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Senior Manager, Head of EMEA Planning

Department: Business Operations

Location: Hilversum

Req#: 3503

In 2002, we set out with a goal – to reinvent home audio for the digital age. Our vision was simple - fill every home with music and make listening a valued experience again. We’re making it easy for everybody to listen to the music they love in every room of their home. To hear the songs they love, to discover new music they never knew existed, and to appreciate it all with the highest sound quality.

We’re doing it all over the world – In more than 60 countries, in seven languages through thousands of retailers. We’re constantly looking for ways to improve the experience – with new products, new software and continually investing in ways to provide our customers the best experience possible. We’re doing what we set out to do. Changing the way people listen to music – one home at a time.

About Operations
Our Operations mission is to reliably ensure we have the right product, at the right time, in the right place, while maximizing long-term profitability. Operations @Sonos 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.
About You

Our band is large. And while there’s plenty of room for all kinds of personalities and skill sets to succeed, there are certain qualities that will help you thrive here.

Like a never-accept-less work ethic. An exceptionally low ego-to-talent ratio (none of the first, tons of the latter). A relentless craving to push past your limits and try new things. The smarts and the humble confidence to take on big challenges, make mistakes fast and early, embrace tough feedback, then recover quickly with fresh, startlingly perfect solutions. A fearless willingness to defend great work. And a tendency to totally geek out on music.

If this sounds like you, read on and let’s connect soon.

What You’ll Do
To prepare for our future growth we are currently looking for a dynamic, analytical, driven, empathetic leader who can build and lead a world class S&OP function for the EMEA region.
As the leader of the Planning team in Europe; the Senior Manager, Head of EMEA Planning, is the key business partner towards the EMEA Managing Director, Finance Controller, Regional Marketing lead and the Country leadership teams with regards to Business Planning & Forecasting.  This role reports into the Operations Director.  
The Regional Planning Lead manages the Business Control & Forecasting (BC&F) Team and the Local S&OP planners across EMEA.  You are responsible for the Mid Term Forecasting Process, the short term (execution) forecast process, regional allocations/inventory optimization and will lead the overall S&OP cycle for EMEA.

Main duties and responsibilities:
  • Lead and coach the regional and local BC&F and S&OP teams to build a world class, high performing planning and execution team across EMEA.
  • Drive the Business Control and Forecasting process, Reporting and Analytical support across the region.
  • Manage Risk and Opportunity and scenario planning within the Region.
  • Establishment and execution of the local S&OP processes for EMEA within the Global framework.
  • Lead the S&OP reviews, prepare the data and metrics for review (via team members), identify gaps and scenarios and guide decision making for review/dissemination or escalation where appropriate. 
  • Contribute to the development of a global, best in class Supply Chain and Operations function.
Skills You’ll Need
  • “The best manager I ever had” track record of servant leadership running large multi-site teams and a progressive career in an Operations/Sales/Fulfillment environment.
  • Deep understanding and experience of Integrated Business Planning and S&OP process and governance.  
  • Financial background a plus. 10+ year progressive career in a Sales Operations environment.
  • Strong business & Finance acumen, and proven ability to act as trusted advisor to business partner.s
  • At least 5 years S&OP leadership experience in a geographically dispersed organization.
  • Strong Analytical skillset with attention to detail.  
  • Must have a deep passion for people and a proven track record of leadership.
  • Must be a builder who can architect and deliver a vision rather than an optimizer who is most effective optimizing an established process.
  • Energetic, forward-thinking and creative individual with high ethical standards and an appropriate professional image.
  • Must have a good mixture of drive and empathy; having the empathy to identify the true value drivers for our key customers (based on their biggest need) and the drive to deliver that value.
  • Intelligent, articulate and able to relate to people at all levels of the organization; excellent communication skills.
  • Great coach and developer of others who is trustworthy, transparent and serves as a respected leadership authority to others.
  • Flexible, team builder, team innovator, feels totally at ease in a fast growing organization.
  • Inspirational and a Skilled Motivator.
  • Comfortable asserting ideas and processes as well as welcoming challenges from others aimed driving to Sonos values.
  • A lover of emerging technologies, ideally with a passion for music!!
How to Audition
Apply now and if there is a strong match, you'll be invited for a first phone interview with one of our recruiters.
More About Our Band

In 2002, we set out to reinvent home audio for the digital age. Our mission–to fill every home with amazing sounding music. Yes, it was an ambitious goal. Challenging, too. And that hasn’t changed.

Since those early days, we’ve remained tirelessly focused on finding innovative ways to make listening out loud, with friends and loved ones, the truly transformative experience it should be. We’ve seen our vision capture the imaginations of music lovers in more than 60 countries, as we’ve continued to introduce products, software, and technologies that help people share the songs they love, discover new music they never knew existed, and experience richer, more musical lives.

At Sonos, we are building a team with extraordinary talent to help us fill every home with music. 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.