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Specialist Order Forecasting

Company: Bimbo Bakeries USA
Location: Commerce City
Posted on: June 8, 2024

Job Description:

Specialist Order Forecastingreq39765Employment Type:
RegularLocation: COMMERCE CITY,COHave you ever enjoyed Arnold, Brownberry or Oroweat bread? A Thomas' English muffin or bagel? Or perhaps snacked on a Sara Lee, Entenmann's or Marinela cake or donut? If the answer is yes, then you know Bimbo Bakeries USA!More than 20,000 associates in bakeries, sales centers, offices and on sales routes work to ensure our consumers have the freshest products at every meal. In addition to competitive pay and benefits, we provide a safe and inclusive work environment that appreciates diversity, promotes development and allows our associates to be their authentic selves. Description:#LI-LF1Specialist Order ForecastingCome join the largest baking company in the world and our family of 20,000 associates nationwide!Top Reasons to Work at Bimbo Bakeries USA:Great Annual Salary range: $91,300 - $118,700Annual Bonus EligibilityComprehensive Benefits PackagePaid Time Off 401k & Company MatchPosition Summary:The Specialist Order Forecasting will support the Bimbo Bakeries USA business by defining and executing to bring world-class technology solutions to nationwide sales professional leaders and enable product sales growth and market execution excellence.
This position will work with internal and partner vendor technology and development teams to prototype, test, evaluate and create or customize hardware and software solutions.
The Specialist Order Forecasting will be charged with understanding the customer needs and workflow, prioritizing functionality, evaluating vendors, writing epics and user stories to deliver solutions in an Agile process. This role will also work with operational and other sales teams to test and deploy these solutions across the entire sales team, collecting and prioritizing feedback and issues for resolution.
The Specialist Order Forecasting will become the DSD Excellence team's "voice of the customer" for the market sales leader for any hardware and software solutions they use. The position will also provide technical support for sales technology and applications; both to assist end users as well as participating in field tests of new releases and solutions to ensure effective in-market capabilities. Key Job Responsibilities:Focus in a specific regional area, on individual customers and stores to validate and adapt customer promotion, new product launch, store opening / closing, holiday and other special circumstance or specific weekly plans and translate that into volume modifications and exception information for frontline ordering.
Coordinates on major initiatives with national and regional customer teams, corporate brand teams, regional or local sales teams, manufacturing and supply chain teams to understand key initiatives in terms of scope, priority, and expected outcome. Ensure data governance of upstream systems that input to the order forecasting system to generate appropriate suggested frontline customer order volumes. Leads recurring coordination meetings. Manage potential discrepancies between the customer and brand planning teams or sales leadership to set expectations based on forecasting outcomes guided by data and experience. Assist the frontline by modifying specific suggested order volume or communicating the need for frontline focus in areas based on data analysis of events and suggested volume orders for events and weekly ordering. Assist the frontline, local sales teams, operational supply chain efforts to achieve increased growth and freshness through coaching of proper ordering disciplines. Analysis of promotional ordering and sales results to determine effectiveness of previous strategy and volume and outline potential areas and causes of differences between plan and actual sales. Responsibilities include collaboration with other stakeholders and collecting data from multiple sources ensuring the accurate collection and entry of information to produce accurate forecasts as well as to measure execution. Guide the development team as needed with inputs on data entity expansion. Provides inputs to DSDE Technology team members, technical staff as needed to identify, outline, and collaborate on potential enhancements, corrections and adjustments of forecasting algorithm and system software or communication technologies to better achieve growth, freshness and route operations. Providing insight and analysis on potential technology solutions proposed by the development and product teams as well as collaboration on new concepts. Perform system maintenance as needed to ensure accurate representation and operation of route configurations, store, product and visit scheduling and product alignment and data. Ensures growth and optimization of frontline awareness, market share and/or specified initiatives as well as providing market execution information to supply, brand and account teams. Develops effective working relationships with stakeholders including local sales leadership to achieve targeted goals and/or solutions.
Interacts with peers in management / customers / vendors to interpret information and improve cross-functional processes and programs.
Travel is required

Keywords: Bimbo Bakeries USA, Commerce City , Specialist Order Forecasting, Other , Commerce City, Colorado

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