Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.

Forecasting Analyst

US-NJ-Parsippany
Requisition #
17-20007
# Positions
1
Experience (Years)
5
Category
Marketing - Marketing Admin

Overview

 

Job Purpose

 

The Forecast Analyst will be responsible for developing a consensus API forecast through the analysis of marketing trends, historical demand, and customer input.  Through close collaboration with the Global Forecasting Team, Sales and Marketing, and Supply Chain Teams, this position will develop a monthly demand plan that drives the acquisition of inventory and delivers optimal customer service levels.   This position reports into the Sales organization.

Responsibilities

 

 

Major Accountabilities

  •  Develop monthly materials forecasts at the item level using historical data, customer input, statistical forecasting  models, and market trends for assigned customers and events
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners to develop the monthly consensus forecasts
  • Maintain integrity of forecasting system database used to drive base forecast
  • Coordinate implementation of forecasting and inventory planning activities for customer special projects and new business
  • Communicate trends and forecasts to internal partners to ensure continued sales growth and to identify risk
  • Collaborate directly with Sales and Marketing Team to identify opportunities to increase sales through trend analysis and observations.
  • Work directly with Supply Chain to ensure adequate inventory in support of customer forecasts
  • Organize effective monthly forecast review meetings (brainstorming meetings) with Account Managers and other internal partners
  • Review customer orders as required to ensure optimal service levels and achieve improved forecast accuracy
  • Communicate to management any potential issues and challenges impacting service to customers or inventory
  • Conduct Root Cause Analysis to reconcile significant variances and continuous improvement of the forecast and the process
  • Provide input to the Supply Planning organization in developing inventory strategies on existing items, new products, and product phase-outs
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications


Professional Competencies

  • Very strong analytical, organizational, decision making and presentation skills.
  • Customer-oriented pro-active attitude: takes initiative, creates an achievement environment
  • Process-oriented mind-set to manage complexity and change
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills. Ability to clearly communicate methodology, findings of analysis, and recommendations
  • Anticipates and plans for potential risks; develops corresponding contingency plans.
  • Results oriented profile is key to meet the objectives both in quality and time
  • Strong interpersonal skills are also essential to effectively interact with all teams, areas and levels of business affecting the forecast process. Good facilitation skills are required.

 

Ideal Background

 

Education                   

Bachelor Degree in Marketing, Logistics, Finance, Supply Chain, or related field

 

Languages                  

English, and preferably one foreign language      

 

Experience  

1. Preferred 3-5  years of experience in forecasting, demand management, planning, scheduling or other supply chain focus is required

2.  Demonstrated knowledge of forecasting technology or ERP systems is required

3.  Demonstrated knowledge in demand forecasting with an understanding of their operational impacts over the supply chain

4.  High proficiency using PC based applications (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Access) is required5.  Knowledge on the Demand Forecasting as well as on Sales and Operations Planning process

 

 

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