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POP Forecast & Allocation Coord.

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POP Forecast & Allocation Contractor is responsible for ensuring forecast accuracy for standard and custom POP globally.

This role partners closely with Sales, Operations, Channel Marketing, and Finance to create and maintain tops down view of global display needs.

Additionally this role is responsible for working closely with sales and channel marketing partners to consolidate and ensure accuracy of the bottoms up forecast.

This position will play a key role in the daily allocation process and will be responsible for reporting on forecast/shipping accuracy, reallocation process, budget tracking, and inventory levels that impact the POP process.

This position reports into the Channel Marketing POP Team

• Help facilitate and consolidate forecasts at multiple levels of aggregation for multiple time horizons as part of a demand planning and budgeting process

• Review historical trends for new vs. upgraded points of distribution

• Coordinate cross-functional tactics to aid deployment of POP assets

• Interact with sales, marketing, operations and finance to understand demand forecast drivers.

• Use and maintain a database as the primary forecasting system tool and tracker of shipped units

• Provide input to the Operations organization in developing inventory strategies on existing items, new builds, and future production needs

• Closely coordinate and communicate action plans with sales and channel teams

Skills & Experience
• Analytical and detail oriented
• Advanced excel skills
• Familiar with order processing, ERP (NetSuite preferred)
• Understanding of retail and global retail landscape
• Understanding of retail display tools (POP)
• Self-starter that can operate in a very fast paced environment an absolute must
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Flexible and proactive, able to assess top priorities in a dynamic and fast paced environment
• Bachelor's degree
• 3+ years related experience

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