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Analyst - CPFR (Collaborative Planning, Forecasting, and Replenishment)

The CPFR Analyst will help to drive on-shelf availability at key account by analyzing customer KPIs, improving forecasting accuracy, ordering methodologies as well as on-time delivery. The CPFR Analyst will become the expert on the customer’s systems and processes to drive continuous improvement and close gaps in service level metrics.

The role requires the management of customer’s DC replenishment at SKU level using analytical skills and leveraging both the customer’s and Cardone’s data. This individual will assist in development of action plans to improve Cardone performance as measured by the customer. 

Qualifications:

Experience:

2-4 years of relevant Supply Chain Management or related fields

Education:

BS degree in Supply Chain Management, or another business related field 

Skills: 

  • Strong Interpersonal skills
  • APICS Certification, CPFR certification or retail Supply Chain Certification a plus
  • Experience in CPFR preferred
  • Strong analytic capabilities using advanced Excel skills.
  • SAP knowledge preferred.
  • Retail, CPG or Automotive Aftermarket experience preferred.
  • Creative thinking: Ability to think “outside the box” and create processes and ways of working.
  • Strategic Influencing: This position requires exceptional communication skills across multiple functions, work levels and geographies.
  • Growth Mindset: Excellent data management and analytical skills. Exemplify creative thought process based on presented facts. Open and creative thought process, not constrained by historical mindset.
  • Organizational Awareness: Understanding and working across teams to achieve business objectives.
  • Team Commitment: Work in a team frame of mind, soliciting inputs from those outside the “formal” team, resulting in an expanded team environment.
  • Bias for action: To be able to take action and deliver on key metrics.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work across multiple groups to achieve targeted goals.
  • Demonstrate the ability to take ownership and implement effective change.
  • Proactive, self-starter with ability to adapt to changing customer demand with a sense of urgency.

Responsibilities:

  • Analyze customer scorecard for gaps vs. targeted KPIs.
  • Recommend action steps to mitigate ongoing issues and improve future results.
  • Data mining of customer databases for tracking and compiling Cardone performance results. 
  • Gain full understanding of customer supply chain processes, directives, operations & terminology.
  • Act as Customer’s Supply Chain Expert and utilize information to cultivate strong relationship and rapport with internal Customer Development Team (supply chain, category management, sales).
  • Maximize sales through optimal service and inventory availability.
  • Ability to become the resident expert on customer’s unique systems which are continually changing.
  • Ability to interpret and manipulate large, complex data sets, and make supply recommendations to the customer replenishment team.

Challenges:

  • Participate in the execution (either pilot or full roll-out) of new programs
  • Able to drive change and build effective processes with little direction

Travel- Up to 30% travel

 

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