What you’ll be doing...

The Inventory Planning Consultant will be responsible for the forecast and planning of Network equipment. You will need to ensure that short and long range equipment forecast is maintained in order to support network equipment orders across the Verizon network.

  • Responsible for interpreting equipment forecasts for maintenance related equipment demand.
  • Uses existing tools and databases to enable automatic gathering of data to ensure adequate inventory supply.
  • Collaborate with Supply Planning on overall network strategy with consideration for existing inventory and current orders, which offsets capital purchases and reduces inventory.
  • Partner with cross functional teams on spares management strategy (typically engineering teams) to create effective strategy to increase service levels and optimize inventory.
  • Experience with Supply Chain Demand and Supply Planning systems integration and implementation.
  • Identify optimal managed product mix and appropriate program structure.
  • In the event of capacity shortfalls, coordinates response and recovery with the vendor, supply planning and engineering teams.
  • Tracks vendor performance and equipment delivery intervals and drive compliance.
  • Coordinates with supply planning, procurement and Engineering to address equipment backorders. Provides fulfillment data and pursues needed improvements.
  • Presents recommendations for process improvement ideas to management to create efficiencies in the overall analysis and management of the planning process to include system enhancements and taking into consideration input and output variables.
  • Manages End-of-Life / Discontinuance activities, including inventory obsolescence and working with engineering to assign replacement items.
  • Minimizes inventory levels to values set by management. Investigates opportunities to utilize excess equipment to reduce overall inventory values and CAPEX spend.
  • Partner with engineering teams on decommissioning and excess equipment harvesting.
  • Analyzes forecast needs for inventory, purchasing, and engineering systems and works with to improve visibility across organization.
  • Drives data validation and forecast results, as well as other KPIs.
  • Data Mining in large databases to locate information related to inventory optimization.
  • Ability to use Visualization to communicate trends and issues.

What we’re looking for...

You’ll need to have

  • Bachelor’s degree or four or more years of work experience.
  • Three or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Four or more years of equipment life cycle planning experience.
  • Four or more years of Supply Chain experience.
  • Supply and Demand planning experience.
  • Experience in Microsoft Office, specifically in Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Willingness to travel up to 25%.

Even better if you have:

  • A degree or Masters’ degree in Supply Chain.
  • Experience managing multiple vendor programs simultaneously.
  • Experience with direct or influential authority of cross functional teams, processes and levels of management.
  • Five or more years of Supply/ Demand planning experience
  • Five or more years of Supply Chain experience.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Forward looking mindset with analytical abilities.
  • Transformational discipline, Communication effectiveness and exceptional program management skill sets.
  • 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 SAP, Peoplesoft and Baxter Prophet or other inventory planning software.

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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