Supply & Demand Planning Analyst

Date: 06-Jan-2021

Location: Singapore, 01, SG

Company: Teleflex

Position Summary

The role is responsible for improving the demand-supply planning, forecasting, inventory and procurement activities associated with the Asia Pacific Markets, supporting developments & efficiencies to the APAC Supply Chain.  The Supply Chain Planners responsibilities will be integral to the effective execution of Integrated Business Planning process ensuring the company meets its sales, inventory and customer service goals. The position will be vital in strengthening APAC Supply Chains role as a valued business partner and is pivotal in developing and driving the Integrated Business planning methodology across APAC by working closely with the in country demand and supply planners, providing support and guidance in key areas of Demand & Supply Planning to ensure consistency across APAC and high performance. 

Principal Responsibilities

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

  • Championing the monthly APAC supply chain planning cycle through:
  • Developing initiatives and supply planning tools to consolidate data, improve visibility of product availability and work on mitigation plans for product supply constraints.  
  • Partnering with Global Planning teams to be a key interface between Regional and Global planning.
  • Strengthen product constraint early warning signals, financial impact analysis and escalation pathways.
  • Optimizing supply and inventory planning process through the standardization of approach to ABC Classification, Safety Stocking and Supply Settings across APAC
  • Continue to establish and maintain the stringent Excess and Obsolete inventory management policy across APAC through data analytics, Inventory Health visibility, policy adherence, and cross functional communication.
  • Supporting the creation of effective communication tools for presenting to Regional and Global management audiences. 
  • Coordinating planning activities for product rationalization, development and discontinuation alongside regional APAC Business Unit partners. 
  • Collaborating cross functionally with Marketing, Product Managers, Supply Chain, Finance and Commercial to build strategic alignment through monthly a monthly IBP Cycle.  
  • Support at a regional level the optimization and innovation of the APAC supply chain. 
  • Analyze supply chain operations to identify and prioritize opportunities, and collaborate with regional operations team teams for improvement
  • Develop quantitative models and methods to derive actionable insights from data, and use insights to improve outcomes, and favourably influence strategies beyond standard reporting.
  • Improve Customer Service & other key performance indicators

Education / Experience Requirements

  • 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. 
  • Minimum 6-8 years experience in an Analyst, Planning role , CPIM preferred
  • Good verbal and written communication skills in Chinese & English essential. 
  • Experience with SAP or equivalent ERP system, and proficient with data analytics tools. 
  • Excellent project and process management skills
  • Strong understanding of Integrated Business Planning or Sales & Operations Planning process, and supporting technologies
  • The candidate must have strong skills at spreadsheet modelling and data warehouse interaction as well as conclusion and assumption definition.  
  • 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

Specialized Skills / Other Requirements