Vice President, Forecasting (Sales & Marketing) Thu Dec 06 02:00:00 CST 2018 Providence, RI 484802900 3714 Regional Sales & Merchandising 1 Employee <p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">At Hasbro, we embrace the unique skills, experiences, talents and perspectives of our global workforce which, combined with our culture of curiosity and innovation, generates the best ideas. We live our values of Community, Passion, Integrity and Creativity, and we&rsquo;re committed to giving our 5,000+ employees opportunities to build their individual capabilities, balance work and home, deliver excellence through team work and thrive personally. This enables us to deliver results in all aspects of our business.</span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The Vice President, North American Forecasting will be part of the regional&nbsp;leadership team, partnering with the U.S. and Canadian sales and marketing organization. In this role, you will be responsible for providing direction on the sales and consensus forecast process, owning the systems and tools necessary for effective and efficient forecasting.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>You will lead the review of sales inputs and consensus forecast outputs and provide analytics and insights. Using your forecasting skills, to understand and measure the financial impacts of changing forecasts over time, to drive regional decision-making. Working within a collaborative team environment, this role partners with Sales and&nbsp;Marketing to co-ordinate the forecast processes and prepares and presents analytics to support the achievement of annual and quarterly sales plans, inventory and service levels.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In a culture of curiosity and innovation, we are looking for diverse perspectives to create, align and execute on improved models that look beyond our current way of forecasting. Using your exceptional partnering abilities, and communication and interpersonal skills, to improve the accuracy of SKU level forecasts and their impact on inventory and financial performance.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>A day in the life as the VP North American Forecasting</strong></p> <ul> <li>Manage the periodic unit forecast processes, reconciling and communicating changes together with potential gaps to achieve shipping plans and inventory targets.</li> <li>Oversight and coordination of the flow of unit forecasts across the company affecting strategic planning, manufacturing investments and production planning.&nbsp;Including working with management on the forecasts and forecasting assumptions.</li> <li>Managing the tools, reports and systems to analyze trends and forecast data.&nbsp;Generate reports and dashboards, trends and statistics.</li> <li>Lead Sales, Marketing and Operations teams in the application of best practices and efficient processes to optimize forecast quality and business results.</li> <li>Manage the effective flow of information between Sales, Marketing, Operations and Supply Planning within the Region.</li> <li>Create and measure key performance indicators to track and evaluate forecasts made; to assess forecast effectiveness and forecast process; and work towards improvements.</li> <li>Communicate and ensure action plans are in place for risks associated with capacity constraints/inventory shortfalls and excess inventory levels, and their impact on finance.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>What y<strong>ou&rsquo;ll bring: </strong></strong></p> <ul> <li>Bachelor&rsquo;s degree</li> <li>Minimum 5-8 years&rsquo; experience in a multi-faceted business environment using automated demand and supply planning processes</li> <li>Ability to thrive in a global, multi-cultural or multi-country environment</li> <li>Ability to build cross functional trusted partnerships and facilitate consensus within and across work teams</li> <li>Your strong working knowledge of effective supply chain performance, including customer service, supplier and asset management</li> <li>Passion for creating process and systems improvement</li> <li>Skills in analysis, communication and navigating a complex global organization</li> <li>Your energy for working in a dynamic, collaborative, fast-paced environment, and handling several projects at a time</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size:12.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><a href="http://www.hasbro.com">Hasbro</a> (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global play and entertainment company committed to <em>Creating the World's Best Play Experiences.</em> From toys and games to television, movies, digital gaming and consumer products, Hasbro offers a variety of ways for audiences to experience its iconic brands, including NERF, MY LITTLE PONY, TRANSFORMERS, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY, BABY ALIVE and MAGIC: THE GATHERING, as well as premier partner brands. Through its entertainment labels, Allspark Pictures and Allspark Animation, the Company is building its brands globally through great storytelling and content on all screens. Hasbro is committed to making the world a better place for children and their families through corporate social responsibility and philanthropy. Hasbro ranked No. 5 on the 2018 100 Best Corporate Citizens list by <em>CR Magazine</em>, and has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® by <em>Ethisphere Institute</em> for the past seven years. Learn more at <a href="http://cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.hasbro.com%2F&esheet=51120871&newsitemid=20150609006722&lan=en-US&anchor=www.hasbro.com&index=3&md5=1a3366471408237a95829a1b6adeae14" target="_blank">www.hasbro.com</a>, and follow us on Twitter (<a href="http://cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitter.com%2FHasbro&esheet=51120871&newsitemid=20150609006722&lan=en-US&anchor=%40Hasbro&index=4&md5=b213f22250cedb45acf2c04f724b17b5" target="_blank">@Hasbro</a> & <a href="http://cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitter.com%2FHasbroNews&esheet=51120871&newsitemid=20150609006722&lan=en-US&anchor=%40HasbroNews&index=5&md5=c1a66130b69a7e63ed868a76e3fc7bc8" target="_blank">@HasbroNews</a>) and Instagram (<a href="https://instagram.com/hasbro/?hl=en" target="_blank">@Hasbro</a>).</span></span></p>

Vice President, Forecasting (Sales & Marketing)

At Hasbro, we embrace the unique skills, experiences, talents and perspectives of our global workforce which, combined with our culture of curiosity and innovation, generates the best ideas. We live our values of Community, Passion, Integrity and Creativity, and we’re committed to giving our 5,000+ employees opportunities to build their individual capabilities, balance work and home, deliver excellence through team work and thrive personally. This enables us to deliver results in all aspects of our business.

 

 

The Vice President, North American Forecasting will be part of the regional leadership team, partnering with the U.S. and Canadian sales and marketing organization. In this role, you will be responsible for providing direction on the sales and consensus forecast process, owning the systems and tools necessary for effective and efficient forecasting.

 

You will lead the review of sales inputs and consensus forecast outputs and provide analytics and insights. Using your forecasting skills, to understand and measure the financial impacts of changing forecasts over time, to drive regional decision-making. Working within a collaborative team environment, this role partners with Sales and Marketing to co-ordinate the forecast processes and prepares and presents analytics to support the achievement of annual and quarterly sales plans, inventory and service levels. 

 

In a culture of curiosity and innovation, we are looking for diverse perspectives to create, align and execute on improved models that look beyond our current way of forecasting. Using your exceptional partnering abilities, and communication and interpersonal skills, to improve the accuracy of SKU level forecasts and their impact on inventory and financial performance.

 

A day in the life as the VP North American Forecasting

  • Manage the periodic unit forecast processes, reconciling and communicating changes together with potential gaps to achieve shipping plans and inventory targets.
  • Oversight and coordination of the flow of unit forecasts across the company affecting strategic planning, manufacturing investments and production planning. Including working with management on the forecasts and forecasting assumptions.
  • Managing the tools, reports and systems to analyze trends and forecast data. Generate reports and dashboards, trends and statistics.
  • Lead Sales, Marketing and Operations teams in the application of best practices and efficient processes to optimize forecast quality and business results.
  • Manage the effective flow of information between Sales, Marketing, Operations and Supply Planning within the Region.
  • Create and measure key performance indicators to track and evaluate forecasts made; to assess forecast effectiveness and forecast process; and work towards improvements.
  • Communicate and ensure action plans are in place for risks associated with capacity constraints/inventory shortfalls and excess inventory levels, and their impact on finance.

 

What you’ll bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum 5-8 years’ experience in a multi-faceted business environment using automated demand and supply planning processes
  • Ability to thrive in a global, multi-cultural or multi-country environment
  • Ability to build cross functional trusted partnerships and facilitate consensus within and across work teams
  • Your strong working knowledge of effective supply chain performance, including customer service, supplier and asset management
  • Passion for creating process and systems improvement
  • Skills in analysis, communication and navigating a complex global organization
  • Your energy for working in a dynamic, collaborative, fast-paced environment, and handling several projects at a time

 

 

Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global play and entertainment company committed to Creating the World's Best Play Experiences. From toys and games to television, movies, digital gaming and consumer products, Hasbro offers a variety of ways for audiences to experience its iconic brands, including NERF, MY LITTLE PONY, TRANSFORMERS, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY, BABY ALIVE and MAGIC: THE GATHERING, as well as premier partner brands. Through its entertainment labels, Allspark Pictures and Allspark Animation, the Company is building its brands globally through great storytelling and content on all screens. Hasbro is committed to making the world a better place for children and their families through corporate social responsibility and philanthropy. Hasbro ranked No. 5 on the 2018 100 Best Corporate Citizens list by CR Magazine, and has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® by Ethisphere Institute for the past seven years. Learn more at www.hasbro.com, and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro & @HasbroNews) and Instagram (@Hasbro).


Nearest Major Market: Providence
Nearest Secondary Market: Rhode Island

Job Segment: Merchandising, Executive, VP, Marketing, Sales, Retail, Management

Date: Dec 6, 2018

Requisition ID: 3714