Planning Manager

Business unit
Acquisti e Logistica; Produzione
Planning Manager

Job Overview

Reporting to the Operations Manager, the successful candidate will design and deliver a planning capability giving end to end visibility of all components, subassemblies and assemblies that form part of Eggtronic customer and product lines (B2B and B2C). They will develop an S&OP (Sales & Operations planning) process in collaboration with Sales and Finance that captures the demand signals and create supply plans that maximize on-time deliver performance whilst minimizing working capital and inventory requirements on the business.
The planning manager is responsible for master data (quality, coverage and accuracy), creating the right instrumentation to make good decisions and reporting to ensure that all stakeholders are informed (including suppliers).
The planning manager will be responsible for a master data expert who will report to her/him.

The ideal candidate:
  • Is an experienced planner who is looking to run and professionalise the planning function in a growing company.
  • Has worked in a company that supplies electronic hardware products in volume to either Consumers (B2C), Businesses (B2B), or both.
  • Has a minimum of 3 years planning experience.
  • Has devised and implemented planning systems and processes (having ideally introduced an S&OP process)
  • Has experience of trading with ASIA (both procurement and manufacturing) either directly or via a local office.
  • Has experience of working with Sales teams to interpret and consolidate customer demand signal in readiness for supply planning.
  • Has worked with purchasing/procurement teams to produce supply planning schedules that maximise on-time delivery performance whilst minimising working capital impact and inventory.
  • Understands that ‘inventory is a substitute for information’ and knows how to plan responsibly
  • Has experience of planning the supply of integrated circuits
  • Is comfortable working with Development teams on New Product Introductions (NPI).
  • Has worked directly with Finance functions and understands the importance of their priorities.
  • Has a relevant professional qualification

Personal attributes:
  • Is a clear and methodical thinker
  • Wants to understand the numbers as and the story behind the numbers
  • Has the appetite and ability to improve and professionalise existing systems and methodologies
  • Able to work constructively with Sales and finance teams.
  • Proactively changes plans in response to changing input signals with minimal fuss
  • Feels responsible for company money (cash)
  • Looks ahead, thinks ahead and plans ahead
  • Wants to measure things in order to improve performance.
  • Is a capable communicator and negotiator
  • Is able to distinguish between the ‘urgent’ and the ‘important’
  • Not afraid to take decisions, but knows when to escalate
  • Listens to all the arguments and takes a considered position.
  • Wants to change the world and is prepared to work hard


The successful candidate will be responsible for the following:
  • Introducing a Sales and Operations planning (S&OP) process that consolidates demand and supply planning into a monthly meeting regime where buying decision are taken using good quality information.
  • Introducing a set of performance measures (KPI’s / PI’s) designed to elevate planning performance over time and that are visible to all.
  • Introducing a system based planning methodology (MRPII) that responds quickly and easily to changing demand signals
  • Introducing a supplier forecasting process (mix of binding and non-binding) that provides supplier with the most accurate and up to date information available for them to plan.
  • Develops the ERP system to become a powerful and effective business tool
  • Line manager for Master Data Expert
  • Ensuring that master data coverage, accuracy and quality is at sufficient levels to be a trusted data source by all.
  • Ensuring that planning decisions are made at the right levels and at the right times (governance). This includes providing the approver with sufficient qualifying information to enable them to make informed decisions.
  • Measures supplier performance (specifically delivery to promise and service performance)
  • Ensures that all part numbers are transacted in a timely manner and accurately on the system.
  • Ensures that stock is reported accurately (validation through quarterly/yearly stock checks)
  • Working with Development teams on New Product Introductions (NPI’s)
  • Working with Finance teams to ensure that business planning is ‘in control’
  • Input to annual budgeting process

About Eggtronic

Eggtronic was founded in 2012 and are shaping the world of power electronics. With headquarters in Modena and offices in California, Taiwan and China we specialise in developing innovative technologies that are more energy and space efficient than our competitors.
With over 180 patents granted worldwide, we are attracting the attention of many prestigious blue chip multi-national companies who are designing our technology into their product solutions that are used by millions of consumers every day. Together we are changing the world.
We also sell a range of products directly to consumers in North America and Europe that further showcase our technology through our Einova brand.
And we are developing integrated circuits (IC’s) that contain our technology to further extend the its reach in applications where energy efficiency and space saving is most highly prized.
We are on a mission to change the world and are looking for ambitious people who can bring their experience, passion and creativity to our company that is on an exciting growth trajectory.

Business unit
Acquisti e Logistica; Produzione