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Edwards Lifesciences Supply Chain Demand Planner EMEA in Prague, Czech Republic

Supply Chain Demand Planner EMEA

CZE_Analyst, Planner/Buyer

Temporary role for 6 with option to extend to-12 months.

We are searching for a talented Demand Planner to ensure our company’s operations are timely, efficient, and cost-effective. You will assist in all demand planning duties including estimating future product demand, analyzing inventory flow, and developing forecast models.

To succeed in this role, you should be professional, highly-analytical, and possess excellent communication skills. The successful candidate should also have an in-depth knowledge of advanced mathematical and forecasting policies.

Key areas of Responsibility

  • Sales and Operations Planning

  • Generate Demand forecast based on historical data, statistical models, market trends, special offers and tenders.

  • Maintains Forecast in horizon of 12-24 months and Sales, consignment and sample stripes as required.

  • Reconcile Demand Forecast with Sales and Financial forecasts and new product launch plans.​

  • Prepare and lead regional S&OP meetings to review assumptions and proposed changes in Demand forecast and to sign off with regional stakeholders.​

  • Participate in global Demand consensus meeting to update on changes in Demand forecast, NPI and Phase out plans.

Other duties

  • Prepare the Excess & Obsolete inventory monthly reserve.

  • Prepare & participate quarterly to the budget cycles (Inventory, E&O).

  • Maintains relation with Sales, Marketing, Finance and Business Operations to understand the demand forecasting drivers.

Required Education/Skills/Experiences:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, supply chain or other relevant fields.

  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a demand planning/forecasting role.

  • Solid understanding of inventory management practices and procedures.

  • Fluent in English – written & oral

  • Proven expertise in MS Excel and APS environment (JDA, APO,...)

  • Experience working in ERP (JDE preferably)

  • Strong analytical and statistical skills

  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines. Result oriented. Accurate.

  • Advanced skills in data analysis utilizing MS Excel and possibly QlikView

  • Capability to work independently and in a geographically dispersed team

  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems

  • Adaptability — Ability to react to change in an efficient manner

  • Prioritization — Ability to establish a hierarchy of importance to a number of tasks or needs and to organize work accordingly

Edwards Lifesciences is the global leader in patient-focused medical innovations for structural heart disease, as well as critical care and surgical monitoring. Driven by a passion to help patients, the company collaborates with the world's leading clinicians and researchers to address unmet healthcare needs, working to improve patient outcomes and enhance lives. Headquartered in Irvine, California, Edwards Lifesciences has extensive operations in North America, Europe, Japan, Latin America and Asia and currently employs over 15,000 individuals worldwide.

For us, helping patients is not a slogan - it's our life's work. From developing devices that replace or repair a diseased heart valve to creating new technologies that monitor vital signs in the critical care setting, we focus on helping patients regain and improve the quality of their life.