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Assistant Manager of Demand Planning

Company: Qcells
Location: Irvine
Posted on: September 18, 2022

Job Description:

Hanwha Q CELLS America Inc. ("HQCA") is headquartered in Irvine, CA, and handles sales for the North American region. It is a subsidiary of Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd., one of the world's largest and most recognized photovoltaic manufacturers for its high-performance, high-quality solar cells and modules. It is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea (Global Executive HQ), Thalheim, Germany (Technology & Innovation HQ), and San Francisco, USA (Energy Storage/Inverter & Software HQ). Through its growing global business network spanning Europe, North America, Asia, South America, Africa, and the Middle East, the company provides excellent services and long-term partnerships to its customers in the utility, commercial, government, and residential markets. Hanwha Q CELLS is a flagship company of Hanwha Group, a FORTUNE Global 500 firm, and a Top 8 business enterprise in South Korea. HQCA recently acquired Geli, a leading developer of Energy Management System software for energy storage, solar, and other renewable resources.

Position Overview

The Assistant Manager of Demand Planning is responsible for establishing and managing sales strategies, goals, and performance, and driving operations and business through selling PV modules and systems in the Commercial segment. This position reports to the Head of the Commercial Business Department or another member of senior management that the President of the Company may designate and will require travel of up to 20%. The candidate will be based out of our Irvine, California headquarters.


  • Assist in capitalizing on Hanwha Q CELLS America's existing solar business to identify and manage;
  • Research and analysis of PV market trends and customers including competitive landscape
  • Setting and managing Business goals for the US market sales along with KPI
  • Monitoring and supervising overall sales performance and in-depth data analysis
  • Managing Sales and Operations data including revenue forecast (weekly, monthly and quarterly revenue forecasts)
  • Developing hypotheses, and performing the data analysis to back them up
  • Supporting Management decisions with internal and external research and analysis
  • Deep analysis and comprehension of current customer, product, and market dynamics and needs; this is a critical function of the overall Q CELLS strategy in North America
  • Be prepared to assist with all communications with Hanwha Q CELLS headquarters, sales entities and manufacturing facilities in the following locations:
  • Sales Entities: Canada, Korea, Germany, Japan, and some others
  • Manufacturing Facilities: US (GA), Korea, Malaysia and China
  • Assist with strategic planning for market expansion and area development in conjunction with the Marketing Department;
  • Collaborate with the Sales and/or Business Development teams to expand the business area for new commercial and new channels.
  • All other duties as assigned by the Head of C&I Module Sales or upper management.

    Required Qualifications
    • Bachelor's Degree required
    • Korean speaking and writing capability required
    • Strong communication and computer skills
    • Data analysis-related experience preferred
    • Advanced level of computer skills: Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook)
    • Strong, professional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to communicate effectively in meetings, calls, presentations and email
    • Willingness to travel at least 20% of the time
    • Ability to identify and develop key strategic partnerships
    • Must be comfortable interfacing outside the company, including executive presentations, negotiations, and contractual review
    • Must be self-motivated, creative, and possess strategic planning skills
    • High degree of professionalism and conduct

      Physical, Mental, & Physical Demands

      To comply with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the essential physical, mental and environmental requirements for this job are listed below. These are requirements normally expected to perform regular job duties. Incumbent must be able to successfully perform all of the functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.


      Standing: 20% of time

      Sitting: 60% of time

      Walking: 20% of time


      Pulling: up to 10 Pounds

      Pushing: up to 10 Pounds

      Carrying: up to 10 Pounds

      Lifting: up to 10 Pounds

      Agility (F = Frequently, O = Occasionally, N = Never)

      Turning: F

      Twisting: F

      Bending: O

      Crouching: O

      Balancing: N

      Climbing: N

      Crawling: N

      Kneeling: N

      Dexterity (F = Frequently, O = Occasionally, N = Never)

      Typing: F

      Handling: F

      Reaching: F

      All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Keywords: Qcells, Irvine , Assistant Manager of Demand Planning, Executive , Irvine, California

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