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Sr Forecast Analyst

Company name
Office Depot, Inc

Boca Raton, FL

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The Sr. Forecast Analyst is responsible for forecasting inventory demand associated with retail, online and contract customers. This position will work closely with the Forecasting Managers to maintain forecasts by reviewing historical trends and meeting with cross functional teams to understand sales opportunities and category objectives. The Sr. Forecast Analyst uses JDA as the primary forecasting system to identify, troubleshoot and resolve any statistical outliers in inventory forecasting.

Manage daily forecast accuracy and exceptions from system generated reports in JDA that identify forecasting gaps.

Manage changes within the JDA system and make recommendations to Inventory planners and Merchandising Managers to ensure inventory alignment and adjustment to forecasting levels are made.

Regular communication with planners to discuss inventory forecasting to ensure alignment with business objectives.

Collate from planners sales opportunities, product category objectives and seasonality trends and replicate this within the JDA system.

Discuss unusual sales activity that results in large variances with forecasting.

Make adjustments to mean absolute deviation percentage parameters that are outside of tolerance and to validate JDA.

Make all needed sales history or source level adjustments in the system to identify forecasting gaps.

Promotional Planning

Work with Inventory planners to ensure accurate and timely promotional forecasting and maintenance of promotional forecast within the system.


Bachelors degree or equivalent experience

Minimum 5 years experience in related field

Other Information:

Area of study in Supply Chain, Operations Research, Applied Mathematics, Industrial Engineering, Computer Science, Management Information Systems or Similar

Eperience in Forecasting, Inventory Control, Finance, Purchasing or Merchandising

Fundamental knowledge of PC applications including databases.

Team Player

Organizational Skills

Multi-task oriented

Patient/positive attitude with the ability to adapt to many different personalities within the business

Communication and customer service skills

Close eye to detail

Deliver results in a high energy environment

Analytical and problem solving skills

Technical Skills> Microsoft Office (i.e., MS Excel)> Perform root cause analysis

Desired Skills> Ability to learn seasonal profiles and statistical forecasting models

Desired Problem Solving/ Analytics> Good analytic skills.> Knowledge of Mathematical / Statistical modeling> Experience in Supply Chain Operations, methods and procedures.> Sound capability of developing data-driven solution recommendations

Pay, Benefits and Work Schedule:

Office Depot offers competitive salaries, a benefits package, which includes a 401(k) and more, along with plenty of opportunity to move and grow within our organization! For immediate consideration for this exciting position, please click the Apply Now button.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Office Depot is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in all employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, age, disability, genetic information, protected veteran status, gender identify or expression, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Office Depot, Inc
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Company Profile
Office Depot, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, supplies office products and services. The company’s North American Retail division sells an assortment of merchandise, including office supplies, technology products and solutions, business machines and related supplies, facilities products, and office furniture under various brands through its chain of office supply stores. Its North American Business Solutions division sells branded office supplies, technology products, cleaning and breakroom supplies, office furniture, services, and other solutions, as well as copy and print services to small, medium, and large-sized businesses through a sales force, catalogs, telesales, Internet sites, and limited store locations. The company’s International division sells office products and services through direct mail catalogs, contract sales forces, Internet sites, and retail stores using company-owned operations, joint ventures, licensing and franchise agreements, alliances, and other arrangements. This division also participates under licensing and merchandise arrangements in South Korea, Israel, the Dominican Republic, and the Middle East. It offers its products under various labels, including Office Depot, OfficeMax, Viking Office Products, Foray, Ativa, Grand & Toy, TUL, and DiVOGA. As of February 25, 2014, the company operated 2,200 retail stores in 57 countries. Office Depot, Inc. was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida.

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