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Demand Planner

Zolon Tech Solutions Inc.

Job Description

Title         :  Demand Planner 


Location  :  Cupertino, CA


Duration  :  12 Months (Contract)

 

 

Job Description:

  • Supply Demand Planner will be responsible for working with global cross-functional teams to drive operational excellence in deploying Sales Programs.
  • The Supply Demand Planner will work with Global Sales Teams to create a comprehensive forecast for fixtures and materials while balancing material availability to enable the efficient expansion and support of programs into the Channel space.


Job Requirements

Key Qualifications:

  • The successful candidate will have 3-5 years Operations experience, preferably in a high tech or computer-related industry.
  • Prior experience in project management, product planning, production control, inventory management, or production/manufacturing operations is strongly preferred.
  • The candidate must combine a working knowledge of world-class supply chain practices, strong analytical capabilities, and business savvy.
  • The candidate must be able to exert tactful influence in a matrixed organization; Must be a strong team player and communicator.
  • The candidate should be comfortable presenting to executive management.
  • Strong proficiency in Excel is required.
  • Additional requirements include the ability to think both strategically and tactically, a persistent attention to detail, ability to work with a high degree of  ambiguity and a high level of comfort in working with large quantities of data. 
  • Work with regional sales operations teams to develop a robust operational plan to support new store expansions. Liaise with WW teams on behalf of the regional teams to plan production and logistics.
  • Drive operational excellence and consistency across all regions through the implementation of standard business planning processes and tools.
  • Analyze demand, inventory, and program usage to develop and manage weekly and quarterly supply plans. Results should meet  quarterly financial plans, while achieving aggressive time-to-market goals and minimizing finished goods and raw material liability. 
  • Evaluate risks, plan and implement contingency plans to mitigate.
  • Coordinate closely with WW Marketing, Supplier Management teams, and Sales to develop supply plans for program expansion and support while maintaining appropriate inventory levels.
  • Review forecasts with key stakeholders (Sales, Finance, Operations, and Marketing) providing overview of approach and integrating feedback as needed.
  • Partner with global procurement teams to allocate constrained components, ensure aggressive raw material inventory targets are met, and ensure minimal material obsolescence during product transition.
  • Improve planning processes. Identify improvement opportunities, marshal resources, and drive projects to completion to achieve targeted measurable benefits.
  • Present product status updates on a weekly basis to Operations executive management team.
  • Lead cross functional projects to create and refine processes and tools.

Education:

  • BA/BS Required. MBA Desirable. APICS certification a plus. 
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Job Snapshot

Location US-CA-Cupertino
Employment Type Contractor
Pay Type Year
Pay Rate $70,000.00 - $119,966.00 /Year
Store Type IT & Technical
Other Compensation: 0

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Zolon Tech Solutions Inc.
Company:
US-CA-Cupertino
Location:
Contractor
Employment Type:
Year
Pay Type:
$70,000.00 - $119,966.00 /Year
Pay Rate:
IT & Technical
Store Type:

Job Description

Title         :  Demand Planner 


Location  :  Cupertino, CA


Duration  :  12 Months (Contract)

 

 

Job Description:

  • Supply Demand Planner will be responsible for working with global cross-functional teams to drive operational excellence in deploying Sales Programs.
  • The Supply Demand Planner will work with Global Sales Teams to create a comprehensive forecast for fixtures and materials while balancing material availability to enable the efficient expansion and support of programs into the Channel space.


Job Requirements

Key Qualifications:

  • The successful candidate will have 3-5 years Operations experience, preferably in a high tech or computer-related industry.
  • Prior experience in project management, product planning, production control, inventory management, or production/manufacturing operations is strongly preferred.
  • The candidate must combine a working knowledge of world-class supply chain practices, strong analytical capabilities, and business savvy.
  • The candidate must be able to exert tactful influence in a matrixed organization; Must be a strong team player and communicator.
  • The candidate should be comfortable presenting to executive management.
  • Strong proficiency in Excel is required.
  • Additional requirements include the ability to think both strategically and tactically, a persistent attention to detail, ability to work with a high degree of  ambiguity and a high level of comfort in working with large quantities of data. 
  • Work with regional sales operations teams to develop a robust operational plan to support new store expansions. Liaise with WW teams on behalf of the regional teams to plan production and logistics.
  • Drive operational excellence and consistency across all regions through the implementation of standard business planning processes and tools.
  • Analyze demand, inventory, and program usage to develop and manage weekly and quarterly supply plans. Results should meet  quarterly financial plans, while achieving aggressive time-to-market goals and minimizing finished goods and raw material liability. 
  • Evaluate risks, plan and implement contingency plans to mitigate.
  • Coordinate closely with WW Marketing, Supplier Management teams, and Sales to develop supply plans for program expansion and support while maintaining appropriate inventory levels.
  • Review forecasts with key stakeholders (Sales, Finance, Operations, and Marketing) providing overview of approach and integrating feedback as needed.
  • Partner with global procurement teams to allocate constrained components, ensure aggressive raw material inventory targets are met, and ensure minimal material obsolescence during product transition.
  • Improve planning processes. Identify improvement opportunities, marshal resources, and drive projects to completion to achieve targeted measurable benefits.
  • Present product status updates on a weekly basis to Operations executive management team.
  • Lead cross functional projects to create and refine processes and tools.

Education:

  • BA/BS Required. MBA Desirable. APICS certification a plus. 
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