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Forecast Analyst Job in Powell, Ohio US

Forecast Analyst

Univar USA Inc. - Powell, OH

Posted: 7/2/2020 - Expires: 9/30/2020

Job ID: 218677115

Job Description

Want to work for a company that is reimagining distribution?  Join Univar Solutions, the premier global distributor of chemicals and ingredients.  Our goal is to function as a direct extension of our customers' teams; to serve as an ally in their quest of business success.

At Univar Solutions, we're building on our more than 90 years of experience  and drawing on deep resources - inventory and logistics experts, scientists, PhDs, procurement, customer service, sales and marketers-to deliver consultative services and an unmatched portfolio to solve customers' formulation and operational challenges.  When you work for Univar Solutions, you'll play an important role in shaping how we deliver more than chemical and ingredients.


The Forecast Analyst for the LCD line of business supports the Sales and Operations Planning process through on-going management of demand plans and sales forecasts for the organization. He/she will manage the forecasts utilizing the INFOR demand planning software system, generating purchasing prompts which are passed to SAP for execution on a weekly basis. The position requires significant interaction with all levels of the Sales organization, as demand plans change significantly throughout the month, resulting in daily updates to the planning system. There is also interaction with Product Management, Executive Management, and select external supplier partners. This individual will lead the discussion of the sales plan during monthly regional and executive Sales and Operations Planning meetings. This role reports to the Sales and Operations Planning Manager for the LCD line of business.


Management and validation of forecasts/demand plan
Continuous management of forecasts to ensure data accuracy
Daily review of all forecasting requests submitted by field sales
Leads discussion related to the sales forecasts during monthly Sales and Operations Planning meetings
Prepares data for presentation in regional and executive Sales and Operations Planning meetings
Prepares and delivers forecast/demand plan data to select external supplier partners
Supports Chemicals Sales and Operations Planning manager as related to forecasting
Ad-hoc analysis as required


Bachelor’s Degree strongly preferred
3 to 5 years in supply chain or related capacity
Experience related to sales planning or forecasting
Strong analytical capabilities
Experience using SAP BW (Business Warehouse)



Univar Solutions is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on their race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected classification.

We offer comprehensive benefits to employees including medical, dental, STD, LTD and life insurance, 401k, generous PTO and much more.

Univar is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All aspects of consideration for employment and employment with the Company are governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.

Job Summary

Employment Type:
Full Time Employee
Job type:
Federal Contractor
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Education Level:
Doctoral degree
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