S&OP Planner

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POST DATE 9/18/2016
END DATE 4/4/2017

NetApp Sunnyvale, CA

Sunnyvale, CA
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Full Time
Job Type
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


Job Summary
As NetApp continues to transforms its business and make its Data Fabric Vision a reality, it is making investments in S&OP to help it become more agile, focused, and disciplined in its operations planning processes. As a member of NetApp s Sales & Operations Planning team, you ll be helping NetApp plan its quarter by quarter achievement of product revenue and market share growth objectives to help pivot the business to strategic growth areas in All-Flash, Converged Infrastructure, and Hybrid Cloud markets.

As a NetApp S&OP Planner you will be responsible for product segment or geography S&OP plans, reports and presentations. You ll work closely with Sales, Product Management, Pricing, Supply Chain and Finance to connect the dots and drive actionable outcomes to our end-to-end Sales and Operation Planning Process. You will highlight and drive business issues and risks to resolution; maintain analytical product and financial models, and evaluate and execute on S&OP related continuous improvement initiatives.

Essential Duties:
This role requires exceptional cross-functional collaboration, outstanding communication skills and a broad understanding of functions involved in the S&OP process.
Analyze and report impacts of forecast product volume/ mix on key operational drivers such as strategic spend, cost reduction and gross margin forecasts
Conduct what if scenario planning to simulate impacts of differing market share growth assumptions, NPI product launches, and large deals on decision making for strategic commodity spend and associated supply chain impacts
Create crisp executive summary presentations that drive actionable outcomes in S&OP meetings
Maintain S&OP KPI s and conduct ad-hoc analysis to identify gaps, risks, and opportunities to improve S&OP plans.
Lead root cause identification and continuous improvement efforts in the S&OP planning process.

Job Requirements
Demonstrated mastery of financial analysis, forecasting, and statistical analysis
Working knowledge of manufacturing accounting practices
Exceptional verbal and written communication, leadership, and interpersonal skills at all levels of the organization. Comfortable making executive presentations
Works effectively both independently and as a cross-functional team member
Flexibility in a rapidly changing environment
Excellent organizational and time management skills
Expert in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Tableau, experience with Oracle eBI reporting a plus

Education and Experience
BA or BS degree in Business Administration, Engineering, Finance, or Operations; MBA preferred
A minimum of 8 years of experience in Operations, Product Management, Sales Operations, Finance or Supply Chain Planning; S&OP experience strongly preferred

Posting Category
Business Operations

Full time / Part time

Posting Location
USA - California - Sunnyvale (Corporate Headquarters)

NetApp is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We are committed to compliance with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. NetApp? makes reasonable accommodations, consistent with applicable laws, for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified applicant or employee with a disability, who can perform the essential job functions, unless undue hardship would result.