Senior Manager Forecast

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POST DATE 9/12/2016
END DATE 11/17/2016

DiversityWorking Boca Raton, FL

Boca Raton, FL
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Responsibilities:The Sr. Forecast Manager is responsible for leading a team of Forecast Managers and Forecast Analysts who perform root cause analyses to identify any process gaps in the forecasting of inventory. This individual leads a cross functional team to apply both short and long term solutions to gain forecast and process efficiencies. The incumbent is responsible for leading and driving process improvement by utilizing all available tools and data streams to deliver and constantly improve overall inventory forecasting accuracy. He/she identifies any trends in our primary forecasting system (JDA) to drive overall inventory forecasting accuracy and optimize base and promotional item forecasts. The Sr. Forecast Manager works closely with Demand Planning on a weekly basis to ensure clear understanding of the sales forecast in order to measure the level of risk associated with item level forecasts.- Leads the team that manages the forecast accuracy and exceptions from system generated reports in JDA that identify forecasting gaps
- Drives changes in inventory alignment and adjustments to forecasting levels
- Partner with cross-functional teams to evaluate and/or perform analysis of potential forecast trends found in historical inventory sales when compared to prior forecasts
- Leads the team that develops and provides in-depth analysis of team processes and inventory forecast data to perform root cause analysis and improve efficiency and productivity
- Participate in weekly senior leadership meetings to communicate results of root cause/ad-hoc analyses and identify any potential forecasting risks and recommends solutions
- Recommend new initiatives and processes based on industry best practices to enable efficient use of primary forecasting system and improve forecast accuracy
- Provide relevant forecast information and insights that help the Forecast Managers/Analysts understand and act upon sales opportunities and category objectives
- Offer frequent feedback and coaching in order to develop direct reports
- Serve as the primary support/back-up for the Director of Forecasting and represents the Forecast Managers for internal functions/meetings Qualifications:- Bachelors degree or equivalent experience
- Minimum 7 years experience in related field; Supply Chain, Inventory Management, Forecasting, Process Improvement Other Information:- Technical competencies in SQL, Cognos, MS Excel, Mathematics and Statistics is a plus
- Retail experience is a must
- Proficient in MS Excel
- Communication and customer service skills
- Basic retail buying/planning industry knowledge
- Close eye to detail and follow through skills needed
- Must be able to troubleshoot issues and think ahead
- Strong analytical and problem solving skills
- Analyze forecast accuracy and bias
- Develop process improvements to improve accuracy
- Maintain class level seasonal profiles
- JDA Demand Planning
- Team Player
- Strong partenrship/relationship building
- Organizational skills
- Mutli task oriented
- Self-starter Pay, Benefits and Work Schedule:Office Depot offers competitive salaries, a benefits package, which includes a 401(k) and more, along with plenty of opportunity to move and grow within our organization! For immediate consideration for this exciting position, please click the Apply Now button. Equal Employment Opportunity:
Office Depot is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in all employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, age, disability, genetic information, protected veteran status, gender identify or expression, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law. .