Senior Associate, Distribution Planning

Date: Feb 6, 2024

Location: Fountain Valley, CA, US, 92708

Company: Hyundai Motor America

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~The Sr. Associate of Distribution Planning is responsible for supporting the Distribution Planning Manager in all activities related to vehicle distribution planning. This includes vehicle production forecasting, constraint management, domestic plant and HMC North American Team collaboration. This individual will be required to conduct routine analysis of sales trends and apply forecasting methodologies to generate a highly accurate five month sales forecast aimed to increase the velocity of sales while limiting both Port/VPC Stock and obsolescent part inventory at the manufacturing level. Additionally this individual will be required to work with the assembly plants, region personnel, and the D&I Operations team for all activities impacting vehicle production and forecasting. The position impacts mission critical business processes that directly impact corporate cash flow, dealer relations, and legal compliance. Accuracy, completeness, and understanding the complexity of linked processes is essential to successfully execute this position.

Major Responsibilities

~ Generate sales forecasts on a monthly basis for a minimum of 2 designated series for domestic and HMC production.

~ Maintenance of sales planning documentation.

~ Analysis of sales trends and supporting management with all ad-hoc reports.

~ Become a subject matter expert regarding the Advanced Planning & Scheduling system (APSII).

~ Support Distribution Planning Manager in preparing, analyzing and finalizing month baseline forecast and demand management on APSII.

~ Conduct in-depth sales forecast reviews in order to increase accuracy.

~ Develop analytical methods and procedures to continually improve forecast accuracy.

~ Submit and track monthly production forecast accuracies with actual firm orders submitted.

~ Dialogue with HMA internal and external department along with HMMA, KMMG, Glovis, Mobis, and HISNA as required.

~ Maintain Excel templates and databases required to support the planning processes.

~ Maintain all vehicle information in SAP or APSII pertaining to planning which includes: model numbers general data (framework), material number, FIO availability, color combination, FSC setup and updates, surrogation and PLC, spec approvals, OCN and/or color change follow-up, follow-up on model launch timings, apply surrogation, troubleshoot any data issues, and report inconsistencies to management.

~ Submit APSII prioritization to the assembly plants as directed by management.

~ Work with APSII team to troubleshoot any system issues.

Major Responsibilities (continued)


~ The authority for this position is limited to the exchange of data, generating forecasts and general support to the Distribution Planning Senior Manager.

~ The authority for this position is limited to the exchange of data, generating production order and general support to the Distribution Operations Senior Manager.


~ Must be a high school graduate
~ Bachelor’s degree preferred

Related Experience

~ Four years of related experience with intermediate familiarity of excel (VLOOKUP, PivotTable, conditional formatting, etc…)

~ Forecasting, dealer contact, and vehicle distribution experience a plus


~ Strong analytical skills including proficiency in Excel and Word applications is essential.

~ Detail oriented, excellent organizational and communication skills.

~ Basic math skills.

~ Organized individual with strong attention to detail.

~ Able to handle multiple responsibilities.

~ Strong interpersonal skills, oral communication skills and writing skills.

~ Self directed team player.

~ Ability to develop and analyze reports.

~ Manage competing priorities in a time pressured environment.

~ Ability to interact with vendors, clients and field personnel effectively in a fast-paced, deadline oriented environment.

~ Positive and upbeat attitude.



Physical Requirements

Normal office duties

Work Model

#LI-Hybrid (60% Onsite/40% Remote)




$57,400.00 - $82,000.00 Annual


Actual pay will be based on skills, experience and education. Our total rewards package includes base salary, bonus and benefits. Benefits include healthcare insurance (medical/prescription, dental, vision), 401(k) company match, a quarterly employer enhanced contribution, basic life insurance, short- and long-term disability, employee assistance program (work/life balance programs and confidential counseling), expert medical services (provider referrals, second opinion), business travel accident insurance, health advocacy (coordinate care and services, assistance with claim and billing issues, understanding Hyundai benefits), annual discretionary bonus, accrued vacation pay, company provided sick pay, vehicle lease program (monthly fee includes insurance and maintenance).


Our Company adheres to the equal employment opportunity guidelines set forth by federal, state and local laws.  The information requested on this form is sought in good faith and will not be used to discriminate against the applicant based on race, religion or creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristics, marital status, sex or gender (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, or related circumstances), gender identity, gender expression, age, citizenship, sexual orientation, family care or medical leave status, military and veteran status, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state and local laws.

Nearest Major Market: Orange County
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles