Forecasting Analyst

| Chicago

PURPOSE:

This newly created role will own the creation and deployment of sophisticated analytics to improve product and promotional forecasts across the company. This analyst will build custom algorithms that involve learning from rapidly shifting data and projecting the direction of the business at the most granular level. As we improve our ability to quickly react to shifts in our business, this role will help drive down costs, improve our inventory efficiency, and lead to profitable growth. The analyst will join a highly visible analytics team that owns the company’s strategic thinking and data-driven approach to making decisions and identifying opportunities. We function as internal consultants – partnering across the business to deliver insights that drive action in real-time.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Evaluate the current landscape of forecasting at Pampered Chef
• Build and implement predictive models to increase forecasting accuracy for new products, existing products, and promotions
• Ensure data quality and accuracy from data sourcing through modeling process
• Establish a process to increase forecasting consensus across the company to gain broader buy-in
• Advise key stakeholders on statistical best practices and methods for continuous improvement
• Build metrics, reports, and dashboard to evaluate and problem solve for forecasting error
• Continually challenge current assumptions and processes, even when outside the scope of forecasting

COMPETENCIES:

• Intellectual curiosity and a passion for digging into complex questions and automating easy tasks
• Strong analytical and modeling skills to translate our unique set of data into accurate predictions
• Accountability to take full ownership of the data, process, models, and predictions with limited oversight
• Hunger for continuous improvement and desire to challenge and be challenged
• Communication skills to succinctly explain assumptions and methodology

MEASURES OF SUCCESS:

• New/Existing Product Forecast Accuracy
• Promotional Forecast Accuracy

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

• Bachelor’s degree or higher in an analytical area such as Statistics, Economics, Mathematics, Engineering, or similar
• Professional or academic experience in modeling and analysis, including statistical analysis, demand forecasting, data science, machine learning, or data mining
• Experience with SQL and analytics software (R, Python, Spark, SAS)
• Familiarity with AWS solutions

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages

Location

We get to mix it up! PC has offices in Addison and in downtown Chicago.

What are Pampered Chef Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Happy Hours

Additional Perks + Benefits

Each and every coworker makes a difference every day by asking tough questions, finding the answers, and then making it happen—our entrepreneurial employees are the key to our success! Pampered Chef is big enough to implement cutting-edge technology, and small enough for all ideas to be heard and challenged.
We are a learning focused environment—we want you to learn from us, and we expect to learn from you and what you’re passionate about! We even provide training and development for added brainpower.

We collaborate every day in a high-tech space with writable walls, open collaboration zones, quiet “I need to contemplate” zones, and fun zones with ping pong, basketball, and bags, of course. No boring cubicle farms here!

We are concerned about your physical and financial well-being and offer BC/BS PPO or HMO health plans, dental, disability, matched 401K, life insurance, on-site fitness center, comfy chairs, on-site cafeteria, and dry cleaning valet service.

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