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Sales Forecasting Analyst

Dragon Recruiting


Ref: RP245-715

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

• Evaluate Market Momentum Trends & Influences
• Consolidating local reports and internal data to predict future trends, estimating the likely impact on future volumes
• Combining available internal and external data to inform the development of the forecast
• Generate Baseline Forecast
• Generating the baseline forecast for the overall market and for market shares
• Modelling new product introduction variables
• Incorporating latest sales and customer information to align stock availability with orders
• Incorporating insights on other local events, competitor activities and distributor events
• Collating information on product introductions, product lifecycle timelines and new launches to inform the development of the Cluster forecast
• Forecasting the impact of product launches
• Conduct Cross-Functional Forecast Sign Off Meeting
• Identifying and communicating performance gaps against targets and suggesting areas for improvement
• Publishing final forecast report for discussion at the cross-functional meeting to inform forecasting decisions
• Liaising with Finance to ensure the forecast has been communicated for financial modelling
• Upload Forecast to CPS (Central Planning System)
• Checking the final data in CPS and releasing to supply planning
• Maintaining and monitoring data to ensure it is refreshed if necessary
• Cross Department Collaboration
• Liaising with relevant departments following changes / launches to ensure accurate forecasting
• Maintaining strong working relationships with key stakeholders in Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Attractive Salary Package


• Minimum 2 years’ experience in an operational or strategic forecasting role
• A good understanding of the drivers of demand shifts and of the competitive landscape
• The ability to apply insight routinely and to make recommendations on improvements
• Highly numerate and accurate in order to produce detailed forecasts and to calculate return on investment
• The ability to build strong relationships with key stakeholders based in other locations (such as Ireland, Germany and Poland)
and to communicate well at all levels, along with the ability to influence stakeholders in other functions
• The ability to draw conclusions from vast amounts of data and to produce insightful summaries, and the ability to make
decisions based on ambiguous or limited available data
• Process focused and operationally organised
• Good presentation skills - proficient with Powerpoint, with the ability to produce presentations for senior leaders
• Proficient with Excel
• The ability to work unsupervised and to tight deadlines

About the Company

Dragon Recruiting is a leading international staffing and recruitment company, head-quartered in London, with further offices all over the globe. Our clients range from numerous well known UK and international businesses. We also represent a wide range of less well known clients - helping them to find staff for their businesses around the world.

As an international recruitment agency, our clients benefit from a vast network of human resource specialists who attract, cultivate and connect organisations to talent in both global and local markets. Our unrivalled

scope of services and global reach allow us to share candidates and roles across borders. With greater coverage and tools, we can ensure our clients and candidates all get the best outcome for their recruitment needs.

With experience of over 3 decades we are recruiting more than 10,000 workers annually to and from the UK, USA and the Middle East and several other Asian countries. We specialize in the placement of candidates in permanent, contract, temporary and interim positions with clients around the world.

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