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Demand Forecast Analyst

Company: Simpson Strong-Tie
Location: Pleasanton
Posted on: January 18, 2023

Job Description:

REWARDS AT SIMPSON STRONG-TIEWe recognize and reward employees with a carefully designed and comprehensive rewards package, including competitive compensation, quarterly bonuses or commission and first-rate benefits. May exclude some positions, such as seasonal jobs.

  • Quarterly Bonuses/Commission:You will be eligible for either a bonus or commission, paid on a quarterly basis. We believe all employees affect customers, sales and revenue - directly or indirectly - and should be rewarded by sharing the company profits.
  • Benefits: We provide a wide range of benefits for eligible full-time employees including: medical, dental, vision, retirement contributions, employee stock purchase and bonus plans, pay for holidays, vacation, sick days, funerals and jury duty, years of service awards, employee discounts, employee referral bonuses, charitable contribution matching, education reimbursement and more.HOW WE'RE MAINTAINING A SAFE WORK ENVIRONMENTThese are some of the ways we're maintaining a safe work environment at Simpson Strong-Tie.
    • Sanitizing: Increased cleaning and disinfecting of facilities
    • Hand Sanitizer and Wipes: Providing hand sanitizer and wipes throughout our facilities
    • Face Coverings: Providing face coverings for employeesBE A MAKERAt Simpson Strong-Tie, there's a common thread connecting the people who work here: the drive to make things better and figure out how to get it done. We call it the Maker mindset. For over 60 years, our employees have fostered a collaborative workplace where people are engaged in creative thinking from the first day on the job onward. No matter what role you're in - from production, to sales, to engineering - you'll contribute to the growth and success of the company by having a Maker mindset.When you think of the best a family has to offer - support, collaboration and respect - that's what we value. When there's a win, we'll cheer you on. When there's a snag, coworkers step in to help you out. Working on solutions together is just the way we do things here, and that creates an atmosphere that often feels like home.You'll work alongside talented, passionate, dedicated, humble and genuinely kind people who are all contributing to our shared mission: to provide solutions that help people design and build safer, stronger structures. It's this mission and our strong people-focused values that have made Simpson Strong-Tie a unique place to work - a place where you can connect, create and build your career. We invite you tolearn moreabout our culture and why our employees are our most loyal customers.YOU
      You want to be an important member of a strong team of other makers who take pride in their work and support each other.As a Demand Forecast Analyst you will be responsible for the monthly forecast review process including both statistical and collaborative forecasting approaches. You will lead the development and recurring updates of finished good forecasts. The Demand Forecast Analyst will be leading the interaction and alignment on the cross functional Sales Inventory Operations Planning (SIOP) team that includes sales, supply chain planning, inventory management, manufacturing and customer service. You will analyze forecast variance data to make business decisions on forecast adjustments and you will develop and analyze reports that aid in short and long term business decisions and operations planning.If career growth is important to you, we not only know how to help you with that, it's what we love to do: https://youtu.be/PUqzuWryYcU
      WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING (% of Time)Lead continuous improvement efforts to advance the demand planning and forecasting process. Develop, document and execute monthly, quarterly and annual aggregated forecast variance analysis based on factors such as customer type and product families. Analyze and update future forecast based on historical forecast variances. (30%)Manage all forecast adjustments based on business judgement, new product launch and phase out process. Collaborate with sales, marketing, product management to understand product life cycles, demand patterns and short/long term forecasts. (30%)Manage all data gathering and analytics in support of the SIOP Forecasting Process with our sales management team. Lead the monthly collaborative demand review as part of the SIOP process. (20%)Analyze and interpret customer provided point-of-sale data. Synthesize analysis from customer point of sales data systems and internal order management systems to ensure Simpson demand forecast reflects trends in the customer's demand. (10%)Develop, execute and analyze standard and ad-hoc reports as required to support short and long term business and operations planning. (10%)DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCEIf you can do everything listed above, you've got what it takes. Perhaps some of the following would be helpful too:
      • Undergraduate degree in mathematics, supply chain or engineering preferred, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
      • Requires at least 2 years' experience with forecasting methodologies, techniques and approaches (i.e., moving averages, statistical trends and models, exponential smoothing, discrete probability, etc.)
      • Required at least 2 years' experience in supply chain planning in the areas of SIOP, demand planning and/or supply chain planning
      • Required Experience in SAP or other comparable ERP system
      • Required Experience using and interacting with MRP systems.
      • Microsoft Excel experience required
      • Analysis: Ability to analyze and collect data and make sound business judgments.
      • Self-Management: Display a high level of initiative, effort and commitment towards completing assignments in a timely manner. Manage multiple projects and completing priorities.
      • Teamwork: Build and sustain cooperative working relationships.
      • Attention to Detail: Achieve thoroughness and accuracy when accomplishing a task.
      • Problem Solving: Identify options for solving a problem and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses.
      • Speaking: Effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
      • Writing: Write in a clear, concise, and organized manner for the intended audience.
        TRAVEL REQUIRED
        This job requires 10% domestic travel.WORK STATUS & LOCATIONThis full-time, exempt position is available to work remote. Posted pay range is based upon national average and may vary depending on geographical work location.RELOCATION
        Relocation is not available for this position.Pay$61600 - $80100 / yearIn keeping with the Company's commitment to the communities in which it does business, we are an equal opportunity employer. This means that to the fullest extent required by local law, employment decisions are based on merit and business needs and not on race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender (which state law may define to include gender identity/expression, transgender identity, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, and gender stereotyping), sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, genetic information, medical condition, covered marital status, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law. Please note all job offers are contingent upon a successful background investigation and drug test. Simpson Strong-Tie's drug policy is based upon Federal Law, and therefore will screen applicants for amphetamines, including methamphetamines, cocaine, marijuana/THC, phencyclidine, and opiates.#NowHiring #GetHired #Hiring #HiringNow

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