Senior Demand Planner - (Korean Bilingual)

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The Sr. Demand Planner is responsible for setting sales strategy, managing goals and performance, and driving operations and business through the sales of PV modules and systems. This position reports to the Head of Residential Business or another senior personnel that the President of the Company may designate. The candidate will be based out of our Irvine, California headquarters and will be required to travel up to 40%.

Responsibilities

  • Assist in capitalizing on Hanwha Q CELLS America’s existing solar business to identify and manage:
  • Research and analysis of PV market trends and customers
  • Analysis of Federal, state, and county-level policy related to renewable energy and development of sales and product strategy
  • Setting and managing mid to long-term business goals for the US market
  • Monitoring overall performance and in-depth data analysis
  • Managing Sales and Operations data and extracting insight
  • Supporting management decisions with internal and external research and analysis
  • Assist with all communications with Hanwha Q CELLS headquarters, sales entities, and manufacturing facilities in the following locations:
  • Sales entities: US and Canada
  • Manufacturing facilities: US and Korea
  • Assist in strategic planning for market expansion and revenue growth
  • Develop effective demand forecasts at multiple levels of aggregation
  • Analysis of permit, interconnection, sellout trend of each region and installer
  • Frequent meetings with sales organizations and customers to update market demand
  • Coordinate cross-functional research activities to reconcile significant variances and refine the forecast model to reflect updated sales and marketing assumptions
  • Provide input to the supply planning organization in developing inventory strategies on existing inventory, new products, and product phase-outs
  • Closely coordinate and communicate action plans with Sales and Operations
  • Propose and implement solutions to improve demand forecast accuracy
  • All other duties as assigned by the Head of Residential Business

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • Previous experience in sales planning or business analysis preferred (8+ years)
  • 3-5 years of relevant professional experience; 1 year of sales experience is a plus.
  • Strong business analysis skills, including strong MS Office knowledge.
  • Ability to analyze and react to market trends, competitive pressures, and implications of these changes.
  • Bilingual in Korean is a must.
  • Willing to travel at least 40% of the time.
  • Must be comfortable interfacing outside the company, including executive presentations, negotiations, and contractual reviews.
The salary range is required by the California Pay Transparency Act and may differ depending on the location of those candidates hired nationwide. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to, skill set, education, licenses and certifications, essential job duties & requirements, and the necessary experience relative to the job’s minimum qualifications.
  • This target salary range is for CA positions only and should not be interpreted as an offer of compensation
Hanwha Q CELLS America Inc. (“HQCA”) is headquartered in Irvine, CA, and handles sales for the North American region. It is a subsidiary of Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd., one of the world´s largest and most recognized photovoltaic manufacturers for its high-performance, high-quality solar cells and modules. It is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea (Global Executive HQ), Thalheim, Germany (Technology & Innovation HQ), and San Francisco, USA (Energy Storage/Inverter & Software HQ). Through its growing global business network spanning Europe, North America, Asia, South America, Africa, and the Middle East, the company provides excellent services and long-term partnerships to its customers in the utility, commercial, government, and residential markets. Hanwha Q CELLS is a flagship company of Hanwha Group, a FORTUNE Global 500 firm, and a Top 8 business enterprise in South Korea. HQCA recently acquired Geli, a leading developer of Energy Management System software for energy storage, solar, and other renewable resources.

Benefits*
  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Paid Time Off
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • 401K
  • Paid Holidays
  • All benefits dependent on role and eligibility

Physical, Mental, & Physical Demands

To comply with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the essential physical, mental and environmental requirements for this job are listed below. These are requirements normally expected to perform regular job duties. Incumbent must be able to successfully perform all of the functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

Mobility
Standing: 20% of time
Sitting: 70% of time
Walking: 10% of time

Strength
Pulling: up to 10 Pounds
Pushing: up to 10 Pounds
Carrying: up to 10 Pounds
Lifting: up to 10 Pounds

Agility
(F = Frequently, O = Occasionally, N = Never)
Turning: F
Twisting: F
Bending: O
Crouching: O
Balancing: N
Climbing: N
Crawling: N
Kneeling: N

Dexterity
(F = Frequently, O = Occasionally, N = Never)
Typing: F
Handling: F
Reaching: F

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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