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Dell Advisor, Demand Planning in Bukit Mertajam, Malaysia

Demand Planning Advisor

What gives Dell Technologies our competitive advantage? It’s our ability to achieve cost savings as we operate at the cutting edge of technology. Working in an environment that’s as complex as it is critical, our Materials and Procurement team manages a group of indirect categories, such as real estate, marketing material, supplies or software. We use our in-depth knowledge and experience to develop strategic relationships with external suppliers as well as with key stakeholders. Our role also includes leading contract negotiations, managing risk, driving cost-saving initiatives and implementing strategic sourcing best practices.

Join us to do the best work of your career and make a profound social impact as a Demand Planning Advisor in Penang .

What you’ll achieve

This role is responsible for the end to end planning of multiple industry commodities for the Server business across APJC with a focus on India country. From developing weekly, system level sales plans to determining component level supply requirements that support the sales plan to optimize product availability and cost. The role requires adaptability to influence Product Line Marketing and Demand Planning/COC teams towards demand stability and offer solutions to best utilize available supply and mitigate impacts of demand changes. This role also interacts frequently with procurement (WWP) and Product Group (PG) teams to align on forecast changes.

This role will foster strong relationships with the Product Line Marketing, COC, and WWP teams. It will develop a strong understanding of the x86 Server marketplace, demand forecast creation, demand shaping tactics, product transitions and P&L management. This role provides the opportunity to demonstrate influencing skills, dealing with ambiguity, and end to end thinking. From this role, candidates can launch and be successful in several leadership and IC roles across the end to end value chain from Marketing through Procurement and Ops.

You will:

  • Develop demand sensing inputs/outputs to translate customer and financial requirements into actionable commodity level forecasts/guidance for Operations and Procurement, which balance customer experience with operational metrics and execute commodity level product transition plans to effectively migrate through the product life cycle without customer delivery interruptions or excess material supply

  • Effectively prepare the Procurement team in developing commodity level capacity and supply plans that meet the prescribed demand plan as well as providing insight for contingency planning and govern demand consumption rates and provide early warning and mitigation options to supply issues

  • Establish demand shaping programs with Product Line Marketing during times of supply imbalances or when required to meet a shift in the regional marketing or financial plans and work supply imbalances, both excesses and shortages, with the Supply Chain and Product Line Marketing teams to correct as quickly and cost effectively as possible

  • Develop and implement predictive analytics and forecast methods that suit different types of demand and lead management of assigned projects including simplification of current processes, innovation for improvement and KPI achievement

  • Coordinate cross functional team members with S&OP content including communication of risk, attainment, liability and supportability and creation of executive presentations on performance, solutions and innovations

Take the first step towards your dream career

Every Dell Technologies team member brings something unique to the table. Here’s what we are looking for with this role:

Essential Requirements

  • The applicant must have excellent business and finance acumen with good knowledge of marketing, supply chain operations and/or financial management, as well as excellent data modeling and communication skills.

  • Extensive and in-depth understanding of planning, data analysis and recommendation setting and solid analytical skills to resolve ad-hoc issues and adjust to the dynamic requirements of our customer and supplier base.

  • The person must work with several information systems so a high level of proficiency is required in spreadsheet and database analysis tools, specifically MS Access, Excel & PowerPoint.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and able to work autonomously and deal with ambiguity with considerable latitude to meet and exceed the objectives of the role.

  • Must be a team player who has ability to be flexible and develop in the role.

Desirable Requirements

  • Master degree and/or MBA in any discipline (Business, Finance, Supply Chain, Economics, Engineering or related field) are preferred.

Here’s our story; now tell us yours

Dell Technologies helps organizations and individuals build a brighter digital tomorrow. Our company is made up of more than 150,000 people, located in over 180 locations around the world. We’re proud to be a diverse and inclusive team and have an endless passion for our mission to drive human progress.

What’s most important to us is that you are respected, feel like you can be yourself and have the opportunity to do the best work of your life -- while still having a life. We offer excellent benefits, bonus programs, flexible work arrangements, a variety of career development opportunities, employee resource groups, and much more.

We started with computers, but we didn’t stop there. We are helping customers move into the future with multi-cloud, AI and machine learning through the most innovative technology and services portfolio for the data era. Join us and become a part of what’s next in technology, starting today.

You can also learn more about us by reading our latest Diversity and Inclusion Report and our plan to make the world a better place by 2030 here ( .

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