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Demand Planner/Inventory Manager

Company: Newlight Technologies, Inc.
Location: Huntington Beach
Posted on: January 9, 2022

Job Description:

*Newlight Technologies, Inc. is committed to a safety-first culture, and full COVID-19 vaccination is required for all team members prior to date of hire.

POSITION SUMMARY
Newlight Technologies is looking for a smart and highly-focused Demand Planner to manage forecasting inputs to inventory requirements. The Demand Planner will develop short and long-range sell-through, inventory, and production projections and drive analysis and process optimization to ensure we achieve world class inventory availability and inventory health. Additionally, the Demand Planner will drive initiatives that improve sales, customer experience, and operational performance.

As the Demand Planner, you will improve the accuracy and reliability of the Demand Plan through projection of the most realistic estimates of customer demand in collaboration with the Sales team and manage exceptions to enhance the responsiveness of the organization's Supply Chain in fulfilling customer demand. You will help build the production plans and schedules that reflect demand plans, production constraints, and evaluate alternatives to ensure supply. You will develop intermediate and long-term (18 months) production plans, working closely with sales and production. You will plan inventory levels that satisfy the customer service target for product availability and that minimize production, transportation and warehousing costs. You will review weekly sales and finished goods inventory data and advise senior executives on a twice-weekly basis.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Own the monthly forecast process and collaboration for various sales and distribution channels
Develop and maintain production-planning models, which include materials, resources, and finished products.
Generate and maintain a demand plan for a given portfolio of products, locations and/or customers, at the levels (product hierarchy and time) at which business decisions are taken.
Manage forecast accuracy and measure the impact of forecast accuracy
Highlight Sales trends that are different than anticipated and proactively manage forecasts
Coordinate and assist with S&OP documentation
As part of the S&OP process, conducts monthly demand reviews with the sales and production teams to address demand fluctuations
Generate numerous analytics on sell-through, sell-in, product mix, etc. to analyze individual customer performance and overall sales channel trends
Work cross-functionally as needed, particularly with the Supply Planning and Sales Operations teams
Ensure commitment from all functions, build and maintain good communication and collaboration both within Supply Chain and with Sales and Marketing, Manufacturing and Finance.
Actively follow-up actual sales to customers and sell-out data (POS) to identify exceptional or unforecasted activities.
Drive fast, appropriate actions to minimize the impact of deviations from the Demand Plan. Communicate these actions to stakeholders.
Coordinate and facilitate the Twice-Weekly Demand/Supply Review meetings; act as Process Owner of this meeting to ensure the process is an integral part of the planning and control process.

QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor's Degree in Operations, Supply Chain, Math, or related work experience
5+ years of inventory planning, forecasting, or related experience
Ability to design and generate monthly statistical based forecast reports
Ability to manage detailed project plans.
The candidate will be comfortable working "hands-on" in a fast growing, high-pressure environment.
Strong analytical skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities without day to day management
Attention to detail and a proactive attitude is needed
Strong proficiency with Excel and ERP systems
Strong problem solving and project management skills, with the ability to navigate a constantly evolving company
Ability to clearly communicate the main takeaways to people from a wide range of functions
Ability to work in a fast-paced and high-growth environment.

Newlight Technologies, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, status as a Veteran or other protected classification.

Keywords: Newlight Technologies, Inc., Huntington Beach , Demand Planner/Inventory Manager, Professions , Huntington Beach, California

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