Demand, Forecasting & Analytics Specialist

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Halifax, NS, Canada Req #701
Thursday, September 12, 2019
Powered by state-of-the-art fibre optic and wireless networks, Eastlink delivers world-class video entertainment and communications services to residential, business and public sector customers across Canada. As one of Canada's Best Managed Companies for 11 consecutive years, Eastlink provides high speed Internet, wireless, TV, telephone, security and automation, data communications and exclusive, locally-produced programming. Headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Eastlink is the largest privately owned telecommunications Company in Canada with an employee base of just over 1500 individuals.
Reporting to the Manager of Mobile Supply Chain, this role will be a key asset in the future growth of the company. This individual will be part of the Mobile Supply Chain, working on the Company's forecasting for mobile devices and accessories. This function sits as a key member of the cross functional operations group to gain insights to support 'optimal' business decision making with analytics and solid business understanding. We need this person to have strong collaboration skills to bring various department inputs together to strengthen the forecast accuracy. This person must bring previous experience and knowledge with predictive analysis software and must be able to demonstrate experience and success with predictive analysis and collaborative, cross-departmental inputs for forecasting.
Responsibilities:

  • Develops and manages product forecasting plans for regular and promotional volumes on existing and new products by SKU for the warehouse, retail and business channel level;
  • Builds maintains, consolidates and updates product sales forecast for base volume, events, and commercial activity based on the Marketing Strategy;
  • Documents assumptions and events and estimates impacts on projections;
  • Performs forecasting setup, maintenance, and adjustments related to statistical analysis, market analysis, and predictive modeling;
  • Performs required profile maintenance to account for various category impacts (seasonality, etc);
  • Assists Marketing and Supply Planners by performing "like product " analysis on new products, new vendors and new product forecast maintenance and parameterization;
  • Plays a key role in evaluation of sales potential, sales success, and budget planning;
  • Develops, maintains and distributes scheduled reporting to appropriate stakeholders.
    Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Finance or Supply Chain;
  • Designation or Certification in Forecasting and Analytics and/or 5-10 years of experience in Forecasting, Planning and Analytics;
  • Must have strength and 5-10 years' experience with predictive analysis software, Alteryx is strongly preferred;
  • Strong command of Microsoft Office (Access and PowerPoint) with Advanced Microsoft Excel skills required;
  • High standard of accuracy and precision; highly organized;
  • Strong communication skills, ability to coordinate and gather information across departments. Attention to detail and strong problem-solving;
  • Ability to think creatively, highly-driven and self-motivated;
  • Demonstrated ability to work with team members collaboratively.
    Why Choose Eastlink?
    Eastlink brings you technology in a way that people would want it. We work hard to provide the best products - Internet, TV, Wireless, Telephone, and Security and Automation - to keep our customers connected to the things and people that matter the most. By putting our customers and their needs at the centre of it all we can show them something special and provide a unique brand experience.
    We are extremely proud of our employees and believe the best people make the best companies. As we continue to grow, our goal is to continue to attract the best people.
    Dedicated to representing all of the customers we serve, we embrace diversity throughout all levels of the organization and encourage members of equity groups to self-identify during the application process.
    Ready to explore an exciting career at Eastlink? Your journey begins here.
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    • Pay Type Salary

    • Halifax, NS, Canada

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