Mgr - Demand Planning - Avantorinc (Darby)

  • Darby, PA


: $150,470.00 - $150,470.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Non-Executive Management

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Job Summary

POSITION PROFILE: (Basic Purpose of Position)
Leads a team of planning professionals responsible for: sales/customer collaboration, demand planning, replenishment and managing inventories with an emphasis on ensuring service level goals are achieved. Guide and mentor team to achieve goals and objectives. Oversees the development, accuracy and routine maintenance of all related demand planning data. Collaborate with corporate planning team to ensure best utilization of available tools and processes. Serves as Supply Chain representative on key Customer /Sales issues. Works closely with Sales team, Customers, and Suppliers, as needed, to identify and resolve root cause of supply chain issues. Drives and influences timely decision making to support Senior Leadership. Holds self and team accountable for timely execution of operational goals and objectives

Participate in business planning and tracking team performance relative to goals. Develop proactive reporting tools that enable informed sourcing and purchasing decisions. Collaborate with Customers, Sales and/or Suppliers to improve service level and fill rates to VWR and our customers


  • Leads the Customer Facing Demand Team to develop both Strategic and Tactical demand forecast and replenishment plans supporting key product lines and/or customer segments.
  • Leads the Supply Chain interaction and process for key Sales/Customer collaborations.
  • Active mentoring, training and development, and performance management of direct reports
  • Determines optimal inventory strategy for each key SKU/ stocking location.
  • Proactively adjusts forecast and replenishment strategies.
  • Applies appropriate mathematical and statistical tools to resolve complex business issues.
  • Manages stocking requests from inception through execution.
  • Analyzes trends in Key Performance Indicators; allocates department resources to drive continuous improvement.
  • Proactively addresses dead and excess inventory.
  • Assesses network constraint issues, makes recommendations to reduce or eliminate constraints to leadership team and key stakeholders.
  • Drives process standardization.
  • Closely manages all relevant supply chain cost to maximize working capital.
  • QUALIFICATIONS (Education/Training, Experience and Certifications)

  • Bachelors Degree in supply chain, business, manufacturing or a related field desired.
  • MBA preferred.
  • Six Sigma, and/or Lean Certification desirable.
  • Minimum of ten (8) years of progressive job experience in demand and supply planning, logistics and procurement required in manufacturing, chemical, distribution, pharmaceutical or related industries.3 years leadership experience
  • KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES (Those necessary to perform the job competently)

  • Ability to lead transformational projects that meet both strategic and tactical objectives.
  • Ability to communicate clearly the intended message in formal and informal settings.
  • Ability to build relationships with other team members and gain commitment toward stated goals.
  • Strong project management skills, prioritization and strategic planning skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively lead through delegation and coaching.
  • Strong business acumen.
  • Demonstrated project management capabilities & people leadership skills.
  • Ability to work with members of the organization at all different levels.
  • Root cause analysis capabilities.
  • Persistent with a high degree of positive customer focus.
  • Strong hands-on capabilities.
  • Outstanding systems and analytical skills.
  • Strong skills in SAP.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Strong drive for results.
  • Ability to be proactive in addressing corrective actions.
  • Excellent skills in Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, Word and PowerPoint.

    The work environment is an office setting. The duties of the job may require travel to other Avantor sites, including manufacturing facilities, on occasion in addition to customer sites. Travel should be <25% on an ongoing basis.

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.
    Avantor is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

    EEO Statement

    We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

    If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

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    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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