Forecast Analyst – Manhattan Toy

Job ID: 12814
Job Title: Forecast Analyst
Organization Name: Manhattan Toy
No of Openings: 1
Hours per Week: 40+
Wage/Salary: negotiable
Employment Start Date: 01/17/2011
Job Description: Manhattan Toy is a global designer and supplier of upscale and unique toys and gifts for children sold to the specialty toy and gift markets. We are seeking a motivated, team focused person with the skills and ability to juggle multiple projects and timelines working in a fast-paced environment in the Operations Department as a Forecast Analyst.

This full-time position will manage the forecasting process and through in-depth analysis improve order fill rate and increase customer satisfaction


Provide sales forecasting process and provide analytical support to management staff.

Analyze data and trends using various business models to forecast sales.

Formulate demand projections for all line items and aggregate appropriately.

Track bookings versus plan and promptly initiate re-forecasts.

Evaluate and communicate impact of forecasts, variances and forecast changes to affected parties within the organization.

Produce a purchasing plan that correlates with the sales forecast to ensure stock levels meet inventory initiatives.

Analyze and review the viability of new product introductions.

Participate in determining appropriate exit strategy for items and/or categories.

Identify areas where key inventory indicators can be improved (turns, use of capital, volume purchases, etc.) and initiate efforts to meet inventory goals.

Other duties as assigned from time to time.

Along with a great environment and leading technology, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package. No relocation assistance available.

Qualifications: Requirements:

4-year degree, Operations emphasis preferred

2+ years experience in Forecast analysis and/or Demand Planning

Strong computer and analytical skills

Experience with toy, fashion or consumer related companies preferred

Ability to work full time hours in our downtown Minneapolis office.

Application Instructions: All qualified candidates who meet our requirements, send cover letter and resume: e-mail to with Forecast Analyst in the subject line or mail to Manhattan Toy, Attn: HR Dept., 430 First Avenue North, Suite 500, Minneapolis, MN 55401. Salary range requirements MUST be included to be considered for this position.
On-line Application Address :

Posting Information
Job Location: Minneapolis, MN
Job Category:
Product Management
Supply Chain Management/Logistics
Position Type:
Full-time Entry Level
Full-time Experienced
Applicant Type:
Minimum GPA:
Graduation Start:
Graduation End:
*Post Date: 12/14/2010
*Expiration Date: 1/31/2011

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