USA Commercial Forecaster

SUPPLY CHAIN / USA / PERMANENT / SALARY: COMPETITIVE

 

Job Purpose

USA Commercial Forecaster purpose is to lead the monthly demand forecasting process across the North America and Canada region.

Also ensuring that the business has a single, quality demand forecast and that the right stakeholders understand the numbers, risks and opportunities in order to make sound business decisions.

This role deals with a wide variety of work tasks including, but not limited to the following:

Key Responsibilities

  • Leading the monthly demand forecasting process across the US and Canada:
    • Analysis of historical EPOS/Sage/customer sales, orders received/invoiced, customer forecasts and ordering pattern data to map and predict future demand trends.
    • Work cross functionally with sales team to look at promotional plans, new customer listings and range extensions etc.
    • Work collaboratively with Supply Chain planners to analyze supply plans and SKU categorization
  • Delivering forecast recommendations based on insights into performance, including – NPD launches, new customer listings, growth or decline trends.
  • Helping to drive forecast accuracy measures and trackers that drive a great forecast and an understanding of the drivers of demand across the business.
  • Driving process improvements and implementing forecasting software.
  • Any other duties commensurate with the level of responsibility of this role.

 

Skills

Essential 

  • Previous demand planning / forecasting experience.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Excel.
  • Highly numerate – ability to extract and manipulate large amounts of data.
  • Ability to present data and analysis in a simple and compelling way.
  • To be an effective communicator (both written and oral), a good listener able to identify and deliver customer needs both internally and externally.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and cope with high levels of change.
  • Desire to improve processes and find new ways of working.

Desirable

  • Sage and Forecast Pro (planning software) experience.
  • SQL and/or PowerQuery experience.
  • Microsoft Power BI


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