Director Demand Planning

11 - 15 years experience  •  Patient Care

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/21/17
Pleasanton, CA
11 - 15 years experience
Patient Care
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/21/17

Description: The Director of Demand Planning position is responsible for the day-to-day leadership of the SCAL Product Support team and the formation and deployment of the Demand Management functional area that will be responsible for all forecasting activities associated for all clinical practice areas (Hospital and Medical Office Buildings).

Essential Functions:

  • Coordinate cross-functional research activities to reconcile significant variances and refine the forecast model to reflect updated sales and marketing assumptions.
  • Supports National Contracting and Purchasing (NCAP) and Service Area goals including managing and facilitating adherence to $1 billion annual GPO contract spend.
  • Identifies and implements product utilization savings to achieve utilization savings goal
  • Compliance monitoring, analyzing, and reporting to achieve 98.50% compliance to all Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) agreements.
  • Manages medical product formulary exception process
  • Assist in reducing overall supply cost through analyzing product use and making recommendations to change product or implement best practices
  • Conducts and facilitates service area and statewide product evaluations.
  • Participates on National Sourcing and Standard Teams (SST).
  • Works closely with GPO Product Managers to manage, implement, and enforce compliance to all agreements.
  • Actively participate and present key information to the Local Product Councils, Regional Product Council, Physician groups, Material Services and Perioperative Cost Savings groups to comply with and enforce national standards, trend spend, identify and implement cost savings opportunities.
  • Demand Management Support the deployment of a new Point-of-Use capture system to drive a demand triggered replenishment process
  • Lead a team of demand planners responsible for integrating POU data into enterprise wide forecasts driving purchasing decisions
  • Develop KP's capability to leverage the point of use demand triggers to build forecasts and re-order points across multiple regions points across multiple regions
  • Lead complex business process improvements and technology implementations supporting demand planning and inventory management.
  • Develop the implementation plan and manage the execution of category strategies to drive improvement in inventory levels and in stock conditions.
  • Develop and utilize metrics to achieve department goals.
  • Achieve inventory reduction targets through the use of supply chain tools.
  • Develop, track and improve inventory re-order points.
  • Develop and document standardized demand planning and inventory flow processes.
  • Assist in the development of detailed process flows, meetings and deliverables and key performance metrics Lead and develop a team of Demand Planners to ensure the creation and maintenance of forecast models.
  • Incorporate business intelligence and forecast information from other functional areas including Pharmacy, Home Health, Finance and other sources.
  • Review historical trends, research demand drivers and prepare forecast data to develop statistical forecast models.
  • Summarize statistical forecasts. Gather, analyze and validate data to enable purchasing decisions which optimize KP's medical supplies inventory.
  • Monitor trends in forecast error and report back to various stake holders.
  • Develop and update economic order quantities.
  • Accountable for the development and management of a team, and implementation of systems and processes that assure the prudent use of Kaiser Permanente money, people, and system resources to achieve the optimal purchasing and management of across the Kaiser Permanente Enterprise.

Basic Qualifications:

  • At least ten (10) years of related supply chain experience or healthcare senior management experience is required.
  • Extensive forecasting experience required.
  • Proven experience in developing supply chain high level strategy and executing that strategy with realized results.
  • Significant experience in demand planning and inventory flow optimization.
  • Previous experience with Point-of-Use technology preferred.
  • Bachelor's degree in business, supply chain, decision sciences, healthcare administration, finance, economics or other analytical discipline required.
  • Six Sigma certification preferred.
  • Proven Project Management skills.
  • Understanding of and experience in driving supply chain process improvement and change management with a cross functional team.

Job Number: 630618

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