Demand Analyst

Iovate is a dynamic, leading-edge nutrition company that delivers some of the highest quality, most innovative and effective active nutrition and weight management products in the world.  Each of our Brands are committed to biology, science, and their own culture to assist customers in reaching their goals.

Iovate – Commited to a higher standard

Accountabilities:

  • Develop and maintain 24 months rolling forecast through Statistical Methods using the Atlas Planning tool and consensus process
  • Achieve FA, Bias & Stability targets for assigned customer brand portfolio
  • Conduct “root cause” analyses
  • Develop and maintain base + lift forecast
  • Facilitate new SKU launch, discontinuation, Phase-in/Phase-out and product substitution in Atlas Planning system
  • Learn and become the Super-User of the Atlas Planning System
  • Participate in the monthly DPR Process
  • Work closely with Production Planning to maintain service fill rate and inventory turns targets
  • Facilitate monthly consensus meetings with Sales and Operations
  • Ensure weekly demand planning activities and deadlines are met supporting the Demand Planning Team with MS Excel analysis requests, Atlas procedures, rotating tasks periodically
  • Develop and adjust demand planning reports and processes to support the Markets assigned:  FDM & Vitamin Health
  • Learn and use Customer’s portals as part of the CPFR process (Collaborative Planning, Forecasting and Replenishment) and pull reports for analysis
  • Check and update pricing on re-tags and new item launch, review innovation SKUs from IRA reports, refresh daily MS Excel Trackers
  • Attend Customer/Broker calls with the Account Managers as required
  • Collaborate with Operations on PDQ’s and Pallet BOMs changes
  • Train and re-enforce with the consensus stakeholders demand planning processes and reports
  • Provide support for annual budget and quarterly financial forecast review. Learn and use Sales planning tool Analyzer
  • Provide support to refresh and create Demand Planning Workflows, and initiate process improvements

Experience & Skillset:

  • Post-Secondary Education in related field or minimum 5 years experience in demand planning/forecasting
  • 5+ years’ experience relating to statistical modeling and forecasting preferably within a consumer packaged goods environment
  • Experience in Logistics, Production Planning, Supply Chain processes and Inventory Management
  • Experience in developing and implementing processes and structure with respect to sales forecasting and production planning
  • Experience working with John Galt (Atlas) and Cognos or Power BI would be an asset
  • Ability to work independently in a cross functional environment
  • Proactive and able to continuously manage change in an extremely fast paced, energetic work environment
  • Outstanding communication and problem-solving skills
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office Suite, with advanced Excel skills

What We Offer:

  • World class gym, fitness classes and external basketball court
  • Community involvement through charitable events
  • Competitive compensation package
  • 100% Group Health & Dental Coverage
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Company RRSP Matching
  • Paid vacation & 5 personal days
  • Employee Engagement Events
  • Product & Swag from our industry leading brands
  • Professional career development
  • Opportunities for Global career exposure without the need to relocate!