Sales & Operations Planning Lead
Sensata Technologies Inc.
Changzhou, China

Sales & Operations Planning Lead, Industrial BU will oversee the Sales & Operations Planning process for the Business Unit globally and ensure the delivery, continuous improvement and standardization of the process.

This position will help to manage the S&OP process for Sensata to efficiently achieve customer service levels & Sensata’s revenue projections.

It is a highly visible position with interaction regionally and globally and with all levels of the supported business and manufacturing site leadership teams.

  • Operate with both regional and make site planning teams to hold an overview of the whole S&OP delivery.
  • Play a key role to ensure the mitigation for supply-demand imbalance issues are addressed in the medium term planning horizon leveraging planning systems to highlight gaps, flagging them and driving resolution through the S&OP meetings.
  • Give senior leadership line of sight of deltas between demand and capacity plans in the medium term.
  • Job Responsibilities

  • Drive continuous improvement and standardization of S&OP processes.
  • Facilitate greater integration between the business units and make site teams.
  • Review supply demand imbalance and drive and support mitigation actions.
  • Drive early identification of trigger points and preparatory actions of long lead time actions.
  • Broker trade-off decisions and follow up actions to ensure supply and demand are balanced.
  • Drive focus and well timed decisions and actions which would reduce costs, improve demand-supply balance, manage capacity and resources.
  • Prepare the supply-demand data and presentation for Business Unit S&OP meetings.
  • Attend regional and make site S&OP meetings.
  • Ensure S&OP cycle meetings happen in a timely and effective manner.
  • Manage activities outside of the step meetings to ensure proper communication and effective issue resolution.
  • Follow up actions and synchronize the S&OP team, understanding problems and mitigating opportunities supported by effective communication.
  • Occasionally travel up to 10% to other Sensata sites.
  • Job Requirements

  • Engineering degree preferred, BS in Supply Chain, Finance or similar required.
  • 3 - 5 years related experience.
  • Experience linking key supply chain performance measures with financial results.
  • Experience in working cross-functionally with multiple stakeholders.
  • Strong analytical problem solving skills.
  • Strong Excel skills for development of analytical models.
  • Demonstrated ability to accept new ideas, engage in creative, innovative and systemic thinking to develop unique, differentiated solutions to complex problems.
  • Ability to listen, influence others, manage change and effectively motivate through open communication.
  • Ability to prioritize critical issues and display the initiative and flexibility in dealing with them.
  • Experience in Program and Project Management.
  • Understanding of an ERP system; Oracle experience is preferred.
  • Experience with global projects and communication is preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills.
  • Work Style

  • Desire to make a significant impact in a fast-paced, high-growth environment. Able to manage and execute change in a dynamic, complex matrix organization.
  • Proactive approach, and ability to work well under pressure. Analytical, logical, resourceful, creative, and results-driven.
  • Able to work effectively both independently and in groups, and to collaborate effectively with people from diverse backgrounds around the world.
  • Able to act decisively under conditions of ambiguity, and adapt plans in light of new information.
  • 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
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