Demand Manager

Cree Fayetteville, AR a month ago

The Senior Demand Manager will lead all aspects of a consensus-based monthly demand forecasting process for assigned Wolfspeed Power group business units, encompassing data gathering, analytics, forecasting, and reconciliation of variances.The Senior Demand Manager will work closely with internal stakeholders to reconcile the demand plan with operational, financial, and inventory objectives.

What can our company do for you?

  • Passionate Demand Management team who takes pride in delivering excellence
  • Growing, dynamic business unit (Wolfspeed)
  • Influence and directly contribute to the development of a new organizational role and processes
  • Cross-functional and change management leadership opportunity
  • Act as a key business partner to Product Line General Manager(s)

What can you do for our company?

  • Develop and own all aspects of the Product Line Demand Forecast
  • Collaborate with Sales, Marketing, Business Unit leaders, Finance, and the Distribution teams to develop a demand forecast
  • Communicate with Operations, Marketing, Sales and Finance to ensure translation of the demand plan across and through the organization, reconciling differences
  • Drive a consensus process
  • Reconcile the operational plan with business strategy, manufacturing, and financial objectives
  • Proactively communicate significant changes in demand throughout the organization including key assumptions and risks and opportunities
  • Develop strong relationships with Sales, Distribution management, Operations, Finance, Product Line Management, and Marketing to enable success
  • Develop overall plans to effectively manage inventory, maximize customer service levels, drive inventory efficiencies and ensure forecast and planning parameters are in sync.
  • Influence cross-functional team to promote optimal business decisions thru data-driven insights and effective communication
  • Operate as a strategic thought leader/change agent, working collaboratively with various functions on priority initiatives that improve forecast accuracy, optimize inventories, and provide superior service to internal business partners and external customers
  • Create balanced solutions to reconcile disparate objectives
  • Drive continuous improvements across the Demand Management organization utilizing industry best practices and innovative methodologies
  • Monitor metrics and exception reporting to identify forecast improvement opportunities
  • Support ad hoc requests and participate on project teams, as needed

What you need for success:

  • Bachelors Degree in Business Management, Supply Chain Management, Statistics, Mathematics, Data Science, Finance or Engineering
  • This position requires the lawful ability to access technical data, information, and areas controlled by United States export control laws and regulations.
  • 7+ years professional experience.Minimum 5 years of Demand Planning and Forecasting experience
  • Experience with forecast modeling, databases and statistics
  • Strong analytical skills and experience, with advanced knowledge and proficiency in Microsoft Excel and working knowledge of data warehouse/business intelligence software tools (Tableau preferred)
  • Demonstrated ability to translate data sets into meaningful insights to influence optimal decisions with cross-functional partners
  • Experience presenting a demand forecast to management in an S&OP environment
  • Detail-oriented with strong analytical, organizational, decision making, problem solving and presentation skills
  • Passionate, self-motivator, driven to achieve business objectives
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Proven ability to “manage-by-influence” cross-functional teams without formal authority
  • Ability to drive effective business conversations with senior leaders and cross-functional partners
  • Works effectively both independently as well as within a team environment
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, rapidly changing working environment
  • Navigates effectively through ambiguous processes

Highly preferred skills and certifications:

  • MBA or advanced degree
  • Semiconductor or high-tech industry experience
  • Demonstrated strong business acumen and end-to-end supply chain knowledge
  • Experience across multiple aspects of the supply chain, i.e.with previous roles in inventory management, manufacturing planning, distribution channel management, sales forecasting, etc.
  • Basic understanding of business finance
  • Proficiency with statistical modeling and demand planning software
  • Comfortable analyzing large and unrefined data sets
  • Working knowledge: SQL, Oracle, Salesforce
  • Advanced knowledge: Tableau, Microsoft Excel
  • Expertise in data acquisition, spreadsheet/database development and analysis

At Cree | Wolfspeed, we’ve spent more than 30 years developing industry firsts as a leader in wide bandgap semiconductor technology.Not familiar with all of our products?That is because we are a part of the invisible revolution; if we do our job right you will never know we were there.Our products make impossible possible like our LEDs that power cities to our Silicon Carbide (SiC) and Gallium Nitride (GaN) components that power electric vehicles, solar energy, telecommunications and industrial, military and aerospace solutions.We believe in enabling the world to do more with less.That’s why we encourage each other to think unconventionally, take ownership and solve real problems.Interested in a career at Cree | Wolfspeed?We want to meet you.

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