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Sr. Director Demand Planning & Forecasting

Kelly Services
Foster City, CA 94404
Sr. Director Demand Planning & Forecasting


Location: Foster City, remote to start


1 year W2 contract with possible extension or conversion


75-90 $/hr


Job Description:


Lead creation of demand forecasts/plans with markets at multiple levels of aggregation over a 5 year time horizon while strictly adhering to the monthly demand planning calendar

Review historical sales trends, research demand drivers, prepare forecast data with markets, develop statistical forecast models, and evaluate forecast results

Coordinate cross-functional research activities to reconcile variances and refine the forecast while understating and explaining error drivers

Utilize a collaborative approach by working with Sales, Marketing, Finance, Manufacturing and Trade/Customer Operations to obtain and ensure that current and accurate information is used to build demand forecasts

Use and maintain demand planning software as the primary forecasting system/tool

Provide input to the supply planning organization in developing inventory strategies on existing items, new products, and product phase-outs

Closely coordinate and communicate customer/market action plans with supply planning

Lead local market and regional demand review meetings to also include pre-work and building of relevant material/presentations to be reviewed during each meeting

Lead forecast/demand accuracy performance management activity and review with relevant business partners to improve portfolio performance

Coaching, mentoring and initiation of improvement projects with business partners, where required

Ensure identification, monitoring and reporting of assumptions, risks and opportunities relating to the medium and long term business plans.

Continually review the forecasting and demand planning process to ensure it continues to be up to date with current best practice and suitable for business needs.

Knowledge, Experience, and Skills:

10+ years relevant experience in related field and a BS or BA; or 8+ years of relevant experience and a MA/MBA.

Experience in pharmaceutical operations/cGMP environment highly desirable.

Bachelors or advance degree in Engineering, Supply Chain, or Management is preferred

Extensive forecasting and demand planning expertise.

Possess strong understanding and application of forecasting principles, concepts, practices in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry

Exceptional analytics capability

Project management, supply chain transformation/business process improvement experience

Budget management and financial analysis skills

People management and project leadership experience

Provide strong and visible leadership to business partners

Strong communication skills, an ability to envision, energize, and enable both the PDM organization and other functions, and where necessary, lead performance management decisions.

Travel required up to 25%


Intake Notes:

Top 3 Skill Sets: Demand Planning, Analytical Skills/Forecast algorithms, Planning Systems experience (e.g. Kinaxis, JDA, SAP)

Top 3 Nice to Have Skill Sets : S&OP experience, Commercial team/Marketing, MBA or APICS certification

Unique Selling Point of this role: Opportunity to work on the launches of new pharmaceuticals


**Why Kelly** **** **?**


Your engineering skills are in demand, but how do you find the right fit? Easy. With Kelly Engineering, our experts connect you with leading organizations where you can learn and grow, collaborate on innovative projects, and keep your skills sharp with top technology. Whether you prefer the variety and flexibility of short-term projects, or are looking for something more long-term, were here every step of the way to find your dream engineering job.


**About Kelly** ****


At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.


Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce and providing accommodations for people with disabilities in all parts of the hiring process as required under its Employment Accommodation Policy. Kelly will work with applicants to meet accommodation needs that are made known to Kelly in advance.

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Posted: 2021-06-09 Expires: 2021-07-10

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