What you’ll be doing...

The Inventory Planning Consultant will be responsible for the planning and purchasing of Network equipment. You will need to ensure that adequate inventory is maintained in order to support network deployments across VZW, VZB, and VZT.

  • Identify optimal managed product mix and appropriate program structure.
  • Fill 95% service level of on-time deliveries.
  • Uses demand data to establish internal stocking levels to meet customer and network needs.
  • Create and manage optimal reorder points to maintain targeted days of supply.
  • In support of appropriate stocking, works with demand planning to obtain forecasts and reviews historical trending to ascertain past utilization trends to compare with current forecasting for future usage planning.
  • Develops purchasing plan with suppliers based on key inputs from demand planning and engineering.
  • Tracks vendor performance and equipment delivery intervals and drives compliance.
  • Manages End-of-Life / Discontinuance activities, including inventory obsolescence and working with engineering to assign replacement items.
  • Provides input and expertise on new product launches as defined by engineering; determining ability to provide stock and vendor ability to deliver by launch dates.
  • Minimizes inventory levels to values set by management. Investigates opportunities to utilize excess equipment to reduce overall inventory values and CAPEX spend.
  • Prepares monthly metrics reporting to include vendor performance and KPI’s that are not limited to include the timeliness of install orders fulfilled and differentiating between items that do/do not have set minimum/maximum levels.
  • Prepares quarterly item analysis and proposes recommendations for engineering review and quarterly reviews with external vendors.
  • Identifies opportunities for strategic buys and works with Sourcing and Procurement to implement for strategic cost savings and planning. Evaluates vendor proposals (from a Demand/Supply Perspective) and participate in contract negotiations as needed.

What we’re looking for...

You’ll need to have:

  • Bachelor'sdegree or four or more years of work experience.
  • Four or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience managing multiple vendor programs simultaneously.
  • Supply and Demand Planning Experience.
  • Program Management experience.
  • Proven experience with direct or influential authority of cross functional teams, processes and levels of management.

Even better if you have:

  • Bachelors’ degree in Supply Chain.
  • Two or more years of equipment life cycle planning experience.
  • Four or more years of Supply/Demand planning experience.
  • Four or more years of Supply Chain experience.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, specifically in Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to prioritize effectively with multiple clients and projects, tight deadlines and take actions using self-directed management skills.
  • Experience with procurement systems and processes within vSAP, nSAP, Peoplesoft and Baxter Prophet.

When you join Verizon...

You’ll be doing work that matters alongside other talented people, transforming the way people, businesses and things connect with each other. Beyond powering America’s fastest and most reliable network, we’re leading the way in broadband, cloud and security solutions, Internet of Things and innovating in areas such as, video entertainment. Of course, we will offer you great pay and benefits, but we’re about more than that. Verizon is a place where you can craft your own path to greatness. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, find your future at Verizon.

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