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Director of Global Operations Planning

San Mateo, United States

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Job Title: Director of Global Operations Planning

Location: Flexible (San Mateo, CA) -  This role requires proximity to an office location with flexibility to work remotely 2-3 days/week with manager approval.

GoPro requires all onsite visitors and workers to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. An exception to this rule may be made if you qualify for an approved accommodation. 

About GoPro

GoPro makes it easy for people to celebrate and share experiences. We believe life is more meaningful when shared. We build cameras, software, and accessories that help the world share itself in immersive and exciting ways.

GoPro is a global movement whose business is driven by shared experiences. We celebrate diversity. We practice inclusion. We foster belonging. We demand equity. And we share the experiences of individuals and communities who also hold these values as core to who they are. From Bucharest to Munich, Silicon Valley to Shenzhen, we are dedicated to building a company that reflects and honors the diverse global communities where we live, work, and play.

The Director of Global Operations Planning will own the product availability and plan attainment for a product line. This person will act as focal point in Forecast Build plans, communication, and execution of worldwide product supply and contingency plans to meet GoPro’s overall financial goals.

What You Will Do

  • Analyze forecasted demand, inventory and review channel and direct sell through, to develop weekly and quarterly supply plans that meet GoPro’s financial plan. Evaluate risks and implement contingency plans to mitigate.
  • Analyze product backlog and build plans on a daily basis. Identify problem areas and drive appropriate functional groups to correct.
  • Coordinate closely with regional product planning and Sales OPS teams to ensure supply plans meet each region’s sales requirement. Coordinate with Marketing and New Product Operations teams to set launch quantities and to ensure smooth product transitions.
  • Partner with global procurement teams to allocate constrained components, ensure aggressive raw material inventory targets are met, and ensure minimal material obsolescence during product transition.
  • Present product status updates on a weekly basis to Operations executive management team.
  • Improve product planning processes. Identify improvement opportunities, resources, and drive projects to completion, to achieve targeted measurable benefits.
  • Manage Slow moving, Excess and Obsolete products and materials. Highlight to Management and provide solution for recovery. Submit and manage department budgets.

Skills We’re Excited About

  • The successful candidate will have 5 - 10 years Operations experience, preferably in a high tech or computer-related industry.
  • Prior experience in product planning, production control, inventory management, or production / manufacturing operations is preferred.
  • The candidate must combine a working knowledge of world class supply chain practices, strong analytical capabilities, and business savvy.
  • The candidate must be able to exert tactful influence in a matrixed organization - must be a strong team player and communicator.
  • Candidate should be comfortable presenting to executive management. Additional requirements include the ability to both think strategically and execute tactically, a persistent attention to detail, and a high level of comfort in working with numbers.

Bonus Points For

  • Thorough knowledge of MRP planning.
  • Thorough knowledge of specialization such as tooling capacity plans, Materials lead time, Production lead time and E&O.
  • Principles and practices of supervision, training and personnel management.
  • Some knowledge of local Manufacturing in China.
  • Knowledge of NetSuite (a plus but not required), ARENA, Propel and MS Excel.

GoPro Highlights

  • Get your very own GoPro camera + gear
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance – premiums are 100% paid for employees, 80% paid for dependents
  • Life insurance and disability benefits
  • Generous time off policy
  • 12 weeks paid parental leave for new parents
  • Pre-tax and Roth 401(k) options
  • Discounted employee stock purchase plan (ESPP)
  • Live Healthy monthly wellness reimbursement
  • Innovative remote-friendly wellness classes and events
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Professional + personal development opportunities, i.e. LinkedIn Learning
  • Opportunities to get involved in the causes that you care about (annual camera donation + volunteer events)

We strive for the day that no group can be described as underrepresented at GoPro – whether as part of our brand or in our workforce. We are committed to providing a more inclusive, representative, equal, just and happy world. GoPro is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Our Mission

GoPro frees people to celebrate the moment, inspiring others to do the same. From cameras to apps and accessories, everything we do is geared to help you capture life as you live it, share the experience and pass on the stoke. We believe that sharing our experiences makes them more meaningful and way more fun.

GoPro was founded in 2002 by Nick Woodman—a surfer, skier and motorsports enthusiast in search of a better way to film himself and his friends surfing. What started with a 35mm camera and a wrist strap made from old wetsuits and plastic scraps has grown into an international company that has sold over 26 million GoPro cameras in more than 100 countries.

But it’s the millions of passionate GoPro users around the globe who bring the magic to life. They humble and inspire us every day with incredible creativity that helps us see the world in an all-new way—and fires us up to keep creating the most awesome, innovative products possible.

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