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Deman Planning Analyst

Company: Kelly Services
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Job Description:

Demand Planning SpecialistSt Louis,MOTill end of the year W2 contractPay rate 24$/hourDescription:--POSITION SUMMARY:Demand Planning Analyst is the first point of contact with Demand Planning (DP) internal customers to resolve forecast issues, provide interpretations and explanations of forecasts, and work collaboratively with customer account teams to insure that DP forecasts accurately reflect customer plans. DP Analyst will also work closely with the demand planning statisticians to recommend improvements to demand planning models and calculations, as well as demand planning business analysts and programmers to specify improvements or corrections needed in the forecast systems.PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES :Continuously improve Demand Planning forecast accuracy and bias- Regularly review forecasts and recalibrate forecast models as required.- Monitor forecast quality measures and initiate corrective actions as necessary.- Identify and address forecast issues.- Evaluate input data quality (i.e. sales estimates, promotion plans, product data).Respond to Demand Planning forecast inquiries in a timely manner.- Provide explanations of forecast fluctuations to plant personnel.- Investigate significant forecast deviations from actual shipments and communicate to Supply Chain Directors- Respond to management requests regarding forecast issues and measuresCollaborate with account teams on forecast estimates- Provide baselines to account teams and gain alignment.- Advise on how to best communicate unique events.- Provide account teams with training and education on planning processesPerform ad hoc analyses- Produce and improve upon key performance indicators- Conduct and participate in daily/weekly operations reviews- Summarize forecast information as requested by management- Analyze forecasts for patterns, trends, and improvement areas- Present findings of analyses to stakeholdersOTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES- Ability to facilitate meetings and present research findings to diverse audiences. influence decision makes and create engagement.- Communicate issues, risks, concerns and status to management in a timely manner.BASIC QUALIFICATIONS (Minimum):Education:- Bachelors Degree from an accredited institutionExperience (Years/Type):- 6+ months experience in a supply chain, marketing, business analytics, or sales role.- 1+ year experience working with Microsoft Excel (i.e. performing calculations, creating charts).Skills:- Proficient in use of Microsoft Office.- Advanced skills with Microsoft Excel.- Strong analytical/mathematical skills.- Ability to combine information from multiple sources to identify issues and derive solutions.- Excellent oral and written communication skills.- Effective working in a team environment with strong interpersonal skills.- Detail oriented with excellent time management skills (deadline responsibilities).- Comfortable handling multiple projects/tasks in a fast-paced environment.- Initiative to identify issues/improvements and take action while keeping management informed.WORKING RELATIONSHIPS- Works closely with Demand Planning and Supply Planning teams.- Works with Operations Planning Managers at the plants to identify and resolve forecast issues.- Work closely with Customer groups to incorporate Promotion and exception volume in forecast.----Why Kelly--?Your engineering skills are in demand, but how do you find the right fit? Easy. With Kelly Engineering, our experts connect you with leading organizations where you can learn and grow, collaborate on innovative projects, and keep your skills sharp with top technology. Whether you prefer the variety and flexibility of short-term projects, or are looking for something more long-term, we're here every step of the way to find your dream engineering job.About Kelly--At Kelly, we're always thinking about what's next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, we're a leading advocate for temporary/non-traditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live. Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce and providing accommodations for people with disabilities in all parts of the hiring process as required under its Employment Accommodation Policy. Kelly will work with applicants to meet accommodation needs that are made known to Kelly in advance.]]

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