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Forecast Planner (1630-097)

Rust-Oleum Vernon Hills Full-Time
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Summary: The Forecast Specialist will be responsible for supporting the corporate planning function. To review all relevant information from Sales and Marketing as well as analyze current customer projections and trends. To assist in the forecast transfer and measurement and participate in preparing for the Sales & Operations Planning meeting. With the ultimate goal to drive service levels, maintain effective inventories and support sales targets.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Update and maintenance of monthly forecasting systems
  • Attend and participate in cross-functional planning meetings
  • In depth analysis and reporting of results
  • Acting as a key contact for stakeholders in relation to forecasting, data analysis and business activities
  • Involvement in root cause analysis

Required Skills:

Required Experience:

  • The ideal applicant will come from a Supply Chain background and have previous experience in generating accurate demand/sales forecasts.
  • Bachelor's Degree, Supply Chain or Business Administration preferred
  • 1-3 years in a corporate environment
  • SAP knowledge and proficiency
  • Proficiency in Excel
  • Experience in data analysis and reporting
  • Excellent communication skills and stakeholder engagement

Skills required

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There’s a high-seas adventure story behind the creation of Rust-Oleum. Captain Robert Fergusson didn’t intend to start Rust-Oleum
Corporation nearly a century ago. He lunged for the container of raw fish oil
before it spilled on his rusted metal deck.

But the Scottish-born sea captain noticed that his spill stopped the spread of
corrosion. This observation led him to create the world’s first
rust-preventative paint. But it wasn’t easy.

The Captain landed and settled in New Orleans to spend years conducting
painstaking (and smelly) research. He finally settled on a fish-oil based paint
that stopped rust, dried overnight and left no lingering aroma. Rust-Oleum
Corporation was born.

Today Rust-Oleum Corporation is a worldwide leader in protective paints and
coatings for both home and industry. We offer a wide product range including
decorative fashion paints, and, of course, the famous rust-fighting formula
that started it all. 

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