Planning Manager

4 months ago
Job ID
A2Z Development Center, Inc.
Position Category
Buying, Planning, & Instock Management

Job Description

Amazon Lab126 is an inventive research and development company that designs and engineers high-profile consumer electronics. Lab126 began in 2004 as a subsidiary of, Inc., originally creating the best-selling Kindle family of products. Since then, we have produced groundbreaking devices like Fire tablets, Fire TV and Amazon Echo. What will you help us create?

The Role:

The Planning Manager is responsible for all activities related to materials management from forecasts to delivery including day-to-day communication and management of OEM partners, as it relates to planning and order fulfillment. This person has a business orientation and is responsible for working within the local and remote Operations team driving planning and order fulfillment. In this role, you will:
· Drive solutions to reduce and eliminate any gaps in plans preventing meeting order schedule, including assisting in sourcing materials as required
· Schedule and host meetings with manufacturing partners in U.S. and/or globally as required, reducing and eliminating shortages
· Manage production planning
· Coordinate forecast with corporate, develop build plan and communicate to all required parties
· Verify fulfillment of build/ship
· Plan and solve any roadblocks to meeting plan
· Work with finance and other teams to monitor and report budget
· Act as the primary liaison between the OEM and team in Sunnyvale monitoring, managing and driving the OEM to assure goals/schedule is being met
· Be responsible for report generation and distribution
· Represent the planning organization in internal program meetings

Basic Qualifications

· Bachelor’s degree in related field, or equivalent experience

· 3+ years Planning experience in a consumer market Segment Company

· 3+ years Supply Chain management experience

· Experience with MS Office, specifically Excel

· Understanding (and practical application) of LEAN

Preferred Qualifications

· Master’s degree

· APICS certified

· Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively to senior management, peers, and team members

· A keen, flexible and aggressive intellect with superb conceptual thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills

· Ability to handle multiple tasks and projects successfully

· Experience with LEAN manufacturing preferred

· This role may require some travel

Lab126 is part of the, Inc. group of companies and is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.

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