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IN_Pune_ICC-Devi Gaurav Tech Park_HII
Additional Location:
Pune, India
Job Family:
Supply Chain Management
Worker Type Reference:
Regular - Permanent
Pay Rate Type:

Description & Requirements

About the Role

As a Demand Planner, you are responsible for all demand planning activities and in delivering a monthly 24 month rolling consensus forecast for the assigned OEMs, working cross functionally with a team of Program Managers, Customer Business Unit Managers etc. This forecast is the basis for production planning and all MRP related activities.

What You Will Do

  • Ownership, and coordination for all Demand Planning (Forecasting) activities for the assigned OEMs.
  • Accountable for delivering a monthly rolling 24-month consensus forecast, working together with a cross functional team of Customer Business Unit, Program Managers, and other key members.
  • Support monthly financial closing and ensure on time delivery of data including account review and variance analysis.
  • Coordination of 5YP (five years plan) activities together with the Sales excellence team, once a year.
  • Ensure 100% adherence to the Global Consensus Demand Planning Process using Integrated Business Planning (IBP) tool.
  • Maintain and use key input data elements like system program architecture, OEM vehicle production, take rates, customer forecasts, statistical forecasts, etc. in preparation of the forecasts.
  • Drive forecast excellence with high forecast accuracy levels.
  • Support in preparation for Senior Leadership meetings when needed.
  • Prepare KPI-s, reports as well as ad-hoc analysis to drive progress.
  • Participate in problem solving and corrective actions.
  • Support all process improvement activities.
  • Support special projects as required by the business.
  • Any other tasks as required by the business.

What You Need

  • Associates degree or equivalent in a related field.
  • At least 3+ years in Sales & Operations Planning.
  • Knowledge of/experience in ERP systems: SAP, IBP, BW preferred.
  • Strong Analytical skills with the ability to manage big data sets.
  • Flexible independent worker with an ability to lead and problem solve.
  • Fluent English and Mandarin language skills. Hindi strongly preferred. (For Asia only)

What is Nice to Have

  • Strong preference for a background in Global Automotive environment.
  • Experience with QlikSense analytics or similar Business Intelligence tool
  • Experience with Business warehouse

What Makes You Eligible

  • Be willing to travel up to 10% international travel
  • Be willing to work in an office and/or home office in Novi, Michigan (Hybrid)
  • Successfully complete a background investigation and drug screen as a condition of employment

What We Offer

  • Access to employee discounts on world-class Harman and Samsung products (JBL, HARMAN Kardon, AKG, etc.)
  • Extensive training opportunities through our own HARMAN University
  • Competitive wellness benefits
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Access to HARMAN Campus Fitness Center and Cafeteria
  • An inclusive and diverse work environment that fosters and encourages professional and personal development

HARMAN is proud to be an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.