Senior Director Global Supply Chain Planning

Job Description

Now’s our time to inspire the future of healthcare together.

Siemens Healthineers is a leading global medical technology company with over 170 years of experience and 18,000 patents. More than 60,000 dedicated colleagues in over 70 countries are driven to shape the future of healthcare. We stand with our customers around the world to support them in delivering high quality care to their patients. An estimated 5 million patients across the globe benefit every day from our innovative technologies and services in the areas of diagnostic and therapeutic imaging, laboratory diagnostics and molecular medicine, as well as digital health and enterprise services. This is what truly matters to us.

Join our team now at Siemens Healthineers as Senior Director Global Supply Chain Planning

As a Senior Director Global Supply Chain Planning, you will be responsible for:

  • Accountable for developing and directing the overall strategy, governance of the S&OP/IBP and maintaining rigor in the monthly process and ensuring a seamless and efficient generation and handoff of information to global and site supply chain functions.
  • Forms a companywide strategic roadmap to improve S&OP maturity, enables process design and adoption through technology and analytics.
  • Support and execute the annual, monthly and quarterly Planning Process with cross functional leaders from Finance, Sales, and Operations, third party manufacturing partners to understand the business strategy, capacity and identify the priority fulfillment supply chain outcomes.
  • Lead meetings with Sales Operations, Finance Product and stakeholders to align on a consensus view of the Global Demand and Supply Plan.
  • Continuously drive better business practices to meet the growth and scale of the business. Increased value to the business through consistent measurement and improvement of key activities
  • Identify risks to Operating Plans/ Integrated Business Plans and develop mitigation strategies (resiliency, scalability and buffer/ flexibility)
  • Identify, own and drive improvement opportunities in the product planning process, marshal resources, and drive projects to completion, system enhancements in partnership with Operations, Engineering and other Business teams.
  • Deploy and monitor the performance of the core supply processes within the plant, manufacturing partners and 3PL partners, such as Master resource planning, Capacity Planning, Demand and Supply execution, work orders, KANBAN’s and Safety stocks.
  • Own Ultrasound Global Inventory, from raw material to finished goods, sets goals for YOY improvements, optimizes last time buys while minimizing assets obsolescence
  • Lead global logistics to drive agility in shipments while minimizing freight costs
  • Drive continuous improvement in the supply chain, uses lean six sigma to engrain a culture of problem solving and strives for stretch targets
  • Ensure that the manufacturing leadership is being provided with the right insight regarding planning future capital investment regarding capacity planning and opportunities for cost and cash improvements.
  • Ensure that KPIs are agreed upon, tracked, communicated and corrective actions taken when deviating and reported back to leadership in time.
  • Hire, train the resources, team members as necessary to support the growth of the business. Management of people resource to ensure that they are developed, coached and capable of performing the role designated including performance management.

This position may suit you best if you are familiar with what is below, and would like to do develop your career with Healthineers

·         Authenticity, integrity and humility with the ability to build trust and followership at all levels of the organization.

·         Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to influence / motivate individuals and teams without hierarchical authority.

·         A “builder” and change agent who will challenge traditional thinking to drive bold change.

·         Ability to foster an environment of healthy and inclusive debate to innovate the best possible solutions.

·         Driven by a passion to maximize success for internal and external customers – Always!

·         High level of accountability coupled with a track record of delivering sustainable results in a high paced and constantly changing environment.

·         Robust analytical and critical thinking capabilities with strong process orientation and effective decision-making skills.

·         Takes action with speed. Excellent organizational skills with the ability to deliver multiple tasks and projects simultaneously while meeting challenging deadlines.

·         High intellectual curiosity and learning agility.

·         Builds talent capabilities via their passion for teaching, training and coaching employees at all levels of the organization.

·         Strong work ethic with a high degree of self-motivation and the ability to work independently.

Required skills to have for the success of this role

  • MA/MBA preferred
  • Minimum of 15 years in Production, Demand and Supply Planning roles required.
  • Expert leader with a proven track record of building and managing high performing teams, developing relationships and managing internal stakeholders
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as the ability to effectively communicate with technical and nontechnical audiences.
  • Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills, as well as strong skills as a negotiator to reach consensus, alignment and commitment. project management skills to manage overall transformation and continuous improvement projects across multiple geographies and business functions.
  • Resourceful problem-solving capability, great analytical skills and ability to simplify complex issues, influence others and deliver favorable results.
  • Change management and transformational change experience
  • Able to develop solutions to complex problems which require an in-depth degree of ingenuity, creativity and innovativeness
  • Able to develop complex concepts, techniques, and standards. Implement supply chain initiatives to improve efficiencies, cost, waste reduction and other lean principles.

·         The ability to travel 50% of the time.

Siemens Healthineers has recently announced the next steps in our continued commitment to prioritize colleague health, comply with customer/business partner requirements, and help preserve our business continuity.  Going forward, please be aware that Siemens Healthineers requires full COVID-19 vaccination for all new hires by their start date except where prohibited by state law.

(Note: Accommodations may be requested for certain medical or religious reasons)

At Siemens Healthineers, we value those who dedicate their energy and passion to a greater cause. Our people make us unique as an employer in the med-tech industry. What unites and motivates our global team is the inspiration of our common purpose:  To innovate for healthcare, building on our remarkable legacy of pioneering ideas that translate into even better healthcare products and services. We recognize that taking ownership of our work allows both us and the company to grow. We offer you a flexible and dynamic environment and the space to move beyond your comfort zone to grow both personally and professionally.

If you want to join us in transforming the way healthcare is delivered, visit our career site at

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As an equal-opportunity employer we are happy to consider applications from individuals with disabilities. (use your country EEO required language where applicable)

Organization: Siemens Healthineers

Company: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Job Type: Full-time

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