Amazon Lab126 is an inventive research and development company that designs and engineers high-profile consumer electronics. Lab126 began in 2004 as a subsidiary of Amazon.com, Inc., originally creating the best-selling Kindle family of products. Since then, we have produced groundbreaking devices like Fire tablets, Fire TV and Amazon Echo. What will you help us create?
The mission of our Device Planning Organization is to balance product supply to consumer demand, ensuring we have the right products in the right place at the right time while enabling the factories to operate efficiently and effectively. This includes working cross-functionally (with Ops Program Managers, Global Commodity Mangers, Quality, Demand Planning and Finance) to determine required capacity (factory lines and supply chain tooling) and to plan production in support of the worldwide demand. This includes converting Sales forecasts into production forecasts that drive medium and long-term factory and supply chain requirements. Finally, it includes working with Materials Managers and worldwide Ops teams to develop weekly master production schedules which result in shipment commitments to our customers.
As a Senior Manager of Planning, you will lead a team of Planning Managers who manage the individual product plans. You and your team are responsible for planning the entire family of products (possibly multiple families) and generational transitions within the family. This Senior manager role is strategic, analytical and an influential leader for our global device operations. It requires the ability to leverage a broad cross-functional organization of business teams and management partners. This role is very visible throughout the organization and this person will lead the generation of large scale and complex plans that are presented to senior leaders and executives.
Your responsibilities will include:
Manage production and capacity planning
Coordinate forecast with corporate, develop build plan and communicate to all required parties
Work with finance and other teams to monitor equipment utilization and report CAPEX budget
Ownership of our end-to-end planning processes and workflows to direct our build and manufacturing investment decisions
Work with cross-functional teams to develop capacity plans for new products and products in production
Drive solutions to reduce and eliminate any gaps in plans preventing meeting order schedule, including assisting in sourcing materials as required
Schedule and host meetings with manufacturing partners in U.S. and/or globally as required, reducing and eliminating shortages
Measure, and continuously improve key end-to-end supply chain performance indicators from build plan accuracy to customer on-time delivery
Plan and solve any roadblocks to meeting plan
Act as the primary liaison between the OEM and team in Sunnyvale monitoring, managing and driving the OEM to assure goals/schedule is being met
Represent the planning organization in internal program meetings