Sensata Technologies, Inc. Demand Planning Analyst in Aguascalientes, Mexico
Sensata is embarking on an exciting change program to develop and implement a contemporary, world class SIOP process.
The SIOP team within Sensata’s Global Operations organization is seeking an individual who has a proven Demand Planning background to run the Demand Planning process.
The incumbent will be responsible to execute Sensata’s demand planning processes which provides a strong linkage between the customer, Commercial Finance forecast and Business Unit decision making to achieve a high level of accuracy in the demand signal to operations that fully considers and articulates risks and escalations within the full SIOP process.
This role will own the execution of Sensata’s demand planning process, collaborate closely with Business Unit functions (sales, marketing and Product Management) to provide consistent inputs to the Demand Planning process, run the Demand Review meeting and ensure cross-functional communication of information, which will lead to accurate and timely demand signals, execution, and closure of all escalations.
Drive processes to achieve long term planning visibility, accuracy and capability to achieve Annual Planning targets consistently.
Ensure process integrity and excellence through compliance with internal policies and controls.
Perform financial forecasting, reporting, and operational metrics tracking
Analyze financial data and create financial models for decision support
Report on financial performance and prepare for regular leadership reviews
Analyze past results, perform variance analysis, identify trends, and make recommendations for improvements
Provide analysis of trends and forecasts and recommend actions for optimization
Recommend actions by analyzing and interpreting data and making comparative analyses; study proposed changes in methods and materials
Identify and drive process improvements, including the creation of standard and ad-hoc reports, and tools
Maintain a strong financial analysis foundation creating forecasts and models
Experience / Qualifications
A university degree and 2-4 years of experience (i.e. Bachelors degree) or a graduate degree and 0-2 years of experience (i.e. Masters degree)
Must be a team player able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to handle multiple competing tasks and demands
Strong communication skills; oral, written and presentation
Strong organization, planning and time management skills to achieve results
Strong personal and professional ethical values and integrity
Holds self-accountable to achieving goals and standards
Proficient in Microsoft Office programs (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)
Strong interpersonal & collaboration skills to work effectively with all levels of the organization including suppliers and/or external customers
Work closely with all stakeholders to create a comprehensive unit level forecast based on Business Unit segmentation decisions and Product Management guidance to include the latest market conditions and phase in phase out schedules
Using the defined Demand Planning inputs (3rd party data market trend, historical data, customer forecasts etc) to create a clean demand signal
Ensure high levels of performance against KPI (Forecast accuracy & bias)
Create scenario plans to assist in decision making on demand forecasting.
Ensure system parameters are set to support forecast accuracy targets.
Provide regular guidance and inputs to the Supply Planning process in order to improve execution.
Conduct what-if analysis to create alternate scenarios for ensuring that demand signals with the financial plan.
Run the monthly Demand Review meeting as defined and fully resolve escalations.
Facilitate product lifecycle visibility in the Demand Review process to eliminate phase-in and phase-out inventory risks.
Analyze forecast errors, find the root cause and develop actions and initiatives to continuously improve unit level forecast accuracy.
Skills Required | Critical Competencies:
Business priority setting:
A hands-on approach to demand planning with the ability to communicate at all levels in the business and appreciate day-to-day issues. Highly detail oriented.
Focuses on the most important and relevant topics based on the impact on results.
Skilled at working with teams of people with disparate opinions and agendas to build a sense of team goals.
Accountable for accuracy in the demand planning process taking careful consideration of Product Lifecycle planning and the improvement of forecast accuracy.
Prepares and runs the monthly Demand Review meetings, ensuring inputs and outputs are clearly described and drives performance to targets, mitigating any risks and resolving issues throughout.
Helps to create an energy and enthusiasm in the demand planning process
Process and Data Orientation
Clearly understands a high volume of data and able to interpret and present to support decision making
Experience in using problem-solving tools and techniques to create improvements.
Bachelor’s degree in a business, science, engineering, economics or equivalent discipline.
5+ years postgraduate experience in forecasting or demand planning and including deep understanding of the commercial side of the business and its impact on operational performance.
Advanced Planning System experience preferred (Demantra, SAP APO, Logility, Demand Solutions, etc.) preferred
An analytical mind with attention to detail and an ability to interpret data for robust decision making.
Experience of developing internal and external customer relationships and building collaborative processes
Previous experience working with all levels in a complex and matrixed environment.
An excellent communicator and influencer at all levels of an organization.
A passion to succeed and challenge the status quo where value adding.
Proficient with Microsoft suites
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