Job Title:  Sr. Demand Planner


Middlefield, CT, US, 06455

Business Unit:  Zygo
Posting Date:  Sep 23, 2023
Job Description: 

Come join a company where what you do makes a difference. For over 50 years, Zygo Corporation, located in Middlefield, CT has been a global leader in the design and manufacture of advanced optical metrology systems and ultra-precise optical components and assemblies. We are a worldwide supplier of optical metrology instruments, high precision optical components, and complex electro-optical system design and manufacturing services. Recognized as a valued partner by its customers for innovative technology, application expertise, product reliability, and responsiveness, ZYGO has been driven by a passion for innovation, as evidenced by approximately 750 patents awarded since its foundation.
We are dedicated to helping you grow your career by using all your talents, insights and experiences in a welcoming team environment. Bring your passion, commitment and curiosity and come grow with us as together we work to make our world a better place.


What You'll Do

​​Analyze, interpret and establish market and customer demand for products based on industry trends and demand patterns.  In collaboration with Sales and Product Line Management, establish and maintain the Master Production Schedule (MPS) across all divisional product lines and manufacturing facilities.  Analyze, manage and report backlog and projected revenues to Executive Management.​ 

  1. ​​Develop and manage Master Demand Schedule (MDS), through collaborative forecasting with Sales and Product Line Management in support of annual operating plan revenues, manufacturing forecasts, while maximizing service levels to customers and minimizing inventories.​ 

  1. ​​Identify and report to Executive Management, daily, weekly, and monthly revenue actuals and projections based on trends by region, sales projections and associated risks​ 

  1.  ​Reconcile gaps between annual operating plan, actual history and trend analysis in collaboration with Operations, Sales and Product Line Management.​ 

  1.  ​Run Sales, Operations and Inventory Planning (SIOP) meetings and maintain the Master Production Schedule (MPS).​ 

  1.  ​Ensure Master Production Schedule is in alignment with global, consolidated sales forecast.  Reconcile gaps between annual sales plan, sales forecast and current MDS​ 

  1.  ​Manage new product development forecast drives, timing and strategy, impact on existing material drives, and ensure successful product launches​ 

  1.  ​Execute MDS through site Master Schedulers. Interface with global and regional sales managers to establish appropriate product line material drives to support customer demand, service level and lead-time expectations​ 

Occaisional travel (Domestic)


Who You'll Work With

In this role you will work across the organization with many different functions including other Supply Chain professionals, Operations, Engineering, Executive Managers and more. 


What You'll Bring

  1. ​​Strong ability to communicate in verbal and written form. Strong ability to follow verbal or written instructions​ 

  1. ​​Able to solve problems by collecting data and using critical thinking skills​ 

  1. ​​ Able to use Power Point, Access, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Projects, and advanced Excel skills (for example the ability to use pivot tables, v-look ups, graphing and complex spreadsheets).  ​ 

  1. ​​Ability to organize reports, folders, and communications from multiple sources. Strong ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.​ 






Salary Minimum:  Market
Salary Maximum:  Market

Disclaimer: Where a specific pay range is noted, it is a good faith estimate at the time of this posting.  The actual salary offered will be based on experience, skills, qualifications, market / business considerations, and geographic location.

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