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Senior Manager, Supply Chain Planning - EMEA



The job description is for a Senior Manager, Supply Chain Planning position at PlayStation's Global Supply Chain Organization. The role requires managing a team of supply chain planners in EMEA, collaborating with warehouse operations, operations program management, and supplier management team on build of material and management within SAP-IBP system, and reviewing and analyzing sales forecast and inventory data to create the most optimal weekly production schedule with minimum inventory exposure. The ideal candidate should have proven senior years of experience in managing a team of direct reports, experience in utilizing SAP ERP system, and strong knowledge of supply and/or demand planning process within consumer-packaged goods industry or video game industry. Sony is an equal opportunity employer.

Job description

Why PlayStation?

PlayStation isn’t just the Best Place to Play — it’s also the Best Place to Work. Today, we’re recognized as a global leader in entertainment producing The PlayStation family of products and services including PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®VR, PlayStation®Plus, acclaimed PlayStation software titles from PlayStation Studios, and more.

PlayStation also strives to create an inclusive environment that empowers employees and embraces diversity. We welcome and encourage everyone who has a passion and curiosity for innovation, technology, and play to explore our open positions and join our growing global team.

The PlayStation brand falls under Sony Interactive Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation.

Role overview:

As the Senior Manager, Supply Chain Planning, you will be joining PlayStation's Global Supply Chain Organisation. In this role, you will have the opportunity to build a comprehensive understanding of Sony PlayStation’s Supply Chain operations. This highly analytical role requires the ability to deliver solutions that improve the fulfilment capabilities of the supply chain in alignment with the sales plans. 

What you'll be doing: 


  • Manage a team of Supply Chain Planners in EMEA and support the fulfilment of sales plan within the region
  • Align with Supply Chain leadership on the FG safety stock parameters and strategy being defined and be able to articulate the corresponding impact on E&O risks as well as supply availability.
  • Communicate and influence EMEA sales leadership on the Supply Chain FG requirements that would best support the fulfilment of sales plans in the region

Supply Planning

  • Collaborate with Warehouse Operations, Operations Program Management, and Supplier Management team on build of material and management within SAP-IBP system
  • Provide warehouses with weekly/monthly/quarterly forecast of inbound materials and production demand and assess risks on factors including labor capacity, space capacity, and inbound build of material timing.
  • Manage transfer of finished goods and supporting components across Sony warehouses (PlayStation Direct, LATAM/US/CAN 3PLs)

Sales Allocation Management

  • Review and analyse sales forecast and inventory data and take action to create the most optimal weekly production schedule with minimum inventory exposure.
  • Assess risks and gaps within the production schedule and communicate appropriately within the Sales organisation through daily & weekly reporting
  • Drive scenario analysis discussions on finished goods supply chain capabilities that provide clarity to sales on the plans that set for the corresponding month/quarter/year.

MRP Management

  • Manage and influence delivery time parameters within SAP material master with supplier management team to enable accurate MRP weekly/daily runs
  • Collaborate with Logistics team on transit time assumptions and input into SAP system, daily/weekly reporting, and planning models
  • Provide inputs and influence the supplier management team on the safety stock guidelines set up in SAP at the component level.

What we're looking for: 

  • Proven senior years of experience in managing a team of direct reports.
  • BS/BA or equivalent combination of education and experience. APICS certification is a plus
  • Experience in utilising SAP ERP system (SAP GUI, SAP Fiori, SAP Business Objects, & SAP IBP)
  • Broad knowledge of sourcing, MRP buying & planning, material master planning, product allocation, and manufacturing process
  • Strong knowledge of supply and/or demand planning process within consumer-packaged goods industry or video game industry is a plus
  • Data savvy with the ability to drill down and identify key drivers and communicate insightful, practical recommendations


  • Discretionary bonus opportunity
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Dental Scheme
  • London Allowance (if applicable)
  • 25 days holiday per year
  • On Site Gym
  • Subsidised Café
  • Free soft drinks
  • On site bar
  • Access to cycle garage and showers


Equal Opportunity Statement:

Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender (including gender identity, gender expression and gender reassignment), race (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, marital or civil partnership status, disability, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, trade union membership or membership in any other legally protected category.

We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees and embrace diversity. We encourage everyone to respond.

PlayStation is a Fair Chance employer and qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records will be considered for employment.

Location: United Kingdom, London

Country: United Kingdom

Date found: 2023-03-22

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