Forecast Analyst (temp)

27 juin 2024

About us

At Dorel Juvenile Europe, we create innovative products for growing children. We have an exciting opportunity for you to contribute to our strong brands Maxi-Cosi, Bebeconfort and Tiny Love.

Our EU Operations division of Dorel Juvenile consists of 5 departments: Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Warehouse & Distribution, Procurement, and Supplier Quality. Within our Supply Chain department, we are looking for an analytical, proactive and enthusiastic European Forecast Analyst to cover a maternity leave. This position is based in our EU headquarters in the Netherlands and reports directly to the European Demand Manager, based in France.

Please note that this is a temporary position for extra capacity till the 31st of December 2024. We are open to hiring with an interim construction (zzp), please share your hourly rate when applying.

Your mission

As Forecast Analyst, you are a key contributor to our S&OP process and customer growth and will forecast a dedicated products portfolio. Fond of data analysis, you like to deep dive into figures and patterns to understand your customer(s) better and become a real specialist. 

Key responsibilities

  • Leading and supervising statistical accuracy of current and future forecasts, including adjustments based on trends, market requirements, and exceptional events.
  • Analyzing diverse data sources to determine and confirm future trends, including sell-out data, sales history, seasonality, attachment rates, and cannibalization, to enhance forecast precision.
  • Coordinating with cross-functional teams to gather and interpret data for formulating sales forecasts, integrating statistical modeling and marketing strategies.
  • Developing and refining metrics to facilitate forecast delivery for new product implementation.
  • Providing ad hoc forecasts, turnover analysis, and report preparation to support management decision-making.
  • Facilitating Demand Meetings for the assigned area, proposing realistic demand forecasts, and identifying areas requiring S&OP process arbitration.
  • Conducting monthly statistical analyses, including trend analysis, NPI management, CLP participation, and quota/budget data preparation.
  • Managing KPI accuracy, implementing action plans, and ensuring weekly controls, including defining alerts and communication regarding low OB situations.

Your profile

  • Higher education (HBO/university) in Business, Logistics or related.
  • Fluent English is a must. As Dorel Juvenile is a multicultural company and you will work with a multicultural team. Working knowledge of any other European language(s) is therefore a plus.
  • Knowing nskep demand planning or another APS is a plus.
  • Proactive, you like to anticipate things in autonomy, and you are regular and rigorous in the processes. You convince people with facts.
  • Your strong personality and communication skills allow you to highly contribute and lead discussions in sales meetings.

Are you ready to grow with us?

  • A salary between 2700 and 3600 a month based on your experience and knowledge, with room to grow.
  • This is a position for 32 to 40 hours per week, depending on your preferences.
  • You will receive a temporary contract till the end of 2024 with no probation time.
  • You are eligible for a 13th month pro rata.
  • The option to work hybrid up to 3 days, with 2 joint office days.
  • The annual leave entitlements consist of 28 vacation days per year in the case of full-time employment.
  • Extensive retirement plan.
  • Other terms include travel expenses, use of a laptop, option to purchase extra holiday hours, Bicycle Plan and collective health insurance.
  • Besides work there is time for fun such as team outings.

N.B. This position is eligible for our internal ‘Refer a Friend’ policy. Please ask your HR Manager for the terms that apply.

Are you passionate about using multi-sourced data as a base for your analysis and conclusions? Does excel have no secrets for you, and do you like to make numbers talk? Do you like to challenge, recommend, and discuss based on facts? Then we can’t wait to hear from you! Are you ready to grow with us?

Working at a Top Employer 

We are thrilled to have been officially certified as a 'Top Employer' for 2023 for our Dorel Juvenile Europe HQ in the Netherlands! This remarkable achievement is a testament to our collective dedication and hard work. This is a team effort, and we couldn't be prouder of the incredible team we have. For you as a soon-to-be DJE team member, this means we prioritize your well-being, development, and experience at Dorel Juvenile.  

Being recognized as a Top Employer is a clear validation of our commitment to creating an exceptional work environment. This certification highlights our dedication to enriching our workplace through proven people experiences, aligning with our ambition to become the Employer of Choice. Our People Strategy, designed with your needs in mind, prioritizes connection, clear communication, development, and learning. Please ask us about this during your interview process.  

For more information, visit the Top Employers Institute's website. 

About Dorel Juvenile

Dorel Juvenile is the world's leading juvenile products company. Our well-known products and strong brands Max-Cosi and Tiny Love are complemented by regional brands and are available in more than 100 countries.

We are proud to work with 2.700 highly driven professionals in 25 different countries. All our talented employees share the same mission: to Care for Precious Life. We help families live carefree lives by providing them with juvenile products with the highest safety and comfort standards.

Our frontrunner mentality matches our position as a global market leader. Being first means we forge our own path; we explore new ways to enhance our brands. We are continuously reinforcing our leading position and believe that team spirit, personal drive, and accountability can make a real difference in achieving sustainable growth. A vital element of our daily operations is the strong connection we maintain with our consumers. We engage with them wherever they are, so they will always benefit from our products and services, even in ways they did not expect.