C. R. Bard, Inc.

  • Supply Chain Analyst II

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(10/26/2018 11:32 AM)
    Industry / Category
    Medical Device / Supply Chain
    Job ID
    Career Level
    BDI Surgery
  • Overview

    BD Interventional’s Surgery worldwide business unit, located in Rhode Island, is a leading developer, manufacturer, and marketer of innovative, life-enhancing medical technologies. For the past 40 years, we have stood out as the market leader in providing solutions in soft tissue reconstruction including products for hernia repair, specialized surgical procedures, fixation and biologic implants. In addition to this extensive suite of products, our BioSurgery business is delivering a growing line of enhanced sealants and hemostatic products to complement surgical techniques across, thoracic, cardiovascular and other surgical specialties.   

    Our company has a strong tradition of developing our employees to learn, grow and excel.  We are continually building our team with qualified, team oriented individuals to enhance the success of our company.

    The Surgery business unit is situated in a central location, surrounded by a scenic coastline with easy access to T.F. Green Airport, AMTRAK Train Stations and Route 95, a major highway connecting to Providence, Connecticut, Boston and New York City within a short amount of time.

    Summary of Position with General Responsibilities

    The Supply Chain Planning Analyst will work independently or under little supervision to perform Supply Chain activities for assigned product portfolio to optimize inventory, minimize cost, and set and achieve customer service goals. This includes forecasting, capacity planning, execution oversight, and monitoring and reporting of results. Provide input for SIOP process for a given business segment in order to align market and financial requirements with manufacturing capabilities.

    Essential Job Functions

    • Maintain demand forecasts while reducing forecast error.
    • Work closely with Marketing to decrease demand variations.
    • Conduct SKU rationalization and other lifecycle management analyses.
    • Lead the planning aspects of new product launches during the pre-launch phase.
    • Complete complex spreadsheet analysis during issue resolution or scenario planning.
    • Query databases for information required for decision-making.
    • Provide oversight of manufacturing, inventory deployment and distribution to ensure customer service
    • Prepare Executive Level presentations as required.
    • Serve as primary contact with manufacturing for planning issues.
    • Conduct analysis and provide direction for inventory allocation where worldwide service is maximized.
    • Monitor capacity loading on assigned production lines and forecast.
    • Determine new product ramp-up schedules.
    • Leverage Lean or Six Sigma tools for process improvement in order to increase service and optimize inventory.
    • Determine ISS requirements in terms of weeks of sale for new product launches.
    • Manage product phase-outs such that obsolete inventory is minimized.
    • Establish and continuously modify safety stock targets.
    • Support Business Planning process annually and provide quarterly updates.
    • Perform basic financial analyses.
    • Ensure personal and company compliance with all Federal, State, local and company regulations, policies and procedures for Health, Safety and Environmental compliance.
    • Special projects as assigned.

    Basic Qualifications

    Excellent analytical and communication skills.  Good interpersonal skills.  Must have basic experience of forecasting techniques, inventory management, and capacity planning. Strong excel skills and ability to use PC's and associated software.   Some experience with ERP/APS systems a plus. 

    Education and/or Experience

    Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain, Industrial Engineering, Logistics, or Operations required.


    2 – 6 years of related experience; or MBA/MS in relevant discipline and 1 - 4 years of related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.



    Physical Demands

    Office Environment

    Work Environment

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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