Panasonic – Senior SCM Planning Specialist
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Panasonic Procurement Corporation of America, PPA located in Torrance,California is collaborating with Panasonic Energy of North America, PENA and Tesla, Inc. in a large-scale advanced battery manufacturing facility known as the Gigafactory near Reno, Nevada which is known for its quality of life and expansive outdoor adventures. Panasonic manufactures and supplies cylindrical lithium-ion cells for the world’s leading electric vehicle manufacturer, Tesla, Inc. Based on the battery demand from Tesla,the Gigafactory plans to produce cells which will expand to world No.1 scale production.
Our mission at PPA is to make the vision of Operational Excellence as procurement platform of Panasonic Group in North America by the greatest professionality of global supply chain management.Through this effort we will contribute to Panasonic manufacturing site in North America in terms of creating procurement scheme, buy and sell operation, global logistics, supplier management development, and solution providing against all of procurement challenges.
What You'll Get To Do:
Procurement Operation Management:
- Analyze customer needs and provide value added service to consolidate procurement functions of Panasonic factories to maximize efficiency
- Control inventory and delivery, checking inventory and balance purchase order status, negotiating with suppliers and customers and cooperating with business associate, warehouse, logistics companies
- Control logistics cost and business process cost referring to business rule
- Summarize monthly P and L and balance sheet figures for each in-charge account
- Identify opportunities to improve, develop and expand the global procurement scheme through purchase and supply of raw materials.
- Communicate with business associates, customers, suppliers, logistics service providers, smoothly with problem solving mind.
- Utilize RPA method and Data Analytics to improve visibility of procurement status and issue
- Provide solution for trade compliance and tariff strategy against political situation
- Maintain the computer system master data, customer, vendor and product including price, minimum order quantity, delivery lead time, etc.
- Ensure timely collection of account receivables from customers
- Ensure timely payment of invoices to suppliers, freight & and warehouse companies
What You'll Bring:
Education & Experience:
- Prefer 3-5 years or more global procurement experience
- BA BS in International Business preferred
- Must be proficient with MS Office suite, particularly with Excel
- Passion to create new solution of global procurement and supply chain
- Set challenging goals Ability to perform well without close supervision
- Desire for self-improvement
- Proactively act as, Customer First
- Attention to details, multi-tasking and organizational skills, rational and analytic thinking
- Must have the ability to effectively communicate in English, listening, speaking, writing and reading.
- Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.
- Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.
- Ability to effectively present information to top management.
- Japanese language skill is a plus.
- Overnight travel as business needs require
- Ability to work extended shifts, evenings and weekends as business needs require
- Team work spirit
- Try to perform and improve Creativity
- 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.
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