Unilever Associate Forecasting Business Operations Manager in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Forecasting Business Operations Manager ( BOM)
Background & Purpose of the Job
The Associate Forecasting Business Operations Manager (AFBOM) is responsible for delivering an unbiased Category topline forecast for the Skin Care Category (including HBL, Face and Qtips). The AFBOM is the business partner to the Category Leadership team, as well as, a proactive contributor to the cross functional S&OP category teams. The AFBOM analyzes information received from cross functional business partners, along with trends and business drivers he/she has identified to deliver the monthly forecast.
Who You Are & What You’ll Do
The BOM team is well regarded by USLT and asked to meet with them regularly to discuss the state of the business, concerns on the forecast and/or ways to improve the S&OP processes. Highly visible role as we have full responsibility to the topline forecast.
You’re a born leader:You seek fresh opportunities, insisting on innovation and never settling for “good enough.” You take pride in delivering work to the highest standards. AFBOMs need to be strong in their position, understand the facts/trends they are seeing and influence across the business to ensure 50/50 call is provided.
You’re a strategy guru:You love to think outside the box and imagine new possibilities for the business. You are a visionary, creating strategies to drive business growth and inspiring others along the way.
You’re a story teller:You use data to drive actionable insights to illustrate problem-solving and land compelling messages. You craft meaningful stories that resonate with a broad and diverse audience. Strong communication skills are imperative to the success of an AFBOM. The AFBOM has to be able to translate the details into a business story when discussing with Senior Leaders, but they also need to be able to work through the details in cross functional team meetings to ensure all parties are understanding impacts of trends.
You love to win, and have fun doing it:You believe in taking the lead in the marketplace versus following. You have a positive attitude about the company's future and a passion for winning. To be successful, the AFBOM needs to build strong working relationships with the cross functional team – this will require dedication/integrity at work but also should include team building activities to generate strong support across the team.
What You’ll Need To Succeed
Proven ability to lead and influence (up, down and across) through a matrix structure.
CPG Forecasting experience preferred.
Good business partner across all functional areas.
Highly numerate and analytical Energetic and resilient.
Capable of building objective, well-structured rationales to underpin forecast assumption.
Bachelor degree required along with 3-5 years’ work experience.
What We Can Offer You
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Job: Customer Development
Primary Location: United States-New Jersey-Englewood Cliffs-Englewood Cliffs -700 Sylvan
Shift: Day Job
Unposting Date: Aug-12-2017
Req ID: 170009KF