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Global Supply Planner

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Global Supply Planner

  • 2021-26394
  • Irvine, California, United States


The Global Supply Planner role aligns supply and demand, manages constraints, and ensures product flow from global manufacturing and OEM partners into Bio-Rad’s distribution network. This position will manage and optimize our inventory investment and cycle time to meet our customer’s expectations for product delivery.


  • Creation of supply plan while coordinating day to day efforts between warehouse locations.
  • Utilize SAP for development and communication of finished goods supply plan.
  • Monitor the demand forecast, its changes as it relates to the impact of the supply plan.
  • Develop the analysis to understand the demand and supply relationship for the resources assigned.
  • Implement measures needed to optimize the demand and supply relationship.
  • Execute analytical and quantitative problem-solving techniques to meet business objectives as it relates to operational costs, service levels and inventory management.
  • Perform inventory management analysis necessary to control inventory balances that will meet customer demand without unnecessary carrying cost.
  • Participate in project management teams as needed.
  • Monitor and ensure the integrity and accuracy for relevant master data maintained in SAP (safety stock, cycle times, yields, BOM accuracy, effectivity dates, etc.) so that projected supply is as accurate as possible.
  • Participates in monthly S&OP process
  • Develops a detailed understanding of the supply strategy as well as the global demand and regulatory constraints for assigned finished goods.
  • Establish finished goods inventory targets to achieve service and financial objectives.
  • Creates, maintains and executes a feasible global supply plan to balance customer demand, supply constraints, optimize inventory and reduce excess and obsolete inventory.
  • Troubleshoot transactional records to resolve inventory discrepancies.
  • Participate in process improvement teams to address process or system gaps.
  • Monitor weekly/monthly production plan attainments to ensure continuous product supply to prevent product interruption to the customer.
  • Proactively communicate product availability updates to all levels of the Supply Chain and Customer Service teams including potential inventory or customer service risks.
  • Leads the analysis and scenario planning to identify potential gaps and opportunities to improve supply plans, working capital, asset utilization, etc.
  • Work closely with regional supply planners to ensure local supply plans are balanced for customer service and inventory targets.
  • Work with Demand Planning and assigned business units to understand demand, set priorities, and supply strategies for assigned products.
  • Partners with the Plant Scheduler & the Materials Planner to ensure customer service.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Business, Management or other related field.
  • 4-5 years’ experience in supply planning, inventory management or manufacturing operations within an ERP/DRP environment.
  • Strong analytical, numerical and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to think strategically, execute tactically and be detail oriented.
  • Understanding of LEAN concepts preferred.
  • Working knowledge of planning systems – SAP APO (preferred), Kinaxis
  • APICS certification preferred.
  • Strong computer skills with working knowledge of Microsoft Office environment.
  • Advanced interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to influence others in a matrixed organization.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to prioritize work and handle multiple tasks.
  • Effective time management skills to meet deadlines.



Vaccination Requirement: 


Due to the higher threat of more infectious and deadly COVID-19 variant strains emerging, Bio-Rad recently announced a new mandatory vaccination policy requiring its US employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Bio-Rad will make reasonable accommodations for valid exemptions based on disability, medical, or religious reasons. With this policy, Bio-Rad joins a growing list of companies that are prioritizing sound science and available facts to best ensure the ongoing safety of its employees and the community.



About Bio-Rad:


Bio-Rad is a global leader providing a broad array of clinical diagnostics and life science research products. With a team of more than 8,000 employees and a global network of operations serving our customers, we help people live longer, healthier lives.


Bio-Rad was founded over six decades ago and has continued to provide the healthcare industry with innovative and useful products that help life science researchers accelerate the discovery process and medical diagnostic labs obtain faster, better results.


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