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Posted on 03/19/2017

Demand Forecast Planner

Mattress Firm - Houston, TX

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This position is responsible for the forecasting and analysis of product related to the DreamBed brand.


Prepare product demand forecasts for assigned product lines using statistical forecasting methods

Develop the aggregate demand plan and support assumptions of assigned product lines for the monthly sales and operations planning process

Effectively manage inventory to provide high levels of customer service while also maximizing inventory turnover

Measure and report forecast accuracy at channel, market, and product level

Monitor, analyze, and report sales velocity to the sales, operations, and merchandising departments

Manage the integration of information between various systems as well as ensure that new product and discontinued product are added or removed from the system

Build strong business relationships with internal sales, operations, and merchandising departments as well as external supply chain partners

Drive continuous improvement of the planning process, including planning tools and methods

Be the day-to-day point of contact for the operations and sales teams to help manage change and balance supply and demand to achieve the optimal balance of customer responsiveness and supply stability

Assist in the resolution of issues involving order promising, deviations to planned inventory levels, establishment and utilization of safety stock, and customer delivery difficulties

Participate in the development and evaluation of what-if simulations to resolve demand/supply imbalances

Design and deploy inventory forecast models for entire fleet as well as alternate supply chain channels such as 3rd party marketplaces or multi-channel fulfillment channels


Knowledge Requirements:

· Strong, professional written and verbal communication skills

· Thorough knowledge of eCommerce process flow

· Expert level knowledge of statistical forecasting models

· Expert knowledge of multi-location inventory forecasting

· Strong knowledge of spreadsheet and database management platforms


Professional Experience

· APICS or other supply chain certifications a plus

· 2+ years in Demand Planning or supply chain experience

· Candidates with database and SQL knowledge a plus

· Experience in the consumer products industry

· Experience with statistical forecasting techniques and systems applications



· Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration or commensurate work experience

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