Dell Commercial UPP Demand Planner (Advisor) in Round Rock, Texas

Commercial UPP Demand Planner Advisor

Round Rock, TX

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The Commercial UPP Demand Planner role will be responsible for the monthly Unit Production Plan submission for North America CA Lattude, 2n1, Rugged and XPS .

Role Responsibilities

  • Manage the UPP demand plan assigned products within current cadence of both prelim and final loads with inputs such as seasonality index, pipeline review and weight, historical trends and business objectives

  • Identify risk through weekly activities including sales versus forecast, pipeline and market shifts

  • Coordinate recommendations with cross functional teams including PLM, Supply/Demand, Field Marketing Managers, Sales and pricing

  • Identify root cause in high visibility demand/supply issues: On the fly analysis of data, alignment Demand/Supply, Pricing, PLMs and FMDs. Identify options, assign action and follow through on demand shaping activities

  • Drive teams to develop and execute action plans to minimize risk: Drive Plan of Record on all projects/responsibilities, ensure teams agree and execute

  • Executive communication and presentations regarding UPP plan, performance and market premium at both Fiscal and Calendar quarters

  • Understand transition strategy and detail, lead regional discussion regarding upcoming transition planning, risk and alignment

  • Drive product transitions including estimates on min and final lock, risk identification and mitigation options

  • Strong executive communication skills

  • Cross organizational influence at senior levels

  • Strong business acumen in Supply Chain/Demand Operations & Planning


  • Degree or 4+years relevant demand supply experience to include: seasonality, Quarter/quarter and Year/year growth rates, market share goals, product life cycle, large orders and promotions, marketing, transition management

  • Knowledge of predictive analytics (big data), forecast methodologies, risk mitigation, order management and fulfillment concepts and processes

  • Strong excel skills: Basic knowledge in formulas or ability/interest to learn very important (PIVOT/VLOOKUP/SUMIFS/CONCATENATE/ETC).

  • Demand waterfall analysis, segment level identification, ability to find root cause in demand driven issues

  • Ability to independently and deeply analyze/verify data from other teams regardless of format or source (demand data at UPP, MPP, MBP, MRP levels)

  • Understanding of procurement process, cost, commitments, and lead-time implications for commodities

  • Ability to execute cost benefit analysis. i.e. sell/scrap decisions, cost per box curve creation in scrap analysis


We offer highly competitive salaries, bonus programs, world-class benefits, and unparalleled growth and development opportunities — all to create a compelling and rewarding work environment.

If you’re excited by the prospect of marketing ground-breaking innovations to a global audience, this is your opportunity to develop with Dell.

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