Forecasting Manager

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Job Title: Forecasting Manager

Holland & Barrett are developing new systems to support forecasting for the future, this role will be fundamental in helping design from an end user perspective – in the meantime, this role needs a manager capable of identifying manual or spreadsheet based solutions to problems with appropriate levels of control in place to successfully substitute what a dedicated forecasting / demand solution would normally provide.

Responsible for the unit forecasting of every product (4000+) across circa 900 locations including Digital
Forecasting in a highly promotional environment with high volumes of new product and range changes influencing sales outcomes
Working closely with commercial teams on upcoming commercial activity to understand impact to sales volumes
Providing analysis on forecast accuracy and using this analysis to influence future forecast and improve accuracy over time
Developing complimentary processes (Excel) that sit alongside existing systems to improve forecasting accuracy, reduce workload and help reduce stockholding
Business Owner of our internal promotional forecasting systems
Develop, coach and lead a small team (3) of forecasters who work in dedicated categories

The Person

The successful candidate will be able to work in a highly pressurised environment where constantly changing commercial decisions impact their team's workload. This is a detailed role and suitable to someone who wants to work at a granular level, yet still able to manage and drive a small team. Able to influence and challenge senior management within their own Supply Chain Team. but also across multiple functions of the business.

Technical Skills

Intermediate / High level Excel skills essential (further training available to enhance existing capabilities if needed)
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  • Negotiable
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  • CV-207111
  • Permanent
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