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Forecast Analyst

The Position

CARDONE Industries is seeking an experienced Forecast Analyst for its Supply Chain division. 

Qualifications:

  • Experience: 3 - 5 years’ related experience
  • Education: Bachelors’ Degree
  • Certifications: APICS Certification (not required)

 

Skills

  • Organizational skills
  • Detail Oriented and able to prioritize time sensitive tasks
  • Team Player
  • Self-directed and Resourceful
  • Assertive
  • Fast Learner
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Highly analytical
  • Communication Skills (Written & Oral)
  • Presentation Skills
  • Able to facilitate meetings with sales organization
  • Able to work in fast paced environment

Responsibilities:

  • Consolidate, analyze, control, and challenge sales forecasts by customer
  • Maintain regular review process with sales managers to challenge and improve forecast accuracy
  • Control Phase In/Out of products in collaboration with Marketing and Inventory Planning teams
  • Effectively manage demand changes due to price changes
  • Continually review customer promotions and manage impact of promotional calendar and special customer requirements
  • Communicate regularly with Retail Account Planners/Merchants and sales people to understand sales programs, customer expectations, forecast validation and specific shipping related issues
  • Participate in face-to-face meetings with retailers to promote collaboration and leverage synergies
  • Conduct Backorder analysis and communicate recovery timelines and issues where appropriate
  • Monitor and validate customer demand in accordance with sales forecast and company objectives
  • Review and expedite (or review and eliminate) over forecast orders with Inventory planning team
  • Promote continual improvement throughout the organization by using various tools including the ISO Quality Management System
  • Develop reports for demand analysis (forecast trends, short-term and long-term demand trends, POS, Backorder and Recovery Reports, etc)
  • Develop exception reporting to pin-point forecast /sales imbalances 
  • Collaborate with category management, sales support and CPFR teams to understand SKU proliferation, product placement, and distribution networks. 
  • Assist in the calculation of safety stock and creation of inventory targets 
  • Other duties as assigned
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