Bridgestone Americas, Inc Demand Planning Analyst in Nashville, Tennessee

Opportunity Details:

Overview:

Nashville, Tenn.-based Bridgestone Americas, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, the world’s largest tire and rubber company.

Bridgestone Americas and its subsidiaries develop, manufacture and market a wide range of Bridgestone, Firestone and associate brand tires to address the needs of a broad range of customers, including consumers, automotive and commercial vehicle original equipment manufacturers, and those in the agricultural, forestry and mining industries.

The companies are also engaged in retreading operations throughout the Western Hemisphere and produce air springs, roofing materials, and industrial fibers and textiles. The Bridgestone Americas family of companies also operates the world’s largest chain of automotive tire and service centers.

Guided by its One Team, One Planet message, the company is dedicated to achieving a positive environmental impact in all of the communities it calls home.

Position Summary:

Bridgestone America's currently has an opportunity for a Demand Planning team to join our team. This individual will report directly to the Manager, Demand Planning based in our Americas Support Center in Nashville, this individual will drive the monthly Sales Forecasting process, maintaining the forecast at Product and Customer Group level, and the facilitating of consensus meetings with Sales and Marketing. They will also drive improved forecast bias and accuracy by using metrics, researching root cause for forecast error, and developing solutions to address root cause and will support the Sales and Marketing teams with data and analysis to increase their effectiveness in building a sales plan for their business segments. The successful candidate will drive improvements in the demand planning process and develop and implement changes to improve the efficiency or effectiveness of the process or systems.

Responsibilities:

  • Performs statistical analysis and gathers all appropriate inputs from various groups (Sales, Marketing, Supply Chain, Finance, and Manufacturing)

  • Contribute to the Monthly Forecast Process, considering cannibalization of existing products when launching New products

  • Facilitates resolution of forecast discrepancies between Product Categories, Sales Channels, and Brands. Leads the consensus meeting and facilitates conflict resolution

  • Generates forecast accuracy and bias / performance metrics at various levels of aggregation

  • Investigates root causes of forecast error and develops preventive/corrective measures

  • Help to improve the tool-set, process, and culture around demand planning and help to lead change throughout the organization

  • Adjusts forecast models as appropriate to reflect the expected impact of: Industry, share and economic trends, competitive issues and trends, marketing plans, events and overrides, pricing and product strategies, sales plans and incentives, new product introductions and discontinuations

  • Initiates and drives process and system improvements to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the forecasting process

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, economics, or related field

  • Master's Degree in business, economics, or related field preferred

  • Minimum of (2) years of experience in Supply Chain, Forecasting or related

  • Ability to manage complex data, infer trends, and spot patterns

  • Knowledge of relevant analytical tools and techniques

  • Understand forecasting concepts, models, and statistical techniques

  • Understanding market, customer and end consumer

  • Understand company’s business model and mission

  • Well-developed communication skills

  • Ability to work with remote teams in an effective manner

  • Excellent project and time-management skills

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Employee Type Regular Full-Time

Degree Preferred Graduate Degree

Requisition ID 2017-113240

Posted Date 6/30/2017

Location US-TN-Nashville

Zip Code 37214

Functional Area Consumer

Category Demand

As an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)/Affirmative Action employer, it is the policy of Bridgestone to consider for employment all individuals regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.