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Demand Analyst 

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Location Avon, OH  
Category Supply Chain  
Scheduled Shift Exempt 


The primary responsibilities of the Demand Analyst will be developing and maintaining the detailed item/plant level forecasts; and maintaining and improving existing demand planning, forecasting, and replenishment processes. The work involves detailed data mining, analysis, research, reporting, and systems management. Additionally this position will work closely with the channel sales team to ensure that our forecasts are aligned to the upcoming new/transition item strategies, POS and promotional demand. The tactical maintenance of the demand plans includes database integrity, weekly tracking and new/transition item and promotional ownership. This position plays an integral role in securing customer service and inventory optimization; it is the link between our customers and suppliers.

The Forecast Analyst will have final responsibility for the following areas:
• Item/plant Forecast ownership
• Generates and continuously review forecasts and understand how sales trends, POS and /or shipment patterns will affect future demand and make adjustments
• Institutionalizes and evolve the forecasting/demand planning process
• Collaboration, timing, format, etc.
• Obtains and monitor customer and market information, integrate into forecasts
• Contributes to promotional planning and future cannibalization
• Develops/maintains all key variables related to demand planning
• Monitors the flow and sell-through for all promotions by customer
• Root cause analysis of all appropriate forecast to demand exceptions at the item level

• Works as liaison between Sales, Marketing, and Materials Planning to follow-up on various sales, forecast, planning, service and inventory issues. Develops working relationships with Sales Account Managers and maintain open communication. Provides support for the ShurTech Logistics functions.
• Attends and contributes to key meetings involving customer forecast
• Develops relationships with key customer contacts to review demand projections and other opportunities
• Works with Sourcing, Planning, Sales, Manufacturing and Distribution, and key customer business analysts on all stock-out or potential stock-out issues
• Special projects as assigned by the Manager of Demand Planning
• Aggressively supports the Company's culture and its business mission

Metrics include, but are not limited to:
• Customer on time and fill rate as it relates to material availability
• Item/Location SKU level forecast accuracy
• Aggregate forecast consumption
• Conformance to established forecast processes

Position Requirements

•  Four-year college degree preferably in Supply Chain, Operations management or other quantitative field.
•  1+ year of experience, preferably in an analytical role.
•  Strong quantitative and analytical skills.
•  Ability to convert data into valuable information.
•  PC software experience using Excel, Demand Solutions, SAP, Retail Portals or other database experience.
•  Good communication and interpersonal skills
•  Ability to work independently and ability to work on multiple projects with a strong detail orientation

Req Number SUP-13-00010  
Open Date 7/26/2013  

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