FORECASTING ANALYST (temporary assignment) Provides Operations dept with estimated production needs at the title level, through the order forecasting process. Maximizes account sales and inventory turns by forecasting consumer demand and developing optimal product assortments and replenishment inventory strategies.
EXPERIENCE *2+ years of experience in a production forecasting or planning role with a particular emphasis on production planning, replenishment, analysis, and modeling. *Experience in a Home Entertainment, consumer goods, wholesale, retail buying/planning/replenishment or manufacturing environment is preferred. *Familiarity with planogramming, product assortment, and implementing and/or designing statistical metrics. *Demand planning experience preferred. *Requires strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (MS, Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint); Experience using demand planning software such as Demand Manager, etc.; Experience in creating and running reports from database applications such as Microstrategy, Essbase & EV Web. Ability to develop and dissect Excel, Access reports, and other data.
SKILLS *Is adept at implementing and/or designing statistical metrics. *Demonstrates the ability to frame business problems and draw implications from analysis. *Develops well thought out action plans. *Applies excellent forecasting analytics. *Is a highly detail oriented individual. *Demonstrates experience in extracting and segmenting data to facilitate data analysis. *Expresses written ideas, thoughts, or facts in a clear, convincing, and organized way. *Applies strong analytical skills. *Prioritizes work activities; plans and stays organized in order to meet commitment and productivity standards. *Manages timelines; deals effectively with pressure. *Multi-tasks by switching smoothly from one project or task to another. *Embraces teamwork; shares ideas / methods to improve performance. *Takes ownership and responsibility for work progress. *Takes initiative and seeks increased responsibilities. *Takes independent action and works autonomously. *Knows how or where to obtain information; is resourceful.
ADDITIONAL SKILLS *Thinks Strategically - Develops a game plan for success. oExamines issues from a broad perspective, considering impact beyond immediate scope. oIdentifies key business opportunities and challenges. oUses knowledge of the company's products and services to meet customer needs and financial targets. oStays current on business issues, industry trends, and technological advances.
EDUCATION-BA/BS in Business, Finance, Economics or related field; or equivalent experience
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