Ortho Clinical Diagnostics

Supply Chain Planning Analyst, EMEA - ECI

Job Locations BE-BRU-Zaventem Flemish Brabant
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(9/3/2018 11:43 AM)
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The Company

Ortho Clinical Diagnostics (Ortho) is a global leader of in vitro diagnostics.  Ortho serves two primary industries in the medical field: clinical laboratories, by producing platforms and assays that test for a variety of diseases, conditions, and substances; and immunohematology, by providing the means to ensure blood transfusion recipients receive appropriate and compatible blood.


With a history of more than 75 years, Ortho is a pioneer in life-impacting advances in diagnostics. Worldwide across hospitals, hospital networks, blood banks and labs, Ortho’s high-quality products and services enable health care professionals to make better-informed treatment decisions. Headquartered in Raritan, NJ, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics has approximately 4,300 employees serving customers in more than 120 countries.


Ortho is recruiting and retaining the best and brightest around the world. People, who are performance driven, want to make a difference and who help Ortho grow their leadership position in a changing marketplace. The power to reimagine starts with empowered people, who are empowered to grow and given the chance to succeed in ways they hadn’t thought possible before.


Ortho’s purpose is simple: to improve and save lives with diagnostics. They do that by reimagining what’s possible. It’s what defines them. It’s the Ortho difference.


Ortho is an independent company, sponsored by The Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest and most successful investment firms. The company's executive leadership team has extensive diagnostic experience and a strong heritage of driving market change and innovation. Ortho is a strong brand with solid positions in attractive, growing segments and regions.

The Career Potential

Ortho Clinical Diagnostics is committed to improving and saving lives with diagnostics. To do this we hire people who share this dream and are ready for new adventures. As a valued team member, you will carve your own career path and be part of building this company stronger and better than ever before. There is no limit to the experiences, opportunities and new directions you will have access to here at Ortho Clinical Diagnostics. More importantly, you will be driving the surge of a whole new direction in important medicine. That’s something we can all take pride in as we take this journey together.


Ortho is known in the industry as a leader in customer service and support.  Deeply understanding and exceeding the needs of our clinical lab, hospital and blood bank customers is what we do.  It’s who we are.  If you join Ortho, no matter what your role, you will be expected to keep that Customer Excellence focus in your work.

The Opportunity

The Supply Chain Planning Analyst main responsibility is to guarantee continuous supply while achieving inventory, service and scrap targets as well as drive and delivers supply chain improvement projects. He / She works directly with key business partners (Manufacturing, 3rd party Suppliers, Warehouse, Distribution, Customer service, Quality, Finance, Marketing…) to ensure strong working relationships and processes, resulting in achievement of stated objectives.

The Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the demand planners of EMEA, LATAM, ASPAC and CN regions to identify and understand demand changes. Translate demand plan into short & long term supply plan using planning system and collaborate with manufacturing and 3rd party Suppliers to ensure timely execution.
  • Execute the replenishment of EMEA regional DC from Ortho Plants, Global DCs and 3rd Party manufacturers:
    • Align and agree the replenishment plan with manufacturing
    • Order placement & follow up
    • Coordinate & prioritize inbound activities with carriers and warehouse
    • Ensure supply parameters are up-to-date in planning Ortho systems
  • Deliver Service level and cash flow objectives (inventory & Scrap) by analyzing, consolidating Supply Chain data
  • Monitor supply chain performance, report/escalate issues, provide detailed root cause analysis and communicate remediation plans
  • Responsible for collecting, analyzing, consolidating, and reporting Supply Chain data to improve supply chain effectiveness and performance, primarily through focus on analysis.
  • Interface between Supply Chain, Logistic, Customer Service, Finance and Commercial Partners – supporting business analysis & reporting
  • Understand data sources and be able to carry out analysis for ad-hoc business requests

The Individual


  • Strong data analytical skills (data accuracy, micro-analysis, etc…) with capability to query systems in order to extract data for analysis.
  • Sense of urgency, collaboration, influencing in a matrix environment, accuracy with attention to details and result oriented
  • Ability to take ownership and drive process improvements
  • Excellent ability to work in teams with multiple stakeholders
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel and good understanding of ERP system (preferably JDE or SAP)


Education & Experience:


  • Bachelor/Master degree or equivalent preferably in Business, Logistics or Engineering
  • Minimum 2-3 years of experience in Supply Chain management with robust understanding of Supply Chain fundamental (Supply & Inventory planning / MRP, Demand Planning)
  • APICS is a strong asset



Equal Opportunity

At Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, we are proud of the empowering, inclusive and innovative culture we are growing. Our team is passionate about our work, and brings deep knowledge, industry experience and diverse thinking that drive results, making Ortho a place to grow your career. 


Ortho Clinical Diagnostics is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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