This role will be responsible for ensuring Zoox’s hardware demands are well understood across all programs and areas of the business and that our internal teams and external partners are prepared to meet those demands, on time, consistently. You will interact with internal and external partners to manage the aggregated materials forecast and supply commitments for hardware programs starting from development and into mass production, encompassing critical component planning, allocation direction, supply flexibility modeling and materials liability management. As a Supply & Demand Planning Manager, you will work closely with internal core teams to drive new product material readiness.  This role involves daily management of supply and any associated constraints, executive status reporting and escalation, and the pursuit of operational excellence and continuous improvement.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serve as a bridge between business strategy, engineering build plans, and operational supply chain execution
  • Build demand planning models based on market data and “what if” scenarios that analyze new product introductions
  • Partner with Manufacturing Operations to enable planning for factory capacity based on demand projections, consolidate risks and help drive prioritization between competing requirements in the event of supply constraints
  • Forecast demand and report on whether projected supply plans can meet the needs of the company. Define and measure factory key performance measurement metrics such as forecast accuracy, fulfillment rate, etc
  • Lead supply & demand planning work process improvements and finds opportunities for implementation of process efficiency improvements to ensure the processes are scalable   
  • Manage clear-to-build (CTB) to have visibility into material coverage, highlighting issues between projected coverage and constraints, to ensure that demand from all sources is supported appropriately
  • Work with Strategic Sourcing Managers (SSM’s) to identify, resolve, and close material issues
  • Coordinate allocation strategy of constrained components across multiple programs
  • Engage with Engineering and SSM teams to kick off material readiness for NPI initiatives
  • Consolidate risk release data to ensure orders are being placed on time and issues are transparent to the company and executives during NPI phase
  • Manage supply challenges arising from engineering changes to minimize obsolete inventory and ensure a continuous supply
  • Identify excess and obsolescence (E&O) and other material risks, along with mitigations to reduce E&O exposure
  • Prepare and communicate critical materials updates at weekly reviews, maintain executive reports and summaries, providing accurate and timely data to leadership on a weekly basis

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree with minimum 4+ years of professional experience including experience in supply & demand management and/or materials management
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including experience presenting to executive management and large, cross-functional groups
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills; ability to evaluate and analyze data to enable operation decision-making

BONUS QUALIFICATIONS

  • MBA or Master’s Degree in Supply Chain or Operations Management preferred
  • Experience with MRP/ERP is a plus
  • Advanced modeling skills, with a particular focus on MS Excel; VBA, SQL, Tableau or similar data visualization tools is preferred
Vaccine Mandate

Employees working in this position will be required to have received a single dose of the J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine OR have completed the two-dose Pfizer or Moderna vaccine series. In addition, employees will be required to receive a COVID-19 booster vaccine by the earlier of (1) April 15 or (2) within two months of becoming eligible for the booster vaccine.

Employees will be required to show proof of vaccination status upon receipt of a conditional offer of employment. That offer of employment will be conditioned upon, among other things, an Applicant’s ability to show proof of vaccination status. Please note the Company provides reasonable accommodations in accordance with applicable state, federal, and local laws.

About Zoox

Zoox is developing the first ground-up, fully autonomous vehicle fleet and the supporting ecosystem required to bring this technology to market. Sitting at the intersection of robotics, machine learning, and design, Zoox aims to provide the next generation of mobility-as-a-service in urban environments. We’re looking for top talent that shares our passion and wants to be part of a fast-moving and highly execution-oriented team.


A Final Note:
You do not need to match every listed expectation to apply for this position. Here at Zoox, we know that diverse perspectives foster the innovation we need to be successful, and we are committed to building a team that encompasses a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and skills.