Demand Analyst (Contract)
Elizabeth Arden - Markham, ON

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Department: Supply Chain and Logistics
Reporting to: Senior Inventory and Sales Forecasting Analyst (interim)
Location: Markham, Ontario
Status: Contract

Job Summary:

This position is ultimately responsible for supporting demand coordination with Supply Chain with a focus on achieving Elizabeth Arden’s objectives with regard to profit, volume and share.

Main Areas of Responsibility

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

o Assisting in the development and providing the supply chain with a 24-month rolling demand forecast in units for the assigned brand/family/sku and / or business unit.
o Ensuring the integrity of these forecasts and the timely hand-off to supply planning.
o Assisting in the development of maintenance of continually improving forecasting models and settings in Manugistics.
o Maintaining functional proficiency in Manugistics via on going training and certification.
o Assist in the coordination of the Consensus forecast process with Sales, Marketing, Customer Development, Finance, etc. to ensure timely development of an agreed to forecast for the supply chain.
o Managing and archiving forecast inputs, projections and assumptions to develop the monthly forecast.
o Employing methods to collect and enter inputs and allocations for promotional sets and collateral materials; Monitoring forecast accuracy and bias.
o Communicating findings and recommended actions as required to all necessary departments.
o Assist in the development of and implementation of tools and processes to improve forecast capabilities, efficiency and accuracy; Including forecast modeling, “what if” tools, root cause analysis, etc.
o Developing and managing key data that impacts the forecast, which includes historical data, new product projections, promotion lifts, specific customer/channel trends, etc.
o Purchase Order Maintenance
o Creation, quantity adjustments,

  • Review side by sides with Marketing

o Making sure quantities match, dates are accurate

  • Update portions of the tracker

o Look up in stock position, validate accuracy

  • Help with gathering information for the S&OP
  • Help with ad hoc requests from various teams

o Check on hands, provide on hands for Finance team for discos, check pricing for Sales, UFR report

  • Create pricing files to be sent to Geneva for upload to pricing system
  • Provide basic forecast information to Marketing and Sales

Requirements and Skills

o BA/BS degree in Finance, Materials Management, Business or Engineering.
o 3-5 years of direct Demand Management experience in a CPG company essential; internship and/or co-op experience will count towards this requirement.
o Manugistics experience is required.
o Strong analytical and communication (written and oral) skills.
o High attention to detail.
o Advanced Microsoft Excel skills.
o APICS CIPM Certification a plus.
o Understanding of the capabilities and costs of the supply chain, and ability to take action to improve simplicity and efficiency of interactions with customers and markets.

About this company
Elizabeth Arden is a global prestige beauty products company with an extensive portfolio of prestige beauty brands sold in over 100...