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Director - Global Demand Planning

Advanced Microgrid Solutions

Advanced Microgrid Solutions

Houston, TX, USA
Posted on Friday, April 19, 2024
About Fluence: Fluence Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq: FLNC) is a global market leader in energy storage products and services, and optimization software for renewables and storage. With a presence in over 47 markets globally, Fluence provides an ecosystem of offerings to drive the clean energy transition, including modular, scalable energy storage products, comprehensive service offerings, and the Fluence IQ Platform, which delivers AI-enabled SaaS products for managing and optimizing renewables and storage from any provider. Fluence is transforming the way we power our world by helping customers create more resilient and sustainable electric grids.
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We are guided by our passion to transform the way we power our world. Achieving our goals requires creativity, diversity of ideas and backgrounds, and building trust to effect change and move with speed.
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Fluence currently has thousands of MW of energy storage projects operated or awarded worldwide in addition to the thousands of MW of projects managed by our trading platform—and we are growing every day.
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We achieve our goals and meet our customer’s needs by cultivating curiosity, adaptability, and self-reflection in our teams.
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About the position:
Location: Arlington VA/Houston TX (Hybrid)
The Director of Global Demand Planning is pivotal in driving effective demand forecasting and planning strategies across Fluence worldwide. This role involves collaborating with various teams, analyzing historical data, and ensuring accurate demand projections to meet future supply demands. As part of the Center of Excellence (COE), the incumbent sets planning and purchasing standards, identifies best practices, and fosters a culture of continuous improvement. The ideal candidate will possess problem-solving skills, utilize data-driven decision-making, and excel in cross-functional collaboration. They will monitor global KPIs, lead Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) activities and enhance customer demand and material positioning processes in alignment with financial objectives.

What does the ideal candidate bring to Fluence?

  • Leadership and Training:
  • Provide leadership and mentorship to establish exemplary demand planning processes.
  • Collaborate across functional teams and lead demand/forecast reconciliation meetings.
  • Promote planning concepts and alignment across sites, organizations, and regions.
  • Facilitate negotiations and resolve cross-business issues related to planning.
  • Act as an expert in planning tools and manage the Integrated Business Planning (IBP) program.
  • Forecast Accuracy Enhancement:
  • Implement forecasting best practices to enhance forecast accuracy.
  • Analyze KPIs to identify insights and corrective actions for improved planning metrics.
  • Ensure planning objectives are met through active monitoring and collaboration.
  • Lead demand/forecast reconciliation meetings to align stakeholders' goals.
  • New Product Introductions (NPI):
  • Collaborate with product and Supply Chain NPI teams to develop new product projections.
  • Support the NPI process to ensure timely and budget-compliant product launches.
  • Inventory Management:
  • Drive global inventory activities and continuous improvement projects.
  • Manage cycle counting processes and annual physical inventory.
  • Review inventory adjustments and recommend procedure improvements for accuracy.

Education:

  • Bachelor’s and/or master’s degree in business, MBA, Finance, Supply Chain Management, Statistics, Business Administration, or related fields.

Skills:

  • Proficiency in SAP ERP systems preferred.
  • Familiarity with demand planning tools and inventory management systems.
  • Experience with financial budgeting, forecasting, and improvement methodologies.
  • Industry-relevant certifications.
  • Knowledge of inventory reduction methods and lean sourcing/manufacturing.
Here are some of the benefits of joining our team:
· Competitive salary and benefits package
· Collaborative and supportive work environment
· Opportunities for professional development and growth
· Chance to make a real difference in the world
Fluence IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER and fully subscribes to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity to ensure that all applicants and employees are considered for hire, promotion, and job status without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital or familial status.