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Title:  Forecast Analyst

Requisition ID:  7907-159
Location: 

Concord, NH, US, 03301

Category:  Production Control and Planning
Travel:  No Travel Required
Pay Grade: 

 

At Graphic Packaging International (NYSE: GPK), we produce the box you may have poured your child's cereal from this morning, the microwaveable tray that heated your lunch, the paper cup that held your coffee throughout the day, and the carrier of those bottles of craft beer you may enjoy tonight! We're one of the largest manufacturers of paperboard and paper-based packaging for some of the world's most recognized brands of food, beverage, foodservice, household, personal care and pet care products. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are a team of collaborative, innovative, passionate individuals who are committed to providing consumer packaging that makes a world of difference.

With almost 18,000 employees working in more than 70 locations in North and South America, Europe and the Pacific Rim, we strive to be an environmentally responsible leader in our industry and in the communities where we operate. We are committed to workplace diversity and offer compensation and benefits programs that are among the industry's best to reward the talented people who make our company successful.

If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of, we'd love to hear from you. Learn more about us at www.graphicpkg.com.

Inspired Packaging. A World of Difference.

 

MISSION / SUMMARY:

The primary role of the forecast analyst is to support the development and improve upon the statistically driven demand forecast. This position is a key driver in creating and managing demand signals by which the organization aligns supply chain and company resources. This is a critical role in the beginning of a Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) process, as revenue and supply plans leverage this information. The forecast analyst is tasked with using data insights to improve forecast accuracy.

 

JOB FUNCTIONS: Job functions include, but are not limited to the following.

  • Create and development of a statistical forecast including providing sales data, reviewing forecast output, and providing feedback to the managed service provider to refine the statistical forecast
  • Understand how forecasts are constructed and comment on relative confidence of forecasts
  • Assess the impact of significant variances in the forecast, and recommend appropriate revisions and tactics
  • Manage statistical forecast exceptions by developing and utilizing exception reports to identify and fix potential issues
  • Ensure that the demand forecast is shared/received in the format, level of detail and timing required by all customers and supply chain partners, with documented assumptions
  • Develop, monitor and communicate reports on changes and key process indicators (i.e. mean absolute percent error, weighted mean absolute percent error, forecast accuracy, bias, forecast value add, and forecast volatility)

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for this job. The employee will also perform other reasonably related business duties, as assigned by immediate manager and other management personnel.

 

Graphic Packaging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their qualifications for the job in question. We do not base our employment decision on an employee's or applicant's race, color, religion, age, gender or sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic identity, genetic information, disability, veteran/military status or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. Click here to view the EEO is the Law Poster.

 

 


Required Skills

 

  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Can quickly identify deviations from expected results and other disruptions and can promptly resolve any issue
  • Strong analytical, data-processing and problem-solving skills
  • Strong analytical skills and experienced in finding and understanding data and data patterns
  • Knowledge of forecasting processes in sales, marketing operations, finance and manufacturing
  • Deep knowledge in demand forecasting, statistical modeling, using analytical tools and various sources of data
  • SAP knowledge and experience with S&OP/IBP software solutions required - Proficiency using technology tools that enable demand planning and reporting

 

 

 


Required Experience

 

  • Strong analytical skills and experienced in finding and understanding data and data patterns
  • Knowledge of forecasting processes in sales, marketing operations, finance and manufacturing.
  • Deep knowledge in demand forecasting, statistical modelling, using analytical tools and various sources of data.
  • SAP knowledge and experience with S&OP/IBP software solutions required - Proficiency using technology tools that enable demand planning and reporting.

 

EDUCATION / KNOWLEDGE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Engineering, or related field
  • MBA desirable
  • Proficiency in advanced analytical and statistical modelling tools



 


Nearest Major Market: Concord
Nearest Secondary Market: Manchester

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