Demand Forecaster
Rockline Industries, Inc - Springdale, AR

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The Demand Forecaster supports the supply chain by developing, analyzing and communicating SKU level forecasts based on statistical analysis, customer supplied data, sales manager input, marketing data, and point-of-sale data. The position’s primary function is to effectively plan demand to improve supply chain efficiency, reduce inventory, improve production planning, and aid superior customer service.

Essential Functions:

Generate a statistical forecast using the Logility Demand Planning module, applying sales intelligence, market intelligence and customer-supplied data on various business segments.
  • Facilitate the cross-functional consensus process and proactive management of developing a one-number forecast for the organization.
  • Measure variances between forecast and actual demand, analyze cause and effect and recommend corrective actions. Partner with Sales, Customer Service, and Marketing to continually explore ways to improve baseline accuracy.
  • Contribute to the improvement of processes and system tools to develop a customer demand driven process.
  • Generate statistical forecast reports for management.
  • Prepare and present forecast reviews at various management meetings.

Education, Experience and Skills Required:

· College degree or applicable experience necessary .

· Two or more years experience in an analytical function, preferably part of the forecasting or planning process.

· Knowledge of the supply chain and the impacts of forecasting on supply chain performances.

· Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing to various levels of the organization.

· Demonstrated strong aptitude in math, along with problem solving and analytical skills.

· Able to analyze data, draw reasonable conclusions, and formulate next steps.

· Knowledge of ERP systems and functions such as scheduling, planning and MRP.

· Experience with statistical forecasting techniques and software preferred.

· Ability to work effectively both independently or in a team atmosphere. Independent daily work will involve several hours of working on a computer to generate/optimize forecasts.

· Experienced in setting priorities and meeting deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

· Above average computer skills in applications such as Excel, Word and PowerPoint; Access experience is a plus.

· Consumer Packaged Goods experience is a plus.

· Some travel may be required.

Please send your resume to the following email address: HRW5@rocklineind.com

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