment: PLM, Management

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