Supply & Demand Planning Manager



Foster City, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, May 3, 2024
This role will be responsible for ensuring Zoox’s hardware demands are well understood across all programs and areas of the business and that our internal teams and external partners are prepared to meet those demands, on time, consistently. You will interact with internal and external partners to manage the aggregated materials forecast and supply commitments for hardware programs starting from development and into mass production, encompassing critical component planning, allocation direction, supply flexibility modeling and materials liability management. As a Supply & Demand Planning Manager, you will work closely with internal core teams to drive new product material readiness. This role involves daily management of supply and any associated constraints, executive status reporting and escalation, and the pursuit of operational excellence and continuous improvement.

In this role, you will:

  • Serve as a bridge between business strategy, engineering build plans, and operational supply chain execution by building demand planning models based on market data and “what if” scenarios that analyze new product introductions
  • Partner with Manufacturing Operations to enable planning for factory capacity based on demand projections, consolidate risks, and help drive prioritization between competing requirements in the event of supply constraints
  • Forecast demand and report on whether projected supply plans can meet the needs of the company. Define and measure factory key performance measurement metrics such as forecast accuracy, fulfillment rate, etc
  • Lead supply & demand planning work process improvements and finds opportunities for implementation of process efficiency improvements to ensure the processes are scalable
  • Manage clear-to-build (CTB) to have visibility into material coverage, highlighting issues between projected coverage and constraints, to ensure that demand from all sources is supported appropriately
  • Work with Strategic Sourcing Managers (SSM’s) to identify, resolve, and close material issues and coordinate allocation strategy of constrained components across multiple programs
  • Engage with Engineering and SSM teams to kick off material readiness for NPI initiatives and consolidate risk release data to ensure orders are being placed on time and issues are transparent to the company and executives during NPI phase
  • Manage supply challenges arising from engineering changes to minimize obsolete inventory and ensure a continuous supply


  • Bachelor’s degree with minimum 5+ years of professional experience including experience in supply & demand management and/or materials management
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and presentation skills; ability to evaluate and analyze data to enable operation decision-making and effectively communicate to executive management/leadership
  • Data modeling skills with MS Excel and experience with data visualization tools like Tableau or similar

Bonus Qualifications

  • MBA or Master’s Degree in Supply Chain or Operations Management
  • Experience in NPI Operations and/or consumer electronics
  • Experience with MRP/ERP
  • Advanced data modeling skills with a particular focus on VBA, SQL, and Python
There are three major components to compensation for this position: salary, Amazon Restricted Stock Units (RSUs), and Zoox Stock Appreciation Rights. The salary range for this position is $123,000 to $199,000. A sign-on bonus may be offered as part of the compensation package. Compensation will vary based on geographic location and level. Leveling, as well as positioning within a level, is determined by a range of factors, including, but not limited to, a candidate's relevant years of experience, domain knowledge, and interview performance. The salary range listed in this posting is representative of the range of levels Zoox is considering for this position.
Zoox also offers a comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off (e.g. sick leave, vacation, bereavement), unpaid time off, Zoox Stock Appreciation Rights, Amazon RSUs, health insurance, long-term care insurance, long-term and short-term disability insurance, and life insurance.
About Zoox
Zoox is developing the first ground-up, fully autonomous vehicle fleet and the supporting ecosystem required to bring this technology to market. Sitting at the intersection of robotics, machine learning, and design, Zoox aims to provide the next generation of mobility-as-a-service in urban environments. We’re looking for top talent that shares our passion and wants to be part of a fast-moving and highly execution-oriented team.
If you need an accommodation to participate in the application or interview process please reach out to accommodations@zoox.com or your assigned recruiter.
A Final Note:
You do not need to match every listed expectation to apply for this position. Here at Zoox, we know that diverse perspectives foster the innovation we need to be successful, and we are committed to building a team that encompasses a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and skills.