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Supply Chain Planner

Boise, ID, US


Req. ID: 146461 


Micron Technology’s vision is to transform how the world uses information to enrich life and our commitment to people, innovation, tenacity, collaboration, and customer focus allows us to fulfill our mission to be a global leader in memory and storage solutions. This means conducting business with integrity, accountability, and professionalism while supporting our global community.


Planners have responsibility and accountability to enable Micron to meet sales and business unit objectives while considering customer service, capital optimization, corporate strategy, and inventory cost.


As a Supply Chain Planner (SCP) at Micron Technology, Inc., you will be responsible for generating the 0-24-month Constrained Demand Signal and Supply Plan, Customer Support Plan (CSP), and inventory signal, including generation and oversight of planning scenarios, and publish of quarterly business plans. To do so, you will consider inputs such as wafer ramp plan, roadmap, business unit (BU) priorities, yield updates, and engineering requirements. In the tactical horizon, this role will collaborate often with Tactical Supply Planning, Manufacturing Planning, Sales, and Marketing to generate the weekly Constrained Demand signal and Customer Support Plan, quantify risk and opportunities based on business plan objectives, and coordinate the constrained planning processes. In addition, you will analyze supply-demand variances and partner with tactical supply planners to close gaps, ensure healthy inventory levels by facilitating action on risk, slow-moving, and orphaned inventory, and monitor and improve key performance metrics and processes.


The SCP is the key interface between the Sales teams, Tactical Supply Planning, and Marketing and must be able to effectively communicate sales risk, trade-offs, and impact of changes in supply or demand. The SCP must also optimize deployment of capital, effectively analyze inventory levels (internally and in the channel), monitor actual results versus forecast, recommend adjustments, and perform post-mortem analysis on forecast variances.


Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

Analyze and Facilitate Supply/Demand Matching

  • Analyze demand, supply and shipments trends using statistical tools to find opportunities and risks to revenue plan and business plan objectives
  • Create methodologies/automated process to analyze supply solve and find root cause for supply shortages
  • Analyze key demand information from end-customer backlog, key customer forecast, point-of-sales, and factory backlog using a statistical and rule-based demand analytics engine
  • Skilled at synthesizing large amounts of quantitative and qualitative information and translating into meaningful strategies for senior leaders
  • Incorporate metrics reviews into weekly Constrained Demand meetings
  • Perform demand accuracy, statistical and trend analysis to drive a refined demand signal
  • Identify and quantify risk and opportunities based on business plan objectives
  • Provide alternative solutions to Sales and Marketing regarding demand and supply gaps
  • Facilitate discussion on mitigation, trade-offs or alternatives to close gaps
  • Provide pre-warning communication regarding risk or opportunities to CSP
  • Document agreements and incorporate into Constrained Demand as appropriate
  • Understand Frontend and Backend manufacturing sensitivities and communicate to key partners
  • Collaborate with key partners to produce monthly executive review of the Operations Plan
  • Analyze scenario options
  • Provide process support and ideas for improvements


Drive Sales Plan Attainment

  • Organize, lead, and provide analysis in executive and business management forums to drive alignment to strategy
  • Strives to remain objective, make decisions and recommendations, and resolve conflicts based on data and compelling analytics
  • Monitor actual demand versus forecast and engage Sales and Customer Account teams to understand root cause
  • Ensure marketing objectives around segments, customers, product lifecycle stages are contemplated in the development of the Sales Plan
  • Successfully perform under continual deadline constraints


Generate Constrained Demand

  • Collaborate with Tactical Supply Planning, Sales, and Marketing to generate and manage Constrained Demand
  • Review multiple demand signals, trends, and delta comparisons as inputs to Constrained Demand, and make recommendations based on review and discussion
  • Collaborate with Sales and New Product Planning teams to ensure product lifecycle stages are contemplated in the development of Constrained Demand
  • Facilitate Constrained Demand preparation and review meetings to review deltas from prior cycle
  • Drive interlock between partners by building highly collaborative and productive, positive relationships
  • Partner with Sales, Marketing, Supply Chain and tactical supply planners to prioritize constrained capacity/die as needed
  • Recommend forecast adjustments required to achieve customer service levels and stock targets while minimizing excess inventory risk
  • Able to align internal partners within Sales, Marketing, and Planning
  • Flexibility in managing competing priorities and changing expectations while achieving results


Generate Customer Support Plan

  • Partner with Tactical Supply Planning and Marketing to generate, manage and execute to a supply-feasible CSP
  • Orchestrate the global communication and customer commitment expectation via the CSP and allocation
  • Balance customer demand variability to ensure corporate financial and inventory targets are achieved
  • Proficient at seeing the big picture while paying attention to detail
  • Able to work with partners in other geographies or functions
  • Passion for continuously improving the process, tools, reporting, and communications to achieve business objectives


Monitor and Respond to Inventory Levels

  • Evaluate inventory mix to identify slow-moving, orphaned, overstocked, or quality hold inventories and work with partners to develop appropriate actions to consume or scrap
  • Validate inventory service levels/replenishment targets
  • Collaborate with the finance team on inventory reconciliation and cash flow projections and planning.
  • Participate in Cross-Marketing Interlock meetings to ensure wafers are accurately balanced across all marketing groups for maximum revenue opportunities


Minimum Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Industrial Engineering, Sales, Manufacturing, Operations Reasearch or equivalent experience.



  • M.S./M.A./MBA in Supply Chain, Industrial Engineering, Sales, Manufacturing, Operations Research or equivalent


About Us

As the leader in innovative memory solutions, Micron is helping the world make sense of data by delivering technology that is transforming how the world uses information. Through our global brands — Micron, Crucial and Ballistix — we offer the industry’s broadest portfolio. We are the only company manufacturing today’s major memory and storage technologies: DRAM, NAND, NOR and 3D XPoint™ memory. Our solutions are purpose built to leverage the value of data to unlock financial insights, accelerate scientific breakthroughs and enhance communication around the world.


Micron Benefits

Employee Rewards Program, Healthcare, Paid time off (Combined Sick and Vacation Time), Retirement savings plans, Paid maternity/paternity leave, Employee Assistance Program, Professional development training, Workplace wellness programs, Micron Health Clinic (Boise only), Fitness Center/Activity rooms (Boise/San Jose only), Tuition Reimbursement, Micron Corporate Discounts, Casual Dress attire.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

For US Sites Only: To request assistance with the application process and/or for reasonable accommodations, please contact Micron’s Human Resources Department at 1-800-336-8918 or 208-368-4748 and/or by completing our General Contact Form

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