Demand Planner/Inventory Manager
Company: Newlight Technologies, Inc.
Location: Huntington Beach
Posted on: January 9, 2022
*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.
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.
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
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
Generate numerous analytics on sell-through, sell-in, product mix,
etc. to analyze individual customer performance and overall sales
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
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
Bachelor's Degree in Operations, Supply Chain, Math, or related
5+ years of inventory planning, forecasting, or related
Ability to design and generate monthly statistical based forecast
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.
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