Panasonic – Demand/Inventory Planner
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What You'll Get to Do:
Forecast Management: Actively seek out designated customer forecasts and enter and maintain forecasts within SAP and TM1. Analyze forecast data to determine variances and trends. Advise sales of any concerns with regard to forecast inconsistency and seek input for forecast adjustments.
Supply Chain Management: Configure new stock materials and new stocking programs to ensure appropriate systems integration. Take ownership of the supply chain for assigned customers and resolve supply chain issues.
Sales and Operations Planning: Facilitate monthly meetings with Account Managers, Sales Administration and Inventory Planners. Interface with Account Managers to ensure collaborative sales forecast for designated customers is maintained in TM1 on schedule for monthly PSI reporting. Advise management of any known issues which will affect budgeted inventory turnover days.
KPI Management: Measure customer forecast accuracy and factory performance. Present data to management.
Purchase Order and Delivery Management: Run MRP and seek appropriate purchase approvals in accordance with PIDSA guidelines. Interface with factory contacts to expedite, defer and cancel orders as appropriate. Ensure correct method of shipment is utilized and seek approvals for expedited freight charges in accordance with company policy. Alert Customer Service when purchase orders will not arrive in time to meet customer demand. Track shipments from the factory and interface with logistics contacts to facilitate on-time warehouse delivery. Post goods receipts into offline warehouses, if applicable.
Inventory Management: Collaborate with Sales, Accounting, Administration, and Factory personnel as appropriate to resolve inventory concerns. Supply analysis for slow-moving and obsolete inventory to ensure timely disposition. Process scrap orders as appropriate, in accordance with PIDSA policy.
Supply Chain Management: Review and maintain SAP master settings to optimize inventory levels, purchase order quantities and customer satisfaction. Maintain purchase price and purchasing vendor-material info records in SAP.
Sales and Operations Planning: Participate in monthly meetings with Account Managers, Sales Administration and Demand Planners. Advise management of any known issues which will affect budgeted inventory turnover days.
Education and Experience:
Bachelors degree preferred
Minimum 3 years experience in demand planning, inventory management or related field required
Intermediate PC proficiency with advanced aptitude in MS Excel required
Proficiency in ERP system software required; SAP preferred
Proficiency in BI reporting tools; ex: Cognos
Understanding of supply chain, customer forecast and over-all PSI concepts
Ability to identify customer needs, monitor satisfaction and act as the voice of the customer
Ability to effectively prioritize tasks and work independently
Ability to effectively communicate with business partners throughout the supply chain, including Customers, Sales, Sales Administration, PMD, Logistics, and Factories
Strong analytical ability and problem-solving skills
Planning and implementing skills
What We Offer:
- Competitive compensation package
- Comprehensive benefits
- Pet Insurance
- Paid Parental Care Leave
- Employee Referral Program
- Educational Assistance
- Flexible Work Program
- Volunteer time Off
- Casual Dress Code
- Total Well Being Program
Panasonic is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by law or company policy. All qualified individuals are required to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. Pre-employment drug testing is required for safety sensitive positions or as may otherwise be required by contract or law. Due to the high volume of responses, we will only be able to respond to candidates of interest. All candidates must have valid authorization to work in the U.S. Thank you for your interest in Panasonic Corporation of North America.
All applicants are subject to the Company’s mandatory vaccination policy. All employees are required to be fully vaccinated with an authorized COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment, unless they are eligible for and obtain an exemption based on a reasonable accommodation because of a disability or a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance.