Regional Demand Planner, APAC

At Sonos we want to create the ultimate listening experience for our customers and know that it starts by listening to each other. As part of the Sonos team, you’ll collaborate with people of all styles, skill sets, and backgrounds to realize our vision while fostering a community where everyone feels included and empowered to do the best work of their lives.

About Business Operations

Our Business Operations mission is to reliably ensure we have the right product, at the right time, in the right place, while maximizing long-term profitability. Business Operations at Sonos unifies our company and partners as we conceive, plan and deliver our products in a way that delights our customers and maximizes our long-term financial performance.

The role

The Regional Demand Planner is the operations point of contact for the Regional Leadership. The role is responsible for global S&OP governance within the responsible region and owning the operational relationship with vendor partners through collaborative forecasting, planning and inventory management. The Regional Demand Planner objectively and critically evaluates and challenges inputs to the demand planning process, performs ad-hoc analysis on trends and growth and owns the forecast and its execution. 

The responsibilities

1)Own Monthly Business Review (MBR) process for the assigned regional channels/countries/verticals

Reliably run a weekly performance review process with our key internal/external partners as input into the Forecasting Process

Prepare and submit monthly and weekly demand forecasts based on channel partner, local sales insights & Sonos driven activities with a focus on Sell In & Sell Thru

Responsible for the Local S&OP Governance (Monthly & Weekly S&OP Cycle)

Local point of contact for sales, finance & marketing representing business operations

2)Optimize Channel Inventory via robust planning diligence

Monitor and adjust Sell Thru/Sell In forecasts to optimize channel inventories

Interface with the Regional Allocation manager to resolve or highlight supply/demand related business risks & opportunities

Monitor, adjust and allocate (local) supplies to improve On Shelf Availability and Sonos registrations

3)Local reporting 

Responsible for Operational KPI’s along with corrective action plans with a focus on Sell in and Sell Thru analytics

Consult with GTM (Go to Market) leaders to develop and improve forecast reports that will assist them in the analysis of their business and decision making.

Work with global partners to ensure Channel Data Quality as necessary 

4)Locally drive Operations Projects and Process Improvements  

Collaborate cross functionally to ensure a smooth and efficient execution of Regional to local projects and programs

Assist the development and implementation of Demand Planning Processes & Toolsets / metrics for local use   

Key Interfaces

The Regional Demand Planner reports to the Director, APAC/NBI Business Operations.  

You interact closely with GTM Leadership & Finance along with business operations peers in demand planning, allocation planning and fulfillment to prepare the monthly demand & revenue forecasts, Monthly Business Review (MBR) Performance Decks as well as monitoring and providing insight on Business Performance

You interact closely with the fulfillment Manager to resolve or flag short term supply or demand opportunities and risks.  

You establish and maintain trusted advisor relationship with GTM, Marketing and Finance partners to reliably run MBR process and identify mid-long term business risks and opportunities to support the regional business achieve business/financial objectives

The goals and metrics

Ultimately your work and effort should drive the Sonos Supply Chain to its optimal performance leveraging accurate forecast, optimized use of Sonos inventory and continuous planning process improvements, as well as provide a great visibility and predictability into our business to company leadership

Current Planning KPI Metrics include:  Forecast & Revenue attainment, Forecasting Accuracy, Channel inventory health metrics (Weeks of Cover, on shelf availability), Sonos inventory days on hand and Cash Conversion. 

The skills – Key Success Factors

Planning experience (more than 24 months) with technology hardware is strongly preferred but not required

Strong business acumen, and proven ability to act as trusted advisor to business partners including Cross Functional Senior Leadership. 

Strong Analytical skill set with attention to detail.  

Curious lateral thinker able to see and understand the big picture while willing and able to deep dive to understand trends and the business at their core. 

Understanding of Integrated Business Planning and S&OP process and governance.   

Hands on approach and self-starter attitude.  Ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines

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Melbourne, VIC, AU