Senior Planning Manager

Samsara, San Francisco

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Samsara, founded in 2015, is a leader in Industrial IoT and our mission is to increase the efficiency, safety, and sustainability of the operations that power our economy. Our solutions combine hardware and software to bring real-time visibility, analytics, and AI to operations across various industries. Samsara’s fast-growing team is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in San Jose, Atlanta, and London. Our team has raised over $530M from Andreessen Horowitz, General Catalyst, Tiger Global, and Dragoneer.
Samsara is hiring a Senior Planning Manager to oversee the demand management process. The Planning Manager will manage the collaborative demand planning and forecasting process by working with sales, sales operations, strategic finance, supply chain and business operations team. As a senior person on the team, you will drive planning strategy, build relationships and deliver to the business OKRs. This is a highly visible role that offers an opportunity to make business critical decisions that will improve customer service levels while minimizing inventory costs.
A Demand Planning Manager will work on:
  • Create and Implement Collaborative Planning, Forecasting and Replenishment process. Work collaboratively with Sales, Product and business unit leadership to establish an executable demand plan that supports the company’s strategic direction.  
  • Communicate to leadership regarding the health of demand, changes in business trends, and risks & opportunities to the operating plan.
  • Provide input to developing demand planning strategies on existing products, new product transitions and product EOL.
  • Analyze, communicate, and monitor the impacts of demand changes to supply chain and operations team.
  • Provide accountability to the demand management processes by reporting performance metrics, improvements and monitoring historical performance.
  • Evolve operating procedures for supply-demand process and business systems. Proactively drive operational improvements.
An ideal candidate has:
  • 5+ years of combined experience in consulting and supply chain planning, demand planning or forecasting processes
  • Degree in supply chain, engineering, finance, or economics. MBA or CPA preferred
  • Excellent data analysis and modeling skills
  • Strong understanding of ERP systems, Salesforce, Tableau, Planning Systems and programming capabilities
  • Deals with ambiguity, changing priorities and business volatility
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills 
At Samsara, we welcome all. All sizes, colors, cultures, sexes, beliefs, religions, ages, people. We depend on the unique approaches of our team members to help us solve complex problems. We are committed to increasing diversity across our team and ensuring that Samsara is a place where people from all backgrounds can make an impact.

About Samsara

About Breakthroughs in semiconductors are making sensors smaller and radically cheaper, and wireless Internet connectivity is becoming ubiquitous. Yet traditional enterprise-scale sensor systems still require complex infrastructure, from hard-wired networks to servers, middleware, and custom code. As a result, sensor projects can take months — if not years — to bring online. Samsara disrupts the traditional sensor model with an integrated, software-centric solution. Our products combine plug-and-play sensors, wireless connectivity, and rich cloud-hosted software, all tightly-integrated for simple deployment. Samsara was founded in early 2015 by Sanjit Biswas and John Bicket. Sanjit and John previously co-founded Meraki, the cloud networking leader. Meraki was acquired by Cisco for $1.2 billion in 2012, and under Sanjit and John's continued leadership became one of Cisco’s fastest growing businesses. Samsara’s team includes veteran executives and technical leaders from companies including Google, Apple, and Meraki, who bring experience in big data, cloud software, and hardware design. In Sanskrit, "Samsara" is the eternal cycle of life and rebirth.


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