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Sensata Technologies, Inc. Demand Planner in Tijuana, Mexico

The SIOP team within Sensata’s Operations organization is seeking an individual who has a proven Business Operations 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, Net Revenue 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 manage 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, support preparation of 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.

  • Manage 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

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General Responsibilities

  • 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

  • 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 and maintain content mapping and output 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.

  • Provide clear inputs and effective actions to support regional demand review meeting for responsible customers.

  • Facilitate product lifecycle visibility (PLM profile) 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.

  • Participate in demand planning process improvements, work with cross functions to optimize and standardize workflow to contribute for KPIs achievement

Experience / Qualifications

  • A university degree required (i.e. Bachelors degree) or equivalent relevant work experience.

  • 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)

  • Proficient with Microsoft suites and data analysis tools (Tableau, Power BI etc.).

  • Strong interpersonal & collaboration skills to work effectively with all levels of the organization including suppliers and/or external customers

  • 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 and recommend solutions

  • Experience of developing internal and external customer relationships and building collaborative processes

  • Previous experience working with all levels in a complex and matrixed environment.

  • Strong communication skills

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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.

  • Teamwork

  • Willingness to work with teams of people with different opinions and agendas to achieve performance goals

  • Accountable for accuracy in the demand planning process taking careful consideration of Product Lifecycle planning and the improvement of forecast accuracy.

  • Communication

  • Supports the monthly Demand Review meetings, ensuring inputs and outputs are clearly described.

  • Drives performance to targets, mitigating any risks and recommending solutions to identified issues

  • Process and Data Orientation

  • Clearly understands a high volume of data and able to interpret and present a recommended solution

  • Experience in using problem-solving tools and techniques to create improvements.

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