General Information

Req #
WD00009874
Career area:
Supply Chain
Country:
United States of America
State:
North Carolina
City:
Morrisville
Date:
Thursday, August 19, 2021
Working time:
Full-time

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Description and Requirements

This is a highly visible demand planning, operations, and management role on a high-performance team whose objective is to achieve industry-leading consumer PC operations. Responsibilities include demand forecasting, supply commits, inventory planning, managing corresponding retail account operations, and consumer retail group consolidation communication. Leadership, negotiation, and close collaboration with cross-functional groups such as business planning, product management, sales, marketing, supply chain, global business unit, and customer support teams is paramount to achieve key objectives.

The candidate should reside in North Carolina and will be expected to work in the office if/when offices re-open. 

Responsibilities:

  • Accountability for Retail specific supply/demand and operations management for Best Buy (BBY) US.
  • E2E ownership of SKU lifecycle management including, forecasting, commits, CPFR and Finished Goods Inventory (FGI).
  • Continuously improve forecasting techniques, method, and approach with the objective of achieving optimum accuracy.
  • Evolve and maintain documentation and standard operating procedures for demand planning processes and IT system requirements.
  • Own and manage the supply commit process for BBY US.
  • Direct, plan and execute all Demand Planning operations for assigned projects / assignments associated to BBY.
  • Support the efforts of BBY Account Executive (AE) in fulfilling h/her responsibilities to sell and install Lenovo products, offerings, solutions, and services.
  • Effectively conduct customer briefings and recommendations in the support and optimization of CPFR Process.
  • Conduct business analysis, decision support; proficiently utilize reporting systems for forecasting, budgeting, resource planning.
  • Work directly with the sales team, both inside and field sales; Interface with Geo executive team on a regular basis
  • Counsel other professionals; lead/mentor team in meeting business objectives.
  • Provide input to all levels of management on related problems and issues.
  • Analyze complex or new situations; manage business solutions or implement new approaches, procedures, or processes.
  • Define and decide on objectives within a specific business concept or project; lead team or conduct special projects to meet the stated objectives.
  • Provide ongoing guidance to other professionals and directly influence people outside Customer Collaboration team (CCM).
  • Influence and advise management on critical and strategic decisions or business issues.
  • Support Consumer Supply Chain optimization projects and initiatives.

Requirements:

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in the areas of supply chain, planning, or operations.
  • Minimum 5 years of customer interface experience.
  • Collaborative Planning, Forecasting and Replenishment (CPFR) management experience.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing and logistics principles.
  • Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal communication skills are essential for all internal and external interactions.
  • Ability to communicate/negotiate with all levels of a customer organization, as well as with internal executives, explain critical concepts and ideas in a clear and concise manner.
  • Ability to perform quickly and adapt as market dynamics change.

Preferred:

  • Goal-oriented, operationally disciplined, and initiative-driven focused on continuous improvement.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills with the ability to think strategically. 
  • Self-starter with strong work ethic.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills with the ability to effectively influence and communicate with executive levels of management.
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