Demand Analyst

Job Description
POSITION OVERVIEW: The Smartwool (SWL) Demand Analyst will develop the financial shipping forecast from the demand plan, current and historical trends, Finance and Sales input. This Analyst will prepare and facilitate routine cross functional, ship forecast meetings and ensure results of those meetings are communicated to the organization. This Analyst will support the Budget and Strategic Planning processes through analysis and make recommendations to Finance for the financial plan. In addition, this Analyst will support the Demand Planners with analysis and reporting related to demand, sku efficiency, systems and process.
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+ Convert the demand plan into financial ship forecast by analyzing current order base, carry over and ship assumptions using spreadsheet formats. Facilitate monthly meetings with Finance and Sales to recommend ship forecast and reach agreement on financial forecast submission to corporate
+ Develop annual ship forecast in support of the Budget and Strategic Plan for recommendation to Finance by converting demand to ship goals and establish seasonality
+ Create monthly reports and analysis to communicate changes in forecast to all vested parties
+ Compile various reports regarding forecast performance to target opportunities/trends for improvement. Lead continuous improvement efforts and specific projects that optimize demand management processes. Defining and building processes/tools/systems that provide value-add to business activities
+ Participate in ongoing SKU rationalization initiatives to keep our product portfolio profitable from a revenue and production stand point
+ Support ad hoc project requests from both Operations and other partner departments requiring analytics surrounding demand
+ Bachelor?s degree
+ 2+ years of relevant business experience
+ Strong Excel skills are required
+ Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications including PowerPoint, Word and Outlook
+ Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
+ Strong organizational skills
+ Exposure to Logility or another forecasting software a plus
+ Exposure to SAP and Brio and Cognos query tools a plus
+ Ability to travel (10%)
EEO Post resume on www.smartwool.com
Organized in 1899, VF Corporation is a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories, with global iconic brands, 64,000 associates and $12.4 billion in revenue. Our businesses and brands are organized into four categories called coalitions, comprising: Outdoor & Action Sports, Jeanswear, Imagewear, and Sportswear. While VF is highly diversified across brands, products, distribution channels and geographies, our One VF culture and approach to doing business provide a unique and powerful competitive advantage.
VF Diversity Vision Statement
VF is committed to creating an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the differences among all of our associates, customers, suppliers and the communities in which we live and conduct business. The continued success and growth of VF is enhanced through initiatives that promote diversity throughout VF around the world.VF is an equal employment opportunity/ affirmative action employer of minorities, females, protected veterans and the disabled. VF is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, and treating our VF associates and VF applicants without discrimination on the basis of their race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, citizenship, disability, protected veteran status, HIV/AIDS status, or any other legally protected factor.

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