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Demand Planning Analyst in Burbank, CA at Genesys Talent LLC

Date Posted: 3/14/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Walt Disney Company is currently seeking a Demand Planning Analyst for a 5+ month contract role in Burbank, CA.  This position is paying $30-$38/hour depending on experience, and this position will start within 2 weeks of offer acceptance.  


Job Description

Demand Planning Analyst 

  • Provides Operations with estimated production needs at the title level. 
  • Maximizes account sales and inventory turns by forecasting consumer demand and developing optimal product assortments and replenishment inventory strategies 

Order and Sales Forecasting 

  • Provides account level Orders and Sales forecast for all titles, incorporating seasonal, promotional and advertising trends 
  • Estimates initial order and replenishment needs for new releases 
  • Incorporates account reset and strategy changes into forecasts, and communicates those throughout the organization 

Hit Title Sales Forecasting 

  • Develops decay curves for hit titles and updates forecast daily during the tracking period 
  • Provides Replenishment Team with daily and weekly model stocks for optimal replenishment order generation 
  • Estimates an account and industry 52-week forecast for financial reporting to the Studio 

Strategic Planning and Reporting 

  • Produces and distributes specific reports summarizing sales and production trends for Senior Management 
  • Performs ad-hoc analysis as requested by management or account team 

Assortment Planning 

  • Recommends optimal product mix strategies by account 
  • Facilitates the transfer of model stocks from forecasting system to the replenishment system 
  • Communicates account plan-o-gram strategy changes throughout the organization 
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of strategies through ad-hoc analysis 
  • Identifies demographic and promotional title opportunities


Basic Qualifications: 

  • 2+ Years experience in a production forecasting or planning role with a particular emphasis on production planning, replenishment, analysis, and modeling 
  • Experience in a Home Entertainment, consumer goods, wholesale, retail buying/planning/replenishment or manufacturing environment is preferred 
  • Familiarity with planogramming, product assortment, and implementing and/or designing statistical metrics 
  • BA/BS in Business, Finance, Economics or related field; or equivalent experience 
  • Demonstrates the ability to frame business problems and draw conclusions from analysis 
  • Expresses written ideas, thoughts or facts in a clear, convincing and organized way 
  • Embraces teamwork; shares ideas/methods to improve performance Is adept at implementing and/or designing statistical metrics 
  • Is highly proficient in advanced use of Excel including use of filters, v-lookups, pivot tables, graphing, creating complex calculations with nested functions, etc. 
  • Possesses thorough understanding of retail business environment 
  • Ability to understand and manage retail Open To Buy 
  • Develops well thought out actions plans Applies excellent forecasting analytics 
  • Demonstrates experience in extracting and segmenting data to facilitate data analysis 
  • Applies strong analytical skills 
  • Prioritizes work activities; plans and stays organized in order to meet commitment and productivity standards 
  • Manages timelines; deals effectively with pressure 
  • Multi-tasks by switching smoothly from one project or task to another 
  • Takes ownership and responsibility for work progress 
  • Takes initiative and seeks increased responsibilities 
  • Takes independent action and works autonomously 
  • Knows how or where to obtain information; is resourceful Is a highly detail oriented individual


Required Education: BA/BS or equivalent experience


Additional Information: Must Haves: EXCEL expert - will be dealing with a lot of data, must be able to make sense of the data, write calculations, etc. Must have 'math mind' - comfortable with numbers.