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Accountable for managing/shaping demand for a group of retail products working collaboratively with Category Management, gaining consensus on one forecast that drives the business. • Overall responsibility for forecast accuracy across a set of products/categories so that the business may be appropriately planned based on that forecast• Work collaboratively with other parts of the business to ensure that key factors that influence demand are understood and reflected in the forecastPRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Develop and maintain baseline forecasts using JDA Demand module. • Adjust forecast to account for market intelligence. • Develop and maintain promotional, seasonal and event forecasts using Soft Solutions • Monitor Forecast accuracy and resolve exceptions with high/low bias with the goal of improvement • Works with Category and Planning leadership to understand trends, identify new products, new product and promotional strategies and evaluate impacts on demand. Generate appropriate aggregations of forecast data to facilitate cross-functional communication.• Works with input from the analytics team to determine appropriate forecast models and parameter settings.
Job Function: Inventory Management