Location: Foxboro, MA
Dorel Juvenile is looking for a Forecast/Planning Analyst to join our team in Foxboro, MA.
Produce Demand and Sales forecast. Maintain forecasting and planning database and publish weekly reports to the teams. Produce Supply and Inventory plans based on demand forecast for both international vendors and domestic manufacturing operations. Compare weekly Point-of-Sale (POS) reports versus prior forecasts to determine variances that require adjustments to future forecasts and to the production schedules. Use POS information to guide trend forecasting. Prepare reports for monthly Executive forecast meeting. Participate in discussions that guide financial decisions. Prepare and publish mid-month variance reporting to communicate significant variance to plan. Coordinate weekly Product Availability Meetings to ensure product development teams and sales teams are communicating status of upcoming product launches and product delays. Assist product development teams with anticipated volumes on future product launches. Assist Sales and Finance on annual budgeting process. Manage inventory to support business demand. Communicate as appropriate with Operations and Sales to proactively address inventory issues.
Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Industrial Engineering, Supply Chain or equivalent. Minimum of 2+ years in business planning, forecasting, purchasing, supply chain or a related field within apparel, cosmetic, electronics or branded consumer products industry. Preferably has an understanding of retailer and distributor interactions with regard to sales, planning, purchasing, and inventory. Must have strong problem solving skills and enjoy working with multiple functional groups in order to complete projects. Must be comfortable with cross-checking multiple sources to determine the best solution. Experience using Demand Solutions forecasting software or equivalent. Excellent Excel skills. Must be a positive team player!
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