2020-05-15 Google Operations Center
Demand Planner, Supply Chain Operations
Mountain View, California, United States

About Loon

Loon is on a mission to connect people everywhere by inventing and integrating audacious technology. Loon is built on a sophisticated system of products and services that combine advancements in materials science, atmospheric modeling, machine learning, and communications systems. These platforms enable Loon to harness the stratosphere, transforming global connectivity and creating endless possibilities for new applications by bridging ground, sky and space.

Overview

As a Demand Planner for Loon Supply Chain Operations group, you will be crucial in setting the tactical and operational direction of the business. You will work closely with our Sales, Business Strategy and Field Operations teams, among others, to lead cross-functional initiatives to support planning for Loon’s commercial growth. You'll also work broadly across the Supply Chain Operations team to plan requirements, identify risks, and communicate findings to internal stakeholders. You will be a critical Demand Planner/Program Manager, helping develop new programs and initiatives across the Supply Chain organization.

Responsibilities 

  • Drive cross-functional alignment meetings with Loon Sales, Finance, Product Management and stakeholders to align on a single view of the Global Demand Plan for the next 1-12+ months
  • Provide long term demand guidance as well as a view of key risks, opportunities and decisions to senior leadership to support the development and formulation of Loon’s supply / demand strategy
  • Lead cross-functional initiatives to support supply/demand planning for Loon’s commercial growth.  Change management and communication of our supply planning organization
  • Collaborate at all organizational levels to ensure we have processes and programs in place to enable seamless supply/demand planning of Loon’s flight system
  • Identify and drive process improvements and system enhancements in partnership with the Product Management and Engineering teams.  Lead and/or support the development and implementation of supply/demand automation systems 

Minimum Qualifications 

  • BS or MS degree in Business, Supply Chain, Mathematics, or equivalent practical experience in relevant industry
  • 4+ years of combined experience in demand planning, forecasting processes, S&OP processes or operations planning
  • Strong proven program management experience with excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Experience in using Material Resource Planning (MRP) Tools with strong spreadsheet/database skills (able to create models and maneuver within spreadsheets/databases to manage supply chain processes)

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Experience building demand or S&OP planning process from the ground up
  • Ability to navigate ambiguity and complexity (meticulous attention to detail)
  • Strong presentation skills with ability to tell clear stories with data, allowing your audience to see the choices presented
  • Advanced analytical capability & business judgement. (Ability to discern key inputs and leverage data that drives high impact decisions)
  • Expert with modeling, forecasting, reporting tools, & supply/demand matching
  • Expertise in Analytics / SQL / BigQuery 
At Loon, we don’t just accept difference - we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.
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