Allocation Specialist at Cisco (Philadelphia, PA)

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At Cisco Meraki, we know that technology can connect, empower, and drive us. By simplifying powerful technology, we can free passionate people to focus on their mission. As the fastest-growing cloud-managed team in the world, our product and technology architecture is changing the landscape of enterprise networking and making cloud-managed IT a reality.
YOU:
Cisco Meraki is looking for a smart, motivated, and data-driven Allocation Specialist to support our planning and shipping departments. This position will be responsible for assisting with managing the allocation of inventory to orders. The ability to consider multiple variables to ensure orders are shipping at the right time with the right quantities will be key to the success of this role.
The ideal candidate will look forward to working cross-functionally with various departments and thrive on providing superb internal customer service. In addition, we are looking for a detail-oriented self-starter, who enjoys collaborating, is looking to continuously learn and grow and is not afraid of getting their hands dirty in Excel.
What You Will Do:
We are seeking a Global Distribution Planner to help Meraki maximize revenue shipments and customer satisfaction. This is a role in a fast-growing team and company, and has a high impact on achieving company goals. Responsibilities include:
  • Proactively allocate products, taking into consideration anticipated demand and inbound production
  • Work with Sales/Demand Planning/Allocations to manage order shipment escalations and develop shipping plans for major accounts
  • Analyze and anticipate out-of-stocks and large deals - provide company wide communication to keep multiple sales channels in alignment
  • Act as the central hub for all allocation movement and questions
  • Work with demand planning and shipping teams to improve and develop processes
  • Maintain documentation records of requests, committed items, and aging inventory
  • Provide ad hoc analysis for the Demand Planning team and other stakeholders

Who You Are:
At Meraki, we strive to create a welcoming workplace that inspires the insatiably curious and the relentlessly focused to make customer IT and networks utterly simple. We are looking for an individual that lives the Meraki values daily: care deeply, be brave, simplify everything, and everybody in. Our ideal candidate is not bound by a checklist, which includes:
  • Curious and inquisitive, strong interest in diving deep on analyses, strong work ethic, capable of a high level of autonomy and creative contribution.
  • Candidate must be comfortable with making operational recommendations to a variety of cross-functional peers and stakeholders, and to base recommendations and actions on verifiable data analysis.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills, and the ability to work closely with multi-functional teams.
  • Must have a good competence in Excel; customer or internal support experience is a plus. Familiarity with planning systems is a plus.
  • Minimum requirements are 1-3 years of professional experience in Logistics, Planning, Supply Chain, Finance, Demand Fulfillment, or related fields.

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The health and safety of Cisco's employees, customers, and partners is a top priority. Our goal is to protect and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 infection for strong business resiliency during the pandemic. Therefore, Cisco requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in the U.S., unless otherwise prohibited by applicable law, and in countries where COVID-19 vaccination is legally required. The company will consider legally required accommodations/exceptions for medical, religious, and other reasons as per the requirements of the role and in accordance with applicable law. Additional information will be provided to candidates about the requirements and accommodation process at the offer time based on region.
At Cisco Meraki, we're challenging the status quo with the power of diversity, inclusion, and collaboration. When we connect different perspectives, we can imagine new possibilities, inspire innovation, and release the full potential of our people. We're building an employee experience that includes appreciation, belonging, growth, and purpose for everyone.
Cisco is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis. Cisco will consider for employment, on a case by case basis, qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
Cisco Covid-19 Vaccination Requirements
The health and safety of Cisco's employees, customers, and partners is a top priority. Our goal is to protect and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 infection for strong business resiliency during the pandemic. Therefore, Cisco may require new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 if the role requires business-related travel, meeting with customers/partners (including visiting third-party sites on behalf of Cisco), attending trade events, and Cisco office entry, unless otherwise prohibited by applicable law, and in countries where COVID-19 vaccination is legally required. The company will consider legally required accommodations/exceptions for medical, religious, and other reasons as per the requirements of the role and in accordance with applicable law. Additional information will be provided to candidates about the requirements and accommodation process at the offer time based on region.
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