Senior Manager, Global Demand Forecasting Capability Centre
Stryker Corporation
Gurugram, Haryana, IN
1d ago

Why engineering at Stryker?

At Stryker we are dedicated to improving lives, with a passion for researching and developing new medical device products.

As an engineer at Stryker, you will be proud of the work that you will be doing, using cutting-edge technologies to make healthcare better.

Here, you will work in a supportive culture with other incredibly talented and intelligent people, creating industry-leading medical technology products.

You will also have growth opportunities as we have a culture that supports your personal and professional development.

Need another reason to apply? Check out these 8 reasons to join Stryker’s engineering team :

Who we want :

Analytical problem solvers . People who go beyond just fixing to identify root causes, evaluate optimal solutions, and recommend comprehensive upgrades to prevent future issues.

Dedicated achievers . People who thrive in a fast-paced environment and will stop at nothing to ensure a project is complete and meets regulations and expectations.

Curious learners. People who seek out cutting-edge research and information to expand and enhance their ability to develop new ideas into reality.

Goal-oriented developers . Keeping the customer and requirements squarely in focus, people who deliver safe and robust solutions.

Effective communicators . People who can interpret information clearly and accurately to concisely communicate results and recommendations to stakeholders, senior management, and their teams.

What you will do

As a Senior Manager for the Global Demand Forecasting Capability Centre, your focus is to drive high quality and reliability of our forecast, while creating an industry standard-setting vision for the way we forecast tactically and operationally and plan.

In this role, we expect you to improve the forecast and planning from the ground up by innovating and automating the process.

Your primary focus is demand forecasting but you will also be expected to help build commercial acumen and solid knowledge of the demand planning processes and capability across Stryker.

You will hierarchically lead and further develop the global Forecasting & Planning team. And functionally collaborate with the community of local planners in all markets.

You will also manage a team of Associate Managers who are responsible for creating and maintaining an accurate forecast for the market.

This individual and their team will also collaborate with IBP and Demand Planning Managers across the globe to drive and improve standardized planning processes.

This person must have strong skills in people management, leadership, strategy, communication, and influence.

This role requires someone who can craft and handle data-heavy, highly automated forecasting and planning processes for sophisticated businesses, on a global scale.

It also requires large scale organizational change capabilities in a fast-paced, demanding environment.

Taking ownership for the performance of the end-to-end forecasting & planning process, you, and your team also :

Help, challenge and improve the local planner community's forecasting practices and innovate with them

Further develop consistent and highly automated strategy for long-term tactical & short-term operational forecasting in all countries, accounting for factors like scalability

Develop initiatives (e.g., machine learning) that help us accurately sense and shape demand

Handle and build strong relationships with the Finance, Data Analytics, Technology and Commercial departments

Generate cost savings, innovate, automate, and standardize work processes & ensure best practices are shared across all countries

Proactively find opportunities for the continued improvement of our forecasting models

Act as a sparring partner for Senior Management, including reporting directly into the Global reports, dashboards, and teams

Build and implement a long-term vision to optimize our forecasting as well as day-to-day improvements & process standardization

Building & coaching the team further

This role requires someone who can craft and handle data-heavy, highly automated forecasting and planning processes for sophisticated businesses, on a global scale.

It also requires large scale organizational change capabilities in a fast-paced, demanding environment.

Taking ownership for the performance of the end-to-end forecasting & planning process, you, and your team also :

Help, challenge and improve the local planner community's forecasting practices and innovate with them

Further develop consistent and highly automated strategy for long-term tactical & short-term operational forecasting in all countries, accounting for factors like scalability

Develop initiatives (e.g., machine learning) that help us accurately sense and shape demand

Handle and build strong relationships with the Finance, Data Analytics, Technology and Commercial departments

Generate cost savings, innovate, automate, and standardize work processes & ensure best practices are shared across all countries

Proactively find opportunities for the continued improvement of our forecasting models

Act as a sparring partner for Senior Management, including reporting directly into the Global reports, dashboards, and teams

Build and implement a long-term vision to optimize our forecasting as well as day-to-day improvements & process standardization

Building & coaching the team further

Manage a team that will assemble, analyze and adjust all data pertinent to creating the demand forecast : historical sales, market trends, seasonality, promotions, financial budgets and inventory levels.

Gather, analyze and validate data and review resulting statistical forecast models.

Collaborate with IBP and Demand Planning Managers across the globe to drive standardized planning processes.

Ensure that demand plans and inventory measurements are prepared, reviewed, reported, and communicated to the Integrated Business Planning Manager within Global Ops and Division management.

Ensure appropriate communication is provided back to the division.

Collaborate with Marketing and new product development teams to define launch strategy and manage product life cycle implications to demand and inventory.

Present recommendations for product rationalization to Executive Management.

Ensure that visibility is provided to the supply chain on expected demand or events through the demand signaling process.

Review KPIs to proactively identify misalignment between sales, demand, and supply chain capacity with relevant team to address and close gaps.

Achieve consensus for operational demand plans by facilitating a collaborative planning process with Sales, Marketing and Finance personnel (Divisional IBP meetings).

Achieve customer service levels, forecast accuracy, and inventory metrics for the division.

Must lead and participate in the development, modification and improvement of procedures, policies and processes regarding demand planning inventory management.

Drive implementation and use of corporate planning tools.

Review and oversee a wide range of processes including : short and long-term sales & demand planning and process improvements.

What you need :

8+ years' relevant working experience, preferably in forecasting & planning and large scale change / project management

Degree level in Business / Engineering / Supply Chain management / computer science

MBA or master’s in supply chain preferred.

APICS accredited or professional supply chain accreditation preferred.

Must understand end-to-end supply chain interactions and interdependencies.

Experience in LEAN is a plus

Fluent English (written & spoken) and superb communication skills

Must understand end-to-end supply chain interactions and interdependencies.

Experience in directly leading impactful teams

Deep technical expertise, with strong problem-solving and data analysis skills

Familiar with working in an international environment

Able to empower and persuade a range of colleagues / collaborators

Analytical attitude, with a data-driven, creative, and ambitious approach to your work

Knowledge in demand management / forecasting tools, forecasting processes in sales, marketing operations, finance, manufacturing and supply chain management

Work experience in medical device industry is preferred

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About Stryker

Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and, together with our customers, is driven to make healthcare better.

We offer innovative products and services in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes.

We are proud to be named one of the World’s Best Workplaces and a Best Workplace for Diversity by Fortune Magazine! Learn more about our award-winning organization by visiting

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