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Sensata Technologies, Inc. Sales & Operations Planning Lead in Changzhou, China

Sales & Operations Planning Lead, Industrial BU will oversee the Sales & Operations Planning process for the Business Unit globally and ensure the delivery, continuous improvement and standardization of the process. This position will help to manage the S&OP process for Sensata to efficiently achieve customer service levels & Sensata’s revenue projections. It is a highly visible position with interaction regionally and globally and with all levels of the supported business and manufacturing site leadership teams.

  • Operate with both regional and make site planning teams to hold an overview of the whole S&OP delivery.

  • Play a key role to ensure the mitigation for supply-demand imbalance issues are addressed in the medium term planning horizon leveraging planning systems to highlight gaps, flagging them and driving resolution through the S&OP meetings.

  • Give senior leadership line of sight of deltas between demand and capacity plans in the medium term.


Job Responsibilities

  • Drive continuous improvement and standardization of S&OP processes.

  • Facilitate greater integration between the business units and make site teams.

  • Review supply demand imbalance and drive and support mitigation actions.

  • Drive early identification of trigger points and preparatory actions of long lead time actions.

  • Broker trade-off decisions and follow up actions to ensure supply and demand are balanced.

  • Drive focus and well timed decisions and actions which would reduce costs, improve demand-supply balance, manage capacity and resources.

  • Prepare the supply-demand data and presentation for Business Unit S&OP meetings.

  • Attend regional and make site S&OP meetings.

  • Ensure S&OP cycle meetings happen in a timely and effective manner.

  • Manage activities outside of the step meetings to ensure proper communication and effective issue resolution.

  • Follow up actions and synchronize the S&OP team, understanding problems and mitigating opportunities supported by effective communication.

  • Occasionally travel up to 10% to other Sensata sites.

Job Requirements

  • Engineering degree preferred, BS in Supply Chain, Finance or similar required.

  • 3 - 5 years related experience.

  • Experience linking key supply chain performance measures with financial results.

  • Experience in working cross-functionally with multiple stakeholders.

  • Strong analytical problem solving skills.

  • Strong Excel skills for development of analytical models.

  • Demonstrated ability to accept new ideas, engage in creative, innovative and systemic thinking to develop unique, differentiated solutions to complex problems.

  • Ability to listen, influence others, manage change and effectively motivate through open communication.

  • Ability to prioritize critical issues and display the initiative and flexibility in dealing with them.

  • Experience in Program and Project Management.

  • Understanding of an ERP system; Oracle experience is preferred.

  • Experience with global projects and communication is preferred.

  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills.


Work Style

  • Desire to make a significant impact in a fast-paced, high-growth environment. Able to manage and execute change in a dynamic, complex matrix organization.

  • Proactive approach, and ability to work well under pressure. Analytical, logical, resourceful, creative, and results-driven.

  • Able to work effectively both independently and in groups, and to collaborate effectively with people from diverse backgrounds around the world.

  • Able to act decisively under conditions of ambiguity, and adapt plans in light of new information.


Smarter Together

  • Collaborating at Sensata means working with some of the world’s most talented people in an enriching environment that is constantly pushing towards the next best thing.

  • Employees work across functions, countries and cultures gaining new perspectives through mutual respect and open communication.

  • As OneSensata, we are working together to make things work together

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