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Minimum USD Salary: 53,000
Maximum USD Salary: 53,000

Industry: Procurement

Company: Panasonic Corporation of North America


Position at Panasonic Corporation of North America

Panasonic SCM Planner

Every moment of every day, people all over the world turn to Panasonic to make their lives simpler, more enjoyable, more productive and more secure. Since our founding almost a century ago, we’ve been committed to improving peoples’ lives and making the world a better place-one customer, one business, one innovative leap at a time. Come join our journey.

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What You’ll Get To Do:

Panasonic Procurement Corporation of America PPA located in Torrance, California is collaborating with Panasonic Energy of North America PENA and Tesla, Inc. in a large scale advanced battery manufacturing facility known as the Gigafactory near Reno, Nevada. Panasonic manufactures and supplies cylindrical lithium ion cells for the world’s leading electric vehicle manufacturer, Tesla, Inc. Based on the battery demand from Tesla, the Gigafactory produces cells which will expand to world No.1 scale production.

In addition, Panasonic have decided to build a new plant near Kansas City, Kansas as an initial step in our mid term expansion strategy toward 2030, and are currently establishing procurement processes and logistics infrastructure in preparation for the launch-up of the new plant.

Our mission at PPA is to make the vision of Operational Excellence as procurement platform of Panasonic Group in North America by the greatest professionality of global supply chain management. Through this effort we will contribute to Panasonic manufacturing site in North America in terms of creating procurement scheme, buy and sell operation, global logistics, supplier management development, and solution providing against all of procurement challenges.

  • To build and manage global procurement model for Panasonic factories with value added support and account management from receiving new orders, working with vendors and all parties involved to ensure procurement SCM and customer satisfaction.
  • 50% – Procurement Operation Management Assess customer needs and provide value added service to consolidate procurement functions of Panasonic factories to maximize efficiency Monitor inventory and delivery, checking inventory and balance purchase order status, negotiating with suppliers and customers and cooperating with business associate warehouse, logistics companies Monitor logistics cost and business process cost referring to business rule. Ensure timely payment of invoices to suppliers, freight and warehouse companies.
  • 20% – Solution Development Identify opportunities to improve, develop and expand the global procurement scheme through purchase and supply of raw materials, components and devices. Communicate with business associates customers, suppliers, logistics service providers smoothly with problem solving mind.
  • 30% – Data Management Admin Maintain the computer system master data customer, vendor and product including price, minimum order quantity, delivery lead time, etc. Ensure timely collection of account receivables from customers SQL database maintenance for Supply chain operation support with supervisor Collect or Analyze logistics data and information to improve operation with supervisor

What You’ll Bring:

Education and Experience

  • Prefer 3-5 years or more global procurement experience or Data management experience
  • BA/BS in International Business Computer Science preferred
  • Must be proficient with MS Office suite, particularly with Excel
  • Power BI or Tableau skill is a plus but is not required
  • Experience with SQL, Python, or any coding skills preferred


  • Passion to create data driven solution of global procurement and supply chain
  • Set challenging goals
  • Desire for self improvement
  • Proactively act as Customer First


  • Must have the ability to effectively communicate in English Listening, speaking, writing and reading.
  • Communication skill in Japanese, Japanese are considered a plus for evaluation but are not required.

Other Requirements

  • Occasional travel
  • Occasional Overtime
  • Team work spirit
  • Try to perform and improve Creativity

What We Offer:

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Comprehensive benefits
  • Pet Insurance
  • Paid Parental Care Leave
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Educational Assistance
  • Flexible Work Program
  • Volunteer time Off
  • Casual Dress Code
  • Total Well Being Program

Panasonic is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by law or company policy. All qualified individuals are required to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. Pre-employment drug testing is required for safety sensitive positions or as may otherwise be required by contract or law. Due to the high volume of responses, we will only be able to respond to candidates of interest. All candidates must have valid authorization to work in the U.S. Thank you for your interest in Panasonic Corporation of North America.


Panasonic prioritizes total wellbeing. We offer a wide variety of benefits and programs to support your physical, emotional, financial, social and environmental health.

The salary range of $53k-$64k is just one component of Panasonic’s total package. Actual compensation varies depending on the individual’s knowledge, skills, experience, and location. This role may be eligible for discretionary bonuses and incentives.

We understand that your career search may look different than others and embrace the professional, personal, educational, and volunteer opportunities through which people gain experience. If you are actively looking or starting to explore new opportunities, send us your application!


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