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Director, Demand Planning AR/VR

AR/VR | Menlo Park, CA

As a leader within the Business Management team, you will be responsible for planning and owning the demand statement for our multi-product hardware portfolio within AR/VR. This role will lead and continue to build out the demand planning function and team, implementing best-in-class industry processes and tools to ultimately increase the predictability and availability of our products.

Responsibilities

  • Build the organizational infrastructure to develop, manage, and continually improve demand planning systems that drive accuracy of product category and SKU based forecasts in existing and new markets.
  • Apply operational excellence methods to streamline processes and tasks across multiple areas and internal teams, then implement best practices, as well as timely inform cross-functional teams of any system or workflow related issues.
  • Help build the demand planning strategy and collaborate with Sales/Finance/Marketing/Product and Data Team leaders to develop long-term and short-term demand plans. Design comprehensive and consistent strategies, tools, and processes related to demand planning and sales forecasting.
  • Define and implement forecasting methodologies leveraging product, and customer segmentation strategies as facebook grows into new/undefined ecosystems and product categories.
  • Lead and develop a team of Demand Planners, Analysts, and Specialists establishing clear performance expectations and coaching to ensure their performance plans meet organizational objectives.
  • Partner with Sales, Marketing, Category, and Finance to gather forecast inputs from across the business, including but not limited to business trends, promotional/marketing plans, product inventory, production capacities, distribution changes, to develop accurate demand plans.
  • Represent Demand Planning as part of the S&OP process, helping to socialize and evangelize the demand plan during executive reviews.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 10+ years experience working in demand planning.
  • Experience working with and implementing advanced demand planning statistical modeling techniques.
  • Experience working in a data-driven decision making environment, leveraging industry standard KPIs to measure and improve performance.
  • Experience in implementing and using industry leading demand planning tools.
  • Bachelors’ degree.

Preferred Qualifications

  • MBA.
  • Consumer Electronics industry with experience planning for high volume, high mix portfolios.


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