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Lead Analyst, S&OP Forecasting

Minneapolis, MN
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Lead Analyst, S&OP Forecasting(Job Number:SUP00080G)


The Lead Analyst, S&OP Forecasting will be responsible for delivering a 13 week inbound and outbound operational forecast (distribution and fulfillment centers) for specific lines of business or supply chain nodes that is leveraged as the source of truth for supply chain planning.  The Lead Analyst will coordinate with and influence key partners in Inventory Management, Finance, Promotions & Pricing COE, GSCL Operations, and Network Planning to align volume forecasts and throughput capabilities in support of Merchandise, Financial, and Supply Chain goals. This role will identify new analytics needs and fully leverage existing capabilities to deliver world class forecast accuracy.  They will clearly communicate key forecast elements to partner teams and lead cross-functional efforts to resolve discrepancies between supply chain capabilities and forecasted needs.  They will proactively identify opportunities for improvement and coordinate work to deliver better outcomes.
1. Deliver a world class 13-week inbound/outbound operational volume forecast every week for a specified line of business or portion of the supply chain.
2. Review historical trends, evaluate forecast results, research variance drivers, and prepare detailed reports that provide a deep understanding of the root causes of variances and support continuous improvement.  Proactivley identify opportunities for improvement.
3. Understand, influence and align upstream merchandise, financial and inventory management goals with supply chain forecasts and capabilities. Lead work to resolve differences between current capabilities and needs when they arise.
4. Envision, design and deploy new analytical solutions (ex. regression, simulation, machine learning) to continuously improve forecast accuracy.

Reports to the Director, S&OP Forecasting.  Works within the Sales and Operations team and has direct working relationships with Global Supply Chain, Inventory Management, Merchandising, Finance, Store Operations, Technology and Enterprise Data and Business Intelligence (EDABI).


• Bachelors in math, statistics, physics, computer science, finance, engineering or related analytical field
• 3 years experience in demand planning, production planning or forecasting
• A strong passion for empirical research and problem solving through data and statistical analysis
• Ability to synthesize complex data to make optimal decisions
• High sense of urgency and self-motivation; ability to innovate and drive continuous improvement strategies quickly and independently
• Ability to work well in an ambiguous, rapidly changing environment
• Proven track record of cross-functional leadership; ability to coordinate and motivate partner teams to achieve objectives
• Strong communication skills; ability to clearly cut through complex topics and to influence stakeholders across the enterprise

• Advanced degree in math, statistics, physics, operations research, supply chain, finance, computer science or related field
• Proficiency with SQL, R, SAS, Python or similar tools for analyzing relational databases at scale
• Experience in Inventory Management, Supply Chain design, or Sales & Operations Planning
• Experience with statistical program development and deployment for forecasting

Primary Location: United States-Minnesota-Minneapolis


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