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Sales & Operations Planning Manager #3828

Raleigh, NC; Durham, NC
Start date
May 30, 2024

Job Details

GRAIL is seeking a Sales & Operations Planning Manager for the Supply Chain Organization.  As part of the Supply Chain team you will drive all aspects of the Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) Process  In this role, you will facilitate demand planning discussions, translate demand to operational and supply chain requirements; facilitate operational capacity plan development; establish supplier forecasts; identify risks to production; and present to executive leadership.  

The onsite role requires 3-5 days a week in Durham, NC
  • Drive the Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) process to ensure alignment between supply & demand, identifying trends and gaps in forecast and BoM accuracy and E&O. Drive root cause / corrective action to address gaps.  
  • Engage with forecast owners, Operations, and Finance to develop and implement process and system changes to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of each aspect of the process. 
  • Clearly articulate business demand drivers, identify opportunities and risks, and proactively collaborate with Supply Planning, Procurement, Lab Operations and Finance to achieve a balanced inventory strategy.
  • Develop and manage leading and lagging KPIs to prevent Operations and Customer disruption. 
  • Drive E&O process including proactive identification and mitigation of potential E&O risk.  
  • Create scenario plans, present options and recommendations to address risk and variability in demand and supply. 

Preferred Qualifications;
  • 5+ years Supply Chain Operations, S&OP and demand planning experience
  • Life sciences industry experience desirable

Additional Skills;
  • Experience with ERP/MRP Systems
  • Advanced proficiency in spreadsheet model building and troubleshooting
  • Developed analytical, strategic-thinking, problem-solving, and organizational skills as well as the ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities, assignments, and roles
  • Demonstrated ability to develop ad-hoc tools/processes as needed in a start-up environment
  • Experience with integrating quantitative and qualitative information to draw accurate conclusions; posing the right questions to effectively analyze situations. 

  • B.S in Supply Chain, Engineering, Business Administration or Finance;  advanced degree or certification (CSCP, CPIM, CPSM) desirable

Physical Demands & Working Environment;
  • Standing or sitting for long periods of time may be necessary


GRAIL is a healthcare company whose mission is to detect cancer early, when it can be cured. GRAIL is focused on alleviating the global burden of cancer by developing pioneering technology to detect and identify multiple deadly cancer types early. The company is using the power of next-generation sequencing, population-scale clinical studies, and state-of-the-art computer science and data science to enhance the scientific understanding of cancer biology, and to develop its multi-cancer early detection blood test. GRAIL is headquartered in Menlo Park, CA with locations in Washington, D.C., North Carolina, and the United Kingdom. It is supported by leading global investors and pharmaceutical, technology, and healthcare companies. For more information, please visit


CEO: Bob Ragusa

Stock Exchange: NASDAQ

Stock Symbol: GRAL


Company info
1525 O'Brien Drive
Menlo Park
United States

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