Manager of Demand Planning

Cisco Meraki

Location: Chicago, Illinois, San Francisco, California

Job Type: Full time

Posted

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- Reshma Saujani

We are a team constantly striving to accurately forecast our sales to help drive healthy inventory at our warehouses for our customers. To jump into this team, you are a curious, motivated and enthusiastic individual who thrives in a constantly growing environment. You are someone who is highly flexible and able to adapt to sudden change. You love being curious about data, evaluating market and seasonality trends, and product feature launches. You're highly collaborative and thrive from working cross functionally with multiple teams such as the Supply, Hardware, Product Management, Sales and Finance.

You:

We are a team constantly striving to build and improve our demand planning process. To jump into this team, you are a curious, motivated and enthusiastic individual who thrives in a constantly growing environment. You are someone who is highly flexible and able to adapt to sudden change. You love jumping into data and evaluating trends and collaborating cross functionally with multiple teams such as the Supply, Hardware, Product Management, Sales and Finance teams, to resolve product sales forecast for future 12 months.

What you will do:

  • Evaluate historical trends and inputs from cross-functional teams to create a monthly forecast for your product families.
  • Drive supply chain purchase of materials in support of the plan based on your forecasting.
  • Active Cross-Functional meeting attendance/participation for key insight gathering (Product Management, Finance, Supply Chain and Other).
  • Ensures timely and accurate forecast submittal within each monthly process cycle and for any subsequent out-of-cycle maintenance adjustments.
  • Leads product transition planning & assumption gathering/vetting (Forecast Impacts - Road Map/Lifecycle Changes – Ramp Ups/Ramp Downs) for their product families.
  • Actively monitors forecast status throughout quarter and takes prompt corrective action.

Qualifications and skills:

  • Targeting around 3-5 years of demand planning experience, applicable experience in support, business ops, operations, finance, supply chain
  • BS or BA, preferably in a relevant field such as Business, Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Data Analytics, Finance
  • Intermediate Excel capabilities e.g. Pivot tables, chart creation, and presentation of data
  • Ability to evaluate historical, comparable and market share data with an analytical approach, create detail-focused analysis, and have strong presentation skills to communicate data through storytelling
  • Possess the ability to make timely and well-informed decisions based on data analysis
  • Be able to work well within a team, have a strategic mindset, and be a hardworking individual

Are you wondering what it is like to work at Cisco Meraki? Picture a breathtaking office, healthy catered meals, fully stocked kitchens, onsite gym and paid time off to volunteer. Meraki Cisco has built an amazing equal opportunity focused office where employees thrive. With that said, we are confident you will love it here. Check out more of our benefits on our job page, at https://meraki.cisco.com/jobs, and we look forward to talking with you soon.

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