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Demand Planner/Analyst

Location: Norman, Oklahoma, United States
Job ID: 1013433HV
Date Posted: Aug 30, 2021
Segment: IT
Business Unit: Hitachi Vantara
Company Name: Hitachi Vantara Corporation
Profession (Job Category): Supply Chain

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Meet The Team

Hitachi Vantara combines technology, intellectual property and industry knowledge to deliver data-managing solutions that help enterprises improve their customers' experiences, develop new revenue streams, and lower the costs of business. Hitachi Vantara elevates your innovation advantage by combining IT, operational technology (OT) and domain expertise. Come join our team and our employee-focused culture, and help drive our customers' data to meaningful customer outcomes.

What You Will Be Doing

Hitachi Vantara's Global Supply Chain Group is looking for an individual contributor to prepare solutions based demand plans through a collaborative planning process. The successful candidate will have direct experience in product or solutions driven demand planning. Solutions demand planning may include responsibility for Hitachi and third-party products.

Within HV Global Supply Chain group, we are focused on the customer experience. Our goal is to exceed our customer's expectations with rapid, compliant and cost competitive fulfillment. We are part of a customer focused culture across all Supply Chain functional groups.

The Demand Planner is responsible for developing demand plans for all assigned products in all regions. In a collaborative process, you will be responsible for developing forward forecasts in a team process working with Sales, Product Management and Supply Planning colleagues. You will also be responsible for supporting the development and improvement of systems and tools used to collect, format and analyze data to develop and publish forecasts.

You will utilize your analytical capabilities and experience to drive demand plans across the full life cycle of assigned products and solutions. Working proactively with Sales and Product Management team members, you will understand business requirements and demand pattern changes to produce each demand plan. Additionally, you will help to identify opportunities where process and tool improvements can add value.

Develop a forward looking, unit based demand forecast, incorporating and balancing inputs from data Supply Chain, Sales and Product Management for assigned products and solutions
Measure and respond to variance between demand plan and actual shipments for all products
Use effective reporting / communication tools to reach consensus through data and share understanding of the demand forecast
Create and develop effective partnerships with Sales, Product Management and Supply Chain colleagues in support of the demand planning cycle and process
Collaborate effectively with new product readiness and supply planning colleagues to drive achievement of order fulfillment goals
Working closely with the other Demand Planners to provide analysis across all product lines

What You Bring To the Team

Minimum of 5 years of recent and relevant experience in supply chain, demand planning or supply planning
Bachelors degree or equivalent, direct experience in Supply Chain
Experience in Oracle Demand Management Cloud a plus
Knowledge in Power BI preferred
Travel requirements of this role are infrequent but could include Domestic and International; you must currently possess or qualify for the required international travel documents
Demonstrated ability to gather and interpret data to identify trends, patterns and provide recommendations for forecast and action
Proven ability to synthesize complex information and effectively communicate to others
Strong verbal and written communication skills with an ability to influence others
Willing to constructively challenge current processes or procedures to drive improvement
Highly detail-oriented
Demonstrated ability to work cross functionally to achieve common business goals; evidence of ability to develop and maintain collaboration with others
Intermediate to Advanced Excel (or Access) skills with ability to manage complex formulas, modeling and formatting
Able to meet deadlines in a fast-paced work environment
We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

Our Company

Hitachi Vantara is part of the Global Hitachi family. We balance innovation with an open, friendly culture and the backing of a long-established parent company, known for its ethical reputation. We guide customers from what's now to what's next by unlocking the value of their data and applications to solve their digital challenges, achieving outcomes that benefit both business and society.

Our people are our biggest asset, they drive our innovation advantage as we strive to offer a flexible and collaborative workplace where they can thrive. Diversity of thought is welcomed and our employee base is represented by several active Employee Resource Group communities. We offer industry leading benefits packages (flexible working, generous pension and private healthcare) and promote a creative and inclusive culture. If driving real change gives you a sense of pride and you are passionate about powering social good, we'd love to hear from you.

With Japanese Roots Going Back Over 100 Years, Our Culture Is Founded On The Values Of Our Parent Company Expressed As The Hitachi Spirit

We are proud to say we are an equal opportunity employer and welcome all applicants for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

Wa - Harmony, Trust, Respect

Makoto - Sincerity, Fairness, Honesty, Integrity

Kaitakusha-Seishin - Pioneering Spirit, Challenge

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