Planning Manager in Guadalajara, Mexico

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Amazon Lab126 is an inventive research and development company that designs and engineers high-profile consumer electronics. Lab126 began in 2004 as a subsidiary of, Inc., originally creating the best-selling Kindle family of products. Since then, we have produced groundbreaking devices like Fire tablets, Fire TV, and Amazon Echo. What will you help us create?

Key job responsibilities

The Supply Planning Manager is responsible for all internal and external activities related to supply planning from production forecasts to finished good delivery. To succeed in this role, you need to be data driven, business oriented, cost conscious, and customer-centric. In this role, you will:

  • Create and maintain a production schedule using the capacity plan, material constraints, and demand as inputs.

  • Analyze demand changes to ensure supply aligns with demand requirements.

  • Drive solutions to reduce and eliminate any short or long term gaps in supply plans.

  • Lead and facilitate meetings with global manufacturing partners, as required, to reduce and eliminate shortages.

  • Clearly communicate our manufacturing partner’s current production status to senior/executive stakeholders.

  • Develop production strategies for new production introductions (NPI) through end of life (EOL) that balances supply and demand.

  • Responsible for short/long-term planning to drive manufacturing investment decisions.

  • Clearly communicate supply and demand strategies to senior/executive stakeholders.

  • Monitor and report supply chain costs.

  • Be responsible for supply planning reporting generation and distribution.

  • Identify opportunities to improve the planning process and drive projects to completion.

  • This role may require some travel.

A day in the life

Supply Planning Managers are responsible for production planning and order fulfillment for Amazon Devices. Supply Planning Managers are connected in the planning process throughout a product’s entire lifecycle, from New Product Introduction (NPI) to End of Manufacturing (EOM).

A typical week starts by understanding week-over- week demand changes and how that impacts the business’s ability to balance supply to demand. You will analyze planned versus actual production as inputs change and will communicate supply and operations constraints to cross-functional stakeholders and executives. You will anticipate stocking levels based on demand strategies, create and implement risk mitigation strategies to eliminate supply chain disruptions and drive decisions based on costs using data and inputs from cross-functional teams.

Your weekly planning deliverables will drive capacity decisions and component purchases upstream to suppliers and set the production strategy with Amazon’s electronic manufacturing suppliers.

About the team

Amazon Devices Global Supply Planning (GSP) team’s mission is to deliver excellent service to our customers, inspire change through flawless execution, value trust, equity, and recognition of our colleagues, and focus on delivering high impact improvements to processes, capabilities, and efficiency to fuel the Amazon Flywheel.

If you are interested in supply chain planning and execution, you may be a fit for the Supply Planning Manager role. You will be a central part of the Supply Planning team that plans how Amazon Devices are made and delivered to customer hands.

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

Guadalajara, MEX

Basic Qualifications

  • 3+ years Planning experience in a consumer market Segment Company

  • 3+ years Supply Chain management and manufacturing operations experience

  • Experience with MS Office, specifically Excel

  • Understanding (and practical application) of lean manufacturing

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree

  • APICS certified

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively to senior management, peers, and team members

  • A keen, flexible and aggressive intellect with superb conceptual thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and projects successfully

  • Experience with LEAN manufacturing preferred

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