Position Overview

Own and lead end-to-end demand, supply, and inventory planning for a subset of MicroVention products and/or regions with added emphasis on product launch planning and driving execution of new product introductions. Generate business requirements by working with cross-functional teams including Marketing, Regulatory, Operations, and Senior Management. Create demand, inventory, and supply plans for new and existing products; function as the orchestrator, connector, educator, and negotiator across teams. Ensure that everyone is working in concert while driving launches that optimize operational capabilities and ensuring successful commercialization with the best customer experience. An articulate, flexible, self-managed problem solver and an expert in Demand Planning, Supply Planning, and Order Management with proven track record in leading new product programs. As a critical and highly visible role in driving results for the company, often need to marshal multiple functions to align on dealing with sometimes competing priorities. Job duties:
  • Facilitate and ensure alignment on product launch strategy among critical stakeholders.
  • Generate launch schedules by closely working with product management teams while owning new product data and driving SKU rationalization.
  • Maintain visibility to product introduction schedules and regulatory approval timelines to create and manage detailed plans including time dependency models for launch activities.
  • Develop a deep understanding of the assigned product and fully comprehend product lifecycle concepts to generate and validate SKU level forecasts within defined S&OP cycle.
  • Incorporate quantitative analysis, regional/product expertise, qualitative inputs, and other relevant information from various business stakeholders to develop consensus forecast aligned with financial plan.
  • Be the driving force in developing inventory plans to best meet customer demands while reducing/balancing working capital.
  • Model scenarios, evaluate scenarios cross-functionally, and ensure complete alignment on the final plan with stakeholders while driving adherence to the S&OP cycle calendar.
  • Ensure execution is on track by building contingency plans, tracking critical milestones, recommending changes, driving creative problem solving, and knowing when to escalate.
  • Negotiate and balance product allocations across regions as needed and provide priorities during execution of production plans as required.
  • Coordinate daily order coherence process and manage commercial order change requests following approved supply policy.
  • Document in detail the launch plan and execution steps, drive post-mortem analysis for each launch to identify areas for improvement, and implement changes effectively through cross-functional collaboration.
  • Exemplify product launch supply chain management and implement best practices to improve MicroVention’s launch capabilities and scale business processes.
  • Lead and/or participate in cross-functional continuous improvement projects and actively contribute to ongoing planning process definition and improvement.
  • Provide guidance and mentorship for more junior peers as appropriate.
  • Perform additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.

    1. Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Engineering or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    2. A minimum of seven (7) years of relevant work experience.
    3. Effective written and verbal communicator with strong leadership skills and analytical approach towards problem solving in a matrix environment.
    4. Comfortable with presenting to senior executives and management.
    5. Ability to work with ambiguity and an obsession with details.
    6. Proficient with MS Word, Excel, Teams, and Outlook.
    Desired Qualifications
    1. Experience in a regulated industry, including medical device.
    2. Working knowledge of planning tools such as SAP IBP (Integrated Business Planning).
    3. Ability to think strategically and execute tactically, a persistent attention to detail, and a high level of comfort in working with numbers.