Thermo Fisher Scientific Instrument Demand Planner in Carlsbad, California

Job Description

When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real-world impact, and you’ll be supported in achieving your career goals.

How will you make an impact?

The instrument demand planner with ensure all approved commercial and non-commercial forecasts to be supported by manufacturing is consolidated and maintained. This position will be responsible for leading SIOP meetings including the tracking, trending and reporting information relevant to the instruments covered.

What will you do?

  • Execute all facets of the SIOP process to provide an optimum customer service level and working capital performance as defined by the organization’s business operating plans and strategic objectives.

  • Partner with Sales, Marketing, Clinical, R&D, and Finance to ensure the demand consensus process delivers an agreed upon, workable volume forecast (mid and long term).

  • Collaborate with internal parties to ensure that the appropriate data is available and accurate to be reviewed at the SIOP process meetings and establish company’s Supply plan.

  • Develop a working knowledge of the company's products and processes to ensure optimal SIOP execution.

  • Support Sales, Inventory, and Operations Planning procedures and initiatives.

  • Develop, deploy, track and report results and drive key performance indicators (KPI’s).

  • Create and maintain valid manufacturing plan by balancing supply and demand for product and meeting FG inventory goals.

  • Review FG inventory levels against forecasted and actual sales. Adjust Manufacturing plan to ensure no stock-outs of product.

  • Identify, negotiate, and resolve conflicts with respect to material and capacity availability and order-promising integrity.

  • Inform management when demand cannot be met and recommend alternatives on how the requested demand could be satisfied.

  • Analyze production capacity monthly, or as required; maintain and update capacity data for all critical plant resources / work centers.

How will you get here?


Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college required.


3+ years of operations/supply chain experience

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

Must have strong analytical abilities and be detail oriented.

Good communication and the ability to work cross-functionally are required. Ability to translate complex data into accessible information.

Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office is required. Knowledge of JDE, SAP or other ERP system is preferred. This position requires extensive spreadsheet analysis.

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 65,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission—enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

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