About Zep Solar
Zep Solar, Inc. was founded in 2009 by PV industry veterans seeking to advance the proliferation of solar energy through well designed PV mounting and grounding products. With its patented Zep Groove™ PV module frame technology, a catalog of its own mounting and grounding hardware, and third party Zep Compatible™ products, Zep Solar has created the world's first PV module integrated installation technology platform. The Zep Compatible platform drastically reduces the cost and complexity of designing, shipping, warehousing, and installing PV systems. The company's prominent PV module manufacturing licensees include Canadian Solar, Centrosolar, ET Solar, Trina Solar, UpSolar, Yingli Solar, Sharp Solar, Hanwha SolarOne, Eco-Kinetics and a growing number of micro-electronic licensee partners such as Enphase Energy and SolarEdge Technologies.
The Sales Operations & Order Administration Analyst will report to the Manager of Sales Operations and Customer Service and will work cross functionally with other departments to provide superior customer service and on-time-delivery (OTD) of Zep Products. This is a highly visible position who will be responsible for the tactical and strategic responsibilities for the order-to-cash process. A successful candidate will possess the ability to analyze ordering trends against forecasts and proactively identify process inefficiencies and streamline or automate them.
Publish daily, weekly, monthly sales reporting (metrics and format TBD by management)
Assist Manager of Sales Operations and S&OP Analyst with monthly demand planning process and presentations for product teams and senior management team
Assist Sales team with preparation of demand forecast analyses for review in Sales and Operations Planning meetings
Quickly align with cross functional teams around responding to urgent forecast adjustment requirements or new analysis requests
Produce detailed monthly reports to track key sales metrics including pipeline, sales-to-date, sales-to-forecast, etc.
Provide critical analysis of monthly sales performance to Sales managers
Support ERP/SalesForce integration efforts
Support ERP system maintenance and improvement and eventual implementation of new ERP system and other Sales Operations projects as needed.
Receive and enter sales orders into ERP (Expandable) and provide order confirmation back to customer after confirming pricing, terms, and inventory availability to fulfill order on or before requested delivery date
Evaluate whether order ratios are in accordance with Zep Solar’s standard ratio matrix and to forecast
Manage order adjustments with customers, and is the key liaison for issue resolution
Monitor SO status, confirm accurate shipment, receive shipping confirmation documentation, raise invoices
Coordinate with A/R specialist and/or Controller to confirm shipment and invoice accuracy
Coordinate customer claims for RMA’s and credit memos
3+ years in order/contracts administration and 2+ years in manufacturing, preferred
Solid understanding of Supply Chain principles
Excellent communication skills and collaborative attitude
Education: Bachelor’s or equivalent job experience
Technical Skills: Excellent level of proficiency in all office programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint etc.) and ERP order management (i.e., Expandable, SAP, Oracle); beginner/intermediate hands-on knowledge of SalesForce
Work Visa: Authorized to work in the United States of America
Excellent judgment and creative problem solving skills
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
Able to work under pressure, tight deadlines and be a resourceful problem solver
Strong project management, organizational skills and keen attention to detail
The ability to generate new ideas and follow through to completion
Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal and presentation skills
Excellent people skills, an upbeat and enthusiastic attitude
Self-Driven, self-motivated and a responsible decision maker
Ability to effectively interface with senior management and staff
Superior professionalism, judgment and a strong work ethic.
Great team player and able to adapt to work in a multi-cultural environment with different departments
Zep Solar, Inc. - 15 months ago