HIV/AIDS Lab Commodities Senior Demand Planning Analyst


Job Description

Chemonics seeks a HIV/AIDS Lab commodities senior demand planning Analyst, GHSC-PSM in support of the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program – Procurement Supply Management Project (GHSC-PSM) to be based in Arlington, VA. The HIV/AIDS Lab commodities senior demand planning analyst is responsible for structuring and consolidating the demand signals communicated from GHSC-PSM Country Programs, through advanced Data Analytics, and then summarize and communicate with both internal GHSC-PSM stakeholders as well as suppliers and USAID. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world! GHSC-PSM is the primary vehicle through which USAID will 1) procures and provides health commodities; 2) provides technical assistance to improve partner countries’ management of the supply chain; and, 3) collaborates with key international stakeholders to support global health initiatives. The project encompasses three primary objectives: global commodity procurement and logistics; systems strengthening to support in-country supply chain management; and collaboration via strategic engagement to improve long-term global supply of health commodities.

Responsibilities include:

  • Generate rolling projection of orders the Global Supply Chain team will be required to fulfill
  • Independently liaise with Forecasting and Supply Planning (FASP) team to track countries submitting Country Supply Plans and decide when the cyclical planning process may proceed
  • Collaborate with FASP to identify areas of improvement with the timing of processes, specific country issues, or the flow and/or structure of data; responsible for making recommendations and project managing implementation of solutions identified
  • Combine unstructured datasets by developing and using algorithms to standardize data fields and combine multiple data sources
  • Analyze demand statistics for trends and anomalies that require further root cause understanding; research root causes and make recommendations for further Analysis and Data Collection
  • Facilitate, and lead as requested, product planning reviews with stakeholders, presenting forward plans that enable communications with suppliers as well as management of procurement and inventory
  • Participate in supplier meetings to communicate PSM forecasts and assumptions
  • Along with the FASP team, provide remote technical assistance and support for country forecasting for new and unique products
  • Provide analysis and communication of demand data to fulfill client requests and enable collaboration with the global community
  • Lead calculation and analysis for aggregated country supply plan metrics and ensure accuracy of data
  • Respond to regular and ad hoc client data and presentation requirements
  • Develop presentations and attend and lead meetings with USAID
  • Summarize data and communicate with suppliers through collaborative planning processes
  • Provide data analytics to support sourcing strategy and participate in strategy meetings
  • Innovate the GSC demand planning process and the method by which communication is shared with countries and suppliers
  • Identify areas for demand planning improvement, particularly in regard to Data Management and analysis; make recommendations for new approaches and develop or enhance tools to enable identified solutions
  • Develop solutions that meet client needs and respond immediately to urgent challenges
  • Perform other duties as required

  • Bachelor’s Degree required. A Master’s degree in supply chain management, logistics, data analytics, or a related field preferred
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in data management, data collection or Big Data required
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in HIV treatment lab program and/or HIV supply chain for developing countries preferred
  • Knowledge of Supply Chain Planning, including demand forecasting, inventory strategy, inventory batch management and distribution planning
  • Understanding of transactional order Management Systems, including inventory management and order processing
  • Experience working in a client-facing role with regular data-sharing and presentation requirements
  • Experience developing work plans, timelines, benchmarks, and problem-solving critical project management issues with a team
  • Ability to analyze and present data in infographics and Data Visualizations; knowledge of PowerBI and/or Tableau or similar software strongly preferred
  • Ability to effectively lead meetings and demonstrated presentation skills
  • Experience working with USAID projects and/or other international organizations working on public health related projects preferred
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a team under time pressure
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and concisely orally and in writing
  • Proven analysis and organization skills working in a cross-cultural environment
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office applications, particularly Excel required, knowledge of Excel VBA, Python or R or similar software required
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility and integrity
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