Sr. Demand Planner, Sales Operations

Fremont, California
13 Oct 2018
13 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
The Role:

The Global Demand Planning Team is responsible for driving unit forecasts, for all Vehicles and Energy products within Tesla's Global product portfolio. In addition to forecasting responsibilities, the team is relied upon to maintain operations metrics such as Forecast Accuracy and material Weeks of Supply. This Sr. Demand Planner is responsible for driving a sku-level forecast, for Tesla's key lines of business, by leveraging analytics and working closely with internal Merchandising, regional supply planning and Sales teams.

  • Ownership of the segment level finished goods, demand planning to enable robust short, medium and long term forecasts, enabling the business to achieve the highest potential forecast accuracy across the associated product lines
  • Participation in weekly outlook review meetings including active engagement with cross-functional team members on assessing the current state of the business and develop / implement bridge plans to ensure the business achieves its P&L objectives
  • Assist Cycle Plan team in creation and validation of future smart selection offers along with projected demand on suggested offers
  • Provide clear reporting on actual business trends and analytics which include demand / attainment and forecast accuracy on finished goods configurations; providing recommendations to the Marketing and Sales teams in a timely and effective manner to minimize / eliminate E&O exposure to the business
  • Work with Sales/Marketing team on the timing / availability of new products for inclusion in the demand forecast
  • Analyze demand management processes, assess and challenge current demand inputs, identify gaps (such as accuracy), innovate, and drive improvement on demand-sensing capabilities
  • Actively engage and collaborate with team members to align forecasts on non-finished goods supply chains
  • Analyze and maintain reporting procedures to measure forecasting accuracy against actual sales reporting back and driving improvement plans with internal stakeholders
  • Determine the key planning milestones and transition plans for each product (both new and refresh cycles) - based on alignment with product team
  • Provide demand shaping recommendations, and communication of this information to key internal business partner

  • 8+ years of working experience in Finished Goods Planning under complex business environments
  • Supply Chain or Business planning, experience in Retail or Mass-Market Commercial product industry
  • In depth knowledge of sales based statistical models and data analysis
  • Experience directly managing cross functional or vendor relationships
  • Strong understanding of S&OP (Sales & Operations Planning) elements and process
  • Proven track record in delivering change, process improvement, and root cause analytics
  • APICS certification will be an added advantage
  • Experience with web based forecasting tools/applications (i.e, Oracle, SAS, SFDC Manugistics)

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