St. Luke's Health System

Forecasting, Demand Planning and Inventory Director

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Supply Chain Management System Office
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3330 E Louise Dr 6th Floor, Meridian, Portico North Building


St. Luke’s Health System in Meridian, ID is seeking a Forecasting, Demand Planning and Inventory Director to join our Supply Chain team. This position is on-site in Meridian, Idaho.




- Responsible for planning and forecasting of medical and non-medical inventory level based on historical trends, reoccurring buys, seasonal forecasts, purchase trends, and current inventory levels.
- Responsible for the most complex inventory assignments for a broad scope of product and vendors, as well as developing and maintaining the highest levels of inventory strategies.
- Reviews and sets optimal inventory levels using system generated demand plans and best in class reorder methods and tools. Reviews forecasted demand with appropriate stakeholders and makes adjustments based on forecast accuracy and localized service area climate(s).
- Develops strategies to maximize opportunities and mitigate risk. Responsible for managing inventory driven costs and optimizing overall inventory spend and levels. Drives strategies to reduce inventory excess, obsolescence, devaluation and overall cost of capital.
- Manages a team to analyze, identify and implement opportunities for improvements to the forecasting process to achieve specific service level and inventory productivity goals/agreements. Establishes business rules for customer demand in collaboration with manufacturer partners regarding product seasonality, product knowledge and utilization strategies.
- Manages a team to optimize and generate systematic inventory management processes through technology and reporting as well as partner with Sourcing managers and suppliers to develop multi-node supply chain visibility.
- Manages a team to develop customer specific allocation strategies by vendor/product lines in coordination with internal and external resources/stakeholders.
- Evaluates and monitors contract performance to ensure compliance (i.e., Fill Rates). Provides supplier performance feedback as necessary and responds to routine supplier performance surveys. Partners with appropriate stakeholders to address non-conformance manufacturer issues. Develops annual inventory financial plan in conjunction with Supply Chain leadership.
- Supports all aspects of the product volume forecasting, inventory allocations, new product introductions, contract portfolio conversions and assisting the integration of new delivery locations into the SLHS system.
- Responsible for full employment life cycle for staff to include hiring, termination, performance management, coaching, training, and mentoring to staff.
- Performs other duties as assigned.



  • Education: Bachelor’s degree or 4 years’ experience in lieu of degree.
  • Experience: 10 years of relevant experience.
  • Licenses/Certifications: None

What’s in it for you

At St. Luke’s, caring for people in the communities we serve is our mission – and this includes our own SLHS team. We offer a robust benefits package to support our teams both professionally and personally. In addition to a competitive salary and retirement plans, we ensure our team feels supported in their benefits beyond the typical medical, dental, and vision offerings. We care about you and have fantastic financial and physical wellness options, such as: on-site massages, on-site counseling via our Employee Assistance Program, access to the Virgin Pulse Wellness tool, as well as other formal training and career development offerings to ensure you are meeting your career goals.


St. Luke’s is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status or condition protected by law.


*Please note: this posting is not reflective of all job duties and responsibilities and is intended to provide an overview to job seekers.


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