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 Senior 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

  • Develop and drive process for company-wide demand planning across all programs and all hardware requirements, both new product introduction (NPI) and sustaining
  • Serve as 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 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
  • Partner with Manufacturing Operations to develop a model that incorporates specific supply chain and materials flow details to project availability in support of the company needs
  • 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 company and executives during NPI phase
  • Manage supply challenges arising from engineering changes to minimize obsolete inventory and ensure continuous supply
  • Identify excess and obsolescence (E&O) and other material risk, 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 8+ years of professional experience 
  • MBA or Master’s Degree in Supply Chain or Operations Management preferred
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, to include 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

  • Advanced modeling skills, with a particular focus on MS Excel; VBA, SQL, Tableau or similar data visualization tools is preferred
  • Experience with MRP/ERP is a plus
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.