4 Month Contract
The Demand Forecaster is responsible for creating chain and store level unit-based forecasts by week, as well as establishing unique store-level size curves for all planned choices in his/her assigned Victoria's Secret PINK category. In the execution of responsibilities for this role, the Demand Forecaster will utilize several business applications including, but not limited to: Manugistics Demand, SPARK, and MicroStrategy.
Pre-season, the Demand Forecaster works to align with cross-functional partners in Inventory Deployment, Merchandise Planning, Space Planning and Merchants to influence forecast methodology, which is leveraged for both Order and Deployment Planning. Once in-season, work is focused on managing weekly performance exceptions to the overall merchandise plan through a read/react process tightly integrated with the Inventory Deployment Team.
•Forecast basic and/or fashion lingerie and intimate apparel at the chain and store levels, including promotions, using advanced forecasting software
•Develop and articulate a fact-based analytical approach to forecast decisions, monitor results, and action necessary adjustments with exceptional change agility
•Understand and apply retail forecast methodologies/ basic statistics
•Utilize actual sales data to manage store demand and size-curve exceptions, tuning forecasts as appropriate
•Perform size-level analysis and recommend size curves for each choice in the business used in the execution of buy and deployment processes
•Ensure all planned item / location combinations have a system-defined planogram and are setup with accurately balanced forecast
•Identify and correct process and systemic issues using data diagnostic tools and develop external reporting to identify trends/ root causes.
•Strategize across several seasons at any given time.
•Best-practice identification and replication
•Work collaboratively across multiple functions and departments within the organization
•5-7 years of analytical experience
•Demonstrated ability to handle multiple priorities and interact collaboratively with all levels of management
•Excellent statistical/quantitative analysis skills with forecasting background preferred
•Prefer knowledge of planning and allocation methodologies/systems
•Excellent communication, prioritizing and problem-solving skills; strong computer skills
•Ability to be a team player and to foster a commitment to teamwork among other associates
•Strong MS Access and Excel skills preferred
•Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Logistics or Business related field, preferred
Horizontal Integration participates in Everify