Forecasting Manager - Global Business
This role primarily exists to support the development of a demand forecast as part of the Sales and Operations Planning Process (S&OP)
The role holder is responsible for identifying short/mid-term market trends (3 - 18 month's)
Communicating the perceived impact on sales demand over the S&OP time horizon to allow the Sales organisation to develop improved forecast accuracy levels
A leading, global manufacturer of building products supplied in to the Private and Public sectors.
Coordinate the consolidation of the Demand Forecast from the Sales Organisation as part of the S&OP process in the business at product family level on a monthly basis
Recognise, follow and analyse market trends and combine this with customer based market intelligence to develop and communicate perceived future market trend changes on a monthly basis to support the Demand Forecast
Monitor forecast accuracy and develop improvement actions where this is below target levels
Develop, Implement and Support the necessary tools for the Demand Forecast to ensure the process is at its most efficient for the Sales organisation
Support the business Forecast, Budget and Business Plan processes by providing the necessary demand information in a timely manner
Support the Sales organisation with necessary training around the forecasting process
- SAP/APO and SAP/BW
- Degree or Masters educated
- Demand and Production Planning background
- High level of numerical and analytical understanding
- Excellent collaboration skills
This is an initial 12 month fixed term contract which may go permanent for the right candidate.
Salary range is from £35,000 to £45,000 with a retention bonus at the end of the contract.