Senior Demand Planner, Vascular

Date: May 20, 2024

Location: Morrisville, NC, US

Company: Teleflex

Expected Travel: Up to 10%

Requisition ID: 10361


About Teleflex Incorporated

Teleflex is a global provider of clinically effective medical technologies designed to improve the health and quality of people’s lives. We apply purpose driven innovation – a relentless pursuit of identifying unmet clinical needs – to benefit patients and healthcare providers. Our portfolio is diverse, with solutions in the fields of vascular and interventional access, interventional cardiology, surgical, anesthesia, cardiac care, interventional urology, urology, emergency medicine and respiratory care. Teleflex employees worldwide are united in the understanding that what we do every day makes a difference. For more information, please visit


Vascular Access – Built on a history of innovation, our Arrow® brand of technically advanced vascular access devices are renowned throughout the world. Many of our vascular access products have antimicrobial and antithrombogenic protection designed to reduce vascular-related complications and include long and short dwell central venous catheters (CVC), sheath introducers, arterial lines, peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC), as well as specialty devices and an advanced vascular positioning system to facilitate precise placement of a PICC or CVC near the heart. Join a dynamic, growing team that offers healthcare providers an array of medical technology solutions that make a difference in patients’ lives.

Position Summary

The primary responsibility of this position will be to create dynamic unit sales forecasts using a combination of statistical, qualitative data and/or hands on analytics while maintaining a high level of data integrity and accuracy to ensure annual operating plan achievement. This individual will regularly consult with sales and marketing to determine whether sales rates are realistic, hence dictating a need for a forecast adjustment at the product line and individual product code level. The senior planner will also monitor progress of the production schedule and advise appropriate personnel of needed changes, investigate, and resolve system problems in scheduling, and communicate updates and priority on potential backorders for the global business. This position will be the central point of contact for the SBU finance, sales leadership and marketing team members on all supply chain issues and will need to work closely with the Operations Supply Planner. This position will also perform other related duties and analyses for the sales and marketing team as required.

Principal Responsibilities

•    Implement unit forecasting demand planning and montioring intiatives and process to increase forecast accuracy and ensure financial goal attainment.
•    Analyze, investigate, and seek to resolve systems or product related problems with potential backorders, while maintaing a high level of communication with the sales and marketing teams.
•    Provide a closed loop connection between marketing/sales stated demand, manufacturing capacity/build plans, and the total revenue plan
•    Define, develop, test, and implement demand solution systems and enhancements to increase productivity and improve the forecasting/demand management process.
•    Evaluate direct and hidden costs associated with forecast variability and provide recommendations to strengthen process or procedure to reduce costs and variability.
•    Compose clear and concise reports, communications, recommendations, and correspondence while maintainng accurate, protected records.
•    Participate in and lead monthly global demand review meetings with the product managers, supply planner and lead financial analyst to review demand trends, forecast accuracy, inventory, quarterly and year to year volume comparisons, safety stock reviews, adjustments to forecast and new product launches.
•    Conduct monthly Sales & Operation Planning (S&OP) meetings which includes all the key members of Sales, Operations, Finance, Marketing and Demand Planning.
•    Drive product rationalization process as well as consult on and coordinate new product introduction steps with regard to demand planning.
•    Enhance growth and development through participation in education programs, current literature, training meetings and workshops.
•    Prepare profitability analyses.

•    Business Unit President and Vice President
•    Finance
•    Product Management
•    Marketing Directors
•    North America Sales Leadership
•    Global Supply Chain
•    Operations

Education / Experience Requirements

•    Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, MBA desirable or APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP)
•    A minimum of 8+ years in Product Management / Demand Planning, Supply Planning or Logistics
•    Strong understanding and knowledge of Forecasting and Demand Planning
•    Five years of hands on experience with SAP demand planning, 09 Solutions (preferred), and DSX. 
•    Experience creating complex statistical and financial analylical reports.
•    Experience defining, implementing, and testing software system enhancements to increase productivity and improve the forecasting / demand management process.
•    Experience implementing supply chain improvement initiatives such as customer specific forecasting, collaborative planning, and sales and operations planning.

Specialized Skills / Other Requirements

•    Read, understand, apply, and explain regulations, standards, policies, and procedures.
•    Ability to communicate clearly, accurately, and directly, both verbally and in writing, to a widely varied audience.
•    Strong leadership and communications skills. Strong analytical skills in interpreting historical and current data through a variety of quantitative and qualitative methods.  
•    Strong proficiency in using modern web meeting tools such as Microsoft Teams to facilitate meetings, sharing data across multiple sites and time zones.
•    APICS/IBP certification desired but not required.
•    Strong proficiency in using Microsoft Products (Excel, Access, PPT, Outlook, Word).
•    Demonstrated ability to work effectively in cross functional team environment.
•    Strong project management, analytical, and problem solving skills.
•    The principles, practices, policies and procedures of forecasting and supply chain management.
•    Statistical forecast modeling and measurements.
•    Sales and operations planning process and its key inputs, deliverables, and relationships.
•    Basic principles of finance.
•    Principles and practices of budgeting and budget control.
•    Demand Solution Forecast Management in medical device industry highly desirable.

Teleflex, Inc. is an affirmative action & equal opportunity employer. D/V/M/F. Applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status. If you require accommodation to apply for a position, please contact us at: 877-880-8588 or

Teleflex is the home of Arrow®, Deknatel®, Hudson RCI®, LMA®, Pilling®, Rüsch®, UroLift® and Weck® – trusted brands united by a common sense of purpose. Teleflex, the Teleflex logo, Arrow, Deknatel, Hudson RCI, LMA, Pilling, Rüsch, UroLift and Weck are trademarks or registered trademarks of Teleflex Incorporated or its affiliates, in the U.S. and/or other countries.