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LEAD School - Head - Planning (4-8 yrs) Premium

Mumbai Job Code: 1232797

Planning Head

About us :

LEAD is the market leader and the first edtech UNICORN of 2022. It is the fastest-growing School EdTech company in India. Fortune has recognized us as one of India's top 24 Employers of the Future in June 2022. We partner with Affordable Private Schools across the country and empower them with the tools and resources that transform them into centers of excellence. Our enhanced performance monitoring tools, dedicated lesson plans, and tech-based solutions enable educators to provide students with the best education.

Our mission is to provide excellent education to every child. We have seen rapid adoption growing 13X over the last two years with our School Integrated System implemented in over 3500 schools across the country.

LEAD - Growth Highlights :

- Raised $100 Mn in a Series E round and became the first Ed Tech Unicorn of 2022 (Business Standard - LEAD becomes first edtech unicorn of 2022)

- Our co-Founder & Co- CEO Smita Deorah is the only leader from India to win the Power of Women (POW) 2022 award held in the USA! (ASU+GSV Summit)

- LEAD has won in the 'Most Innovative Product/Service' sub-category, ('Unicorn' category), at the Businessworld Unicorn Awards 2022

- We are building a B2B + At-home Learning business, which is a US $14B market opportunity across 120 Mn Private School students in India, alone.

- Education Leadership Award by American Leadership Board in 2018. Best School Management Award in 2019.

- LEAD has entered into an agreement with Pearson, the world's leading learning company, to acquire its local K-12 learning business in India. With this acquisition, LEAD will immediately expand its reach to over 9000 schools and will further enhance its product portfolio to cater to the entire spectrum of 5 lakh+ private schools in India.'

JOB DESCRIPTION :

Purpose of the Job :

- Head - Planning role is an essential role in the supply chain of a company. They use the analytical, marketing, and sales data of a company to effectively estimate future product demands.

- Their duties include planning inventory flow, analyzing statistical data, and generating forecasting solutions. Further, based on the actual order inflow, they have to plan distribution of inventory and ensure that there are 0 stockouts (sales loss) and no excess inventory as well.

Must :

- Demand Planning - Develop and prepare demand forecasts at multiple levels of aggregation for multiple time horizons as part of a demand planning function.

- Support Annual Business Planning/monthly forecasting process by driving volume and value forecasting.

- Review historical sales trends, research demand drivers, prepare forecast data, develop statistical forecast models, and evaluate forecast results.

- Coordinate cross-functional research activities to reconcile significant variances and refine the forecast model to reflect updated sales and marketing assumptions.

- Regular reporting to Senior and Executive management of the demand plan and KPIs.

- Interact with Sales, Marketing, and Finance to understand demand forecast drivers.

- Have a collaborative and consensus approach by working with Sales, Marketing, Finance to obtain and ensure that current and accurate information is used for demand forecasts.

- Supply Planning - Develop inventory strategies on existing items, new products, and product phase-outs (volume planning for latest estimates / annual process)

- Closely coordinate and ensure that customer action plans are incorporated in supply planning

- Ensure alignment in lead times, inventory days, liquidation plans and inventory aging.

- Design, build & implement the distribution network of the organization considering Logistics route planning, models to reduce TAT & Cost

Should :

- Master's degree from a premium institute.

- 4-5 years experience in Planning / Supply Chain function (at least with the last 2 years at managerial level)

- Effective communication & exposure of dealing with senior management.

- Experience across FMCG, Supply Chain and E-commerce preferred.

- Proven working experience in pan-India Planning & Strategy.

- Hands-on experience in Data analytics tools & techniques, SCM processes, Warehouse & Logistics knowledge.

- Excellent leadership and analytical skills with working knowledge of analytics tools.

- Excellent interpersonal skills: outstanding in teamwork, ability to work

- successfully with teams across the organization

- Strong problem solving, detail orientation, execution excellence & entrepreneurial spirit.

- Proven ability to meet deadlines in a high-paced work environment.

Nice :

- A Grasp of Economics and Market Dynamics

- Contributions to the Education industry are desirable.

- Understanding Cost-to-serve

- The Skill of Flexibility

- Ownership mindset

- Project Management Skills

- The Ability to Get the Best from People

Department : Supply Chain

Location : Mumbai

Women-friendly workplace:

Maternity and Paternity Benefits

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