Demand Planner (m/f/d) Supply Chain Management

Full Time
Alfred-Wegener-Straße 2, 60438 Frankfurt am Main, Deutschland
Experienced Professional
March 07, 2024


As Demand Planner, you will drive excellence by challenging forecast quality and identifying & rolling out good forecasting practices. For the purpose to bring better outcomes to more patients, you will be accountable for the overall demand planning process.

  • Operating the volume forecasting process to improve customer service levels, reduce working capital and minimise stock write-offs

  • Generating a demand plan (including the generation of statistical forecast baselines) for a 36-month horizon and supports the monthly Demand Review Meetings to make the necessary adjustments based on the market intelligence whilst embedding delivery and process management of Risks & Opportunities process

  • Ensuring a comprehensive total volume forecast including new product introduction, competitor activity and tenders

  • Ensuring a robust monthly review of the bottom up and top down forecasting process

  • Collaborating with and feeds monthly inputs into Corporate Technical Operations function as well as collaborating closely within Merz Therapeutics function to understand required service levels

  • Monitoring of demand forecasting KPIs and to drive improvements in forecast accuracy and bias. Ensuring performance deviations from the agreed standards are root caused and corrective/preventative actions are in place to drive continuous improvement

  • Developing demand scenario plans to support the stakeholders at market and regional level to assess business risks and opportunities and take the appropriate decisions.

  • Supporting process owner with management of segmentation, classification, consumption and replenishment frequencies. Proposing initiatives to reduce complexity within product portfolio (e.g. SKU reduction)



  • University degree (Master/Bachelor) ideally in economy or logistics

  • Relevant working experience in demand management or supply chain planning within the pharma or logistics industry

  • Experienced in using SAP Business Warehouse, Microsoft PowerBI, SAP Analytics Cloud

  • Sound analytical skills, accuracy, and a results-oriented approach to work

  • Good sense of ownership, initiative and confident in dealing with different stakeholders

  • Very strong communication skills in English & German



  • Individual career development in a purposeful job: you improve the quality of life of our patients!

  • Hybrid work model that allows a good work-life balance

  • Attractive location with good transport links, modern workplaces and a company restaurant (€4.13/menu)

  • Global family business with flat hierarchies and an open, respectful corporate culture

  • Attractive remuneration with extensive social benefits

  • Variety of employer-subsidized benefits such as WellPass (€17.90/month), Germany ticket (10€/month), Corporate Benefits and JobBike

Find our more about our benefits here.




Welcome to Merz Therapeutics, a leading pharmaceutical company that helps people with movement disorders, neurological diseases, liver diseases and other health conditions regain their quality of life.

We are proud to be a family-owned and value-driven company that has been dedicated to serving the needs of our patients for 110 years and is now a global innovation leader with products in more than 90 countries.

Our goal is to use our products to improve treatment outcomes for patients around the world, thereby reducing the burden of suffering for affected people and their surroundings.

Our dedication and commitment to relentless research and development is to ensure that unmet patient needs are identified and appropriate treatments are provided.

Therefore, become part of our international and motivated Merz Therapeutics family now and help us achieve our goal: "BETTER OUTCOMES FOR MORE PATIENTS"

For more information, visit https://www.merztherapeutics.com/.


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