Forecast Analyst - Demand Planner

This position is for Pactiv, a company of Reynolds Group Holding Inc. At Pactiv, continuous innovation and development has secured our place as one of the world's largest manufacturers and distributors of foodservice and food packaging products. Pactiv currently produces custom and stock foam, plastic, aluminum, pressed-paperboard, PE coated board, and molded-fiber packaging. Our global force of almost 12,000 team members allows us to supply packers, processors, supermarkets, restaurants, institutions and foodservice industries around the world. Over the years, Pactiv has consistently outpaced the competition in safety, innovation and strategic acquisitions. Want to learn more? Visit www.Pactiv.com.

DESCRIPTION:

o    Generate and maintain demand forecasts for all finished goods.

o    Maintain demand history database and all forecast related system parameters.

o    Implement improvements to the forecasting process and strive to improve forecast accuracy.

o    Prepare data and perform monthly reviews with Marketing Product Managers to compare statistical vs. marketing forecast at the product family level.

o    Incorporate changes into the forecast system and distribute to item level.

o    Review and adjust statistical forecast at the item-warehouse level on a regular basis.

o    Incorporate seasonal factors and special events into the demand history database as they occur.

o    Incorporate item-warehouse level updates from sales, marketing, and PIC into the forecast.

o    Communicate forecast changes to planning.

o    Document source and timing of data used for the updates.

o    Set up new products in the forecasting system.

o    Enter initial marketing forecasts for new products.

o    Monitor and adjust new product forecasts over time as actual sales develop.

o    Research customer-level buying patterns and demand shifts to help interpret forecast errors.

o    Communicate results to other areas of the business

QUALIFICATIONS:

o    BA/BS in a quantitative field, preferably Business, Engineering, Logistics, or Marketing.

o    Minimum 2 years experience in a similar quantitative, highly analytical position. APICS certification a plus.

o    Excellent computer and quantitative skills a must.

o    Knowledge of JDA Demand Planning module, large-scale forecasting systems, PC database tools (Access) and structured query language (SQL) necessary.

o    Strong written and oral communication skills; strong analytical and problem resolution skills; ability to work independently.

Pactiv is an Equal Opportunity Employer EEO AA M/F/Vet/Disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veterans status, or any other characteristics protected by law. #CB1 "IND1P"


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