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Demand Forecaster

Date: Mar 25, 2021

Location: Erlanger, KY, US, 41018

Company: Perfetti Van Melle


Perfetti Van Melle - one of the world's largest manufacturers and distributors of confectionery and chewing gum with global brands that are being enjoyed in more than 150 countries worldwide - is seeking a passionate and enthusiastic Demand Forecaster to join our Supply Chain Team.


The Demand Forecaster role is responsible for leading  and improving demand forecasting and planning for the Perfetti Van Melle USA business. Key responsibilities include:

  • Lead and improve demand / sales forecasting utilizing Arkieva demand forecasting system.  Engage the Sales team, Finance team, and Supply Planners on customer demand changes and update forecast plans accordingly.  Serve as the thought leader and developer of strategy, owning statistical modeling methodologies for individual customer and individual product forecasts, continually improving forecast accuracy over time.  Analyzes actual consumption vs. forecast, to enable supply team to maintain satisfactory service levels while meeting inventory targets.
  • Lead and improve the demand consensus component of the Sales & Operations Planning processes to ensure alignment across functions to deliver robust operational, demand and innovation execution plans.
  • Lead the statistical analysis related to the New Product Launch process to ensure launches are executed without impacting customer service and without creating excess inventory.  Drives cross functional alignment on launch forecast consensus.
  • Influences cross-functional teams at all levels of the organization (including executive teams)  to reach consensus regarding the 18 month forecast.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Operations, Supply Chain, Engineering or related field.

  • Minimum of 2 years experience with Arkieva demand forecasting tool, or similar statistical demand forecasting tools.

  • Experience in S&OP and NPL processes preferred.

  • Experience in BI or similar reporting/dashboard tool.

  • Experience in continuous improvement processes / methodologies.

  • Strong business and financial acumen.

  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Prior experience in the development and analysis of scorecards to leverage data and KPIs to drive business improvements.

  • Robust written and verbal communication skills.  Including ability to present complex data in simple, cohesive form to allow for effective decision making.

  • Capacity to build effective working relationships with internal colleagues and external partners.

  • Ability to influence across a variety of levels in the organization and across functions.

  • Project/program management skills; ability to actively participate in and lead cross functional project teams (internal), and to manage across supplier teams (external).


At Perfetti Van Melle we have a core value of Care For Our People and we are proud to offer benefit programs that support our team members goals and well-being. We offer competitive pay and great benefit options. Join the Sweet Life by applying today!


Perfetti Van Melle, USA  is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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