International Demand Planner ( FTC -6 months ) in Maurens-Scopont, France at Cepheid

Date Posted: 8/8/2019

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Job ID: CEP004033

About Us

At Cepheid, we are passionate about improving healthcare through faster, more accurate diagnostic tests. With our GeneXpert® System, we’ve taken the most sophisticated molecular technology and packaged it into an automated, easy-to-use format that has quickly become the platform of choice worldwide. From the largest laboratories to small physician offices, our game-changing solution delivers critical answers when clinicians and patients need them most. Through strong molecular biology capabilities and ongoing product innovation, we are focused on developing tests for healthcare-associated infections, sexual health, critical infectious disease, virology, and oncology applications. Come join our vision for a better way and help make life better for us all! For more details, visit us at or follow us on Twitter (@CepheidNews).


The International Demand Planner is responsible to manage the workload associated with forecast consolidation and coordinating availability of all types of finished goods inventory for Cepheid’s international distribution locations. Oversee and drive distribution center product planning for all of Cepheid manufactured and procured materials. The ideal candidate must be able to adapt to high growth and dynamic market requirements. Also participates in continuous process improvements in the frame of Global established guidelines and objectives.

• Demand Planning for finished goods including reagent consumables and instruments
• Responsible for gathering forecast from responsible departments and providing direct input towards global forecasted volumes by item ensuring data is updated and communicated locally and globally
• Ability to work with global resources in multiple time zones, participation in remote meetings
• Responsible for identifying exceptions requiring recovery countermeasures to prevent supply shortages
• Providing information and investigations to global functions on Excess & obsolete (E & O)
• Responsible for Replenishment planning of existing and new products as well as products transitions
• Engagement in Quality systems and related documentation management: ensure that processes and procedures are updated and communicated cross-functionally

• Complete all assigned and required training satisfactorily and on time

Job Requirements



Education and Experience (in years):
• Bachelor’s degree with 2+ years of related work experience OR
• Master’s degree in field with 0-2 years of related work experience.
• Work experience in Demand Planning/Replenishment in International environment - preferably in Life Sciences industry – and Purchase Ordering/Supplier Performance monitoring

Knowledge and skills:
• Effective communication skills, both oral and written. Ability to convey communications clearly and concisely. Must be fluent in English
• Strong SAP experience is required – SFDC experience appreciated
• Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office (Excel is a must) and business management software
• Capable of managing multiple, high-priority assignments
• Ability to participate in projects effectively and meet firm deadlines
• Analytical skills to interpret data for reports and apply mathematic techniques in practical situations
• Good understanding of Global Supply Chain and complex Organizational company structure
• Customer Oriented approach in Problem Solving

Physical requirements/abilities: (Delete this section if not applicable)
• Must be able to work flexible hours when required

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 71,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $19.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 5,200% over 25 years.
At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We're innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you'll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.
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