HIV/AIDS Lab commodities senior demand planning analyst, GHSC-PSM, Arlington, United States 146 views

Time Type: Full time

Worker Type: Regular

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 analys t 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


big data




data analytics

data collection

data management

data visualization

global health

health commodities



project management


supply chain

supply chain management



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

Application instructions: Apply through our Career Center at No telephone inquiries, please. Only finalists will be contacted.

Chemonics is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics. Military veterans, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

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Chemonics International is monitoring COVID-19 activity around the world. The health and wellbeing of our staff is of the utmost importance to us, and we continue to hire for all open roles with interviewing and on-boarding done virtually. Our new hires and current staff working from our Washington, DC, Arlington, VA, and London offices will temporarily work from home until it is safe to return to our offices.


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