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      Forecast Analyst

      Remuneration:R60000 - R80000 per month cost-to-company 
      Location:Johannesburg, Bryanston
      Job level:Mid/Senior
      Company:Ad Talent Africa

      Who are we: A global leader in the FMCG industry

      Who are well looking for: A forecast analyst who has previously worked within a large FMCG business.

      What will you do:

      A forecast analyst is responsible for creating accurate sales forecasts using historical data and statistical models. The role involves collaborating with the commercial team to refine forecasts and reach consensus on weekly and monthly predictions, which are then shared with the supply network planning team. This position aims to enhance sales forecast accuracy and predictability across the value chain.
      • Demand planning: Lead the demand planning logistics centralised Process (LCP) routines, preparing for monthly demand reviews, supply reviews, executive S&OP meetings, and weekly demand updates.
      • Data Analysis: Prepare, analyse, and implement data recommendations, including master data management, segmentation, demand drivers, and normalisation.
      • Forecast generation: Create statistical forecasts using best-fit models, focusing on commercial collaboration and consensus.
      • Commercial collaboration: Propose, agree, and implement commercial enrichment activities such as marketing events, promotions, new product developments, and discontinuations.
      • Sign-off and release: Drive demand review and executive S&OP processes with appropriate reporting.
      • Performance Tracking: Support performance tracking and analysis of forecast accuracy, bias, obsolescence, constraints, and scenarios for short, medium, and long-term intervals.
      What do you need: 
      • Bachelor's degree in Sciences, Commercial, or a related field (or equivalent tertiary education)
      • Proficiency in Excel
      • 3-5 years of experience in sales/marketing planning or supply chain disciplines within an FMCG environment
      • Quantitative discipline orientation (mathematics, statistics, economics) is advantageous
      • Basic business financial understanding is beneficial
      • This position is crucial for ensuring accurate demand forecasts, which directly impact the efficiency of the supply chain and the overall business strategy.
      Skills required:
      • Demand planning
      • Finance
      • Supply chain
      • Data analysis
      • Sales/marketing planning


      Posted on 11 Jun 13:14, Closing date 11 Jul

      Ad Talent
      We are niched in the communications industry with offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town from where we service all of South Africa, Africa, the Middle East, Europe and the rest of the world. Our portfolios include Digital, Creative and Client Service in Advertising, Marketing, Media, Public Relations and Corporate Communications.
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