Job Description

  • Employment Type: Contract
  • Job Location: Cork
  • Date Posted: Posted 2 weeks ago
  • Salary:Competitive
  • Date ClosesCloses 31/05/2022

Supply Planner – 18-month Contract

Location: Carrigtwohill, Cork

Who we want

• Detail-oriented process improvers. Critical thinkers who naturally see opportunities to develop and optimize work processes – finding ways to simplify, standardize and automate.

• Collaborative partners. People who build and leverage cross-functional relationships to bring together ideas, data and insights to drive continuous improvement in functions.

• Strategic thinkers. People who enjoy analyzing data or trends for the purposes of planning, forecasting, advising, budgeting, reporting, or sales opportunities.

Role Summary

The roles purpose is to support the creation of an overall supply plan for the specific plant(s) and 3rd party suppliers within the specific franchise scope. The role will interface with production scheduling, procurement, and customer service to ensure an integrated approach to supply planning within the franchise and take the lead in responding to the demand requirements from the business and ensuring that there is supply plan in place to communicate what needs to be produced and purchased to the manufacturing and supply base within the franchise.

What you will do

  • Support the creation of a Master Resource Plan based on the latest demand signal to cover what needs to be produced or purchased as a finished product and to ensure that within the process there is sufficient raw materials and components to support the required supply plan up to a 24-month time horizon
  • Support the creation of capacity plans based on the latest demand signal to identify where there are potential bottlenecks or risks to supply and to develop and recommend appropriate proposals to mitigate and to ensure that the plant or 3rd party can meet the future demand. Also identify where there is significant underutilization which could impact the costs of supply.
  • Responsibility will be initially scoped to limited number of products /segments of the portfolio and during development phase the individual would be closely monitored and coached into supply planning
  • Work under the supervision of the Supply Planning manager in Setting of the correct levels of inventory (safety stocks) within the supply plan by understanding the demand volatility and supply chain lead times
  • Tracking of the execution of the supply plan with production scheduling and buying ensuring that the plan is fully operationalized and tracked for performance deviation including mitigation on back orders and pro-active communication of future supply risks.
  • Ensuring within the supply plan that products are being phased in and planned correctly as well as ensuring communication and timing of exiting products within the plant or 3rd party. Communicating with the business in regard to the status of the product portfolio from a supply planning perspective.
  • Support the Supply Planning Manager in providing effective communication and confirmation back from supply planning to the demand plan in confirming capability to meet the requirements via the daily and weekly execution process but also via a robust monthly executive supply process.
  • All Supply Planning system core master-data is maintained to enable focus on real supply issues
    KPIs for the role will be Supply Plan Attainment, Safety Stock Health, Capacity Utilization, Back order and Lead time
  • Responsible for root causing performance issues and providing recommendation to Supply Planning Manager /leader on how to mitigate and sustain.

What you need

  • Bachelor degree in Business, Engineering, Supply Chain or equivalent/ related subject
  • Ideally a minimum of 2 or more years experience in a production, supply or demand planning role
  • Excellent knowledge & computer skills in IT Planning system – SAP or equivalent
  • Excellent knowledge & computer skills in MS Excel, PowerPoint & Word
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Strong organizational skills from both administrative and hands on standpoints.

Who are Stryker

Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and together with our customers, we are driven to make healthcare better. The Company offers a diverse array of innovative medical technologies, including orthopaedics, medical and surgical, and neurotechnology & spine products to help people lead more active and more satisfying lives. Stryker products and services are available in over 100 countries around the world.  For more information, please visit our website at www.stryker.com.

 

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