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Demand & Supply Chain Planning Manager

Req ID:  3405



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 Demand and Supply Chain Planning Manager will manage demand and supply network planning process. The successful candidate is expected to have excellent planning expertise, communication skills and is able to lead and work well in cross-functional teams. The DSCP Manager will be responsible for ensuring an optimal inventory level to provide high service level to customers. He or she will work with marketing, regional planning, finance and manufacturing departments to develop demand/supply plan and lead S&OP discussions.

Job Duties

* Review statistical forecast and collaborate with regional marketing and finance to update forecast based on market intelligence and product life cycle. Incorporate market event forecast not reflected in historical sales.


* Understand new product forecast drivers. Ensure that key drivers and product cannibalization is incorporated in forecast.


* Drive budgeting process by identifying drivers and reconciling discrepancies between actuals, S&OP plans and Budget


* Perform analyses of trend data and adjust safety stocks as required consistent with established safety stock policy"


* Place replenishment orders with manufacturing/suppliers to achieve inventory target at regional Distribution Center


* Ensure high customer service level by projecting potential supply shortages and expedite delivery with manufacturing/suppliers to avoid backorder. Develop & track recovery plans


* Communicate supply issues and recovery to key internal stakeholders. Allocate inventory to downstream distribute centers as needed


* Verify Net Requirements changes with downstream demand planners. Reconcile imbalances between mid/long range Global Net Requirements and production capacity to ensure product supply. Drive resolution if supply is insufficient.


* Change Management - Develop strategy, segregate and allocate inventory versions to mitigate global supply risk and ensure compliance to respective countries’ regulatory approval and implementation timeline for changes such as design change, process change etc.


* Develop global launch supply strategy in partnership with global launch team and downstream supply chain. Drive launch decisions such as market prioritization as needed


* Work with upstream launch team to ensure that new product master data is setup and product released on time to support downstream distribution centres launch timeline


* Drive Rationalization exercise


* Lead global demand review, supply review and portions of S&OP meeting discussions


* Drive efficiency for SC group by optimizing system setup, business processes and group reporting. Ensure SOPs and training are in place


* Lead, manage and develop a high performing team (People Manager)

Job Requirements



* Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain or Business/Finance/Engineering with focus on Supply Chain, Master's or APICs certification preferred


* Minimum of 10 year’s experience in demand/supply network planning and minimum of 3 to 5 years as people manage


* Travel 10%




* Expert in Demand/Supply Planning and inventory management


* Hands on experience in utilizing ERP systems, statistical forecasting software


* Excellent Excel Skills


* Good PowerPoint, database and ERP Reporting system skills

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 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) || Massachusetts (US-MA) || Westborough || 

Nearest Major Market: Worcester

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