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Demand Planner & Forecasting Analyst

Company: Accessory Power
Location: Westlake Village
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Consider joining our growing team at Accessory Power. We manufacture several brands of consumer electronic tech accessories: GOgroove - ENHANCE - ReVIVE - USA Gear along with a handful of other lines and various accessory products. Were growing! Become a vital member of our team and our growth. [ Basic Description: The Demand Planner monitors current and historical sales reporting and incorporates additional inputs from the Sales, eCommerce, Product Development, and Logistics teams to meet planned financial goals for sales, turnover, margin and in-stock rates. In this role you would be responsible for solving the ongoing puzzle of ensuring our global supply chain is well stocked with profitable items that well serve evolving customer and industry trends. This position requires an individual who is a thoughtful, resourceful, positive communicator with a strong interest in data science and always-evolving analytics that enjoys solving problems under his or her own initiative to help plan our global inventory needs. Applicants must have excellent communication and time management skills, be able to work efficiently in a entrepreneurial team environment and be able to manage multiple projects and competing deadlines. Job Responsibilities: * Utilize historical sales trend and weekly sell-thru reporting to own the creation of seasonal forecasts for product demand throughout our global sales network. * Compile and review weekly reporting on sales performance and inventory distribution metrics. * Forecast and manage global inventory data to ensure all required stock level goals are regularly maintained. * Manage excess & obsolete (E&O) inventory and propose action plans to mitigate risk, meet and exceed inventory health targets, and ensure maximum profitability. * Analyze current warehouse capacity constraints and vendor order requirements such as lead-times and minimum order quantity to develop inventory purchasing forecasts. * Assist the Accounting department with ongoing audits, inventory control, and reconciliations. * Analyze performance of sales growth, eCommerce PPC campaigns, lead generation, and other advertising campaigns and suggest strategies for improvement based on your ongoing analysis of how these sales activities affect inventory sell-through and the global supply chain. * Diagnose and assist with time sensitive issues relating to data errors and impact on sales trends. * Manage product inventory flow in-season & pre-season to achieve performance goals. * Initiate and manages purchase orders. Requirements Basic Requirements: * Education: BA or BS college degree in business, finance, data science, or related fields of study. * At least 2 years experience in consumer goods demand planning or inventory/sales forecasting. * Ability to apply sound financial actions to a product strategy to deliver growth. * Strong bias for action with ability to prioritize, multi-task, follow-up, and execute responsivities on-time. * Advanced skills in Microsoft Office including Excel (Advanced Formulas, Tables & Formatting, Conditional Formatting, Advanced Charting, Pivot tables & Pivot Reporting, VLOOKUP, etc). * Excellent oral and written communication skills. * Advanced analytical skills and attention to detail. Preferred Qualifications: * Database skills such as the ability to write and maintain SQL queries. * Enthusiasm to introduce new solutions and streamline processes. * A genuine interest in technology, consumer electronics, or electronic accessories. * Experience with software collaboration, project management, or other digital organizational tools. * Background or interest in PC, console, or tabletop gaming. Benefits During these difficult times, as we ease our way back into the office by exceeding State and Local Government Safety Requirements, this position will report full-time to our HQ in Westlake Village, CA. Our staff works hard and plays hard too. During normal non-COVID times, we sponsor many fun activities such as on-site massage treatments, evening softball and basketball leagues, company outings and events, quarterly department lunches, and even on-site yoga classes. Accessory Power full time employees are entitled to a comprehensive benefits package including: Vacation, Paid Holidays, PPO and HMO Medical Plans, Free Dental Insurance & Vision Coverage, employee discounts, and a 401(k) Retirement Plan + employer match. If you are hired, we will require you to prove that you have received the COVID-19 vaccine or have a valid religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated.

Keywords: Accessory Power, Los Angeles , Demand Planner & Forecasting Analyst, Professions , Westlake Village, California

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