Forecast Modeler/Planner in Amsterdam at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 7/25/2018

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Job Description

Job´s mission: 
The Forecast Modeler has responsibility for ensuring that high quality baseline demand forecasts are developed and maintained for the organization by leveraging statistical analysis and expertise with the best available cross-functional inputs and applying sound judgment based on knowledge of the business. The forecast modeler will collaborate with global demand planning teams and Business Systems Analysts to develop and improve the critical business process and optimize the performance of statistical engine. The Forecast Modeler will provide critical statistical analysis on the forecasts to the global demand planning teams including but not limited to trends, gaps, KPIs, opportunities and risks in the forecast projections to drive the right behavior of demand override and improve the overall demand planning process performance.  The Forecast Modeler is responsible for providing continuous Demantra system training to the global demand planning teams and supporting the creation and maintenance of the training documents internally and externally.

Your key reponsibilities

  • Create and maintain high quality baseline demand forecasts
  • Perform both global and nodal tuning independently and completed re-active and pro-active tuning tasks as requested
  • Perform preliminary tuning set up for new business in Demantra
  • Develop and continuously improve the re-active as well as pro-active tuning process and build strong relationship with global demand planning teams
  • Provide the advanced metrics review, forecast analysis etc. to global demand planning teams and highlight gaps and risks to drive the correct behavior of demand override and improve the demand planning process performance
  • Demonstrate thought leadership and creativity in solving problems and the ability to appropriately communicate and escalate as needed to management
  • Achieve or exceed the forecasting goals and KPI targets, supporting corporate/department goals and KPI targets as directed
  • Represent/own the statistical processes and workflows in any system maintenance (realignments, upgrades, etc.) to ensure uninterrupted quality and service to the business on all statistical baseline forecasting
  • Support enhancement process and support business requirement documents creation, testing script creation, testing and validation.
  • Conduct training and education sessions to the selling divisions as directed and drive the Demantra utilization in the regional demand planning process
  • Support creating user-friendly “how does it work”  Demantra training documentation and it’s maintenance

What are we looking for?

  • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree, MBA or related degree is preferred
  • At least 3 years of business experience in Statistics, Supply Chain management, I.T. or related fields such as Finance or Operations, must have general knowledge of business forecasting processes in Finance, Supply Chain, Marketing, and Field Sales organizations. 
  • Prior experience with forecasting/demand planning software, ideally Oracle Demantra.
  • Excellent, demonstrated quantitative, analytical and organizational skills and working knowledge of applying statistical principles to improve results.  
  • Experience working across teams in a matrix organization to drive results through a global matrix structure.
  • Strong interpersonal and influencing skills with demonstrated strength in ensuring other people´s commitment and proven ability to communicate and present to all levels of the organization.
  • Ability for decision making, to work under time pressure, accuracy, prioritization and capacity to make good judgment in special situations.
  • Fluency in English. 

Here's why you need to consider this opportunity:

  • A career with Stryker will push you and challenge you, providing growth opportunities and the prospects to advance your career. For driven high achievers, you will be working with committed, like-minded people, giving you the support to reach your full potential.
  • Stryker is a high integrity business where the focus is on finding the right person for the role, whatever it takes.
  • It's a fast paced environment, where it's impossible to be bored.
  • You will be part of a dynamic team in which there is a high focus on delivering results and continues improvement, but also where having fun and teamwork is very important.
  • You will have clear KPIs and be rewarded and recognized according to your performance.
  • You will have a Manager who cares about you, your strengths and will help you to become the best possible version of yourself.
  • Stryker is a great place to work - but don't just take our word for it, find out for yourself:

Work From Home: No

Travel Percentage: None


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