Director of Global Demand Planning


Dublin, IE

Contract Type:  Regular Full-Time
Area:  Others
Req Id:  102849

For more than 75 years, Grifols has worked to improve the health and well-being of people around the world. We are a global healthcare company that produces essential plasma-derived medicines for patients and provides hospitals and healthcare professionals with the tools, information and services they need to deliver expert medical care.

Headquartered in Barcelona, Spain, Grifols has over 20.000 employees in 30 countries. Grifols’ three main divisions - Bioscience, Diagnostic and Hospital - develop, manufacture and market innovative products and services available in more than 100 countries.

With the world's largest network of plasma donation centers, Grifols, through its Bioscience Division, is a leading producer of essential plasma-derived medicines for the treatment of rare, chronic, and sometimes life-threatening conditions. To help ensure a reliable and consistent source of plasmaderived medicines worldwide, we have an integrated production process that begins with plasma collection and continues through fractionation and purification at our three facilities located in Spain (Barcelona) and the United States (Clayton, North Carolina, and Los Angeles, California). Key products include immunoglobulins, alpha-1 antitrypsin, albumin, clotting factors and specialty products.

Who we are


Help us lead one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies. We are a world leader in plasma-derived medicines with a presence in more than 100 countries, and a growing global team of over 20.000 people. That’s why we need a Director of Global Demand Planning like you.


What your responsibilities will be


  • Lead and manage a team of employees based in the United States, Ireland, and Spain
  • Improve and refine a best-in-class monthly sales forecasting process that leverages both statistical, quantitative, and qualitative inputs.
  • Ensure that proper inventory targets are maintained in all Grifols markets
  • Calculate and provide to the Global Manufacturing Supply Planning Team the demand requirements needed to maintain targeted stock levels to fulfil the sales in Grifols markets.
  • Manage the Opportunity & Vulnerability assessment process each month
  • Work to improve sales forecast accuracy and sales forecast bias through root cause/corrective actions
  • Manage the monthly KPI process with respect to commercial sales forecasting and demand planning as well as customer service and satisfaction
  • Lead the monthly consensus meeting between commercial and manufacturing teams to discuss prioritization, changes, and adjustments to the projected sales and inventories
  • Create a summary monthly management review presentation to seek decisions needed for business from executive management
  • Coordinate and manage the communication of projected inventories each month to the Bioscience Sales and Marketing responsible in 80 countries around the world
  • Lead the project to implement the SAP IBP system for S&OP planning in the commercial division 
  • Manage other projects as needed by management or as business needs change. Drive continuous improvement of demand management and processes. 


Who you are


  • You have a degree in Industrial Engineering, Scientific field or Business. Master Degree highly desirable.
  • You have a minimum of 8 years’ experience in Demand Planning or Supply Planning or related department. Preferred within the pharmaceutical industry but not required.
  • You have 5+ years of people management experience.
  • Spanish language skills are not required, but preferred given corporate headquarters in Spain.
  • Strong proficiency with ERP systems, with emphasis on planning systems such as SAP IBP, SAP SAC. Kinaxis RapidResponse, Demantra, Anaplan, O9, FuturMAster.
  • Preferred to have prior experience in company utilizing SAP.
  • Excellent Communication, Presentation, and People Management skills.
  • Ability to work well with others in a collaborative, fast-paced team environment.
  • IBF or/ and APICS certifications are a plus.
  • Attention to detail with ability to understand “big picture”.
  • Ability to be fluid and adaptable to changing priorities, ability to organize and complete work with given deadlines.
  • Strong project management and problem solving skills.
  • Extensive influencing and collaboration skills.
  • Continuous improvement mindset.
  • Experience building, coaching and managing high performing demand planning teams.
  • Global Travel estimated at 10% of the time.


What we offer


It is a brilliant opportunity for you, Grifols is fully aware that its employees are one of its major assets. We are committed to maintaining an atmosphere that encourages all our employees to develop their professional careers in an excellent working environment.


Information about Grifols is available at www.grifols.com. If you are interested in joining our company and you have what it takes for such an exciting position, then don’t hesitate to apply!

We look forward to receiving your application!


Grifols is an equal opportunity employer.


Contract of Employment: Permanent position

Location: Dublin; Ireland.


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