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Sales Forecast Analyst

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£25,000 - £35,000 DOE
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10 Dec 2021

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Sales Forecast Analyst

Job ref: 62861-SFA | £25,000 - £35,000 DOE | Essex

The company

We are seeking a talented individual to work for an innovative, high-quality food manufacturer which supplies to various retailers throughout the UK.

The job

The Sales Forecast Analyst is a customer facing role where you will be a key link between customer product demand and the production/planning teams. You will gather customer forecast and demand data, then carry out analysis to determine trends and anomalies.

Core duties:

  • Set up and manage customer meetings to obtain their demand and forecast information.
  • Execute statistical modelling software.
  • Spotting trends and anomalies.
  • Review the resulting statistical forecast model and amend in line with expected demand.
  • Review promotional plans and forecast with sales.
  • Amend statistical anomalies in the data utilising event models.
  • Liaise with Supply Planning regarding new launches and stock run-outs.
  • Liaise with Sales and NPD on profiles of new product launches.

Your experience

You will have experience in a sales forecasting, demand planning or closely related role within a multi-SKU, FMCG/manufacturing/production business (most preferably food manufacturing).

Experience in business-to-business relationships is also required. You will have good analytical ability to interpret both projected and historic customer sales data to calculate future customer demand levels.

You will possess excellent communication skills, a good level of Excel plus ideally knowledge of forecasting or demand planning software such as Forecast Pro, NetSuite, Demand Smoothie, Netstock, Demand Solutions, SAP, Access, Oracle or Microsoft Dynamics.

More details

The Sales Forecast Analyst job is based in Essex and is paying £25,000 - £35,000 according to experience.

How to apply

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What happens next?

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b3 jobs is a professional, friendly, and progressive food recruitment consultancy established in 2000 dedicated to the food manufacturing industry. We are a market leader for permanent jobs within food and drink manufacturing throughout the UK. All our consultants have considerable recruitment experience so you can be confident they have your best interests at heart when finding the perfect job for you.

Alternate job titles

Production Planner | Supply Chain Planner | Demand Planner | Forecast Planner | Food Manufacturing Demand Planning Jobs | Supply Planner | Essex | Home Counties / East Anglia


Since 2000, b3 jobs has been helping to further 1000s of people’s careers within the food manufacturing industry, throughout the whole of the UK. As one of the leading specialist food manufacturing recruitment agencies, b3 jobs cover all disciplines both permanent and interim and from graduates to MD’s,

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