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Global Category Planner

Company: Disability Solutions
Location: San Jose
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

Location:

  • We proudly support hybrid work, and to ensure team engagement, you are located geographically in the Bay Area, California; preferably near our North American headquarters in San Jose.Role: The Global Category Planner is ideal for someone who wants to be part of change, who thrives to become better personally and professionally every day. We are bringing demand planning closer to our internal and external customers while gathering and analyzing demand trends and signals, driving collaborations with multiple business partners and taking on a key role in driving business decisions. This position will be supporting a product category and you will be responsible for managing the demand forecast at both Sell In and Sell Thru level, participate in the S&OP processes and the category success from a supply chain perspective. You will work very closely with the Global Category Head, regional category marketing, category finance and supply chain teams. You are in charge! Your Contribution:Be Yourself. Be Open. Stay Hungry and Humble. Collaborate. Challenge. Decide and just Do. These are the behaviors you'll need for success at Logitech. In this role you will:
    • Build and develop engaging relationship with customer & key internal stakeholders
    • Acquire, understand, and incorporate demand signals, channel data, replenishment triggers in the development of the product level demand plan, up to 18 months
    • Prepare and present demand plans, via different scenario planning, actual performances, inventory status and call out any risks and opportunity with the appropriate solution during monthly S&OP meetings with senior executives
    • Establish and maintain SKU-level demand plan for assigned product category using analytical and statistical tools, intelligence gathering and collaboration
    • Monitor inventory levels, take corrective and preventive actions with related functions to avoid supply shortages and excess/aging stocks Key Qualifications:For consideration, you must bring the following minimum skills and behaviors to our team:
      • Bachelor's Degree (Masters Degree preferred) in Business, Operations Management, Supply Chain Management or related subject area
      • Analytical and outstanding capabilities with demonstrated ability to understand use of advanced analytics and optimization techniques
      • Experience in consumer electronics and FMCG or CPG companies is at advantage
      • Involvement in S&OP processes is an advantage
      • Ability to analyze trade-offs between inventory, air freight, capacity, etc. and make informed decisions/ recommendations
      • Demonstrated decision-making ability in face of uncertain or incomplete information
      • Preference is given to global experience and demonstrated applied knowledge of customer, market, and channel business
      • Excellent communication, influencing and facilitation skills
      • Demonstrated leadership abilities
      • Self-motivated and goal oriented, with a positive proactive attitude and a high degree of initiative
      • Strong teamwork spirit
      • Govern WW allocation of your product category to promote and protect the best interests from revenue-cost-margin perspective
      • Provide regular and ad-hoc performance summaries with fact-based root cause analysis, propose & carry out corrective and preventive actions
      • Manage all aspects related to weekly, monthly, and quarterly demand planning activities
      • Manage product life cycle transitions from (NPI) New Product Introduction phase to (EOL) End of Life to ensure supply availability and targeted inventory level
      • Drive development and implementation of processes and tools related to demand planning, forecasting, and supply allocation
      • Support the continuous improvement initiatives to refine existing processes and tools and to develop the next generation of activities Across Logitech we empower collaboration and foster play. We help teams collaborate/learn from anywhere, without compromising on productivity or continuity so it should be no surprise that most of our jobs are open to work from home from most locations. Our hybrid work model allows some employees to work remotely while others work on-premises. Within this structure, you may have teams or departments split between working remotely and working in-house. Logitech is an amazing place to work because it is full of authentic people who are inclusive by nature as well as by design. Being a global company, we value our diversity and celebrate all our differences. Don't meet every single requirement? Not a problem. If you feel you are the right candidate for the opportunity, we strongly recommend that you apply. We want to meet you! This position offers an annual base salary typically between $ 106,100 and $ 161,800, dependent on location and experience. In certain circumstances, higher compensation will be considered based on the business need, candidate experience, and skills. Logitech offers benefits such as Medical Coverage, Dental Coverage, Vision Coverage, Traditional and Roth 401(k) Plans, Flexible Spending Accounts, Employee Share Purchase Plan (ESPP), Basic and Additional Life Insurance, Disability Coverage, Adoption and Surrogacy Assistance, Tuition Reimbursement Plans, Commuter Benefits, Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays, Bereavement Leave, and Paid Parental Leave. Logitech also offers Wellness Programs, Health Savings Account Plans, access to Expert Medical Opinions, Identity Theft Protection, Breast Milk Delivery to Nursing Mothers on Business Travel, access to a Group Legal Plan, Donations Matching Programs, Employee Product Discounts, and access to Auto, Home, and Pet Insurance. Logitech is the sweet spot for people who are passionate about products, making a mark, and having fun doing it. As a company, we're small and flexible enough for every person to take initiative and make things happen. But we're big enough in our portfolio, and reach, for those actions to have a global impact. That's a pretty sweet spot to be in and we're always striving to keep it that way. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, age, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability. If you require an accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact us at 1-510-713-4866 for assistance. #LI-GL1#LI-Remote

Keywords: Disability Solutions, San Jose , Global Category Planner, Other , San Jose, California

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