Forecast Planner

Forecast Planner

Benefit Cosmetics | San Francisco, CA, 94118, US
Salary Range:$82,000 – $114,000 Salary range estimated by Zippia

Posted 15 days ago

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The Forecast Planner builds an accurate demand forecast on all products (core, events, introduction, collaterals, …) and maintain forecast models and tools. Creates and maintain forecasts models for its markets, incorporating business intelligence and forecast information gathered from sales, marketing, finance and supply chain teams.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

* Develop and create demand forecasts by using all available data and forecasting tools for all in charge products and channels: (60%)
* Gather, analyze and validate data
* Review historical sales trends and upcoming events
* Develop statistical forecast models and evaluate forecast results

* Create and utilize effective and collaborative channels of communication with markets to get all required information (visual merchandising guidelines, special marketing events and animations, PR actions…) and fully understand market specificities to build an accurate forecast
* Communicate and coordinate with Global Supply team on all actual sell-in vs forecast discrepancies and major changes of forecasts, in order to protect service and stock levels
* Maintain demand planning system and software. Participate in on-going development and improvement of Benefit's business support systems
* Prepare and maintain standard relevant reporting
* Perform ad-hoc analysis on demand
* All other duties as assigned


* Minimum of 2 years' experience in forecasting / demand planning and/or related experience
* Strong Microsoft Office Excel skills
* Solid understanding of Forecasts, Demand management and statistics
* Knowledge of Microsoft AX and Anaplan is a plus