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Planning Director

Company: Randstad USA
Location: Gardena
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

job summary:
Our client, a tech start-up who is pushing the boundries of electric vehicle development, is seeking a Planning Director for their Los Angeles Area operation. Qualified candidates will have extensive experience supporting the development, continuous improvement and optimization of the organizations end-to-end supply chain operations. Extensive experience in the automotive industry, specifically with EV, is highly desired.

location: GARDENA, California
job type: Permanent
salary: $160,000 - 225,000 per year
work hours: 8am to 4pm
education: Bachelors


  • Experienced manager who insures employee engagement, accountability and ownership for overall teams' mission and Supply Chain deliverables
  • Manage across a matrix organization with cross functional teams including Supply Chain, Manufacturing (in-house and out-source), Finance, Program, and Engineering to insure companywide alignment. Engage with organizations and leaders across Operations and Supply Chain to enable collective Strategic Planning through yearly, quarterly objectives tied to top level initiatives
  • Support weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly reporting of progress against objectives & support required.
  • Ensure integrity, accuracy, and timely reporting of overall Supply Chain metrics and KPI's on a weekly, monthly and quarterly basis.
  • Perform financial risk assessments and reporting of any supplier financial changes which could have a potential risk to FF business
  • Perform cost benchmarking using industry expertise, data, and research to identify cost savings opportunities and efficiencies. Responsible for "should be" costing models and provide as input into RFQ and key sourcing activities as well as overall Supply Chain spend, savings and opportunities.
  • Support cross functional trade off analysis to facilitate decision making
  • Participate and/or lead projects in the formation and execution of strategic operational projects
  • Represent Supply Chain organization in key corporate meetings to ensure real time communication and problem solving.
  • Identify opportunities for improved process, collaboration, and coordination across key functions
  • Identify new technologies, industry trends, new paths to company sustainability, and develop execution strategy to operationalize them to ensure best use of investment.
  • Travel Requirements of Position: 10-25% travel, as needed
    • Experience level: Experienced
    • Education: Bachelors (required) -
      • Planning
      • Project Management
      • Lean
      • Supply Chain
        For certain assignments, Covid-19 vaccination and/or testing may be required by Randstad's client or applicable federal mandate, subject to approved medical or religious accommodations. Carefully review the job posting for details on vaccine/testing requirements or ask your Randstad representative for more information.

        Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

        Qualified applicants in San Francisco with criminal histories will be considered for employment in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

        We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

Keywords: Randstad USA, Gardena , Planning Director, Executive , Gardena, California

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