Purchasing Forecast Analyst

T he Forecast Planning Analyst analyzes inventory levels and determines the best metrics to use to provide the most accurate representation of the forecast. He/she works with other departments, primarily Purchasing, to determine optimal inventory levels.

Duties and Responsibilities:

- Prepare reports to monitor forecasts and sales data accurately and analyze all sales trends.
- Communicate and interact with sales staff to gather and analyze pertinent sales trending information and communicate inventory issues such as backorders or overstocked SKU’s.
- Develop and evaluate all forecasts depending on statistical modeling and marketing strategies.
- Analyze and interpret all sales and forecast data to create Purchase Requirements to corporate purchasing department for fulfillment.
- Coordinate with corporate purchasing, vendor logistics, and inventory teams to complete all order deliveries from suppliers.
- Perform regular analysis on inventory levels with various metrics including business seasonality and inventory turnover to determine forecast presentation with accuracy.
- Provide ad hoc forecasts, sales and prepare archive reports as requested to assist management decisions.
- Assist to prepare inventory reduction initiatives for assigned product lines.
- Assist in the develop of local alternate sources of supply to foster competition with incumbent supply base.
- Monitor and ensure completion of projects in coordination with manager.

Required Skills/Experience

- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
- Sound working knowledge of strategic purchasing principles, materials management and end to end supply chains
- Comprehensive knowledge of MRP system a plus
- Demonstrated excellence in interpersonal skills with a high attention to detail
- Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously while meeting timelines as required
- Strong problem solving skills with the ability to build a sustainable business case for a proposed solution
- Demonstrated excellence in working in a team environment with successful collaboration

If you are interested in the job listed above, please e-mail us a detailed resume with a cover letter to careers@dartagnan.com and reference Job ID 002. No phone calls, please.

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