Data Analyst - Demand Planning and Forecasting

Location Exeter
Discipline: IT and Technical
Job type: Permanent: Full Time
Salary: up to £27,000
Contact name: Sky Randall

Contact email: careers@sarahwest.co.uk
Job ref: VR/3929
Published: 15 days ago

​We’re recruiting for a manufacturing company who produce a wide range of products which are loved by customers all around the world. They pride themselves on the quality of their products and ability to innovate, and as such they’ve built a loyal customer base.

They’re now recruiting for a Data Analyst to join their team to support with the planning and forecasting of their products in two key markets within Europe. This will involve maintaining, analysing, extracting, reporting and forecasting product and sales data for use within the business.

In a nutshell you’ll be:

  • Obtaining data from internal teams to produce forecast records for each product.

  • Preparing a range of reports to support business decisions e.g. identifying trends or opportunities or variance reporting on forecast versus actual sales.

  • Supporting the purchasing team by providing forecast reports to show purchasing requirements.

  • Submitting PO cancellation requests as required to avoid over-commitment to stock.

  • Liaising with a wide range of departments, 3rd party vendors and warehouses.

  • Pulling together ad-hoc sales and stock reports as needed.

Skills and experience we’re looking for:

  • Someone who has previously analysed data is desirable - particularly if you have experience analysing product data or have worked within a FMCG environment.

  • Advanced Excel skills and able to work with large volumes of data, translating this into a way that others can understand.

  • A high degree of numeracy, an eye for detail and someone who enjoys having a few plates spinning at one time!

  • Strong time management and organisational skills.

  • A confident communicator who is not afraid to ‘push back’ when required.

What do I get in return?

You’ll be joining an award-winning, welcoming and friendly company that values and celebrates diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and recognises individual abilities and talents. The business is well-established, highly respected and it’s a fast-paced and innovative place to work - they work hard, but have lots of fun along the way too!

There’s also a company bonus scheme, life insurance, onsite parking, flexibility around working hours and the ability to work from home for 2/3 days a week if desired and more.