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Long Term Forecast Analyst Job, Center Line, MI

Job Number: 1028090

Location: Center Line, MI

Date Posted: 5-25-2017


The Forecasting and Demand Planning Analyst will provide detailed analyses in support of service part forecasting and inventory planning activities within the Mopar Supply Chain. Demand planning activities will encompass all aspects of forecast accuracy improvement initiatives and inventory optimization. Responsibilities will include system parameter tuning, process improvement identification and implementation, as well as definition of requirements for system enhancements. Long-term forecast (LTF) decisions have high impact on customer satisfaction and inventory performance. Support inventory management functions related to service rate, life curve development, extended buy planning and analysis. Long-term forecast analyst will also be responsible to the creation, maintenance and metrics for our life curves including new model forecast, total remaining forecast, service rate forecast and others. These curves are used in our forecast process to provide insight on future service demands over the life of our products. Responsible for supporting inventory management activities including: data collection and metrics reporting. Active involvement and collaboration with inventory planning, engineering, purchasing and quality.

Core responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develop and maintain corporate life curves
  • Monitor demand and forecast accuracy to optimize inventory planning
  • Run a series of inventory management reports on daily, weekly, or monthly basis and perform detailed analysis of items
  • Collaboration with regional materials, quality, engineering and supplier management teams
  • Establish efficient and effective methods of collecting data to monitor and measure performance of the life curve processes
  • Manage forecast planning functions using standard inventory usage, forecasting analytics and demand trends
  • Analyze sales exception forecasts, determine shortages, review and notify department staff and sales department of results
  • Handle special projects as assigned

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree required in Materials Logistics Management, Statistics/Mathematics, Industrial Engineering or similar
  • 5 years' experience in supply chain management or related field
  • Demonstrated strong problem solving skills
  • Proficient in all MS Office applications
  • Must be a self-starter; possess excellent communication and problems solving skills, excellent team building and facilitation skills -- both verbal and written
  • Ability to build strategic relationships with all levels of management

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced analytical skills using MS Excel and MS Access
  • Advanced data retrieval skills using SQL, Visual Basic, or Ezytrieve Plus
  • 2+ years' experience in spare parts supply forecasting / demand planning
  • Continuous improvement in a leadership role in operational KPI's, goal attainment and operations improvement activities
  • Business user experience implementing data analytics
  • Proven ability to measure and perform against internal and external industry benchmarks
  • Exposure to key visual techniques, proficient in data collection and analysis

FCA US is proud to extend to its employees a compensation and benefits package that is designed to retain their talent and to motivate and reward job performance. Our present compensation program provides for competitive, market based salaries, and annual vacation and holiday time off. We make available a comprehensive health care benefits plan which, depending upon the employee’s role, includes medical, dental, vision and prescription drug coverage. We also offer a disability absence plan, group and optional life insurance program, savings plan, tuition assistance, and vehicle purchase and lease discounts for certain employees, and for their family and friends.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled.

Note: Some of the benefits listed above may not apply to summer vacation replacement and temporary employees.

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