Planning Manager

  • Optoma
  • Hemel Hempstead, UK
  • 16 Nov, 2020
Full time Marketing, Advertising and PR

Job Description

Optoma is currently recruiting a Planning Manager, a role of utmost importance for our future business growth. A successful candidate will be an exceptional communicator, possess outstanding business acumen and foresight, prepared to be hands-on in the day to day operational environment.

The Planning Manager role, reporting to the Director of Business Planning,  is central to the organisation and interacts with all a variety of stakeholders among our EMEA and Americas organisation, Taiwanese headquarters, and other third party suppliers.

 Key Responsibilities:

  • Operate our PSI (Purchase, Sales & Inventory) to ensure that we maximise our sales opportunities, while ensuring effective control of our production, inventory control and efficient product lifecycle planning for our combined EMEA & Americas business
  • Minimise supply chain costs and maximise inter-region efficiency
  • Maintain regular group sales forecasts
  • Regular analysis and executive reporting of sales, forecasts, market trends and inventory
  • Identify new growth opportunities, working closely with our Sales and Product Management teams
  • Evaluation of new product proposals and return on investment
  • Tender quotations and negotiations
  • Become a go-to person with a deep understanding of the business, embracing the dynamic, driven and customer-oriented culture which has made Optoma a success

 Candidate Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree level qualification – Business, Economics or Engineering preferred
  • Proven ability to manage teams and work across broad territories and cultures
  • Numerically astute & confident user of Microsoft Excel
  • Adaptable, assertive, engaging, communicative and confident personality
  • Team player who is driven, adaptable and dynamic
  • Fluent English, other European or Mandarin languages are also of benefit