This position is responsible for the building of futures sales demand through a combination of market analysis, statistical modeling projections and collaboration with the entire Planning organization. Responsibilities include:
Working with the Data team to insure historical data is separated into regular repeating orders, regular non-repeating orders (promotions, special orders), and irregular non-repeating orders (samples). Manage the forecast for each product using Manugistics NetWORKS, Demand, and Collaborate; promotions, competitive products, seasonality, retail consumption, customer behavior to ensure the forecasting model parameters are fine-tuned appropriately. Review and manage statistical model exceptions; Determine which outliers are significant, adjust for insufficient history, monitor high-volume product-brands, check for forecast accuracy, and adjust model parameters. Add intelligence to the forecast and manage additional market information:
Include future sales and marketing promotions, account for sales forecast overrides and customer input, and collaborate with sales people to validate all forecast intelligence. Manage new product introductions in the system. Participate in the Demand Review meeting:
Present the forecast for each Demand Forecasting Unit (DFU) or family of DFU's and validate the data and the model assumptions, prepare reports, and participate in the resolution of all exceptions, help drive to a consensus forecast. Perform analysis and provide reports of history, trends, etc. on individual and group product performances.
Education: BS or BA degree preferred.
Certifications: IBF or Apics preferred.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Travel: 1 -5 domestic trips per year
Tyson Foods, Inc.