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Senior Forecast Analyst (0509912)

Small-Company Environment/ Big-Company Impact

Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products Company division of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. develops and markets baby care, wound care and skin care products that address the needs of the consumer and health care professionals and incorporate the latest innovations. The portfolio includes heritage brands JOHNSON'S® Baby and BAND-AID® Brand as well as leading skin care brands such as AVEENO® and CLEAN & CLEAR®.

Position Description:

The Senior Forecast Analyst is responsible for working with Marketing, Sales, and Operations to develop monthly and annual sales forecasts for J&J Consumer Company franchises. Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Influencing business decisions based on insight to market dynamics, category share, and the sales forecast.
  • Quantifying and influencing decisions on brand level risks and opportunities.
  • Developing and updating complex forecasting models.
  • Sharing insights and challenging assumptions at the monthly forecast meetings.
  • Providing input to Sales & Marketing regarding predicted effectiveness of multiple promotional scenarios and their impact to the sales forecast.
  • Identifying the drivers of variance in monthly forecasts.
  • Analyzing data to quantify anticipated incremental sales from marketing events and new product launches.
  • Composing and distributing monthly forecasting highlight reports.
  • Developing sales forecast estimates for new products.
  • Performing various ad hoc analyses and producing materials for senior level presentations.
  • Representing the Forecasting department on cross-functional teams addressing new brand launches.
  • Leading cross-company and cross-functional projects to create transformational improvement in forecast accuracy and process efficiency.

Position Qualifications:

A minimum of a Bachelors Degree in business or an analytical discipline is required. A Masters Degree and/or MBA are preferred. The candidate that we seek will have a minimum of 3 years of overall business experience with a minimum of 2 years of analytical experience. The ideal candidate has a minimum of 3 years of previous forecasting experience. Previous business partnering skills are required. Previous experience in a consumer products environment with hands-on knowledge of market mix modeling and other statistical modeling techniques is preferred. Knowledge of the consumer products industry, experience working with syndicated data (i.e. IRI, Nielson, etc) as well as prior Sales, Marketing and/or Demand Management experience is preferred. Six Sigma training/certification (Certified Black Belt or Green Belt) is preferred. Other required skills will include: Strong interdependent partnering and influencing skills. Creative problem solving and strong analytical skills to investigate and reduce forecast error and to predict unit volume and share performance. Strong written and verbal communication skills to translate complex forecast approaches into terms clearly understood by various client groups including senior management. Careful attention to detail and strong organizational skills, as forecasts, information and analysis produced are extensively viewed and relied upon by senior management. Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office products with particular emphasis on Excel skills. Demonstrated leadership skills are required for potential future professional growth. Ability to work independently, typically initiating own tasks with input/guidance from manager and/or director. Ability to thrive in a matrix and cross-functional team environment.

To Apply:

As a valued team member, you'll receive a competitive salary and great benefits including medical/dental, a 401(k), a pension plan and a comprehensive wellness program. If interested, please apply directly on-line at our web site www.jnj.com/careers noting Req. Code 0509912. Johnson & Johnson has a strong commitment to diversity and welcomes applications for all individuals. EOE M/F/D/V


JOHNSON & JOHNSON CONSUMER & PERSONAL PRODUCTS WW
199 Grandview Road
Skillman, NJ 08558
USA
Web site:  www.jnj.com/careers




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