SunPower is hiring a

Senior Inventory Planner

Richmond, United States
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Summary of Role:
The Sr. Inventory Planner will be the voice of SunPower’s customers to our supplier partners.  As the bridge between SunPower headquarters and OEM partners, the candidate will develop, communicate, and execute end-to-end product demand and supply plans across all channels of distribution for a current or future product line. This role will work with Sales, Sales Operations, Product Management, Finance and Procurement.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Be the supply and demand representative for our OEM partners for forecast, inventory, and multi-channel sell through analysis to bridge business objectives to operational supply chain management.
  • Drive the weekly and quarterly supply plans that achieve SunPower’s financial objectives. Evaluate risks, develop and implement contingency plans to mitigate.
  • Be a part of the global process to define the launch strategy including launch target and execution plan for new product introductions balancing NPI end-to-end planning for product transitions.
  • Partner with the material and global procurement teams to allocate constrained components to balance SunPower financial objectives and customer service goals.
  • Coordinate with OEM and SunPower Operations/Logistics teams to ensure flawless execution to serve a world-class customer experience.
  • Define and implement OEM key performance measurement metrics and drive continuous improvements in quality, timeliness and completeness.
  • Lead product and business review and recommended actions to SunPower Procurement leader on a weekly basis.

Required Qualifications:

  • BA/BS or equivalent work experience will be considered. APICS is a plus.
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Broad knowledge of ERP and supply chain tools such as Oracle, SAP, Logility
  • Candidate should be comfortable presenting to senior management.
  • In this role, the candidate will combine a working understanding of best-in-class supply chain practices, strong problem-solving capabilities and business acumen.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and root cause results from data. Experience in crafting and using BI applications such as SAP BO, Power BI.
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, highly complex and constantly evolving business environment that may require frequent re-assessment and benchmarking of priorities against objectives. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in Sales & Operations with supply and demand planning is strongly preferred.

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and underrepresented minorities are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At SunPower, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Equal Employment Opportunity
The Company is an equal employment opportunity employer and makes employment decisions, including but not limited to, hiring, firing, promotion, demotion, training, and/or compensation, on the basis of merit. Employment decisions are based on an individual’s qualifications as they relate to the job under consideration. The Company’s policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions, the actual sex of the individual, or the gender identity or gender expression), race, color, religion, including religious dress practices and religious grooming practices, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, familial status, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, protected veteran or military status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws, ordinances, or regulations. The Company is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of the Company and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Company, including supervisors and co-workers.

Accommodation for Applicants to SunPower Corporation
SunPower Corporation is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in job application procedures. If you have any difficulty using our online system and you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, you may use the following alternative email address to contact us about your interest in employment at SunPower Corporation: Please indicate in the subject that line of your email that you are requesting accommodation. Only candidates being considered for a position who require an accommodation will receive a follow-up response.


Availability of Affirmative Action Plan for Review
SunPower is a federal government contractor. As a part of the Company’s obligations under law, it must develop a written Affirmative Action Program (AAP) for the Disabled, Recently Separated Veterans, Armed Forces Service Medal Veterans, Disabled Veterans and Active Duty Wartime Or Campaign Badge Veterans and for Women and Minorities as specified by law. Non-confidential and non-proprietary aspects of the AAP are available for inspection by applicants and employees, consistent with applicable law, which will be made available during office hours by contacting the EEO Officer.

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