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SIOP Demand Planner

Date: Jun 1, 2019

Location: Novi, MI, US

Company: HARMAN International

Requisition Id : 116474 

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A Career at HARMAN

We are ONE HARMAN. We are greater than the sum of our divisions or brands. We proudly talk about our many iconic brands and describe how our technologies are transforming the car, the workplace and everywhere in between.  We work hard. We create useful, playful, beautiful things. We strive for excellence and we aim to win as a team. No matter the position, every employee at HARMAN is expected to demonstrate our core competencies:  leadership, change-orientation, collaboration, judgment and a results-driven mindset.  At HARMAN, we expect brilliance.  You can expect a career full of brilliant possibilities. 

Position Summary:

The SIOP Demand Planner will work to improve the flow of data and communication throughout the supply chain.  Will act as a liason between demand side and supply side.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Globally contributes to the monthly planning meetings with Sales, Finance, Operations, Procurement, and Program Management and Plants- Will be the responsible point of contact for assigned OEMs
  • Contributing member for the maintenance of documentation, communication and best practice SIOP policies, processes and procedures regionally.
    • This position shall also be responsible for ensuring such policies and procedures are implemented and maintained in a consistent and standardized approach.
  • Develops strong working relationships with the other key departments to the SIOP process
  • Communicates to all levels of the organization in regards to SIOP issues and concerns
  • Tracks standard key metrics and reporting standards for SIOP Executive Review as well as to drive results and continuous improvement
  • Ensure the completion of a monthly analysis that identifies trends, gaps / spikes in demand, supply / demand misalignment etc.
  • Make recommendations and have corrections made prior to Forecast Freeze
  • Facilitates cross functional activities to resolve demand and supply imbalances before the operations are impacted and present potential solutions during the SIOP meeting for approval
  • Provide periodic feedback to supporting functional management with regard to improvements required based on inadequate monthly preparedness
  • Facilitate the preparation of supply and demand projections for the strategic plan and financial forecasts: 12 month and 24 month rolling foreacast
  • Works closely with manufacturing, materials and sales organizations- to understand constraints and provides feedback to appropriate functional teams for mitigation
  • Maintains working knowledge of customer program launches and customer program ramp downs
  • Tracks potential inventory exposure or shortages
  • Work extensively in SAP to prepare business reports
  • Is the SME (Subject Matter Expert) for the SIOP process
  • Other SIOP tasks upon request


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in Business, Engineering or related technical discipline
  • Excellent communication skills – written, verbal, and presentation
  • Team building and performance management
  • 1+ years related supply chain management or product planning 
  • High proficiency Microsoft applications such as Excel, Microsoft Word, Dbase, Powerpoint
  • Some experience in manufacturing and logistics operations processes, supply chain physics, MRPII planning systems management, strong analytical and mathematical/statistical skills required


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to speak, read and write Spanish fluently strongly preferred
  • SAP ERP expertise preferred
  • Data extraction and report generation experience within the SAP ERP system


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Willingness to work in an office in Novi, MI
  • Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen
  • Any offer of employment for any position that requires use of a HARMAN or customer owned vehicle is contingent upon the applicant having a clean driving record, which will be evaluated and determined in Harman’s sole discretion; however, applicants may have no more than 4 active points for moving violations (issued by any motor vehicle agency), and applicants must have no references to operating a vehicle under the influence of controlled substances within the last 10 years.


HARMAN ( designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and services supporting the Internet of Things.  With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. Our software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 30,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. In March 2017, HARMAN became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics. HARMAN is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or Protected Veterans status.  HARMAN offers a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. Looking for a challenge where your experience is valued? Come see what you can achieve as a leader with HARMAN!  (

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