General Information

Req #
Career area:
Supply Chain
United Kingdom
Friday, June 17, 2022
Working time:
Additional Locations: 
* Renfrew - Renfrewshire - United Kingdom

Why Work at Lenovo

Here at Lenovo, we believe in smarter technology that builds a brighter, more sustainable and inclusive future for our customers, colleagues, communities, and the planet.

And we go big. No, not big—huge.

We’re not just a US$70 billion revenue Fortune Global 500 company, we’re one of Fortune’s Most Admired. We’re transforming the world through intelligent transformation, offering the world’s most complete portfolio of smart devices, infrastructure, and solutions. With more than 71,500 employees doing business in 180 markets, we help millions—not just the select few—experience our version of a smarter future.

The one thing that’s missing? Well… you...

Description and Requirements

Would you like to lead a global team of experienced professionals to create a balanced demand plan to support the financial & customer objectives? 

In this role you’ll become a part of our Infrastructure Solutions Group and report to our Executive Director of Business Planning and Supply Management based in the US.

What will be your responsibilities in this role?

  • Lead the monthly executive S&OP review with ISG’s Chief Operating Officer, Chief Customer Officer, and Chief Financial Officer
  • Ensure the creation of a balanced demand plan that optimizes across revenue, profit, cash and customer experience.
  • Collaborate across functions to optimize the Integrated Business Planning (IBP) process.
  • Foster a culture of openness and innovation, where team members feel they are recognized for their contributions and can meaningfully grow their careers.
  • Drive transformation across the global IBP process and toolset, identifying opportunities to leverage ‘next generation’ capabilities and technologies to propel ISG forward in the marketplace.


  • Lead team responsible for tracking over $2.5 billion of inventory for ISG across all manufacturing sites and distribution centers globally
    • Work with Planning, Supply Management, Order Execution, and other internal stakeholders to optimize the level of inventory held, as measured by Days of Inventory
    • Provide regular forward-looking projections of inventory levels to Finance and ISG leadership, calling out risks to achieving outlook and opportunities to reduce inventory
    • Monitor inventory aging, working with Supply Management and Sales teams to proactively mitigate potential future problems
  • Own Excess and Obsolete (E&O) inventory budget for ISG Global Supply Chain; lead team that is responsible for orchestrating efforts to minimize E&O impact to ISG’s bottom line
    • Monthly refresh of E&O projections for current and future quarters
    • Lead cross-functional teams designed to reduce E&O exposure
    • Partner with Lenovo Value Recovery to maximize the velocity of aging inventory
    • Own the brokering/scrap process for ISG sites
    • Work with Global Commodity Management leadership to manage spend on sub-tier vendor liability
  • Work directly with Tier 1 Cloud Service Provider customers to provide custom inventory reporting based on their requests, and partner to solve their unique inventory-related supply chain challenges
  • Participate in annual financial plan, working with Finance and senior leaders to establish targets for days of inventory, excess/obsolete inventory expenses, and working capital cost

What do we expect from you?

  • 15+ years experience in demand planning and Inventory in enterprise and cloud segments
  • Global experience working with Geo Sales executives
  • 10+ years’ experience in managing a global team of planning and inventory professionals
  • Experience from the IT industry

What we will offer you: 

  An open and stimulating environment within one of the most forward thinking IT companies 

 Flat structures and fast decision-making processes 

 A modern and flexible way of working to combine personal and professional life 

 An international team with a high focus on diversity 

  Attractive compensation package

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any federal, state, or local protected class.

* Renfrew - Renfrewshire - United Kingdom