Manager, Forecasting + Analytics

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Data Science
Los Angeles, CA, USA · Los Angeles, CA, USA · California, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024

JOB TITLE: Manager, Forecasting + Analytics

REPORTS TO: Director, Forecasting + Analytics



The Forecasting & Analytics Manager plays a pivotal role in developing and maintaining channel and SKU level forecasts for select accounts with a key emphasis on forecast accuracy to maximize sales and optimize in-stocks. The ideal candidate is highly analytical, detail-oriented and embraces a fast-paced, often changing environment.


  • Develop an accurate monthly demand forecast at the category, collection and SKU level, inclusive of core and seasonal products and one-time sales & marketing programs
  • Ensure forecast assumption accuracy through analysis of base business trends, promotional activity, new launch volume, VM & retrofit updates, channel expansion and seasonal volume
  • Partner with Sales, Marketing, and DTC teams to gather inputs and align on retail sales and sell-in plans
  • Collaborate with Ops/Supply Planning to ensure an executable supply plan is developed to meet forecast requirements
  • Work closely with Ops/Supply Planning to understand known supply constraints or excess inventory risks to communicate with broader sales team and develop allocation plans
  • Work closely with retailer partners to align on demand trends, inventory levels and open-to-buy plans
  • Measure forecast accuracy with the goal to maximize sales while optimizing inventory levels across retailers
  • Own new launch forecast for respective accounts to support all marketing and promotional strategies
  • Analyze historical sales data and future programming to achieve continuous improvement in demand plan accuracy
  • Update and circulate weekly and monthly business performance reports to key stakeholders
  • Participate in annual budget and reforecast process
  • Maintain retail sales data integrity through third party platform Additional projects as required


  • 3-5 years forecasting/ demand planning in Beauty or CPG preferred
  • BA/BS or 5 years equivalent relevant experience
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel with the aptitude to learn new systems quickly
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to interpret meaningful trends from data
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with cross-functional team
  • Possess strong problem-solving and critical thinking skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, ability to handle multiple priorities at once
  • Flexible, team player
  • Must be based in Los Angeles, CA