Senior Supply Chain Planner

Date: 01-Aug-2022

Location: Singapore, 01, SG

Company: Teleflex

Job Purpose


Incumbent is responsible for improving the demand-supply planning, forecasting, inventory and procurement activities associated with the Asia Distribution Centre (ADC) to ensure that the company meets its revenue plan, inventory and customer service goals. Requires cross functional relationship with Commercial, Demand Planner, Customer Service, Logistics and Finance to ensure that a proper forecast is in place that translates into having the right inventory.



Key Responsibilities


Key responsibilities will include (but are not limited to) the following:


Go-direct 4PL market by countries:

  • Develop demand forecasts (operational forecasts) for Go-direct 4PL Market incorporating market intelligence and forecast information gathered from Sales, Marketing, Finance, Distributor Replenishment Analysts, and other sources
  • Manages/ runs Demand-Supply Review Meeting
  • Reconcile demand and supply plan to avoid shortfalls and stock excess.
  • Accountable for Demand Forecast Accuracy
  • Develop and manage supply plan – sending the requirements to the SEA+ demand planner


Supply planning by sources:

  • Maintain and optimize inventory holding at item level to support business objectives within SEA+/Asia Pacific while minimizing E&O in ADC by proactive management program e.g. Supply Planning Tool, Inventory Health Check, E&O Deep Dive and Redeployment Strategy
  • Ensure close collaboration with global planners on supply availabilities
  • Act as Supply Chain focal point for customer service, logistics, demand planning, APAC downstream distribution centers, and supplying distribution centers on all enquiries and escalation related to supply availability at ADC.
  • Maintain item classification (ABC) and manage Safety Stock on regular basis through engagement with Commercial, Demand Planning and Finance
  • Ensure backorder and service targets are achieved and Up to Date supply status is communicated
  • Responsible for Suppliers performance management using appropriate reports/analytics
  • Data Management Owner of material master data
  • Strengthen product constraint early warning signals, financial impact analysis and escalation pathways.
  • Management of slow moving and excess/obsolete inventory holdings
  • Coordinating planning activities for product rationalization, development and discontinuation alongside regional APAC Business Unit partners.
  • Drive balanced scorecard covering Service (OTIF), future availability, inventory, supply-demand balance
  • Other ad-hoc duties as assigned



Key Relationships / Interfaces

  • Global and APAC Supply Chain Team
  • SEA+ Sales and Marketing
  • SEA+ Finance
  • Corporate Support function e.g. Quality Assurance/Regulatory Affairs
  • Global Operations function
  • Logistics & Distribution function


Essential Skills / Experience

  • Bachelor degree or above in Supply Chain, Economics, Statistics, Business Administration or equivalent.
  • APAC regional experience in an international multi-culture environment is a MUST.
  • Pharma, Med Device or FMCG background preferred.
  • At least 6-8 years of related experience specifically in Demand and Supply Planning, CPIM preferred.
  • Good knowledge and hands-on experience in SAP R/3 MM, APO and skilled at MS Excel
  • Excellent project and process management skills
  • The candidate must demonstrate a professional and confident manner, excellent communication skills, strategic thinking, strong analytical skills, quality/customer focus and tenacious problem-solving skills.
  • Must be flexible and adaptive in this complex and growing corporate environment.
  • Must work effectively within established deadlines. 
  • Must succeed as a team player as well as a leader in a diverse work group and matrix management environment.
  • Highly developed organizational skills and attention to detail are required


Behaviours / Values

  • Approachable and enthusiastic
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Able to work on own initiative and as a team player
  • Good organizational skills with cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Good judgment and problem-solving ability & is capable of understanding the impact of decision making on both Teleflex Medical and their customers.


Expected Travel: None

Requisition ID: 6794

Teleflex is a global provider of 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, surgical, anesthesia, cardiac care, urology, emergency medicine and respiratory care. Teleflex employees worldwide are united in the understanding that what we do every day makes a difference.

Position Summary

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Education / Experience Requirements

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Note: As with all positions, due to the dynamic nature of Teleflex Medical business, key responsibilities may evolve and change over time. 

Teleflex is an equal opportunities employer

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.

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