Getting a forecast analyst job.

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How did you get your start doing forecast analyst work, and what career moves did you make to get to your current position?

Do you need a particular educational background?

m in Saint Louis, Missouri

80 months ago

In my experience I sarted in in production planning and then moved into a forecast analyst role. A lot of people shy away from forecasting jobs because they are afraid to deliver a sales/production forecast and deal with accountability. Proving that you have the skills to confidently develop and deliver a forecast and be able to explain your actions to management will get you considered for such a position.

Most companies prefer someone with at least a bachelor's degree in math/statistics or business. Of course, an MBA is a big plus.

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