QSC seeks an experienced and self-motivated Forecast Analyst to support QSC Global’s Planning Group by driving the baseline demand forecast and providing KPIs relating to the group’s demand planning activities. The Forecast Analyst reports to the S&OP Leader, but should have autonomous control over the statistical baseline forecast output. The role requires working with the planning group to reduce forecast error and bias reduction through the isolation and minimisation of artificial demand variability and the integration of domain inputs.
The Forecast Analyst will additionally be responsible for ad hoc data queries and compilations as necessary to support the Planning Group. To facilitate the periodic updating of QSC’s Forecastability Matrix the position will require limited visibility to financial data – specifically GP/SKU.
A high level of mathematical and analytical proficiency are critical to the performance of this role, as are the personality traits of self-confidence, relentless objectivity and the pursuit of continuous improvement.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Create the Company’s ongoing demand-driven statistical baseline forecast for all parts
Segment the Company’s parts according to innate forecastability and profit contribution to maximise effectiveness
Work with appropriate personnel to maintain and improve data integrity
Make recommendations on utilisation of and selection of forecast/demand planning software
Choose appropriate forecast models, measure accuracy and update as necessary
Raise outliers to attention of Demand Planners for adjustment
Liaise with the Company’s Demand Planners to shore up deficient demand data where possible
Maintain the Company’s log of forecast adjustments
Make recommendations regarding process improvements contributing to reduction of forecast error and bias
Self-confident and self-starter.
Ability to remain focused on core processes despite outside influence
Highly organised and analytical
Education and Experience:
IBF Certified Professional Forecaster or similar designation
Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Commerce, Mathematics or similar
Minimum 5 years’ experience in a high SKU seasonal business
Practical knowledge of stats packages (i.e. SAS, SPSS or similar) and/or forecasting tools (i.e. Forecast Pro, John Galt Forecast X, Smart Forecast or similar)
Proven track record of highly effective analysis and communication
Founded nearly five decades ago, QSC, LLC, is a globally recognized leader in the design and manufacture of professional audio/video system solutions. The company manufactures in its 81,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility, located in Costa Mesa, California. Select partners in Asia provide additional manufacturing. Located on 51,000 square feet of office space on the same campu...s as the manufacturing facility are the QSC Corporate Offices, Engineering, Sales, Marketing, Technical Support and Service. Additionally, QSC has offices in Boulder, Colorado and Hong Kong, with sales and support staff located throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. QSC maintains a local warehouse and distribution facility in Costa Mesa and Corona, with other facilities in Tennessee, Belgium and China.
Employing over 500 people, QSC is widely recognized as a great place to work, attracting the best and brightest individuals from all over the world. The company strives to provide a casual and fun work environment where people are genuinely excited to bring forth their best and let their talent shine. QSC offers its employees an exceptional benefits package, further enhancing its ability to attract and maintain talent, and is a 5-time recipient of the Orange County Register’s “Best Place to Work” award. Please visit us as www.qsc.com!