Argos are currently looking for a Demand Forecast Analyst to join the team! Reporting to the Senior Demand Forecast Analyst within our Commercial Supply department you will manage demand forecasts across a product area for all channels of the Argos business – around 3,000 SKU’s.
What will you be doing?
Creating and then managing SKU level demand forecasts; ensuring that down to the store level they are accurate, stable and there is consensus between these and financial plans.
Assisting in the management of demand forecasting processes, ensuring they are completed in a timely, accurate and efficient manner so that financial, capacity and replenishment planning needs are all supported.
Work closely with members of the Merchandise teams to identify opportunities to drive business benefit via improved demand forecast quality.
Provide analytical support on any issues or key Supply division operational processes relating to demand capture and forecasting.
Assist in the implementation of programs of research aimed at improving the accuracy and/or efficiency of demand forecasts (forecasting techniques, process efficiency etc.).
Ensure departmental databases are maintained and monitor the integrity of the data contained in them.
Key skills and experience:
Educated to degree standard, ideally in a numerical/statistical discipline. Supply chain certifications looked upon favourably.
Ideally experience of SKU forecasting, preferably within a retail environment.
Highly PC literate – with a good knowledge of MS Access, MS Excel and ideally experienced using forecasting and replenishment systems.
Highly numerate, analytical and logical with strong problem solving skills.
Strong written and verbal communication skills to simply explain complex processes.
Ability to influence stakeholders to buy into new ways of working.
Commercial acumen with a basic understanding of the economic factors affecting retail.
Interested in working in an exciting environment with the potential to develop your skills for a career that fits with your own dreams? This could be the perfect role for you!