Business Planning Specialist

Position Summary
Role and Responsibilities
Business Planning Professional II/Ridgefield Park, NJ
The Business Planning Professional position provides support to the SCM / Business Planning team for Verizon Account at Samsung. Incumbent will provide support on various Business Planning & Financial activities. Activities include: Maintaining Verizon customer SCM relationships, Supporting Verizon customer product requirements, analyzing and improving current process to cater business needs. Business Planning Profession plays a key role in execution of established weekly Collaborative Planning, Forecasting and Replenishment (CPFR) processes with customers to assure efficient business planning and achievement of defined business metrics.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
+ Conducts and participates in weekly customer collaborative planning meetings and acts to implement any change decided during CPFR meetings
+ Will be responsible for receipt, review, analysis and system entry of customer forecasts and weekly sales reports
+ Will be responsible for CPFR process as required by weekly business rhythm
+ Participates in Product Sales Inventory (PSI) meetings to identify sales target status and product requirements to ensure fulfillment of product development and delivery to achieve sales plans.
+ Functions as the focal point to improve communications between headquarters and corresponding Samsung team members, Verizon Wireless and headquarters.
+ Communicates daily between headquarters and local organization on production allocation, delivery requirements and inventory management. Provides sales with daily updates of product delivery schedules from headquarters and against customer product delivery commitments. Coordinates and handles the escalation of critical product availability, launch issues and sales demands with manufacturing leadership.
+ Integrate KPI?s/Dashboard into SEA?s Joint Business Planning process with various customers
+ Monitor CPFR KPI performance and develop plan for improvement
+ Prepare Ad Hoc reports related to account team monthly/quarterly financials
Background/Experience required:
+ Bachelor's Degree, preferably in Supply Chain/Data Analytics, Business, and/or Statistics. Master?s degree would be plus.
+ 4 to 8 years of work experience in telecommunications/technology/ consumer goods
+ Must be an advanced user of MS Excel and have prior experience with modeling, data analysis
+ SAP experience preferred
+ Experience in Programming/ Statistical and Business Intelligence tools such as Tableau Preferred
+ Previous experience in analytical or related discipline preferred
+ Candidate must be able to work independently in a fast-paced, multi-cultural team environment to achieve team goals and complete assignments within established deadlines.
+ Effective written and verbal communication skills are necessary.
Physical/ Mental Demands:
Work is generally performed in an office environment. Operate a computer keyboard and view a video display terminal between 50% - 95% of work time, including prolonged periods of time. Requires considerable (90%+) work utilizing high visual acuity/detail, numeric/character distinction, and moderate hand/finger dexterity. The movement and transportation of equipment, most of the time is under 25 pounds. Performs work under time schedules and stress which are normally periodic or cyclical, including time sensitive deadlines, intellectual challenge, some language barriers, and project management deadlines. Machines, tools, equipment, and work aids include printers, copiers, faxes, and other equipment commonly associated with an office work area. May require working additional hours beyond normal schedule. Travel varies depending on position. Consistently demonstrates a commitment to policies and procedures, including but not limited to, attendance, confidentiality, conflict of interest, and ethical responsibilities.
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