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At The North Facewe dare to lead the world forward through Exploration.
The North Face is the premier exploration company in the world. Founded in the counterculture of Berkeley, CA in 1966 we have a long and storied legacy of enabling exploration, protecting our planet, and creating iconic and technically advanced product.
Our culture is born from the spirit of the Explorer and infuses everything we do. We love wild places. We spark curiosity. We dare to disrupt. We create communities. And we lead with integrity. We are a community of explorers and are constantly looking for new ideas, places and people to connect with.
We take great pride in our ability to facilitate exploration for our employees and partners. By joining The North Face family, you will be offered the opportunity, tools and environments to more deeply explore the world around you and make meaningful, lasting connections. You will also be working on a team with a mission to protect our planet for generations to come.
The North Face is part of VF Corporation who guidespowerful brands that are fueled by insights and innovation that put us at the heart of our consumers lives. Many of our brands lead their respective categories, and some have risen to iconic status.
While our VF company and brands are diverse, we work together within a One VF culture to capitalize on our greatest opportunities for long-term performance. Across our company, a collaborative, global mindset differentiates our products and the unique experiences we provide to our consumers. It all adds up to a lasting competitive advantage built on harnessing the power of our differences to achieve great things together, all while positively impacting the lives of hundreds of millions of people and the world.
Forecasting Analyst: Become the Newest Member of the VF Family
The primary responsibilities of the Forecast Analyst are to develop forecasts and business analyses to support TNF's business objectives. The Forecasting Analyst will develop category, Style, and style color forecasts for the seasonal business, utilizing historical demand and preseason data from various sources. The forecasting method will be a top-down, bottom-up approach and will involve the extensive use of Logility, Brio, Excel, Cognos, and other spreadsheet applications. The Analyst will independently make inventory risk decisions during the seasonal purchasing cycle. Ad-hoc analysis and process development projects will be assigned as needed to support requests from across the organization. In some cases, the Analyst will be expected to initiate meaningful analysis and projects.
How You Will Make a Difference:
Incorporate historical data and market intelligence to build US forecasts at the Business Unit, Product Line, and Style/Color level.
Work closely with the planning department to determine monthly buys and make inventory risk decisions.
Develop meaningful analyses and recommendations to support business decisions.
Anticipate and address potential supply chain challenges before they occur, and work with the appropriate parties to mitigate problems when possible.
Demonstrate expertise in The North Face products.
Develop open to buy plans to ensure inventory balance.
Forecast in a system using complex models to derive seasonal and monthly demand patterns.
Represent forecasting in monthly meetings with cross-functional business departments.
Prepare and present ad-hoc analysis.
Aggregate global forecasts and developing reports to support line planning and global cross-functional analysis.
Skills for Success:
Years of Related Professional Experience: 3+ years of experience
Educational/ Position Requirements:
BA/BS in Business Administration or Finance or equivalent years of education and experience.
Strong analytical and communication skills.
Knowledge of Logility Demand Planning and Cognos BI tools, quantitative methods or statistics a plus.
Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines.
Ability to work independently on a large volume of simultaneous project is preferred.
Motivation, flexibility, and attention to detail are ideal to meet the demands of a fast-paced and passionate environment.
Proficient PC skills (spreadsheets, word processing, database).
Special Physical and/or Mental Requirements:
Travel required: 5%