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Demand Planning Team Lead WoundCare- DACH & BENELUX

Düsseldorf, DE Waremme, BE Utrecht, NL Schlieren, CH Vienna, AT Berchem, BE Lille, FR

Ref. number:  4111

Mölnlycke is a world-leading medical solutions company. We design and supply solutions to enhance performance at every point of care – from the hospital to the home. In our strive to continuously enhance performance we are setting up a new Global Demand Planning team within one of our major Business Areas with the aim of taking Demand Planning to the next level.

Do you have an interest in shaping and developing Demand Planning in a dynamic and global environment and would like to be part of that journey? Do you have passion for data analytics and how it translates into commercial and supply chain forecasts? Then this is the opportunity for you!


We’re looking for a Team Lead EMEA to support our WoundCare business segment and doing the Demand Planning within DACH & BeNeLux. This is a versatile, challenging and demanding role in a dynamic international Medical Device corporate organization which preferably should be based in the proximity of one of our sales offices in the DACH or BeNeLux region. In this role you will travel approx. 20 days p.a.


About the role:

  • This Demand Planning position is responsible for all forecasting activities associated with products and customers; creates and maintains demand forecast models for their products and customers, incorporating business intelligence and forecast information gathered from sales, marketing, finance, contract and tender teams and other sources.
  • The Demand Planner is the integration point into the commercial organization.
  • This position leads the dialogue each month for their respective products with key counterparts in Sales and Marketing.
  • Coach, support and inspire the regional demand planning team of 3 to secure continuous organizational development and a stimulating working environment throughout the regionally dispersed team  


Location: remote

Sales Offices: Antwerp, Belgium; Düsseldorf, Germany; Vienna, Austria; Schlieren/Zurich, Switzerland (as well as our operations site: Waremme, Belgium)


Your Responsibilities:

  • Develop demand forecasts at multiple levels of aggregation for multiple time horizons and execute product demand plans.
  • Review historical sales trends, search for demand drivers, prepare forecast data, utilize statistical forecast models and evaluate forecast results.
  • Provide support in developing seasonal demand forecasts and anticipate customers reactions based on demand patterns and business trends.
  • Coordinate cross-functional investigation activities to reconcile significant demand variances and improve the forecast model to reflect updated sales assumptions.
  • Interact with sales, marketing and finance to understand demand forecast drivers and ensure that current and accurate information is used for demand forecasts.
  • Work with customers, sales and supply chain management to improve forecast accuracy.
  • Maintain the demand planning software as the primary forecasting system tool.
  • Provide input to the Supply Chain Planning (SCP) organization in developing solutions to safeguard best possible product availability to improve customer experience.
  • Create jointly with SCP options (scenarios) on matching unconstrained and constraint forecast for existing products, new product launches and product phase-in / phase-out.
  • Maintain jointly with SCP inventory and safety stock levels for finished goods based on future estimated customer demands.
  • Maintain demand plan to meet customer demands in an (cost) effective way
  • Identify opportunities to meet customer demands during constrained supply together with SCP.
  • Closely coordinate and communicate action plans jointly with SCP in case of unmatched demand / any supply constraints.
  • Assist in risk assessment and mitigation activities for supply constraints.
  • Mentor and train other planners and stakeholder as needed.
  • Ensure that the regional demand team are equipped to manage our process and build capability across the organisation by training the teams as required


Your Profile:

  • A business degree (MBA, BBA) or technical degree (Engineering, MCA) or equivalent
  • Min. 3-5 years professional experience in Data Analytics and mathematical modelling
  • Strong demand planning and/or supply planning experience, ideally in medical industry
  • Demonstrated proficiency in statistics, forecasting and forecasting methods
  • Well versed in translating data and customer insights into business advice
  • Demand planning tool experience (Kinaxis, Demantra, SAP, or similar)
  • Experienced user of Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerBI and PowerPoint)
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, influencing and stakeholder management skills
  • Ability to engage with the market and customers
  • A strong desire to impact the business through data-science techniques
  • The job requires about 20% of travel time, mainly within Europe
  • Proficiency in English language and ideally good knowledge of German language



Our Offer:     

  • You will be part of a dynamic team within a global company
  • Ever-changing work environment where you are encouraged to take challenges and grow
  • Open, friendly and fair working atmosphere
  • Attractive career prospects with global responsibility and management
  • Bonus and mobile IT equipment in addition to your monthly salary
  • Remote working
  • The opportunity to help make patients’ life better


If you feel ready and upbeat about really having an impact, then we want to hear from you: 

Please apply at: Demand Planning Team Lead WoundCare- DACH & BENELUX (



About Mölnlycke

As a world-leading medical solutions company, we work at shaping the environment for healthcare for each market we operate, making healthcare better and more efficient for customers and patients.


We specialise in:

  • Wound management: including dressings with Safetac® such as Mepitel® and Mepilex®
  • Preventing pressure ulcers: with Mepilex® Border used prophylactically and devices to help turn and re-position patients
  • Surgical solutions: including Mölnlycke trays, HiBi® antiseptics and Biogel® surgical gloves


Mölnlycke was founded in 1849. Nowadays our solutions are available in around 100 countries; we’re the number one global provider of advanced wound care and single-use surgical products; and we’re Europe’s largest provider of customized trays. Our headquarters are in Gothenburg, Sweden and we employ about 7,800 employees around the world.