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Director, Supply and Demand Planning

Company: SunPower
Location: Richmond
Posted on: May 22, 2023

Job Description:

Do you want to change the world? We do, too.SunPower is changing the way our world is powered every day with a passionate and driven team of more than 3,660 full-time employees in North America and the Philippines. SunPower provides world-class solar solutions to residential customers across the U.S. with a commitment to a superior customer experience. We welcome forward thinkers, freedom chasers and all those demanding better, cleaner energy to join us.Summary of Role:The Director of Supply and Demand Planning at SunPower is responsible for supply chain's most critical operational metrics; timely and reliable delivery of product to SunPower customers, and inventory productivity. The ideal candidate for this position will have an extensive background in forecasting and demand planning excellence, expertise in developing inventory optimization tactics, the leadership skills to facilitate effective S&OP meetings, and the vision to continuously improve the department's systems, tools, and reporting.This role will oversee a department of supply and demand planners and will require leadership to develop and mentor talent as the organization expands in the coming years to support business growth. Along with the tactical supply and demand planning activities, the Director of Supply and Demand planning will own the long-term systems and infrastructure roadmap to scale the business and ensure ongoing productivity. As this role is central to the end-to-end supply chain planning processes within SunPower, this leader will regularly interface with all functions within SunPower.The ideal candidate for this role will bring a unique blend of functional expertise in core supply chain competencies, along with outstanding written and oral communication skills. This leader will have the opportunity to manage their department with considerable independence, by developing and aligning an annual department plan, hosting monthly business performance reviews, and establishing achievable SMART goals. The top leadership attributes for this role include an extremely strong sense of ownership for their department's goals, attention to detail that ensures ongoing tactical execution, maintaining impeccable reliability amongst cross functional peers, and the ability to dedicate time toward continuous improvement across process, talent acquisition, and future planning tools.While this position is posted as virtual and can be supported anywhere in the United States, there is a strong preference for this leader to be located in the west coast region, as SPWR's core offices are now located in Richmond, CA, Bellevue, WA, Tempe AZ, and Austin TX. This role will require up to 25% travel on a consistent basis to support monthly staff meetings and customer engagement.Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Building integrated S&OP processes with sales, sales operations, and finance to maximize delivery performance to customers in the most profitable manner
  • Developing and hiring world class talent
  • Creating an aggressive annual plan with structured performance reviews
  • Building a customer-centric team that embraces customer-oriented goals
  • Partnering with leaders in supply chain and digital to create a long term systems and architecture roadmap
  • Contributing to supply chain sourcing sustainability, best in class processes for social responsibility and world class supplier engagement capabilities
  • Allocating time to continuous improvement programs and department productivity
  • Being an industry expert and constantly keeping up with trends in the solar industry through research or networking.
  • Facilitating weekly performance reviews to exert ownership on all department goals
  • Overseeing department budget and approving all areas of department spend
  • Ensuring timely execution of all tactical activities related to inbound and outbound supply
  • Leading demand planning reviews, aligning both the short term tactical demand plan with sales, and the longer term demand plan with finance
  • Overseeing and approving decisions related to inventory investment, customer supply allocation, product expedites, and cost/service tradeoffs.Required Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree in an applicable field.
    • Minimum of 10 years' experience in a Supply and Demand planning leadership role.
    • Experience mentoring and developing talent; direct report and skip-level reports
    • Outstanding financial acumen, ability to lead projects with direct impact to the P&L.
    • Experience with inventory and network cost optimization
    • Demand planning acumen. 3-5 years minimum experience in projects involving forecasting accuracy excellence
    • Leadership experience in S&OP planning and facilitation
    • Experience with at least 1 major systems implementation in Supply and Demand planningPreferred Qualifications:
      • Prior leadership experience in either the Solar industry, or related technology industry
      • Experience leading new product development initiatives
      • Strong foundation in program management fundamentals
      • Experience conducting complex supply chain cost and delivery optimization modeling.$171,936 - $257,904 a year*Other rewards may include annual bonus eligibility, short and long-term incentives, and a comprehensive and competitive benefits program which includes health insurance coverage, employee wellness, life and disability insurance, a retirement savings plan, paid holidays, paid time off, and so much more.*Please note the pay range provided is a good faith estimate for this position only and in the geographical location noted.Don't meet every single requirement?Studies have shown that women and underrepresented minorities are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At SunPower, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you're excited about this role but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.Equal Employment OpportunityThe Company is an equal employment opportunity employer and makes employment decisions, including but not limited to, hiring, firing, promotion, demotion, training, and/or compensation, on the basis of merit. Employment decisions are based on an individual's qualifications as they relate to the job under consideration. The Company's policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions, the actual sex of the individual, or the gender identity or gender expression), race, color, religion, including religious dress practices and religious grooming practices, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, familial status, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, protected veteran or military status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws, ordinances, or regulations. The Company is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of the Company and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Company, including supervisors and co-workers.Accommodation for Applicants to SunPower CorporationSunPower Corporation is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in job application procedures. If you have any difficulty using our online system and you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, you may use the following alternative email address to contact us about your interest in employment at SunPower Corporation: Please indicate in the subject that line of your email that you are requesting accommodation. Only candidates being considered for a position who require an accommodation will receive a follow-up response.NOTICE TO ALL APPLICANTS AND EMPLOYEESAvailability of Affirmative Action Plan for ReviewSunPower is a federal government contractor. As a part of the Company's obligations under law, it must develop a written Affirmative Action Program (AAP) for the Disabled, Recently Separated Veterans, Armed Forces Service Medal Veterans, Disabled Veterans and Active Duty Wartime Or Campaign Badge Veterans and for Women and Minorities as specified by law. Non-confidential and non-proprietary aspects of the AAP are available for inspection by applicantsand employees, consistent with applicable law, which will be made available during office hours by contacting the EEO Officer.

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