Forecast Manager / Demand Planner
Details: Our client, a Retail Products Wholesaler / Distributor in our beautiful Monmouth County New Jersey is adding a Forecasting Manager to their team. In this role the ideal candidate will be responsible for the sales forecasting process to support the Commercial sales division. Responsibilities include obtaining and analyzing order/shipment history and combining it with data received from the customers and the sales team to develop an actionable shipping forecast, distributed to and used by internal and external customers. Will also develop/maintain a sales forecast (units, revenue dollars, board feet, foam grade) for the Commercial sales divisions at various category levels; review and analyze historical demand trends (orders/shipments); create and implement an ongoing process to obtain information from the sales team and customers regarding incremental demand, new products, promotional activity and any other market intelligence that can affect demand; schedule and lead regular meetings with customers and the sales team with the express purpose of discussing demand trends and obtaining forecast collaboration/consensus; provide weekly and monthly forecasting data/reporting to the appropriate internal and external customers; analyze trends, promotional programs, and seasonal patterns providing insight to all interested parties and provide forecast accuracy statistics and other data required for the Sales & Operations Planning meetings. The position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Mathematics, Engineering or related discipline connected to supply chain management. APICS certification preferred; 3-5 years of durable goods manufacturer /consumer product goods experience in the areas noted above, and 3-5 years forecasting experience; strong analytical and problem solving skills; proficiency in Microsoft Office programs with advanced Excel skills (pivot tables, functions) as well as Access proficiency and experience with Forecasting JDE is preferred. Excellent Opportunity for advancement within an industry-leading organization and strong benefits & bonus package as well.Apply for this job.