Defense Sales Planning and Operations Leader


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Job Title:Defense Sales Planning and Operations LeaderJob Description:JOIN THE TEAM THAT'S POWERING PROGRESSBuilding cities. Driving commerce. Saving lives. For over 100 years, Allison Transmission has powered the vehicles and technology that move our world forward.What powers us? Our employees. From the first person hired by James Allison in 1915 to the thousands across the globe who work for Allison today, we're driving progress everywhere because we employ top talent worldwide.This is an exciting opportunity in Indianapolis, IN for a Sales Planning & Operations Leader within Defense Programs' Business Planning GroupLearn more about this role and how you can begin driving your career forward!Summary: The Sales Planning & Operations Leader is responsible for leading the Allison Transmission, Inc. (ATI) Defense Programs' Sales and Operations Planning (SOP) Process, functioning as the liaison between the Defense Sales & Operations. You will be responsible coordinating Allison's monthly forecast of Defense's Customer's desires & Operations' capabilities. Additional responsibilities will include Defense Programs' monthly expense forecast, and various sales support activities.Essential Functions:Treat teammates with respect and courtesy while working in a challenging, demanding, cross-functional and matrixed organization.Lead and coordinate activities to have a successful monthly SOP process involving defense account managers providing the necessary information through Growth OpportunitiesAttend and support Sales and Operations meetings to better understand the customer's desires and Operations' capabilities resulting in better facilitation of the SOP process.Stay closely connected to Plant 14 Operations personnel to assure alignment between customer wants and Operations' capabilities.Coordinate material with Master Production Scheduler ahead of monthly SOP meetings.Coordinate monthly forecast material with Finance's Pricing and Revenue groups to assure no surprises with month-end financials.Lead monthly Business Performance Report (BPR) development processDevelop monthly forecast causal reports for monthly End Market reports.Lead and coordinate activities to have a successful monthly departmental expense forecast process.Lead other cross-functional efforts as required.Participate in Product Line Teams as necessary.Develop and maintain knowledge and compliance with ATI policies, ATI procedures, departmental procedures, ITAR/EAR requirements and methods of conducting business with Government personnel. Utilize market intelligence to identify global defense ground vehicle opportunities early in the development phase. Carry out other duties as assigned.EDUCATION REQUIRED:Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Marketing, Economics or equivalent field/experienceKNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:Required:1-3 years of experience working as a Cross-Functional Team LeaderExcellent oral, written and presentation communication skillsKnowledge of financial forecasting and business case analysisAbility to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw conclusionsProven skill at generating clear, concise formal presentations for leadershipStrong team leadership skills, high level of interpersonal skillsStrong attention to detail and driven by following the program process of executionProven history of setting and meeting goals for all deliverables, ability to multitaskInternally-motivated, curious and ambitious with an ability to plan, organize, and establish priorities to handle multiple projects and achieve resultsProficient in the use of desktop applications and use of Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word, Excel, SharePoint, and PowerPointAbility and desire to collaborate and work with partners across the organization at all levelsPreferred:3-5 years of experience working as a Cross-Functional Team LeaderBusiness analyst experience in a Defense related industryExperience in forecasting and analyzingAbility to analyze profitability/ROIFunctional expertise in data modeling software or programsData mining, cleaning and transformationData visualization and reporting techniquesTRAVEL REQUIRED: Minimal travelIf you are an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran requiring assistance and/or reasonable accommodations reviewing any of the careers information, please contact us at 317-242-5000.Please note that Allison Transmission will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Allison Transmission will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.Primary Location:Indianapolis, INAdditional Locations: