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Inventory Planning, Senior Analyst

Company: Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
Location: Plano
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:


Who we are

Collaborative. Respectful. A place to dream and do. These are just a few words that describe what life is like at Toyota. As one of the world's most admired brands, Toyota is growing and leading the future of mobility through innovative, high-quality solutions designed to enhance lives and delight those we serve. We're looking for diverse, talented team members who want to Dream. Do. Grow. with us.

To save time applying, Toyota does not offer sponsorship of job applicants for employment-based visas or any other work authorization for this position at this time

Who we're looking for

Toyota's Parts Supply Chain Planning Department is looking for a passionate and highly motivated Senior Analyst.

The primary responsibility of this role is to generate demand forecasts and manage inventory plans for service parts and accessories. Identify and support improvement efforts of existing best practices (Kaizen) through the effective implementation of Toyota Business Practices and TPS Principles.

Reporting to the SPO, Inventory Planning Manager, the person in this role will support the Inventory Planning and Demand Forecasting short, mid and long-range goals to right size inventory, minimize costs & improve profitability while maintaining customer satisfaction performance goals for our Lexus, Toyota and Private Distributor Dealers around the world.

What you'll be doing

  • Inventory Planning and Demand Forecasting for Service Parts identified for customer consumption throughout North America, including but not limited to:
    • Perform system validations for inbound/outbound forecasting processes. Use rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems (validation errors) with effective solutions.
    • Generate and analyze performance of planning inputs such as lead times, forecast error, demand variability, and safety stock levels to determine areas not performing to standard.
    • Develop inventory simulation models efficiently and accurately, to provide clear impact analysis on cyclic actions and/or business objectives.
    • Manage Inventory Obsolescence, generate long-term demand requirements and coordinate scrap recommendations.
    • Engage / participate in high visibility, cross functional, or team driven projects, providing inventory planning and demand forecasting expertise, analytical support, strategic solutions or execution recommendations. This includes system enhancements, innovative solutions, Cost Management and Customer Service Improvements
    • Ability to visualize and kaizen complex procedures and information leveraging JKK and TBP tools
    • Regular collaboration with Parts Supply Chain Operations, Advanced Planning, and Service Parts & Accessory Development Groups
    • Manage and prioritize problem solving through OMDS working approach/principles
    • Lead Inventory Planning and Demand Forecasting crisis recovery for abnormal conditions

      What you bring
      • Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain or equivalent experience
      • Passion and curiosity to discover actionable inventory planning solutions
      • Strong Ability to Mine and analyze supply chain performance data (Enterprise Data Warehouse)
      • Experience using statistical computer languages (R, Python, SQL, SAS etc.) to manipulate data and draw insights from large data sets.
      • Experience in data visualization and manipulation tools (e.g. Alteryx, Power Bi, Hyperion Brio, Excel, Tableau etc to extract data and develop presentable solutions
      • Assess the effectiveness and accuracy of new data sources and data gathering techniques.
      • Knowledge of a variety of machine learning techniques (clustering, decision tree learning, artificial neural networks, etc.) and their real-world advantages/drawbacks.
      • Knowledge of advanced statistical techniques and concepts (regression, properties of distributions, statistical tests and proper usage, etc.) and experience with applications.
      • Experience in leading cross functional projects
      • Excellent writing and presentation skills with the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of management
      • Strong problem solving and visualization skills
      • Methodical & detail-oriented self-starter
      • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications

        Added bonus if you have
        • 3+ Years of Production Control, PSCO Supply Operations or related field
        • Completed JKK and TBP through panel
        • Certified Kaizen/Jishuken Leader
        • Strong understanding of Toyota Enterprise & Data Systems (TPNA, APS, NDW, WMS)

          What we'll bring

          During your interview process, our team can fill you in on all the details of our industry-leading benefits and career development opportunities. A few highlights include:
          • A work environment built on teamwork, flexibility, and respect.
          • Professional growth and development programs to help advance your career, as well as tuition reimbursement.
          • Vehicle purchase & lease programs.
          • Comprehensive health care and wellness plans for your entire family.
          • Flexible work options based on business needs.
          • Toyota 401(k) Savings Plan featuring a company match, as well as an annual retirement contribution from Toyota regardless of whether you contribute
          • Paid holidays and paid time off
          • Referral services related to prenatal services, adoption, childcare, schools and more
          • Tax Advantaged Accounts (Health Savings Account, Health Care FSA, Dependent Care FSA)
          • Relocation assistance (if applicable).

            Belonging at Toyota

            Our success begins and ends with our people. We embrace diverse perspectives and value unique human experiences. Respect for all is our North Star. Toyota is proud to have 10+ different Business Partnering Groups across 100 different North American chapter locations that support team members' efforts to dream, do and grow without questioning that they belong. As a company that has been one of DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity and a member of The Billion Dollar Roundtable supporting minority and woman-owned suppliers for over 10 years, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer that celebrates the diversity of the communities where we live and do business.

            Applicants for our positions are considered without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, religion, military or veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law.

            Have a question or need assistance with your application? Please send an email to

Keywords: Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., Plano , Inventory Planning, Senior Analyst, Professions , Plano, Texas

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