Sr. Business Planning Analyst

VIZIO, Inc., headquartered in Irvine, California, is America's #1 Smart TV and Sound Bar Company. VIZIO's mission is to be the industry leader in Consumer Electronics by consistently delivering the latest technologies at the most affordable price. VIZIO's brand promise is to deliver innovative, premium-quality consumer electronics with an unwavering focus on the needs of our consumers. We are currently seeking a Sr. Business Planning Analyst at our Irvine, CA headquarters.

Business Planning:

  • Lead for organizing, coordinating and executing category price roadmap initiatives
  • Support day-to-day pricing requirements and communication with the BP, Sales and Finance teams
  • Support negotiations for price path and business terms, P&L for assigned Category
  • Coordinate promotional planning at the SKU level with Sales Ops to help drive sell in, sell out and profit goals
  • Cross-functional team support for various routine & ad-hoc assignments
  • Ensure adequate ODM production capacity and flexibility for changing demands
  • Supplier performance measurement and improvement (cost, delivery, quality, flexibility, etc.)
  • TV category team representative for facilitation of RFI & NPI processes

Business Analytics:

  • Develop independent research and analysis to support strategic business decisions
  • Conduct market analysis to assess sales volume, market share and competitive situation to support pricing strategies
  • Develop and publish business critical reporting, dashboards, and KPIs used to support forecasting processes and marketing activities
  • Create specifications for reports and analysis based on business needs

The ideal candidate will:

  • Coordinate and execute price roadmap communication across all departments
  • Support of adherence & execution of roadmap and cost validation with Sales, Finance and Business Planning teams
  • Facilitate weekly/routine and ad hoc pricing meetings with internal cross-functional teams to review status and open items
  • Support negotiations of price path and business terms, P&L for assigned Category
  • Provide scheduled and ad hoc reports for management and ODMs as needed
  • Support category facilitation of RFI & NPI processes

Required Skills

  • Detail oriented with excellent organizational skills
  • Knowledge of sales, products, finance, and supply chain functions are a plus
  • Knowledge of forecasting tools and market data are a plus
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills and draw valid conclusions
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills and the ability to effectively relate with multiple levels of management, both internally and externally
  • Proficient in Microsoft products with advanced Excel skills

Required Experience

  • Minimum of 5+ years experience in strategic sourcing, supply chain, sales, product management related position in consumer electronics industry preferred
  • An undergraduate degree with an emphasis in a related field of study is required
  • Ability to drive clear objectives, identify priorities, collaborate with business partners to streamline business and support Business Planning Managers
  • Experience in Tableau, SAP, SQL and statistics / data blending tools preferred
  • Ability to manage projects from inception to completion
  • Process focused - ability to identify and implement process improvement opportunities
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment

VIZIO, Inc. offers excellent career opportunity as well as a competitive compensation and benefits package. We are an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran

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