Analyst (Demand and Forecast)

Company: CV-Library
Job type: Full-time
Salary: 25,000 GBP/Year

Forecasting and Demand Analyst - Based in Flint - Permanent - up to £25,000

I would like to hear from applicants that are either working in a similar role within an FMCG environment or a University graduate who has a degree that highlights their analytical ability with 12 month work placement.

Summary of Role:

The Forecast and Demand analyst will provide support to the Group Planning and Inventory Manager in order to help deliver on the following key objectives:

* Improving forecast accuracy and stability

* Reducing inventory holdings, and the associated costs of holding inventory, whilst maintaining customer service levels

* Minimising inventory write-offs

* Interfacing with commercial colleagues to ensure that data is correct and a tool for decision making

The post holder will act as the day-to-day interface between the commercial and supply chain teams, ensuring systems are updated and reports issued in a timely manner. They will also work closely with the GPIM on a variety of business improvement projects.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

* Update and maintain data within the companies forecasting system (MLE)

* Actively seek out opportunities for improving the way the forecasting system is utilised

* Work to ensure all business streams and sites are effectively integrated under one system to eliminate the need for off-line management and reporting

* Actively seek out opportunities for improving the way the MRP system is utilised (QAD)

* Daily/Monthly/Ad-hoc reporting on inventory levels, inventory risks, forecast accuracy and forecast changes

* Work with supply chain colleagues regarding demand planning eg. Challenging orders received etc

* Works to improve existing/develop new reports to improve the quality of information available to stakeholders in the S&OP process

* Support the GPIM manager in compiling the monthly S&OP pack and deputise in their absence

* Actively pursues opportunities to mitigate inventory risks, holding all stakeholders to account for their role in the process

Required Skills & Experience:

* Ideally 12 months minimum experience of working within a fast paced Supply Chain environment, ideally within a multi-site setting

* Practical knowledge of S&OP practices

* Good knowledge of modern MRP systems

* Advanced level Excel skills

* Knowledge and exposure to lean manufacturing principles

* Excellent communication skills with the ability to build rapport with a wide range of colleagues, many of whom have different and competing objectives

* Proven desire and ability to influence colleagues, and where necessary challenge the accepted norms

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