Sensata Technologies, Inc. Supply Chain Planner in Sofia, Bulgaria
Sensata Technologies is looking for a demand planning specialist who will be responsible for the development and assessment of demand forecasts on designated product / program categories. In this position you will work with multiple internal departments as well as external vendors on countless analyses to determine the needed products and quantities for certain products / programs.
Key participant in the creation of future capacity plans
Collaborates on any communication with marketing, manufacturing and customer service to ensure accuracy and efficiency of message
Organizes the defining of an integrated supply chain to produce sustained, timely performance on all accounts
Key participant in the measuring and monitoring of specific product / program categories
Key participant in in-depth analysis with large amounts of data to run various statistics and analyses on the company to help future predictability of demand planning
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
Sensata is building upon its efforts to develop and implement a contemporary, world class SIOP process and organization.
The SIOP team within Sensata’s Global Operations organization is seeking an individual who has a proven analytical problem solving and results-driven background to to drive improvements within the Demand Planning organization. The candidate should be a self-starter, able and willing to learn new tools and processes, think critically and creatively, and encouraged to challenge various team members. They are encouraged to try out new ideas, to be persistent in seeing them through, but also resilient when the idea does not meet expectations and ready to quickly adjust.
The incumbent will be responsible to collect information and requests, identify areas for improvements, and develop and track results on improvement plans to achieve a high level of accuracy in the demand signal to operations within the full SIOP process. They will be responsible for documenting the process or report and being able to communicate with the full team.
This role will closely collaborate closely with the Demand Planning teams, Business Unit functions (sales, marketing, and Product Management), other SIOP team members, and Information Technology to review improvement plans, develop relevant and accurate reporting, and report back on results.
Communicate directly with team members and as a group, about improvement efforts and their progress to date
Drive processes to achieve long term planning visibility, accuracy, and capability to achieve Annual Planning targets consistently.
Determine issues and develop improvement solutions to improve forecast accuracy, while also taking into consideration corporate goals to improve customer satisfaction (via on-time delivery) and overall cost-to-serve (inventory, expedite freight, etc.)
Ensure process integrity and excellence through compliance with internal policies and controls.
Collects monthly data and develops Forecast Accuracy (MAPE), Bias data set at the item, product, and other levels as needed
Work in Demantra or some equivalent demand planning software, primarily to gather data, provide training, or review structures
Understand how work relates to the overall SIOP or S&OP process, and be prepared to represent the interests of Demand Planning
Responsible for learning and being key user of reporting tools (OAC, Tableau). Development of new reporting based on current needs or transferring of existing reports to newer tools
Reviews monthly data on forecast trends, accuracy, and bias, and identifies key focus areas and opportunities for improvement back to Demand Planners
Works closely with individual Demand Planners on development and execution of forecast accuracy improvement projects led by the DP themselves
Develops and executes on forecast accuracy improvement projects which are led by the SIOP GPO group
Implements and guides Plan For Every Part (PFEP) and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) update cadence (field updates based on latest data). Works with team to refine and adjust process as necessary.
Active participant representing Demand Planning in system re-designs or implementation
Drives improvement and root cause analysis for excess and obsolete inventory, from a demand planning perspective
Provides reporting to DPs on new product or change management projects and impact to accuracy and bias
Works and supports other SIOP team members in developing or implementing general SIOP project improvements
Support Demand Planning in improving the execution and/or design of the Demand Reviews or Executive SIOP Reviews
Attend and participate in Demand Reviews, Supply Reviews, or other SIOP meetings as needed
Provide regular guidance and inputs to the Supply Planning process in order to improve execution
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 while attending to addressing day-to-day issues.
Detail-oriented and organized in communicating progress and status
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 prioritization based upon item segmentation and the improvement of forecast accuracy.
Prepares and potentially runs project improvement status meetings with cross-functional teams.
Prepares training material and arranges for training sessions with various team members
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.
Preferred 4 years postgraduate experience in with some experience in 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 adding value.
Proficient with Microsoft suites
Sensata Technologies is one of the world's leading suppliers of sensing, electrical protection, control and power management solutions with operations and business centers in 12 countries. Sensata's products improve safety, efficiency and comfort for millions of people every day in automotive, appliance, aircraft, industrial, military, heavy vehicle, heating, air-conditioning and ventilation, data, telecommunications, recreational vehicle and marine applications.
Headquartered in Attleboro, Massachusetts, Sensata is a $3 billion+ business with over 22,000 employees worldwide. We pride ourselves on being a leading global company with strong, local decision making and innovative, complex products that make a real difference.
For over 100 years we have practiced deep understanding, impressive collaboration, practical creativity and unwavering integrity. 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 One Sensata, we are working together to make things work 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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