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Job Description:/h3:
The primary role of the Sales Forecast Analyst : Global Consumer Division is to ensure a rolling 12 to 18 + month forecast is developed, reviewed, published and adjusted as needed by partnering with sales, marketing, finance and supply chain. The Sales Forecast Analyst will manage a portfolio of approximately 250:300 SKUs and will develop a forecast by using insights such as promotional plans, distribution changes, shipment history, competitor activities, price changes and marketing plans.

Responsibilities:

* Develop and maintain monthly sales forecast by SKU in the Outperform System utilizing promotional plans, distribution changes, shipment history, competitor activities and marketing plans.
*Conduct monthly root cause analysis of forecast error and identify corrective actions : effectively communicate this information to sales, marketing, finance and supply chain.
*Work closely with Field Sales to evaluate customer performance, promotional activity, new item distribution and discontinued products and incorporate into monthly forecasts
*Work with cross:functional partners on projects such has new product launches, obsolescence (SKU rationalization) and transitions to evaluation assumptions : new product forecast, pipeline fill and cannibalization.
*Collaborate with marketing, sales and finance on advertising and promotional plans and evaluate against performance from similar historical activities.
*Work with Marketing and Sales to develop Annual (AOP), LE 1 and LE 2 forecasts by major brand at the customer level.
*Make recommendations to enhance business processes and identify opportunities to improve operational efficiencies.
*Partner with supply planning to understand supply chain implications of forecast changes.

Qualifications:

Minimum level of education required
:
Bachelors Degree

Minimum number of years of experience required in addition to education.
:3:5 years

Required type(s) of functional experience
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Minimum of 3 years of combined experience in sales forecasting, demand planning, sales and/or supply chain.
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Experience in CPG industry

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCES (Specialized education, specific software experience, etc.)
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Bachelors degree in Business, Mathematics, Statistics, Operations, Supply Chain Management, Economics, Finance or related discipline.
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3:5 years work or education in logistics, forecasting/demand planning, supply planning or supply chain related areas.
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Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work cross:functionally across all levels within the organization.
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Strong analytical, organizational, decision making, problem:solving and presentation skills
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Comfortable managing large amounts of data
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Quantitative and qualitative data analysis
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Forecasting or manufacturing systems experience preferred
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Preferred SAP experience
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Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint and Word


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Company Description:/h3:
In 1910 a cooperative of 230 California almond growers formed with the following core values:
To build strong relationships among growers and with their customers;
To communicate directly and honestly; and
To work as a team to realize the best return on their investment.
More than a century later, Blue Diamond Growers still adheres to these values at every level of our operation. Our employees are strongly committed to the brand and to each other : the word family is often used to describe our culture.
Today, Blue Diamond Growers represents more than 3,000 almond growers in California : the state that provides over 80 of the worlds supply. We are one of the most recognized food brands in the world, with annual sales exceeding 1billi

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• Location: Sacramento

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