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Planning and Forecast Analyst at UPS

Posted in Transportation 30+ days ago.

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Job Description:

This Business Planning and Forecasting Analyst develops volume and revenue plans and forecasts for UPS products and services across all international countries. This person prepares mathematical models that combine historical data and economic conditions to create forecasts for senior management, aiding in the development of a corporate strategy. This position also provides input into the Corporate Business Planning process and work with international financial team and each region business planning team very closely to ensure all forecasts with accuracy through balancing field dynamics with top down guidance.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Analyzes data in the General Ledger (OBI) and Data Warehouse (DWH)
  • Utilizes forecasting techniques (e.g. econometric or statistical modeling) to produce logical and appropriate forecasts given certain variables (e.g., economic conditions, pricing, holiday impacts, big churns or gainers, local initiatives etc.)
  • Conducts logic checks and analysis, as needed, to ensure proposed changes have the intended effect on UPS volume and revenue
  • Modifies the planning process, tools, programs, and business rules as needed to increase efficiency and accommodate changes (e.g., due dates for key steps on Annual BP Schedule, builds template for region BP teams, etc.)
  • Updates tools and programs to incorporate changes into the planning process
  • Audits and tests new processes to verify they operate successfully
  • Creates business rules, impact thresholds, and templates to collect field impacts (i.e., one time only increase or decrease in volume and revenue) to the business plan
  • Reviews impacts by month, year, product, and segment to build an adjusted history
  • Processes impact data to create an adjusted history to develop models that produce and analyze forecasts
  • Prepares presentations and communicates the forecast and planning assumptions and shifts in product trends to field and senior management for review

Knowledge and Skills

  • 1-3 year’s working experience - Preferred
  • Experience on data mining and modeling - Preferred
  • Basic knowledge on logistics industry as required
  • Should be very familiar to basic Microsoft Office Suite, Excel, Access and PowerPoint
  • Bachelor's Degree (or internationally comparable degree) – Mathematics, Economics, Statistics, Finance, or related discipline – Preferred 
  • Master’s Degree (or internationally comparable degree) –  Mathematics, Economics, Statistics, Finance, or related discipline – Preferred