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Demand Planning Manager

Company: Cisco Systems, Inc.
Location: San Jose
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

As a Demand Planner you are a key part of the Global Planning organization in Cisco Supply Chain. Our purpose is to accurately establish the demand plan for all products to satisfy customer needs, business objectives and Cisco's overall Operating Plan. We are consistently growing our investment and focus on planning as a critical practice for an effective supply chain. Our Global Planning organization is working on unlocking next-generation planning technologies and approaches, focusing more intensely on unit and revenue product plans, and setting the operational and financial guardrails for our Corporate Operating Plan.

What You'll Do

We are looking for a knowledgeable and highly analytical supply chain professional who has a strong background in forecasting/demand planning - with a strong understanding of how to combine information from Sales, Finance, Strategy, Pricing and Marketing and sophisticated analytics to build the best possible unit forecast. As a Demand Planner, you will play a meaningful role in improving the accuracy of the demand signal that will drive the entire supply chain fulfillment engine through our internal and external Supply Chain Partners. You will be part of the planning team supporting Enterprise Switching and Routing and Data Center SwitchingRoles & ResponsibilitiesDrive an outstanding Demand Plan by collaborating cross-functionally with Sales, Finance, BU Marketing, Regional Sales & Operations, and Distribution Planning teams.Understanding of how to analyze and plan based on portfolio strategies, corporate plans, competition, price sensitivities/ strategies, geo-political changes, compliance and regulations.Understand the product margins, the portfolio margin forecast, and seek to influence the product mix and drive different strategies with the BU to optimize margin.Develop the demand signal and demand signal buffers utilizing above information combined with outstanding analytics and predictive modeling i.e. time series, causal and judgmental methods (scenario building, forecasting by analogy etc.)Align with the Central Material & Fulfillment team on the demand handoff, guardrail and supply buffers.Engage with BU Marketing and Regional Planning on the top/key BU customers to improve pipeline visibility, planning and tracking of customer demand.Engage with Finance, Central Material & Fulfillment and Central Revenue Planning to drive predictive revenue and margin planning and attainment.Build to standardization, automation and scalability across processes, data and analytics. Consistent measurement and improvement of key deliverables.

Who You'll Work With

You will be a member of the Demand Planning team working with a range of people across the Business Unit, Sales, Finance, and with Global Planning, Central Material & Fulfillment, Product Operations, and Global Supplier Management internally in Supply Chain. You will interact closely with the Central Material & Fulfillment team who will plan material and execution based on your demand signal. Enterprise Businesses and Supply Chain Operations are located across the US, Europe, and Asia, providing an opportunity to collaborate with a global team.

Who You Are

Counterparts, leaders and your team mates all consider you a strategic professional with strong ability to collaborate with partners at various levels in the organization and to connect relevant data and analyze it to predict the high accuracy demand for a product range or business.

Our Minimum Qualifications for This Role

At a minimum we expect you to have 5+ years of Supply chain experience (Cisco or Industry), preferably in Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) or Integrated Business Planning (IBP) or Demand Planning.Preferred qualifications are end-to-end planning processes, knowledge of inventory management, product life cycle management, sourcing, supply chain financials, and/ or supply chain modeling experience. Relevant Bachelor or Master degree is preferred. Extensive experience can compensate for formal education.

Why Cisco

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.#WeAreCisco, where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference powering an inclusive future for all. We embrace digital, and help our customers implement change in their digital businesses. Some may think we're "old" (36 years strong) and only about hardware, but we're also a software company. And a security company. We even invented an intuitive network that adapts, predicts, learns and protects. No other company can do what we do - you can't put us in a box!But "Digital Transformation" is an empty buzz phrase without a culture that allows for innovation, creativity, and yes, even failure (if you learn from it.)Day to day, we focus on the give and take. We give our best, give our egos a break, and give of ourselves (because giving back is built into our DNA.) We take accountability, bold steps, and take difference to heart. Because without diversity of thought and a dedication to equality for all, there is no moving forward.So, you have colorful hair? Don't care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? That's cool. Pop culture geek? Many of us are. Passion for technology and world changing? Be you, with us!

Keywords: Cisco Systems, Inc., San Jose , Demand Planning Manager, Other , San Jose, California

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