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Sensata Technologies, Inc. Supply Chain Planner in Sofia, Bulgaria

Sensata Technologies is looking for a demand planning specialist who will be responsible for the development and assessment of demand forecasts on designated product / program categories. In this position you will work with multiple internal departments as well as external vendors on countless analyses to determine the needed products and quantities for certain products / programs.

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General Responsibilities

  • Key participant in the creation of future capacity plans

  • Collaborates on any communication with marketing, manufacturing and customer service to ensure accuracy and efficiency of message

  • Organizes the defining of an integrated supply chain to produce sustained, timely performance on all accounts

  • Key participant in the measuring and monitoring of specific product / program categories

  • Key participant in in-depth analysis with large amounts of data to run various statistics and analyses on the company to help future predictability of demand planning

Experience / Qualifications

  • A university degree and 2-4 years of experience (i.e. Bachelors degree) or a graduate degree and 0-2 years of experience (i.e. Masters degree)

  • Must be a team player able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to handle multiple competing tasks and demands

  • Strong communication skills; oral, written and presentation

  • Strong organization, planning and time management skills to achieve results

  • Strong personal and professional ethical values and integrity

  • Holds self-accountable to achieving goals and standards

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)

  • Strong interpersonal & collaboration skills to work effectively with all levels of the organization including suppliers and/or external customers

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Sensata is building upon its efforts to develop and implement a contemporary, world class SIOP process and organization.

The SIOP team within Sensata’s Global Operations organization is seeking an individual who has a proven analytical problem solving and results-driven background to to drive improvements within the Demand Planning organization. The candidate should be a self-starter, able and willing to learn new tools and processes, think critically and creatively, and encouraged to challenge various team members. They are encouraged to try out new ideas, to be persistent in seeing them through, but also resilient when the idea does not meet expectations and ready to quickly adjust.

The incumbent will be responsible to collect information and requests, identify areas for improvements, and develop and track results on improvement plans to achieve a high level of accuracy in the demand signal to operations within the full SIOP process. They will be responsible for documenting the process or report and being able to communicate with the full team.

This role will closely collaborate closely with the Demand Planning teams, Business Unit functions (sales, marketing, and Product Management), other SIOP team members, and Information Technology to review improvement plans, develop relevant and accurate reporting, and report back on results.

  • Communicate directly with team members and as a group, about improvement efforts and their progress to date

  • Drive processes to achieve long term planning visibility, accuracy, and capability to achieve Annual Planning targets consistently.

  • Determine issues and develop improvement solutions to improve forecast accuracy, while also taking into consideration corporate goals to improve customer satisfaction (via on-time delivery) and overall cost-to-serve (inventory, expedite freight, etc.)

  • Ensure process integrity and excellence through compliance with internal policies and controls.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Collects monthly data and develops Forecast Accuracy (MAPE), Bias data set at the item, product, and other levels as needed

  • Work in Demantra or some equivalent demand planning software, primarily to gather data, provide training, or review structures

  • Understand how work relates to the overall SIOP or S&OP process, and be prepared to represent the interests of Demand Planning

  • Responsible for learning and being key user of reporting tools (OAC, Tableau). Development of new reporting based on current needs or transferring of existing reports to newer tools

  • Reviews monthly data on forecast trends, accuracy, and bias, and identifies key focus areas and opportunities for improvement back to Demand Planners

  • Works closely with individual Demand Planners on development and execution of forecast accuracy improvement projects led by the DP themselves

  • Develops and executes on forecast accuracy improvement projects which are led by the SIOP GPO group

  • Implements and guides Plan For Every Part (PFEP) and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) update cadence (field updates based on latest data). Works with team to refine and adjust process as necessary.

  • Active participant representing Demand Planning in system re-designs or implementation

  • Drives improvement and root cause analysis for excess and obsolete inventory, from a demand planning perspective

  • Provides reporting to DPs on new product or change management projects and impact to accuracy and bias

  • Works and supports other SIOP team members in developing or implementing general SIOP project improvements

  • Support Demand Planning in improving the execution and/or design of the Demand Reviews or Executive SIOP Reviews

  • Attend and participate in Demand Reviews, Supply Reviews, or other SIOP meetings as needed

  • Provide regular guidance and inputs to the Supply Planning process in order to improve execution

Skills Required | Critical Competencies:

  • Business priority setting:

  • A hands-on approach to demand planning with the ability to communicate at all levels in the business while attending to addressing day-to-day issues.

  • Detail-oriented and organized in communicating progress and status

  • Focuses on the most important and relevant topics based on the impact on results.

  • Teamwork

  • Skilled at working with teams of people with disparate opinions and agendas to build a sense of team goals.

  • Accountable for accuracy in the demand planning process taking careful consideration of prioritization based upon item segmentation and the improvement of forecast accuracy.

  • Communication

  • Prepares and potentially runs project improvement status meetings with cross-functional teams.

  • Prepares training material and arranges for training sessions with various team members

  • Helps to create an energy and enthusiasm in the demand planning process

  • Process and Data Orientation

  • Clearly understands a high volume of data and able to interpret and present to support decision making

  • Experience in using problem-solving tools and techniques to create improvements.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a business, science, engineering, economics or equivalent discipline.

  • Preferred 4 years postgraduate experience in with some experience in demand planning and including deep understanding of the commercial side of the business and its impact on operational performance.

  • Advanced Planning System experience preferred (Demantra, SAP APO, Logility, Demand Solutions, etc.) preferred

  • An analytical mind with attention to detail and an ability to interpret data for robust decision making.

  • Experience of developing internal and external customer relationships and building collaborative processes

  • Previous experience working with all levels in a complex and matrixed environment.

  • An excellent communicator and influencer at all levels of an organization.

  • A passion to succeed and challenge the status quo where adding value.

  • Proficient with Microsoft suites

Company Description

Sensata Technologies is one of the world's leading suppliers of sensing, electrical protection, control and power management solutions with operations and business centers in 12 countries. Sensata's products improve safety, efficiency and comfort for millions of people every day in automotive, appliance, aircraft, industrial, military, heavy vehicle, heating, air-conditioning and ventilation, data, telecommunications, recreational vehicle and marine applications.

Headquartered in Attleboro, Massachusetts, Sensata is a $3 billion+ business with over 22,000 employees worldwide. We pride ourselves on being a leading global company with strong, local decision making and innovative, complex products that make a real difference.

For over 100 years we have practiced deep understanding, impressive collaboration, practical creativity and unwavering integrity. Collaborating at Sensata means working with some of the world’s most talented people in an enriching environment that is constantly pushing towards the next best thing. Employees work across functions, countries and cultures gaining new perspectives through mutual respect and open communication. As One Sensata, we are working together to make things work together.

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Smarter Together

  • Collaborating at Sensata means working with some of the world’s most talented people in an enriching environment that is constantly pushing towards the next best thing.

  • Employees work across functions, countries and cultures gaining new perspectives through mutual respect and open communication.

  • As OneSensata, we are working together to make things work together

NOTE: If you are a current Sensata employee (or one of our Affiliates), please back out of this application and log into Workday via the Company Intranet to apply directly. Type "FIND JOBS" in the Workday search bar.

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We are ready for the next century.

Our vision is to be a world leader in mission-critical sensing and electrical protection while satisfying the world’s growing need for safety, efficiency and a clean environment and being a partner, employer and neighbor of choice. Our sensors are the fundamental building blocks needed for a smart, connected, electrified and, ultimately, autonomous world. Click here to find out more about our Future Focus (https://www.sensata.com/about#future)

Sensing is what we do.

In fact, our name Sensata comes from the Latin word sensate for ‘those gifted with sense’. Our focus on sensing is also reflected in our logo, which spells Sensata in Braille.

Sensata Technologies is a world leader and early innovator in mission-critical sensors and controls designed to make the world cleaner, safer and more efficient. Mission-critical means products that are essential and difficult to do. You’ll find our 47,000 unique products in many applications anywhere from automotive braking systems to aircraft flight controls.

Sensata devices are in systems that protect people and the environment, so what we do matters. We take pride in knowing our technologies improve safety, efficiency and comfort for millions of people every day.

If you are an individual who requires a reasonable accommodation in connection with the hiring process and/or to perform the essential functions of the position for which you applied, please make a request to the recruiter or contact accommodations@sensata.com

Note to applicants for positions in the United States:

  • Sensata Technologies, Inc. (US) is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.

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Diversity Statement

We are dedicated to ensuring our employees feel a sense of belonging (https://www.sensata.com/sites/default/files/a/Sensata%20DEI%20Policy%20FINAL.pdf) and respect every day. We believe that every individual has unique insights that others can learn from. Working at Sensata means you can bring your whole self to the table. Our goal is to achieve fair representation of women, minorities, veterans, people with disabilities, and all types of diversity among all levels in our organization.

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