Joerns Healthcare

Supply Chain Forecast Analyst

Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2/28/2018 9:11 AM)
FTR Full-Time Regular
Job ID
2100 Design Road, Suite 100
Postal Code

About Joerns

Joerns Healthcare is a leading national distributor of therapeutic support surfaces, bariatric care equipment, negative pressure wound therapy systems, and safe patient handling solutions. We serve special patient handling needs across the entire continuum of care, including acute care hospitals, long term acute care hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, rehabilitation facilities, and hospice centers.

We continually strive to provide the most exceptional service, the most affordable products, and the most innovative patient care solutions to our customers. We are currently searching for skilled, self-motivated and dedicated professionals to add to our team. We offer hands on training, benefits and an outstanding work environment.


At Joerns Healthcare, each eligible employee receives a competitive total compensation package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Short Term Disability. Our employees also receive Paid Vacation and Holidays. Please note that benefits may vary by site.

Position Summary

The Supply Chain Forecast Analyst role is responsible for developing a forecast based on cross-functional input and collaboration with many departments.  The Forecast Analyst will document forecast exceptions, measure forecast accuracy, and implement best practices to continuously improve accuracy and a lean forecast process.  The Forecast Analyst will be a key player in corporate business planning and the S&OP process.  The Forecast Analyst will also be responsible for driving component purchasing for the manufacturing facility and will help validate and resolve capacity issues when demand balancing can be adjusted.


Major Duties & Responsibilities

  • Conversion of revenue forecasts to unit forecasts by SKU.
  • Challenging the existing forecast with updated information from the SIOP process.
  • Developing statistical forecast based on history, opportunity projections and product portfolio/lifecycle development.
  • Create processes that identify outliers and research root-cause for the outliers.
  • Expand National/Network forecasts to regional, district and warehouse forecasts.
  • Measure forecast accuracy at all geographic levels, product families, with 30/60/90 day lag.
  • Work collaboratively with stakeholders to capture forecast assumptions and provide value via analysis.
  • Use forecasts to create simulations (Inventory, Metric Results, etc.)
  • Hold weekly forecast meetings and identify WoW changes that would influence the forecast or actual outcome.
  • Create a weekly reporting deck to communicate forecasts.
  • Work with peers to ensure accurate usage of the forecast and serve as a subject matter expert to assist all employees.
  • Utilize Six Sigma tools and advocate Lean principles.
  • 50% SC Forecasting and 50% Change Management.
  • Approx. 25% travel required.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Individual contributor.  May be responsible for project resources or temporary employees during project and corporate initiatives.

Required Education

Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline

Required Skills & Experience

  • A minimum of 5 years CPG and SCM experience creating and evaluating primarily product forecasts required.
  • Must be able to communicate forecasts to multiple areas, Sales, Marketing, Finance, Manufacturing, etc.
  • SAP R/3
    • MM/PP
    • LIS
    • Planning BOMs
  • Material Requirements Planning
  • Differentiated Algorithm Utilization(Smoothing, Seasonal, Moving Average, etc.)
  • Off the shelf forecast tools R, ForecastPro, etc.

Preferred Skills, Experience & Education

  • Hierarchical forecast aggregation and disaggregation
  • Make-To-Order and Make-To-Stock forecast generation
  • Rough Cut Capacity Planning
  • S&OP implementation experience
  • Handling Big Data
  • Building and managing large databases
  • Expert Excel and Access capabilities
  • PowerBI or other dashboard applications

Joerns Healthcare is an Equal Opportunity Employer



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