US Foods Forecast Analyst in Rosemont, Illinois
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The Replenishment Service Center Demand Planner/Forecasting Analyst analyzes and adjusts system forecasts based on daily review of product movement including seasonality, industry and market trends, and probability of anticipated sales. Responsible for delivering forecast accuracy and forecasting bias as per defined goals by sku and/or product family. Works closely with category management on national or regional events and with division replenishment coordinator to address anticipated changes in local markets.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Determines the forecast model that is most appropriate for each sku based on product and seasonality and sets forecast variance tolerances by sku.
Proactively ensure the accurate development of demand data based upon forecast, current inventory targets, replenishment lead-time and master data settings.
Determine best methods to improve forecast accuracy and adjust forecast models as necessary to improve forecast accuracy.
Analyzes forecast bias to identify and understand variables and root causes impacting forecast, and adjust appropriately. Works closely with category management and division coordinators to proactively adjust forecast to accommodate external information.
Assist in development of proper safety stock strategies.
Interpret and report forecast implications of phasing-in/out of items.
Interact as necessary with other functions to provide forecast information relevant to their respective areas.
Work cross functionally to proactively manage aging inventory, slow moving items and discontinued items.
Other duties assigned by manager.
· Four-year college degree in business, statistics, mathematics, supply chain management or similar required, MBA or similar advanced degree preferred
· Prior experience in the food service industry preferred
· Must possess a minimum two years demand planning and forecasting experience utilizing E3/AWR/Manugistics or similar.
· Category specific expertise to interpret seasonality, market, and trend information
· Must be proficient in utilizing E3/AWR/ Manugistics or other supply-chain management software
· Thoroughly understands the business to interpret how promotional activity, new product distribution and seasonality impact volume fluctuations
· Possesses superior analytical skills and communication skills
· Possesses the ability to solve complex problems in an expeditious fashion
· Proficiency required in the use of Microsoft Office especially Microsoft Word and Excel, as well as Microsoft Outlook
· PRISM experience preferred.
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We're continually updating our safety procedures and taking every measure to ensure the protection of our candidates, associates and customers. Our workplace safety efforts include using sanitized interview rooms, social distancing, providing masks and gloves and sanitizing truck cab interiors. We also have COVID-19 Wellness Checks for anyone entering our facilities and safety barriers in select locations in our production facilities. To help our customers make it in this challenging time, we’re providing robust support including webinars, one-on-one consults with our experts and detailed reopening materials.
US Foods is proud to have donated $10 million in food to help with COVID-19 relief efforts to help our local communities make it. Learn more here .
US Foods is one of America’s great food companies and a leading foodservice distributor, partnering with approximately 300,000 restaurants and foodservice operators to help their businesses succeed. With 28,000 employees and more than 70 locations, US Foods provides its customers with a broad and innovative food offering and a comprehensive suite of e-commerce, technology and business solutions. US Foods is headquartered in Rosemont, Ill., and generates more than $28 billion in annual revenue. Visit www.usfoods.com to learn more.
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