What you'll do in your role.
Conducts continuous analysis to determine spares material issues, and investigates inventory discrepancies for build requirements and / or disposals.
Ability to develop and communicate KPIs and performance effectively, customizing to audience and maximizing influence and impact
Develops and implements process controls ensuring department compliance with corporate standards
Provides solutions based on research of system capabilities, standard processes, and industry best practices
Ensures stakeholders, management, and project managers are fully informed of current market performance, compliance (including related metrics), team activities and actual status of solutions being prepared.
Identifies the need and supports creating, updating and maintaining process documentation that reflect current business processes and related measurements and reporting.
Creates SAP and Marketplace shopping carts using sparing demand data to determine requirements. Able to update, monitor, edit shopping carts as needed.
Collaborates with other material planners on lifecyle planning, new material introduction (and related sparing needs)
Reviews and analyzes material return and repair data to identify material defect / areas of concern
Works with market and regional leadership teams on sparing feedback, spares returns and cleanouts needed in order to most efficiently utilize inventory
Exports, consolidates, and reports on material data to reflect spares demand, supply, shortages, etc. Ability to communicate findings to regional, market, and corporate leadership
Supports proactive monitoring of established inventory levels and identifies areas where modifications are needed
Ability to work independently as well as closely with Sr. Material Planner
Passionate about identifying opportunities for and realizing cost savings
The experience you'll bring.
2-5 years experience in telecommunications or wireless industry and / or materials management and planning
2-5 years field and / or supply chain experience in operations environment
Experience in leading continuous improvement initiatives and / or lead role in project / program management experience
Experience and demonstrated ability to work effectively on a remote team
Exceptionally strong computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, SAP)
Exceptionally strong written and verbal communication skills, ability to communicate effectively internally, upward and cross-functionally
Demonstrated ability to do work flow planning, creation, and communication of work flow processes
Strong analytical ability to independently comprehend inventory levels as affected by various inputs and controls
Self-disciplined at performing varied assignments
Adaptable to fast-paced and always changing priorities. Strong level of flexibility.
Ability to effectively communicate with upper management and other leadership levels
Ability to review, analyze and report on various levels of detail, identifying trends and being able to make decision-
driving conclusions and communicate them to a varied audience
Strong ability to self-prioritize tasks and maintain focus
Ability to interact with market technicians and leadership and drive process compliance
Comfortable working with both local and remote teams
Self-directed and able to give and receive feedback
High travel component : estimated 50-60% travel to regional markets and corporate HQ
Organized, analytic thinker good at problem solving and focused on getting the job done!