Regional Demand Planning Manager
Department: Business Operations
Sonos Business Operations Team and Regional Demand Planning Manager
Sonos Business Operations’ mission is to reliably ensure we have the right product, at the right time, in the right place, while maximizing long-term profitability. The Business Operations team unifies our company and partners as we conceive, plan and deliver our products in a way that delights our customers and maximizes our long-term financial performance.
The Regional Demand Planning Manager reports to the Head of APAC Business Operations and is the operations point of contact for the assigned areas’ leadership team. The role is responsible for global S&OP governance within the responsible region and owning the operational relationship with vendor partners through collaborative forecasting, planning and inventory management. The Regional Demand Planning Manager objectively and critically evaluates and challenges inputs to the demand planning process, performs ad-hoc analysis on trends and growth and owns the forecast and its execution.
More than a candidate that checks every box, we’re looking for people who are excited to work, learn, and grow at Sonos—no matter their background or how they identify. If that’s you, we hope you’ll apply for this role.
You want to be part of a team.
You come with new ideas and a unique point of view. You look forward to collaborating with a diverse team of individuals. You assume everyone’s best intentions, welcome a healthy debate, and embrace differing opinions. You eagerly seek and give help. Transparency tops your list of values, and you proactively contribute to a culture of respect and inclusion.
You enjoy a challenge.
Inquisitive and focused, you see every challenge as an opportunity. You’re ambitious and comfortable making mistakes because you learn from them and bounce back quickly. You would rather create the future than wait for it. You prioritize long-term value over short-term objectives.
You love to listen.
You approach every interaction with curiosity and a desire to understand. You want to make a positive impact in the world. You’re passionate about culture and know the power that music, film, podcasts, games, and stories have to bring people together.
Own the Local Channel Forecast Process and its Execution:
Reliably run a CPFR Process with our key internal/external partners as input into the Forecasting Process
Prepare and submit monthly and weekly demand forecasts based on channel partner, local sales insights & Sonos driven activities with a focus on Sell In & Sell Thru
Responsible for the Local S&OP Governance (Monthly & Weekly S&OP Cycle)
Local point of contact for sales, finance & marketing representing Operations
Optimize Channel Inventory via a robust local allocation process
Monitor and adjust Sell Thru/Sell In forecasts to optimize channel inventories
Interface with the Regional Allocation manager to resolve or highlight supply/demand related business risks & opportunities
Monitor, adjust and allocate (local) supplies to improve On Shelf Availability and Sonos registrations
Develop allocation process relevant to local Go To Market setup
Responsible for Operational KPI’s along with corrective action plans with a focus on Sell in and Sell Thru analytics
Consult with Sales leaders to develop and improve forecast reports that will assist them in the analysis of their business and decision making.
Channel Data Quality
Locally drive Operations Projects and Process Improvements
Collaborate cross functionally to ensure a smooth and efficient execution of Regional to local projects and programs
Involved with the development and implementation of Demand Planning Processes & Toolsets / metrics for local use
Ongoing performance analysis / improvements
Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, supply chain or other related field.
Minimum 2 years of experience in demand or supply chain planning, business analysis, quantitative modeling in consumer electronics, technology hardware or other relevant physical goods products.
Comfortably, effectively communicate and work with dispersed teams in different geographies and timezones
Comfortable working with large set of raw data to draw insights
Strong business acumen, and proven ability to act as trusted advisor to business partners including Cross Functional Senior Leadership.
Strong Quantitative, Analytical skill set with attention to detail.
Curious lateral thinker able to see and understand the big picture while willing and able to deep dive to understand trends and the business at their core.
Hands on approach and self-starter attitude. Ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines.
Experience with operating and/or modeling with Anaplan, Microstrategy and/or Tableau
Professional fluency in Mandarin is a plus
Sonos is a sound experience company. We pioneered multiroom wireless audio, made it sound amazing, and changed the way people listen, making it effortless for them to enjoy what they want, where they want, how they want.
Today we continue empowering listeners by developing new technologies, thoughtfully designing products, expanding our software platform, and crafting brilliant sound experiences while participating in a culture that values respect, transparency, collaboration, and ownership.
Together we’re working to positively impact the world and inspire everyone to listen better—because listening brings people together, builds understanding, drives change, and makes us happier.
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