Sales and Operations Planner (S&OP)

REQ: REQ-119897 Supply Chain

  • Farmington Hills, MI, United States
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 YOUR MISSION:

 

Responsible for the regular coordination and planning of customer demand, factory scheduling agreements, and inventory levels. Acts as the focal point and leader for resolving purchase orders or 3-way match discrepancies, price errors with factories, payment delays or errors, credits, etc. Carries out tracing inbound freight; Resolves delivery/receiving problems. May be asked to monitor and delegate work to MRP department staff. as the focal point and leader for resolving purchase orders or 3-way match discrepancies, pricing errors with factories, payment delays or errors, credits, etc. Carries out tracing inbound freight; Resolves delivery/receiving problems. May be asked to monitor and delegate work to MRP department staff.

 

A DAY IN THE LIFE:

 

  • Reviews weekly MRP data (demand, factory schedules, inventory position), communicates with factories and authorizes scheduling agreements for procurement from global factories to ensure supply continuity to customers, target inventory levels and/or re-scheduling or expedite as necessary to avoid shortage or loss conditions.
  • Negotiates weekly with supplying factories the committed rolling production schedule over 12-week horizon, shipment schedules, inventory targets and settlement of outstanding claims on cancellation, loss or freight premiums.
  • Authorizes premium expedites consistent with approval authority guidelines and as appropriate secures customer approvals for compensation on premium shipments.
  • Tracks essential details for constraint conditions, including track and trace from factory, distribution to point of delivery at warehouse, component shortage resolution etc. Reviews factory monitor, MNET monitor, 3PL and 4PL data and in-transit reports to ensure data integrity and timely alerting of exception conditions.
  • Evaluates data integrity, process efficiency and error conditions for corrective actions, applying standard tool sets including benchmarking, value-stream mapping, 8D, MMOG and lean principles.
  • Assures continuous improvement on customer service levels, factory utilization, transportation costs, inventory investment, loss avoidance, and loss recoveries as appropriate from customers, suppliers or factories.
  • Assures continuous improvement on customer service levels, factory utilization, transportation costs, inventory investment, loss avoidance, and loss recoveries as appropriate from customers, suppliers or factories.
  • Participates in the development of annual business plan inventory TOD targets, provides empirical/theoretical basis for inventory targets, maintains inventory levels, budget guidelines and works to reduce monthly variance to budgeted inventory levels.
  • Interprets and evaluates the customer’s forecast and usage. Applies relevant analytical tools (e.g. demand waterfalling, variance reporting, compare to contractual capacity etc) to determine appropriate course of action (e.g. negotiate with factory, customer, etc) that assures customer satisfaction, loss avoidance and premium freight compensation.
  • Reports and works with factories to improve on essential KPI’s: On-Time Delivery, Inventory Turnover days, premium /air freight, Loss/obsolescence; develops relationships, holds constructive meetings both remotely and onsite at factories to develop performance/KPI improvement plans, corrective actions and MMOG compliance.
  • Monitors inventory scrap and non-conforming materials, provides timely disposition and initiates the appropriate RFA’s to prevent aging materials at our warehouses.

 

MUST-HAVES:

 

  • Four Year college degree in a related field and four (4) years related experience.
  • Experience includes two (2) years sales administration, sales operations, inside sales, materials planning, or purchasing and two (2) years in automotive or related manufacturing organizations.
  • Demonstrated ability to originate and author convincing analytical data, often combining disparate data sets (e.g. forecasts, schedules, EDI, ASNs, Inventory, etc) to persuade, influence and negotiate solutions to challenging problems in supply, service, loss avoidance/recovery, cost reduction or business continuity assurance.
  • Understanding of customer forecast systems and internal purchasing/sales/inventory systems.
  • Proficient with automotive OEM Purchase Order terms & conditions, MMOG guidelines and Materials Management requirements, EDI volume change allowances, cancellation recovery policies and contractual penalties.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Windows based databases as appropriate to the position and assignment.
  • Advanced Excel and related capabilities, including Pivot tables, Power Query, Vlookup and related data cleansing or combinational tools.
  • Facility or experience with SAP Procure to Pay, Forecast to Plan, Order-to-Cash and Plan to Deliver.

 

BENEFITS & PERKS – WE’RE ALL ABOUT YOU:

 

  • Great Medical / Dental Benefits
  • Company-Matched 401K Retirement Savings
  • Annual Bonus Program
  • Educational Assistance & Reimbursement Program
  • Relaxed Dress Code
  • Onsite Recreation Center & Café
  • PASATalks Speaker Summits
  • Leadership & Mentorship Programs
  • High5 Reward Recognition Program
  • Onsite Happy Hours!
  • And many more benefits & perks found within the ‘Our Culture’ section…


WHO WE ARE:

 

At Panasonic, our technology and engineering expertise delivers innovation across diverse industries. It's all about the consumer experience and making sure that we find ways to enhance that experience, either through audio enhancements or through safety enhancements inside the vehicle.

 

Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America (PASA) is an industry-leading global supplier to Automotive Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM’s) for infotainment systems and advanced connected car solutions. Our clients include Ford, GM, Chrysler, Daimler, Fiat, Tesla, Honda, Toyota, Nissan and many others. In serving our customers, we don't just strive to put tomorrow's technology on the road – we pride ourselves on recruiting the brightest and best to do it.


WE TAKE OPPORTUNITY SERIOUSLY:

 

Panasonic is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to: race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  All qualified individuals are required to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

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 Automotive Systems of America.

 

REQ: REQ-119897 Supply Chain

  • Farmington Hills, MI, United States
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