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Senior Manager – NPI Forecasting

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San Jose, CA, United States
May 31, 2019

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Xilinx develops highly flexible and adaptive processing platforms that enable rapid innovation across a variety of technologies - from the endpoint to the edge to the cloud. Xilinx is the inventor of the FPGA, hardware programmable SoCs and the ACAP (Adaptive Compute Acceleration Platform), designed to deliver the most dynamic processor technology in the industry and enable the adaptable, intelligent and connected world of the future in a multitude of markets including Data Center (Compute, Storage and Networking); Wireless/5G and Wired Communications; Automotive/ADAS; Emulation & Prototyping; Aerospace & Defense; Industrial Scientific & Medical, and others. Xilinx's core strengths simultaneously address major industry trends including the explosion of data, heterogeneous computing after Moore's Law, and the dawn of artificial intelligence (AI).

Our global team is growing and we are looking for bold, collaborative and creative people to help us lead the industry transformation to build an adaptable intelligent world. We believe that by embracing diverse ideas, striving for excellence in all that we do, and working together as a unified team, we can accomplish anything. Come do your best work and live your best life as part of the ONEXILINX team!

 

Senior Manager – NPI Forecasting
 
The Senior Manager, NPI Forecasting will manage and own the process to forecast all Xilinx NPI product demand and revenue as part of Marketing’s Business Planning & Operations team.


This high visibility role works cross-functionally to build relationships and gather input from key Xilinx stakeholders – both globally in the field and within the factory - in order to apply business  judgement and create the final unit demand forecast for capacity planning and for both short and long-term revenue planning.


This business critical role plays a pivotal business role in forecasting Xilinx very latest technology products, involving a lot of close collaboration with Product Marketing, Vertical Marketing and Operations teams, resulting in need for very strong collaborative, communication, analytical and business judgment skills.


Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Demand & revenue forecasting for all new products, including Alveo boards, Versal, and others. Forecasts are units per device provided monthly and input into Global Operations & Quality’s (GOQ) central forecasting system.
  • Determines appropriate balance between wafer starts, capacity planning, inventory management and customer needs.
  • Revenue forecasting for all new products, including Alveo boards, Versal, and others.
  • Establish a robust, scalable, collaborative, and accurate forecasting process that spans several organizations (including Sales, Marketing, GOQ), ensuring stakeholder buy-in and support.
  • Communicate progress/status effectively across multiple organizations, including a monthly NPI reporting package for Operations Reviews, employing advanced visualization skills to effectively communicate key messages including how NPI progress is supporting the corporate strategy
  • Drive analytics in support of generating more accurate forecasts, including pipeline analytics, plan vs. actuals, historic trends & predictive models, etc.

Qualifications:

  • 12+ years of related semiconductor Planning/Operations/manufacturing related experience
  • Must work independently and have the ability to own the entire process, with demonstrated strong ability to apply business judgement and ownership of decisions
  • Excellent skills in establishing relationships and working effectively across multiple functions in a high-paced, dynamic environment with all levels of the organization
  • Advanced Excel skills are required
  • Advanced data analytics and modeling skills are required
  • Strong system skills in an environment with large amounts of data to review, comprehend, and summarize
  • Tableau or other visualization and analytics experience highly desired
  • Strong technical knowledge of the semiconductor industry and its products along with strong business acumen
  • BS Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or Business, MS/MBA preferred
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