Demand Forecast Statistician

10/1/17
Conagra Brands (http://www.conagrabrands.com/careers)
Other

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  Full Time   Employee


Chicago
Illinois
United States

Conagra Brands has the most energized, highest-impact culture in food. Our people persistently challenge and disrupt marketplace/business conventions and we are respected for our great brands, great food, great margins and consistent results. Conagra Brands, be part of building something BIG.
Job Summary
The Forecast Statistician supports the Demand Planning function and is part of the S&OP organization. The incumbent will develop, refine, and maintain advanced consumption and shipment statistical models to deliver high quality forecasts to improve forecast accuracy, reduce bias, and enable advanced analytics. The incumbent will perform functional and technical support of the systems and processes that enable volume planning, forecasting, and consensus. The incumbent must be able to analyze large sets of data to track multiple volume KPIs and metrics and then create actionable plans to improve the models and forecasts. The incumbent must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, as collaboration with cross-functional teams is vital to the role?s success. The Forecast Statistician must have a passion for analytics and problem solving with the ability to convert analytic results and into value-added actions.
Position Responsibilities
Develop and refine statistical models, generating high quality consumption and shipment forecasts
Identify and execute forecast accuracy improvement opportunities in statistical models
Reconcile forecast discrepancies on an ongoing basis through collaborative reviews
Help manage the application of product and warehouse lifecycle events to the statistical models
Analyze, troubleshoot, and solve issues with master data, forecast data, and other system issues
Assist in measuring and reporting on key volume performance metrics
Share responsibility for the quality of statistical forecasts in terms of accuracy and bias
Provide support and training for the forecast system, data management systems, and reporting
Position Qualifications
B.S. degree in Statistics, Econometrics, Applied Mathematics, Logistics, or Technology related field
2 to 3 years of Forecasting or Planning experience, preferably within Food or CPG
Exposure to demand planning, supply planning, or sales planning processes and systems
Exposure to Statistical Forecasting methods
Exceptional analytical, problem solving, and research skills
Advanced capabilities in Microsoft Excel
Strong computer competency, including PowerPoint and other Microsoft Office applications
Excellent written and verbal communication skills - both formal and informal
Ability to work within a project paradigm with defined deliverables and deadlines
Ability to manage and balance multiple and sometimes conflicting priorities
Experience with SAS Forecast Server or SAS DDPO Solution is a plus
Experience with SAP APO and its technical foundation is a plus
Exposure to Statistical Modeling, including Time Series modeling, is a plus
Exposure to Syndicated and POS data sources (IRI, Nielsen, Retail Link, etc.) is a plus
An Advanced degree is a plus
Conagra Brands is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, pregnancy, leave status, disability, veteran status, genetic information and/or any other characteristic or status protected by national, federal, state or local law.

 

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