Skip to Main Content

Demand Planner

SunMed LLC
Grand Rapids, MI
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description


SunMed is a respected North American manufacturer and distributor of one of the most comprehensive portfolios of consumable medical devices for anesthesia and respiratory care. For more than 40 years, SunMed has expanded their product offering by adding reputable brands such as Salter Labs, Ventlab, Ethox Medical, and Westmed. The SunMed family of brands offers a product portfolio that spans the continuum of care from first responder to home care, with safety, patient comfort, and clinical performance in mind.


This person will be responsible for the development of demand forecast modeling based on historical data and planned business strategies. They will collaborate with Sales Leadership, Marketing, and Product Management to gather the necessary inputs such as promotional strategies, market intelligence, seasonality, trends, and probability-based sales. This person will collaborate on product mix assumptions, growth by product and revenue. They will lead monthly demand reviews to drive Sales & Operational Planning activities by providing input to the Supply Planning organization, and aid in developing inventory strategies on existing, new and product phase-outs.


The specific minimum competencies needed to perform the essential duties of the job include knowledge, skills, abilities, level of education, and experience necessary for successful performance. These competencies are generally demonstrated through specific service, education, or training.


  • Basic experience with forecasting techniques used to forecast demand based on historical usage

  • Ability to apply error analysis techniques to improve forecasting and reduce forecast error

  • Experience in IBP and S&OP principles preferred

  • Advanced proficiency with Excel and other Microsoft Office applications (PowerPoint) required

  • ERP systems experienced preferred

  • Proven track record of problem solving and improving customer experience

  • Strategic mindset with the ability to analyze data and trends

  • Displays excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Excellent computer skills including but not limited to Microsoft Office Suite

  • Preferred knowledge on Lean, CPIM, or 6Sigma


  • 2+ years of experience in Operations, Purchasing, Demand and/or Supply Planning.

  • 5+ years of experience preferred.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Purchasing, Supply Chain Management, Operations Management or an equivalent combination of education and experience


  • None


The core tasks, duties, and responsibilities that must be performed on the job.

  • Responsible for forecasting and projecting SKU level demand

  • Responsible for creating tools and techniques to measure and improve forecasting

  • Lead monthly demand reviews to drive Sales & Operational Planning activities by providing input to the Supply Planning organization


  • Focus on achieving our Company mission

  • Demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness in daily work; look for ways to improve and promote quality & safety.

  • Inspire the trust of others; treat people with respect and dignity and embrace the value of diversity.

  • Use time efficiently; perform job accurately, thoroughly, and conserve Company resources to improve profits.

  • Contribute to building and maintaining a positive team environment.

  • Assure all policies and guidelines are implemented and followed.


At SunMed, Quality is our promise. It is our commitment to customer satisfaction and our dedication to product excellence in an evolving global healthcare market. This promise is kept through a continuously improving and effective Quality Management System and compliance to Regulatory Requirements.


At SunMed, we are committed to building a diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace that reflects the communities and customers we serve.

We believe our philosophy on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Advancement (DEIA) encourages excellence and equips us to serve an evolving global marketplace.

SunMed LLC


Grand Rapids, MI
49544 USA



View all jobs at SunMed LLC

What email should the hiring manager reach you at?

By clicking the button above, I agree to the ZipRecruiter Terms of Use and acknowledge I have read the Privacy Policy, and agree to receive email job alerts.