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Demand Planner

Cisco Systems Inc.
Mexico, MO 65265

As Demand Planner, you are part of Global Planning in Supply Chain. Our purpose is to accurately establish the demand plan for all products to satisfy customer needs, business objectives, and Ciscos Operating Plan. We are growing our investment and focus on planning as a critical practice for an effective supply chain. We are working on unlocking next-generation planning technologies and approaches, focusing more intensely on unit and revenue product plans, and setting the operational and financial guardrails for our Operating Plan.

What Youll Do.

We are looking for an expert and highly analytical supply chain professional who has a strong background in forecasting/ demand planning with a strong understanding of how to combine information from Sales, Finance, Strategy, Pricing, and Marketing, and advanced analytics to build the best possible unit forecast. As a Demand Planner, you will play a meaningful role in improving the accuracy of the demand signal that will drive the entire supply chain fulfillment engine through our internal and external Supply Chain Partners.

You will be part of the planning team for the Small Business Technology Group (SBTG).

Roles & Responsibilities

Drive outstanding Demand Planning by collaborating cross-functionally with Sales, Finance, BU Product Management, Marketing, Regional S&OP, and Distribution Planning teams.

Understanding of how to analyze and plan based on portfolio strategies, corporate plans, competition, price sensitivities/ strategies, geopolitical changes, compliance, and regulations.

Understand the product margins, the portfolio margin forecast, and seek to influence the product mix and drive different strategies with the BU and BU to optimize margin.

Develop the demand signal and demand signal buffers utilizing the above information combined with exceptional analytics and predictive modeling i.e. time series, causal and judgmental methods (scenario building, forecasting by analogy, etc.)

Align with the Central Material & Fulfillment team on the demand handoff, guardrail, and supply buffers.

Engage with BU and Sales on the top/ key BU customers to improve pipeline visibility, planning, and tracking of customer demand.

Be Supply Chains point of contact for Finance for revenue plans and corporate guidelines.

Engage with Finance and Central Revenue Planning function to drive predictive revenue and margin planning and attainment.

Contribute to standardization, automation, and scalability across processes, data, and analytics. Consistent measurement and improvement of key deliverables.

Who Youll Work With.

You will be part of the demand planning team for SBTG, working with a range of people across BU Product Management, Sales, Finance, Marketing, Customer Partner Services, and with Regional Sales & Operations, Distribution Planning, Central Forecasting, and Central Revenue Planning internally in Supply Chain. You will interact closely with Central Material & Fulfillment team who will plan material and execution based on your demand signal.

SBTG BU and Supply Chain Operations are located across the US, Europe, and Asia and you will be collaborating with a global team.

Who You Are

Counterparts, leaders, and your team-mates all consider you an enthusiastic analytical professional with a strong ability to collaborate with partners at various levels in the organization and to connect relevant data and analyze it to predict the high accuracy demand for a product range or business.

At a minimum we expect you to have 2+ years of relevant experience (Cisco or Industry) in Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) or Integrated Business Planning (IBP) or Demand Planning.

Preferred qualifications are end-to-end planning processes, and knowledge of inventory management, product life-cycle management, sourcing, supply chain financials, and/ or supply chain modeling experience. Relevant Bachelors's or Masters degree is preferred. Extensive experience can compensate for formal education.

#WeAreCisco, where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference powering an inclusive future for all. 

We embrace digital and help our customers implement change in their digital businesses. Some may think were old (36 years strong) and only about hardware, but were also a software company. And a security company. We even invented an intuitive network that adapts, predicts, learns, and protects. No other company can do what we do you cant put us in a box!

But Digital Transformation is an empty buzz phrase without a culture that allows for innovation, creativity, and yes, even failure (if you learn from it.)

Day to day, we focus on the give and take. We give our best, give our egos a break, and give of ourselves (because giving back is built into our DNA.) We take accountability, bold steps, and take the difference to heart. Because without diversity of thought and a dedication to equality for all, there is no moving forward.

So, you have colorful hair? Dont care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? Thats cool. Pop culture geek? Many of us are. Passion for technology and world-changing? Be you, with us! 


Posted: 2021-03-31 Expires: 2021-04-30

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