Integra LifeSciences

  • Supply Planner

    Vacancy ID
    CH-NE-Le Locle
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Integra LifeSciences, a world leader in medical technology, is dedicated to limiting uncertainty for surgeons, so they can concentrate on providing the best patient care. Integra offers innovative solutions in orthopedic extremity surgery, neurosurgery, reconstructive and general surgery, and regenerative wound care.


    Integra's orthopedic products include devices and implants for foot and ankle, hand and wrist, shoulder and elbow, tendon and peripheral nerve protection and repair. Integra is a leader in neurosurgery, offering a broad portfolio of implants, devices, instruments and systems used in neurosurgery, neuromonitoring, neurotrauma, and related critical care. Integra’s Tissue Technologies is an in-patient and outpatient Regenerative product portfolio, which includes products for wound care, burns, abdominal reconstruction, and plastic & reconstructive surgery.  In the United States, Integra is a leading provider of surgical instruments to hospitals, surgery centers and alternate care sites, including physician and dental offices.

    Founded in 1989 Integra is headquartered in Plainsboro, New Jersey and has over 4,500 employees worldwide. Integra's common stock is listed on The NASDAQ Stock Market under the symbol "IART."




    The Supply  Planner is responsible for planning for finished goods for the assigned franchise(s) and products for Integra LifeSciences in Japan. In addition, this position will have responsibility for some key projects for the LAPAC region.


    This position is responsible for the demand planning and forecasting process that results in consensus Forecasts for assigned regions, countries and products. This position coordinates with Commercial functions in those locations to compile forecasts for the assigned product lines.


    This position coordinates with local Logistics and Distribution partners to manage finished goods Inventory and with other Supply and Demand Planners to develop Inventory replenishment plans and use KPIs to manage the finished goods supply chain



    The Supply Chain Planner receives direction from, and reports to, the Director, Supply Chain Planning for LAPAC region.






    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.


    Primary responsibilities are to:

    • Perform data collection and compilation using software applications to generate base statistical forecasts for review with Commercial Partners
    • Prepare and lead the Sales & Operations Planning process meetings and produce consensus Sales Forecasts each month
    • Identify and loads data into Oracle or other systems as required
    • Control, plan, directs and manages the regional supply chain to ensure customer demand fulfillment is balanced with service, delivery, and stock performance
    • Optimizes the overall cost of ownership of materials and services at each link of the supply chain
    • Provide Customer Service reporting on Product Availability
    • Provide KPI reporting on forecasts, forecast accuracy, and new product introductions
    • Provide KPI reporting on supply, inventory, and supply chain costs that include customer service, inventory, and new product introductions
    • Assist with development of requirements, test scripts, and implementation of upgrades to Oracle and with any new supply planning software and process improvements
    • Coordinate country or region-specific tasks, such as kitting and labelling
    • Perform other related duties as assigned



    The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required for his position.



    • College Degree in related field - advanced degree a plus
    • APICS certification a plus


    Experience and Skills

    • Strong English Language and communication skills, written and spoken
    • 1 – 4 years demand, supply planning or supply chain experience
    • Prefer experience with ERP systems and planning software – Oracle, SAP and demand planning tools a plus
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Proficient to advanced Microsoft Excel skills; Microsoft Access skills a plus
    • Ability to travel up to 25%
    • Ability to communicate well with all levels of staff and with other departments. Good negotiation and feedback skills



    Ability to utilize a computer, telephone, fax and copy machine as well as other general office equipment. Strong computer skills are required.


    • Demonstrated excellent computer skills. 
    • Experience using Cognos databases
    • Experience with a major ERP system such as Oracle or SAP.
    • At least intermediate level user of Microsoft Excel, and able to run reports, organize data, perform VLOOKUPS, and work with Pivot Tables. Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook and SharePoint is desired.



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