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International Suplly Chain Forecast Analyst

Job Title

International Suplly Chain Forecast Analyst

ReferenceVAC-289643
EmployerHolland & Barrett
Industry SectorOther, Retail, Services, Transport & Distribution
SalaryNegotiable
Town/CityNuneaton
LocationsWest Midlands
Contract TypePermanent or Interim
Job CategoriesSupply Chain Jobs
Date Posted06 August 2018

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The Role

The purpose of this role is to collate, do the data mining, interpret and recommend detailed & summarised decision making analysis of sales forecasts for our sales channels to market, including global franchise, online and retail. The candidate is expected to be the expert in the field for our sales forecast modelling of upstream and downstream product sourcing and the data hub for our production scheduling and demand planning.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Build robust forecasting models to establish our product supply requirements
  • Identify vagaries and outliers in the forecast accuracy
  • Challenge with evidential data alternative outcomes in future sales promotions
  • Lead and develop relationships with stakeholder colleagues to engage with consensus forecasting
  • Optimise our data reporting tools, Excel and PowerPoint to influence our demand planning decisions
  • Monitor and measure forecast accuracy, stock availability, costs and budgets with a set of KPIs

The Person

  • Previous experience in forecasting and demand planning
  • High level advanced knowledge in Excel and other proprietary forecasting & planning software
  • Ideally have good experience of international markets and sourcing channels (import and/or export)
  • Experience of retail organisations engaged with promotions and seasonality in their product supply chains
  • Be able to articulate data and business forecasts to engage and influence other colleagues and stakeholders
  • Create insights to the management team for investments and performance controls
  • Confident in presenting ideas and interpretations to challenge the status quo
  • Advanced user of Excel with strong overall analytical skills
  • Proven experience in using data mining methodologies and forecasting software
  • Previous experience and high understanding of business insight information
  • Maintain accurate, secure and clean data base information
  • Development of daily, weekly and periodic reports for other business information users

The Company

Holland & Barrett is one of the nation's most loved and trusted brands, known for offering quality health food, vitamins and supplements all sold by highly trained and qualified advisors.

Bucking the current trend of high street retailers, we forecast significant growth and expansion plans in the coming years, with considerable investment going into all areas of the business. We certainly embrace change and drive speed in everything we do. Every day presents a different challenge, but every day is also filled with fun, teamwork and passion to succeed and surpass every expectation.

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