Location: Peoria, IL, United States
Date Posted: Oct 7, 2020
As the Machine Pricing Sales Variance Reporting and Forecasting Supervisor, you will have an opportunity to lead a team by training, management, and directing analysts providing central support for global marketing sales variance forecasting/reporting.
Responsible for the P&L marketing sales variance forecast model and output. Duties included preparing and communicating monthly global forecast, detailing what is causing changes in outlook cycle over cycle, explaining results as well as communicating updates for forecast data and root causes to a wide variety of stakeholders including executive leadership.
Work closely with merchandising and product pricing teams to collect, summarize, evaluate, and communicate monthly marketing sales variance forecast detail. Maintain data models used to aggregate forecast input and summarize detailed explanations for monthly changes. Provide consistent views of the detail that can be used to further evaluate proposed changes and scenario views.
Work with the pricing data & technology team to ensure forecast data is integrated with machine pricing systems and is consistent with actual sales variance reporting as well as revise methodology of metrics including but not limited to Extrapolated Sales Variance and Price Action by utilizing by Tableau Dashboards.
Work with product pricing partners to align the commercial sales variance forecast as an input to the monthly P&L sales variance forecast process and Corporate Accounting Post Sale Credit Accrual calculations.
Work to develop & understand Net Price Realization results and outlook by leading training for internal pricing groups and business partners on sales variance analysis well as leading projects focused on Machine Pricing and/or Merchandising Group process improvements.
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