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Supply Chain Data Analyst - Demand Planning & Forecasting

Company: F & S Produce Company Inc
Location: Vineland
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Job Description:

Description:

F&S Produce Company, Inc. is centrally located in Southern New Jersey enabling access to an estimated 100 million consumers. Our two facilities consist of over 650,000 square feet of refrigerated and ambient production space and process over 150 million pounds of produce annually for our retail, food service, and industrial customers across the United States.
For the past 40 years, we have been perfecting our production and safety processes to become the finest-quality provider of fresh-cut fruits and vegetables, fresh foods, and frozen commodities in the Eastern United States. As a leader and innovator within the industry, we have delivered these principles to everything from restaurants and convenience store chains to supermarket prepared food operations, and numerous other high-volume food industries. F&S Produce Company has cultivated a tradition of success through dedication and innovation.

The Supply Chain Data Analyst creates programs, methodologies, and files for analyzing and presenting data while examining data quality, applications, and functions. The goal of this position is to continuously improve customer service while simultaneously reducing inventory through accurate forecasting. Success in this role is at the intersection of data and communication. The role will be responsible for proactive collaboration across Customer Development, Sales, and Supply Chain.
This role is responsible for analyzing production, inventory and distribution capabilities and using complex data systems to create and maintain supply and demand forecasts, while generating and maintaining operating schedules to meet forecasted needs. This role will drive the demand plan influencing supply chain and financial planning activities.
The Supply Chain Data Analyst must not only understand the underlying data but be able to tailor their message to the unique needs of different stakeholders in the organization. Anticipating and understanding the needs of different stakeholders across the company relative to forecasting, turning assumptions into actionable plans and providing insight into demand drivers to leadership is critical to success. Agility and strong communication skills are a must for success in this role.

.Requirements:

Principle Duties & Responsibilities

Maintains forecast inputs and backend forecast data in company applications.
Creates programs, methodologies, and files for analyzing and presenting data. Delivers data products in report/presentation format, or verbally, to management and/or customer specifications and timelines.
Develops and sustains database applications and analytical tools to accurately monitor and report cost changes, growth, new products, contracts, and performance against the forecast. Adjusts data to minimize discrepancies and improve data integrity.
Track forecast KPI's including bias, accuracy and forecast value add. Use the KPI's to drive improvements.
Develops awareness of and familiarity with issues and events affecting organization, department and/or customer. Points out system process problems when noticed and engages the team in problem solving.
Uses and supports complex data systems and programs in support of ad- hoc and standing management or customer requests. Develops useful and insightful information from a variety of data sources. Generates various reports as needed.
Lead monthly S&OP process for assigned brands including maintaining baseline/statistical forecasts, collecting Sales and Marketing forecast drivers and highlighting changes and drivers in the plan to key stakeholders.
Provides accurate and appropriate interpretation of data, applying knowledge to evaluation, analysis, and interpretation of data.
Maintain schedules to ensure that deliverables are received, and outputs are communicated as required by the weekly schedule.
Develop, modify, and communicate the short- and long -range demand plan to Supply Planning. This role functions as the pivotal communication pint for supply and service constraints.
Coordinate all aspects of Demand Planning related to the delivery of projects that support growth objectives, innovation, cost reductions, operational efficiency improvements, and reduce business waste.
Reprioritization of work to support department initiatives.
Commit to personal development and growth by actively engaging in individual development initiatives and applying developmental thinking within the context of the role.
Commitment and involvement with the company Health and Safety Program.


Qualifications, Skills and Abilities

Bachelor's degree in economics, operations planning, engineering, economics, or related fields
1-3 years experience in Demand Planning/Supply Planning
Advanced systems skills and working knowledge of MS Office, with advanced Excel Knowledge APICS a plus.
Self-starter with the ability to effectively manage time while delivering results in a dynamic business environment.
Excellent communication and presentation skills, both written and verbal
Strong quantitative and qualitative analytical skills with the ability to formulate and articulate valid conclusions.
Strong attention to detail
Strong organizational skills
Collaborative, team player internally and externally

F&S CULTURE:
As we continue to grow and provide leading edge products to our customers, we understand hiring the right people and treating them well is critical to our success. Everything we do starts with our values. These are the beliefs that we share and that strengthen our team. Our values shape our thoughts and actions every day. At F&S its Always FRESH and Always FUN!
Find the most positive path.
Respond swiftly, accurately, and nimbly.
Earn trust by sharing, helping, and keeping promises.
Serve up safety.
Have each other's backs.
F&S OFFERS:
We are proud to provide a comprehensive benefits program focused on your total well-being.

Competitive compensation package
A robust health and welfare benefits package that includes Life, Health, Dental, Vision
The opportunity to plan for the future with a strong 401(K) including company match
Time to recharge with Paid Time Off annually + Paid Holidays
Career Advancement opportunities and Tuition Assistance to help you achieve your goals and continue your career growth

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Keywords: F & S Produce Company Inc, Vineland , Supply Chain Data Analyst - Demand Planning & Forecasting, Hospitality & Tourism , Vineland, New Jersey

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