iRobot Corporation

Senior Manager, Production Planning

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Job Post Information* : Posted Date
6 days ago


We're looking for a Senior Manager, Production Planning based in our Guangzhou, China office. You will be responsible for managing a production plan to oversee and ensure that we are meeting business demands.


Essential Functions/ Job Duties

  • Work with Boston Demand & Planning and Regional Sales Operations for multiple product line forecasting, seasonal/quarterly demand and supply planning.
  • Work with Manufacturing Managers and Materials Managers to ensure sufficient capacity to meet OTD, demand seasonality and quarterly revenue needs.
  • Implement supply plan and production plan to accommodate the demand forecast.
  • Maintain demand and production capacity tracker to achieve order fulfillment.
  • Manage purchase order issuance and revision.
  • Coordinate with contract manufacturers on materials and production planning aspects.
  • Work closely with regional sales teams to oversee order scheduling and shipment arrangements for both export and local (China) markets.
  • Coordinate with different functional teams to execute and participate operational meetings to monitor the projects progress.
  • Monitor shipment movements to meet the quarterly commitments.
  • Support customer services with different regional sales operations when necessary.
  • Recommend improvement actions for issues identified.
  • Assist in ad hoc projects and other duties as assigned.


  • Degree in Supply Chain, Procurement management or related disciplines
  • Minimum 10 years’ relevant working experience preferably in senior manager level
  • Strong experience in production planning, purchase order issuance, and order scheduling, shipment arrangement as well as customer services.
  • Sound knowledge in the new product development, marketing, product compliance, quality control, production, shipment arrangement process.
  • Proficient in both written and spoken English and Chinese
  • Strong, proactive, meticulous, well-organized, self-driven and hands-on.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, analytical, time management and problem solving skills
  • Knowledge of Oracle ERP or similar system is required

About Us

About Us


We are the leading global consumer robot company, designing and building robots that empower people to do more, both inside and outside of the home. Founded in 1990 by Massachusetts Institute of Technology roboticists who had the vision of making practical robots a reality. To date, we have sold over 20 million robots and globally employ more than 600 of the robot industry’s best and brightest.  iRobot is committed to fostering invention, discovery and technological exploration in the pursuit of practical and valuable robot products for the home. iRobot stock trades on the NASDAQ stock market under the ticker symbol IRBT.


Our office is in the heart of Guangzhou in the Tianhe District. iRobot is headquartered in Bedford, Massachusetts. We also have offices in California, Europe, Japan, Shanghai & Hong Kong. Imagine the future you could help us build as a fellow iRoboteer! Check out #LifeAtiRobot and follow us on Instagram: @irobotcareers


iRobot is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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