Sales & Operations Planner

Our mobility is facing a fundamental shift. Autonomous driving cars, constant connectivity, digital lifestyle are the new reality.

German Autolabs is a Berlin based technology company focussing on the future of the car. We build products and services to support this exciting evolution by using technology and giving it a more human touch. We will make driving safer and smarter. 

We are looking for a Sales and Operations Planning professional to join our growing Operations team. You are a spreadsheet wizard, able to condense large amounts of data into actionable information. Developing scenarios and dealing with ambiguous information gets you moving. You love to stand at the intersection of supply and demand to ensure that we meet our often contradicting targets.

What you will do

  • This role will lead the establishment and execution of the global S&OP processes for the entire company.
  • Execute all facets of the S&OP process to provide an optimum customer service level and working capital performance.
  • Partner with Marketing and Sales, to ensure the demand consensus process delivers an agreed upon, workable volume forecast (mid and long term). Ensure gaps and overlaps are addressed, scenarios are completed and issues appropriately escalated to meet business objectives.
  • Integrate NPI, EOL, Sell-through, Promotions, Support requirements, Spares & Accessories, and other signals to create a demand forecast.
  • Collaborate with Product Management, Marketing, Sales, Engineering, Support, Logistics, Supply Chain, Finance to ensure that the appropriate data is available and accurate to be reviewed at the S&OP process meetings and establish company’s Supply plan.
  • Lead the S&OP management reviews, prepare all data and metrics for review, identify gaps and scenarios that must be presented, guide final decision making, and prepare escalations for executive review where appropriate.
  • Create the S&OP minutes, communicate key decisions follow up on the actions.
  • Recommend and maintain optimal inventory levels at various stages in the supply chain.
  • Ensure smooth transition of NPI from Engineering/Product Management to Mass Production.
  • Analyze supply and demand issues and facilitate resolution throughout the supply chain.
  • Assist in quantifying and defining scope for capacity, resource, logistics, and supply chain planning.
  • Evaluate supplier delivery performance and capability, building into the S&OP process risk mitigating approaches to manage supplier performance variation.
  • Maintain forecasts and manage links between systems for forecasting, master production scheduling, inventory management and product development utilizing various systems.
  • Document and share “best practice” methods, processes and ideas across the business’s supply chain operations to drive continuous improvements in all aspects of business operations.

Your profile

  • Undergraduate degree in business, operations or related field.
  • 5+ years of experience in operations planning or S&OP.
  • Previous implementation of S&OP process for start-up.
  • Must be able to turn large amounts of data into usable and actionable information that clearly identifies the current business situation.
  • Exceptional communicator, both written and verbal, to an executive audience – including the CEO.
  • Solid understanding of factory capacity variables, and how to scale them.
  • Must have extreme attention to detail and be able to deal with ambiguity.
  • Fluency in English a must, German highly desired

What we offer:

Ready to go on the ride of your life?

This role can not be performed remotely, please apply only if you are in Berlin or are willing to move to Berlin. No recruiters, headhunters, outsourcers or agencies.
German Autolabs