Forecasting Analyst

Location: 
Cork
Job Type: 
Permanent
Salary: 
Competitive

Essential Qualifications, Training and Experience:

  • Advanced abilities in Microsoft Packages, especially Excel and Access
  • 2+ years' experience in a forecasting role
  • Experience in managing and manipulating data
  • Expertise in creating forecast reports, forecasting project trends
  • Enterprise Resource Planning / Demand Driven Material Requirement Planning experience

Desired Qualifications, Training and Experience:

  • Business degree in forecasting or statistical analysis desirable

Personal Attributes required:

  • Strong communication and relationship building skills
  • Influencing and negotiation skills
  • Business aware
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving, investigative and follow through skills
  • Motivated and positive - can work on own initiative
  • Strong planning and organizing skills
  • Very strong time management
  • Prioritising and multi tasking skills

Key Result Areas

1. Quality

  • Support Client, Operations Team and Finance by providing forecast information promptly.
  • Own the forecasting process and work with the key stakeholders to ensure forecast accuracy is met and deadlines are achieved.
  • Develop, implement, and manage a collaborative forecasting process that collects and reconciles information from diverse sources into a single unified statement of demand.
  • Provide Actual to Budget Forecast, Variance explanations, and ratio/trend reports.
  • Maintain accuracy to within +/- 5%.
  • Actively communicate with all relevant departments to ensure that they are aware of all issues that may affect forecast accuracy.
  • Continually review forecasting practices to increase efficiency of the business.

2. Productivity

  • Review forecast accuracy, and ensure forecasts going forward are refined to ensure the ability to keep staffing at optimum levels.
  • Work with Scheduling Analysts to ensure they are aware of the forecasts and what assumptions have been used to allow for greater decision making across the team.
  • Help drive analysis for initiatives to identify areas to add value.
  • Develop in conjunction with our reporting team regular reports/updates for internal and external management team.

3. Teamwork

  • Show a positive attitude.
  • Build relationships with your peers, colleagues and manager.
  • Support colleagues and build the right culture.
  • Look out for each other.
  • Share knowledge with colleagues and with Client
  • Be flexible and adapt to different situations, customers and business needs.
  • Recognise the part you play in the team and contribute to its success.

4. Continuous Improvement

  • Engage in and take ownership of personal development and career planning.
  • Find ways to do things better for yourself, the team, Abtran, the customer and the Client.
  • Tell people about your good ideas.
  • Recommend forecasting and process changes within and beyond the scope of assigned responsibilities.
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