Job Title:  Senior Demand Planner - Hybrid

Req ID:  43910
Job Category:  Supply Chain Management

Mentor, OH, US, 44060


At STERIS, we help our Customers create a healthier and safer world by providing innovative healthcare and life science product and service solutions around the globe.

The Role

Hybrid Position: 2 days at home /3 days in the office.   Choose your 2 days to work from home!


The Senior Demand Planner develops monthly demand and supply plans for STERIS service products for our capital equipment globally. In this role you will manage all activities related to consensus forecast review, statistical trend data analysis, and monitoring of consumption in support of fulfilling customer demand. In addition, this position will be accountable for Finished Goods (FG) supply planning (make and buy) working closely with manufacturing and sourcing with regards to rough cut capacity planning and FG sourcing projections. Key performance indicators include forecast accuracy, finished inventory turns and customer service level.

What You Will Do

  • Lead monthly demand planning process by collaborating with sales, finance, marketing and IT systems to update demand plans.
  • Analyze monthly statistical forecast and make changes/recommendations for inclusion into the demand plan.
  • Conduct monthly demand consensus and supply planning meetings; resolve demand/supply issues and elevate unresolved issues the appropriate decision maker(s). 
  • Communicate results to internal groups including sales, marketing, finance, and operations.
  • Develop monthly build plans for assigned manufacturing facilities as well as monthly requirements for purchased finished goods.
  • Manage (finished goods) inventory levels and associated parameters (e.g., safety stock).
  • Participate in new product implementation with phase-in/phase-out planning that provides a smooth transition and minimizes obsolete material.
  • Key contributor to driving process improvements within the Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) process. 

What You Will Need to Be Successful

  • Bachelor’s degree, required. BS in statistical or supply chain related discipline, preferred.
  • MBA or advanced degree a plus
  • Minimum of 5 years supply chain experience.
  • 3 + years of Demand Planning experience, a plus.  
  • Demand forecasting and strong excel analytical experience (vlook up, pivot tables, working with data)
  • Excellent technical/computer skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in lean and continuous improvement.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, organization, problems solving, business acumen, and time management skills.
  • APICS Certification is a plus.

What STERIS Will Do For You

The opportunity to join a company that will invest in you for the long-term. STERIS couldn’t be where it is today without our incredible people. That’s why we share in our success together by rewarding you for your hard work. Hiring people who are in it for the long run with STERIS is our ultimate goal. We do this by providing competitive salaries, healthcare benefits, tuition assistance, paid time off, holidays, matching 401(k), annual merit, and incentive plans.  Join us and help write our next chapter.



STERIS is a leading global provider of products and services that support patient care with an emphasis on infection prevention.  WE HELP OUR CUSTOMERS CREATE A HEALTHIER AND SAFER WORLD by providing innovative healthcare, life sciences and dental products and services. STERIS is a $5 billion, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) company with approximately 17,000 associates and Customers in more than 100 countries.

If you need assistance completing the application process, please call 1 (440) 392.7047. This contact information is for accommodation inquiries only and cannot be used to check application status.

STERIS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We are committed to equal employment opportunity and the use of affirmative action programs to ensure that persons are recruited, hired, trained, transferred and promoted in all job groups regardless of race, color, religion, age, disability, national origin, citizenship status, military or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, and any other category protected by federal, state or local law.  We are not only committed to this policy by our status as a federal government contractor, but also we are strongly bound by the principle of equal employment opportunity.

The full affirmative action program, absent the data metrics required by § 60-741.44(k), shall be available to all employees and applicants for employment for inspection upon request. The program may be obtained at your location’s HR Office during normal business hours.

Req ID:  43910
Job Category:  Supply Chain Management

Mentor, OH, US, 44060

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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