Job Title – Forecast Analyst
The Forecast Analyst is responsible to support the Demand Planning Manager in conducting monthly forecast intelligence meetings with Sales and Marketing and Supply Chain counterparts as well as to support and maintain forecast process and desired frequencies for key customers/categories. In addition, the Forecast Analyst is responsible to support development of and to publish key forecast accuracy metrics, utilize root cause analysis and corrective action planning to improve forecast accuracy, required to develop and run ad-hoc scenario analyses as needed.
Examples of Typical Activities
Develop and publicize forecast metrics and reports
Analyze business trends and adjust forecast as needed. Including promotional evaluation
Work closely with internal cross-functional team. Attend Sales and Marketing meetings as needed to understand Evenflo direction.
Drive the demand review meetings
Develop baseline forecast
Understand Sales adders to the forecast and determine if they should be accepted and added to the forecast
Communicate unexpected increases or decreases in demand to Supply Chain
Participate in S&OP process
Travel as required to meet with account planners / business analyst
Develop relationship with replenishment managers at key retailers
Maintain data integrity
Bachelor’s Degree required; 3-5 years of experience in Demand/Production Planning. Category/Sales Analytics
Required Technical Competencies
Excellent Verbal and Written Communication Skills
Intermediate/Advanced level user of Microsoft Office Suite – particular focus on Excel (important)
MRP or ERP system knowledge a must
Desired Technical Competency:
Retail system exposure (Retail link, Workbench, Partners On-Line)
Required Behavioral Competencies
Builds Strategic Working Relationships – Develops and uses collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals.
Initiates Action – Takes prompt action to accomplish objectives; takes action to achieve goals beyond what is required; is proactive.
Manages Work – Effectively manages one’s time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently.
Adaptability – Maintains effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work tasks or the work environment; adjusts effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements or cultures.
Contributes to Team Success – Actively participates as a member of a team to move the team toward the completion of goals.
Energy – Consistently maintains high levels of activity or productivity; sustains long working hours when necessary; operates with vigor, effectiveness, and determination over extended periods of time.