Demand Planner/Forecasting Professional


(Bentonville, Arkansas)
Full Time Travel Required
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About Pharmavite
For more than 45 years, Pharmavite has been a trusted leader in the wellness industry, recognized for providing quality vitamins, minerals and supplements under our Nature Made® brand name.
Oversees the development, maintenance, and analysis of the finished goods forecast.
* Maintains current and long term forecasts required to drive production and inventory planning requirements, as well as to provide projections for corporate cash flow analysis. * Uses and designs forecast reporting and analysis tools for all phases of the forecast process. * Diagnoses problems in the forecast by assessing the impact of variances of forecasted items and makes appropriate forecast adjustments. * Analyzes historical data and market intelligence in order to develop and improve the forecast. Has a solid understanding of all data and its relationship to the forecast (demand, shipments, POS, base/incremental split). * Interfaces with Sales, Marketing, Shopper Marketing, and Pharmavite customers in order to incorporate all aspects of market intelligence into the forecasting environment. Maintains an excellent level of communication and collaboration. * Develops and implements methods, procedures, and systems required to successfully launch and maintain CPFR (Collaborative Planning Forecast Replenishment) and VMI (Vendor Managed Inventory) initiatives with applicable customers. * Strives to improve Pharmavite performance in areas such as forecast accuracy, fill rate, and customer-defined metrics. * Communicates closely with Supply Planning to help ensure product availability and efficiencies. * Provides all levels of the company with updates of forecast information, including ongoing analysis and interpretation of data. Presents information verbally, as well as in written reports. * Interfaces with Information Systems to ensure the continuous development and enhancement of the forecast process, designing new reporting requirements and troubleshooting existing reports. * Performs other related duties as assigned.
Ideal Candidate
**Education:** * Requires a four year college or university degree or equivalent work experience. **Certification:** * APICS or other supply chain certification preferred. **Experience:** * Requires two to five years experience in forecasting, analysis, or reporting. * Experience with the retail marketplace and working with Sales is preferred. **Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:** * Thorough understanding of forecasting techniques/applications, insight into the financial and operational implications inherent in supply chain decision making * Strong computer skills, including advanced capability in Microsoft Excel are preferred. * Working knowledge of Microsoft Access and/or OLAP reporting tools is preferred. * Strong analytical, decision making, organizational, presentation and human relations skills * Detail-oriented and accurate * Familiarity with shipment, order, and POS data is preferred. * Shows leadership and initiative * Works independently **Physical Requirements:** * General office environment, ability to sit for long periods of time. Ability to move about an office. **Environment:** * Must be available for occasional travel. **Safety:** * The incumbent must be able to perform this job safely without endangering the health or safety of self or others. **Supervisory Responsibility:** * None


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