Senior Director of Demand Planning
Santa Clara , California
September 01, 2016
Position Overview:

The Demand Planning Director is responsible for managing the demand planning of the complete portfolio including all configured options of all our hardware products and the after-market options and spares that support them.

The Demand Planning team works cross functionally with S&OP Planning team to understand the market factors and trends that impact demand for platforms and the configured options.

The Planning Managers reporting to the Demand Planning Director will drive planning strategies within their teams to best position material to achieve and balance the key metrics of forecast accuracy, shipment predictability and E&O.

Communication is critical to the role, being able to clearly articulate the analysis and assumptions that went into any plan proposal and present them with confidence to executive management is a fundamental part of the job.

Job Responsibilities:
The Director will guide a team of Planning Managers to
• Analyze trend and forecast data to make platform & configured option and independent plan proposals, including transition plans.
• Work with product managers to establish mix plans, including transition plans.
• Analyze trend and forecast data to make option level plan proposals, including transition plans.
• Review plan and consumption reporting in support of planning activities and to ensure accuracy. Trouble shoot set ups and BOMs to identify issues.
• Perform ad-hoc business analysis related to demand
• Communicate plan and consumption information as required to various functions within the company.
• Provide feedback on internal and revenue demand plans.

The Director will drive FVA (Forecast value Add) analysis of all parts planned and insure we only actively plan parts where we are adding value.

The Director will promote the use of Oracle's best in class VCP (Value Chain Planning) tools.

The Director is also responsible for working with Procurement, Finance and Accounting to establish any required financial reserves for E&O as well as review claims for carrying costs submitted by external manufacturers.

The Director will work with the S&OP Planning team in order to drive a consensus forecast at the platform level.

The ideal candidate will show keen attention to detail, be an independent thinker and take proactive actions when they see an opportunity for improvement.

Candidate Profile:
Top skill sets/education in the ideal candidate:
• Proven analytical background
• Moderate to advanced knowledge of Excel
• Supply/demand planning using MRP/ERP. Familiarity with the Oracle Value Chain Planning (VCP) tool suite including Demantra and ASCP are a plus.
• Proven Leadership/Management skills
• Familiarity with supply chain operations, S&OP process
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

***All Qualifications Preferred***

As part of Oracle's standard employment process, candidates will undergo a complete background check prior to an offer being extended. These background checks are conducted by a professional third party firm at no charge to the applicant and include: prior employment verification, education verification, social security trace, criminal background check and motor vehicle records (where required for position).

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Plans and implements activities related to the timely, cost-effective procurement, inventory control, planning and quality control of production materials.

Develops, implements, and maintains policies, procedures, and material control systems to reduce costs, streamline procedures, and implement solutions. Ensures the availability of materials in the supply chain, as scheduled, and the maintenance of inventory at acceptable levels. Responsible for sourcing and supplying raw materials, utilities and outside services, as well coordinating global procurement efforts. Coordinates with finance/accounting on matters involving inventory carrying costs. Reviews and plans needs for acceptable inventory. May assist with the establishment and maintenance of the production control system. May work with customers in auditing customer inventory levels and with internal and external vendors to comply with inventory policies. Selects, develops, and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function.

Assists in the development of short, medium, and long term plans to achieve strategic objectives. Regularly interacts across functional areas with senior management or executives to ensure unit objectives are met. Ability to influence thinking or gain acceptance of others in sensitive situations is important. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Attention to detail and ability to multitask. Ability to travel as needed. Demonstrated leaderships skills. BA/BS degree or equivalent. Advanced degree desirable.

Oracle is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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