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Associate Manager Forecasting

Company: Bissell
Location: Grand Rapids
Posted on: January 11, 2021

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY: The Associate Manager Forecasting provides analytical support for BISSELL at the customer and product category levels. This position provides support to the Forecast Manager to accomplish the company's goals for forecast metric performance (i.e. inventory levels, customer order fill rate, customer order on-time performance, inventory life cycle management, forecast accuracy, forecast bias, etc.) at the most economical method possible through the entire supply chain. The Associate Manager will provide recommended purchase amounts to support expected sales and inventory level targets. Position will be required to lead forecast efforts by working with Sales, Marketing, and Supply Chain to identify, analyze, recommend, and lead implementation efforts to further improve processes and forecast methodologies that will benefit the company globally. Will regularly interact with Executive business leaders and be able to clearly and concisely articulate forecast information, so they can make strategic company decisions. Will build and cultivate effective relationships across the entire organization and with customer contacts to further improve forecast processes and metric performance. The Associate Manager will be the primary lead and be responsible for the BISSELL forecasting and inventory planning processes. POSITION PROFILE : Responsible for Sales forecast development, analysis, tracking and process for specified items. All forecasts are managed for multiple warehouses and customers. Participate in cross-functional teams for specific customers to increase customer service and forecast accuracy. Lead teams in annual review of process for account forecast development to keep team trying new ways to improve outcome. Recommends forecasting / inventory planning process improvements. Work with peers globally to standardize Sales Forecast processes as much as possible. Lead User project lead for any Demantra systems requests. Monitors forecast and supply chain metrics using available computer software (ERP, forecast system, Excel, etc.) and other tools as needed. Communicate forecast analysis results to Forecast Manager and other BISSELL staff. Provide clear and concise forecast recommendations based on sound data analysis that result in recommended purchase quantities and timing to support future sales and inventory target levels. Attend meetings as is needed to gather information on forecasting and provide expertise and guidance to other associates within BISSELL. Meetings may include product, customer, product development, advertising planning, promotional, etc. Prepare import purchase orders for all assigned device inventory. Shared responsibility with International Forecast Manager for supplier production forecasts, working through capacity constraints where necessary. Work jointly with Sourcing or Chemical Packaging to optimize inventory flows to align with forecasted sales to minimize on hand inventory. Vast product and derivative knowledge and management of inventory levels of assigned products through their entire product life cycle (launch, promotional, maintenance, returns, through to end of life close outs) and by location. Assist data analysis to support Plan, Updates, and Monthly Forecasts. Stay current with supply chain best practices specific to forecasting. Assist with BISSELL customer and internal presentations as requested. Provide timely and accurate reporting which improves BISSELL forecasting. Examples include Forecast Accuracy, BIAS, Transfer Costs, Conversion Costs, Customer POS, days on hand, inventory turns, etc. May be required to perform other duties as assigned.

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