Demand Planning Analyst

Supply Chain, Production and Manufacturing Chicago, Illinois


Description

Position at Gogo Commercial Aviation

Summary:

Gogo is growing.  As we add more airlines and aircraft to our customer base it is important to continue to grow our resources to keep pace.  An important part of this growth is the new Demand Planning team in our Supply Chain function.  This group will ensure availability for equipment to meet demand and eliminating wasteful spending.  As we develop more cutting edge technologies the choices for customers are more diverse than ever before.  This team will use analytics and strong processes to provide the right plan for the supply and installations teams to execute.

Our goal is to make sure that Gogo is installed on as many aircraft as possible and our team is the key bridge to translate sales commitments and product upgrades into solid purchasing and delivery plans through the S&OP process.  The Demand Planning department will collaborate with Regional VP’s, Product VP’s and Engineering teams to make sure equipment and resources are available to meet installation and maintenance needs.  This activity will drive the success of Gogo and directly impacts revenue generation and cost control.  Without a highly functioning demand plan, Gogo will fail to service customers and meet financial goals. 

Gogo is growing fast and it is a critical time for our Supply Chain team to develop world class processes with world class talent.  Each role comes the opportunity to have direct impact on how this work is done.  The right candidate will be someone that loves to take ownership and accountability for their goals, thinks independently, and isn’t afraid to take some risks to solve difficult problems.   The people making great things happen today are passionate about Gogo’s success and can’t wait to add more committed teammates.

Key Responsibilities:
Collaborate with Regional Vice Presidents to create a single version of the truth for installation demand and other sales activities to drive demand decisions 

Coordinate demand outlook for new installations and upgrades based on product life cycle planning and engineering certification schedules

Work closely with our PMO and operational teams to determine schedules for Airline Fleet specific parts with short lead times

Coordinate with procurement to ensure that timing of receipts meets the demand schedule and that receipts are adjusted where needed

Continually review processes and systems to identify opportunities to minimize wasteful spending and optimize our resources

Manage multiple priorities and deadlines without sacrificing accuracy and quality.

Work with accounting team to ensure completeness of the monthly financial statements and variance explanations. 

Ability to work in a fasted paced environment while being very detailed.
 

Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Supply Chain or related field

2-5 years of experience in supply chain planning, inventory management, buying, or financial analysis

Excellent organizational skills, detail oriented

Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, work cross-functionally in a fast-paced environment and build relationships with process partners

Highly analytical with strong problem-solving skills

Ability to manage competing priorities effectively, making good decisions based on business priorities and objectives

Strong user of Excel and experience with ERP MRP applications

Strong interpersonal and consultative communication skills