Supply Chain Planner, Senior

Location MY-Penang
Job ID
97376
Function
Operations
Recruiter
Sri Sharmila Banu Dorai Raj
LITag
#LI-SB1
Position Level
Senior/Supervisor

Overview

At Zebra, we extend the edge of possibility by shaping the future of work on the front line—reinventing how businesses run and moving society forward.

We are a community of changemakers, innovators and doers who come together to deliver a performance edge to the front line of business. We develop new technologies and create new solutions with partners to help organizations act with greater visibility, connectivity, and intelligence—delivering better experiences for workers and those they serve.

Being a part of Zebra means being seen, heard, valued, and respected as you define your path to a fulfilling career. Here, you’ll have opportunities to learn and lead at a leading company, and you can channel your skills towards causes that you and the Zebra community care about, locally, and globally.

Together, we've only begun to define the edge of what's possible—for our people, our customers, and the world.

Build your edge. Build what's next.

Define the edge of what's possible—for our people, our customers, and the world.

 

The Supply Chain Planner-Senior will support the Spare Pool (buffer) planning process for a regional business. The Supply Chain Planning team is responsible for securing materials used in Zebra’s operations. Supply requirements are moderated by the team to ensure that inventory positions are appropriate to meet the demand requirements relative to forecasted levels, inventory on order and in transit from distribution centers, product life cycle, quality, and special customer requirements and /or projects. The team cooperates with Global Demand Planners, Buyers, Operations, Order Management, Logistics, Finance, Helpdesk and Customer Experience Management teams.

Responsibilities

  • Work with regional Logistical and Repair Centers, 3PLs, Contracts Distribution, Repair Operations and CEMs (Customer Experience Manager to review new Premium Service contracts and contracts renewals to evaluate operational readiness and identify buffer stock requirements
  • Report KPIs to regularly evaluate the health of the buffer and report to management;
    • Expectations:
      • Correct and timely replenishment of buffer locations with hardware units and accessories
      • Timely order of buffer units for new and existing service contracts and their correct processing in all systems to avoid miss of OTD (on-time-delivery) due to missing buffer stock
      • Fast and effective Buffer approvals for all types of service contracts
  • Develop and maintain scorecard to report lost jobs on Premium Service contracts on a weekly basis that would highlight root causes, drive corrective actions, define the owners, track the trends & dynamics
  • Coordinate efforts to source End of Life/Obsolete devices to meet contractual obligations till End of Service Life of hardware devices
  • Develop the methodology to effectively address the spare pool excess through inventory reduction actions and rebalancing of spare pool assets (implement the elements of Six Sigma system, apply right time/right place/right quality mindset)
  • Facilitate the cross-functional process by proactive feedback and proposals for improvement to ensure internal alignment/joint actions and as a result maximum level of support for Customer
  • Coordinate and manage the process of returning the faulty units from Customers in collaboration with CEMs (Account Managers), Customer Service Non-Technical support, Repair Centers and Finance to keep the amount of buffer units sufficient to support all service contracts
  • To perform timely inventory adjustments of spare pool assets upon request and during physical inventory counts to ensure 98% inventory accuracy
  • Develop and share Best Practices within and across the regions in Spare Pool Planning, assets management and Customer service support

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Business, Supply Chain, Finance and related field experience preferred
  • 5-8 years experience
  • International Supply Chain experience in service and/or manufacturing a plus

Equal Opportunities:

Zebra is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law.

Zebra’s culture is encouraging and collaborative where employees are encouraged to learn and grow together.

Zebra Benefit Package

We offer competitive pay, bonuses, benefits, career/personal growth and work/life programs to ensure that you are empowered to succeed as a member of the Zebra family!

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and Zebra is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law. If you are an individual with a disability and need assistance in applying for a position, please contact us at workplace.accommodations@zebra.com.

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